Doctors are thought of as healers, and it is a deeply held assumption that when you go to the doctor in Berks County, you will enjoy better health as a result of the visit. In the vast majority of cases, this is what happens. On the other hand, sometimes a doctor isn't able to do much for a patient. This is too bad, but it isn't the doctor's fault.
But what happens when a doctor makes an error that results in a worsened medical condition for the patient? Last week we talked about how a patient can make a legal case of medical malpractice against a medical professional. Not only must the doctor have breached a duty to the patient, but it must be proved that the breach caused injury and damages to the patient. Often an expert must be brought in to provide this evidence to a jury.
Medical malpractice can take a number of forms: birth injuries to a baby or mother, failure to monitor a patient's condition, surgical errors, and misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a serious condition. When a doctor makes a mistake with a harmful result, it may be possible to hold the doctor accountable with a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The lawyers of Leisawitz Heller altogether have over a century's worth of experience in assisting clients with their medical malpractice claims. We have a clear record of success obtaining favorable results for many of our clients. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are happy to meet with potential clients in a free initial consultation. More information is available on the medical malpractice page of our website.