Medical Malpractice

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Medical Malpractice. We place trust in medical professionals to diagnose symptoms, perform surgery correctly and successfully, and more. When medical negligence occurs and injures us or a loved one, the result may be lifelong injuries or even death. When negligence causes a negative outcome, you may be able to file a claim of medical malpractice. The experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers at Atlee Hall, LLP can help to determine if your claim is valid.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Scenarios where medical malpractice may be the cause vary from case to case. An adverse reaction to taking the wrong kind of medication, a misdiagnosis, or a procedure that you did not need can cause serious injury. Examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Emergency room errors
  • Orthopedic injury
  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to diagnose/misdiagnose
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to Notice Fetal Distress
  • Dental Malpractice
  • LASIK Malpractice
  • Breast Implant Mistakes
  • Cosmetic Surgery Medical Malpractice
  • Psychiatric Malpractice

Every year, these kinds of medical malpractice cases and others injure hundreds of thousands of victims. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) estimates that over 225,000 people across the country die each year as a result of medical malpractice.

To learn more about your legal rights and options as a victim of medical malpractice, please contact Atlee Hall, LLP today for a free consultation. We have offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but help victims across the state.

The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Atlee Hall, LLP can help you receive compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Prescriptions
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Future medical costs and care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral expenses

Here are some of our successful medical malpractice cases:

$3,500,000.00: Hospital and surgeon settle for injuries to infant when surgeon performing surgery for esophageal fistula mistakenly severed child’s left mainstem bronchus resulting in severe permanent injuries

$3,400,000.00: Failure to timely treat infection, resulting in quadriplegia and eventual death

$3,400,000.00: Failure to diagnose increased intracranial pressure in child resulting in severe and permanent neurologic damage

$3,400,000.00: Newborn suffered peri-natal and intrauterine asphyxia and acute hypoxia resulting in cerebral palsy with dystonia

$3,300,000.00: Patient was improperly diagnosed with brain cancer and forced to undergo unnecessary radiation therapy that caused permanent brain damage

$2,750,000.00: Hospital and physician agree to settle suit brought by patient whose abdominal surgery was mismanaged resulting in massive abdominal infection with resultant permanent loss of abdomen tissue and muscle

$2,700,000.00: Hospital and physician agree to settle case involving severe brain damage suffered by 2 year old admitted to emergency room in status epilepticus which was mismanaged resulting in permanent brain damage

$2,660,000.00: Failure to timely diagnose and treat intracranial pressure leading to bilateral blindness in a child

$2,525,000.00: Aggregate settlement. Patient suffered bilateral blindness following back surgery

$2,300,000.00: Newborn suffered a birth related asphyxia resulting in being born blind and deaf

$2,250,000.00: Failure to order appropriate tests and treat accordingly

We have successfully handled every type of medical malpractice case we have taken on. Our medical personnel on staff include a Registered Nurse (RN) and a medical records clerk who will research your case to help get you the best possible outcome. Our reputation as a preeminent Pennsylvania medical malpractice law firm helps us in settlements and during trial. As a result of this, we have obtained six and seven figure settlements and jury verdicts for our medical malpractice clients. We have also obtained the largest medical malpractice jury verdict award in the history of Central Pennsylvania.

To learn more about your legal rights and options as a victim of medical malpractice, please contact Atlee Hall, LLP today for a free consultation. We have offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but help victims across the state.

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one due to a doctor’s error, you have likely already faced additional medical bills and lost wages, not to mention your suffering and the suffering of your family. And your suffering is not over. Scarring, disfigurement, disability, ongoing pain, and even death are not uncommon results of medical malpractice. You may be considering a medical malpractice claim against the doctor and others who are responsible. Perhaps you’ve even been offered a settlement.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, a malpractice attorney can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve. This page outlines some important information, but the best way to learn about your legal rights and options is with a free case evaluation. In central Pennsylvania, please call 800-924-2309 or email Atlee Hall for a free case evaluation.

Talk to an Attorney before Taking a Settlement Offer

If you have been given a medical malpractice settlement offer by the doctor, hospital, or their insurance company, it may initially seem like a generous gesture on their part. However, it is anything but.

If you have been given a settlement offer (along with a release form), it’s because the party responsible for your suffering is afraid you will bring a lawsuit. The offer you have been given likely does not represent the compensation you deserve: it’s just what they hope you will take.

If you have been given a settlement offer, it’s best to have one or more medical malpractice attorneys look at the offer before you agree to take it. Malpractice Attorneys will let you know how the settlement compares to what you’re likely to get if you pursue a lawsuit, whether you actually go to court or not. Then you can make an informed decision about whether to take the settlement.

Talk to an Attorney If You Think You’re Being Lied to

If you are unhappy with the explanation you’ve been given about the circumstances of your injury or a loved one’s death, or if the explanation changes or differs depending on who you’re talking to, you may need the help of an attorney to actually find out the truth.

Sometimes, an attorney can look at the circumstances of your case and immediately recognize tactics that doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies use to cover up common errors. Other times, a medical malpractice attorney can refer you to an experienced medical expert who can give you a second opinion. Sometimes, just talking to a lawyer can encourage medical professionals to tell you the truth about what happened.

Talk to an Attorney If You Face Very High or Ongoing Medical Expenses

Medical malpractice costs more than $30 billion a year. That cost should not be carried by the victims. If you are facing additional medical expenses and lost wages, a medical malpractice lawsuit can help you make ends meet.

Talk to an Attorney If You Think Others May Be in Danger

Unfortunately, some types of medical malpractice are not just one-time errors. They are problems with the system or with specific doctors or departments, problems that may affect hundreds of patients.

In these cases, medical malpractice lawsuits do more than just compensate you and your family for injuries sustained–they protect the public from imminent danger. You may not be the first victim, and you’re likely not the last. Your lawsuit can help others come forward and may lead to changes in the system that will prevent others from becoming victims.

Talk to a Medical Malpractice Attorney at Atlee Hall, LLP

For more than 30 years, the medical malpractice attorneys at Atlee Hal, LLPl have been helping victims of doctor’s errors in Pennsylvania. We are one of the nation’s top law firms in this area, and other attorneys often refer their complex medical malpractice cases to us. We combine compassion, dedication, and legal expertise to fight for your rights.

To learn more about your legal rights and options as a victim of medical malpractice, please contact Atlee Hall, LLP today for a free consultation. We have offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but help victims across the state.