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HOOVER MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FIRM PHILADELPHIA

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By working with Hoover Medical Malpractice Law Firm, you get more than professional legal representation. We are a full service Philly Law Firm that litigates Philadelphia Birth Injury cases, Stoke Malpractice and Medical Malpractice lawsuits in Philadelphia PA.

 

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BIRTH INJURY LAW

Birth Defects, Cerebral Palsy, Infant Brain Injury, C-Section Errors, Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, Brachial Plexus Injuries and Meconium Aspiration Syndrome, OBGYN negligence and vacuum pump error causing facial nerve palsy or spinal cord injury.

CANCER MISDIAGNOSIS

Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Mesothelioma Cancer, along with any Missed Cancer Diagnosis.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

ER Negligence, Philadelphia Hospital Infection, Cardiac Arrest Misdiagnosis, Stroke TPA Malpractice, Brain Injury, Drug Error: Zantac Cancer, Medical Device Error: IVC Filter Error, Essure Negligence, Amputation, Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis and Wrongful Death.

 

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Philadelphia Birth Injury Attorneys & Philly Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

 

There are many types of medical malpractice injury and wrongful death cases, some of the more common include:

 

  • Surgical errors

  • Medication errors

  • Cancer Misdiagnosis

  • Medical equipment error/malfunction

  • Medical doctor malpractice

  • Nursing errors

  • Birth injury: cerebral palsy, erb's palsy, stillbirth

  • Opioid/opiate overdose/over-prescription

  • Septic shock

  • Misdiagnosis

  • Infant brain injury

  • Failure to diagnose cancer

  • Hospital infection

  • Emergency room errors

  • Birth defect

  • C-Section Error

  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

  • Brachial Plexus Injury

  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

  • Cardiac Arrest Misdiagnosis

  • Stroke TPA Malpractice

  • Essure Negligence

  • Cancer missed diagnosis

  • Zantac Cancer

  • Nursing home abuse and neglect

  • Wrongful death due to medical negligence

 

Medical Malpractice Compensation

 

Injuries from Philadelphia medical malpractice errors can be very severe;  many patients will require lifelong care and treatment. In addition to the physical injury, the experience can also be emotionally traumatic for both the patient and their family. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a medical error, please contact a Philly medical malpractice lawyer. Our attorneys will help you file a claim and get the compensation you deserve. The medical malpractice cases have a huge impact on the victim’s finances. Some of expenses for the patient:

  • loss of wages, not being able to resume previous employment

  • loss of patient’s income

  • costs of proper medical treatments after the wrong treatment or misdiagnosis

  • costs of medical devices for a disable patient (for example a wheelchair or oxygen device)

  • costs of nursing at home

  • costs of nursing services

 

How much does malpractice home care cost?

 

According to the latest data, the average cost of in-home care in the United States is $4,957 per month. For home healthcare, the cost is higher, at an average of $5,148 a month. However, considering that home healthcare can include nursing services, it is a more economical option than residential skilled nursing care, which costs an average of $7,908 a month for a shared room and $9,034 for a private room. 

Most common Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Settlements cases:

Stroke Attorney Philadelphia

In the U.S. each year, about 800,000 people suffer a stroke, with more than 140,000 dying as a result. That makes stroke the third-leading cause of death in America. Many of those stroke malpractice deaths and injuries could have been prevented. Stroke is a sudden interruption of blood flow to parts of the brain. Timing in stroke diagnosis is critical because the longer the brain cells are deprived of blood flow, the more damage is done. Healthcare providers’ employees should properly diagnose patients who suffer a stroke and give them treatment immediately. In the nation's emergency rooms, strokes are regularly misdiagnosed – about one in 10 cases, according to various published reports over the last decade. In many cases, the patient's mild, non-specific symptoms, such as a headache, vertigo, or inability to answer questions correctly, prompt a different diagnosis. Failure to determine the specific type of stroke or misdiagnosing a stroke as another illness can drastically impact a patient's chance of recovery. Stroke malpractice may result in a brain hemorrhage, permanent brain damage and possibly death. The death of brain cells due to hypoxia could cause a variety of temporary or permanent disabilities. Call a Philadelphia stroke attorney today for a free consultation. 

The main disabilities that results from a stroke are:

  • paralysis

  • motor control

  • sensory disturbances. 

 

Negligent treatment, lack of treatment or stroke misdiagnosis with another condition could be caused by negligent or reckless behavior of the Philadelphia hospital or doctor. Stroke malpractice error can occur in the ambulance, in the emergency room or during the surgery. 

Philadelphia Hospital errors are caused by many factors such as:

 

  • human’s mistakes

  • doctors' fatigue

  • crowded emergency rooms

  • misreading the test results

  • surgeons under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • lack or error of medical equipment. 

 

To get the compensation from the Stroke Medical Malpractice settlement you need to prove medical error or negligence. The Hoover Medical Malpractice Law Firm will help you to file Philadelphia medical malpractice claims in cases involving the failure to timely diagnose and treat strokes and strokes that occur after surgery. Our experienced Philadelphia Stroke lawyers will help you with an investigation and collecting the evidence.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer Philadelphia 

Due to the widely misunderstood nature of cancer, cancer misdiagnosis is among the most common types of medical malpractice in Philadelphia. Cancer misdiagnosis can have devastating results for the patient. In cases where cancer is not identified or mistaken for another condition, patients may miss a critical window for treatment. The cancers misdiagnosed with other diseases are missed, they can be allowed to spread to other areas of the body and become irreversible. As a result, the patient may experience severe worsening of their condition or death. The patient may suffer from improper treatment’s side effects and suffer mentaly because of losing hope for recovery. 

When another disease is misdiagnosed as cancer, the undiagnosed disease may be left to progress and cause additional health complications. The patient may undergo unnecessary painful and emotionally tolling cancer treatment. 

Unnecessary harmful cancer treatment’s side effects

  • Chemotherapy - hair loss, weight loss, weak immune system, inability to fight infections, anemia, shortness of breath, heart palpitation, nose bleeding, memory loses, sleeping disorders, infertility, nusea, diarrhea, mental health issues

  • Radiotherapy - skin and nails issues, hair loss, nausea and vomiting, lack of appetite, headaches, blurry vision, memory or concentration problems

  • Targeted drugs therapy - sensitivity to sunlight, skin redness, swelling and dry, flaky skin, rash that looks like acne or pimples on the face, scalp or upper body, headaches, problems with blood clotting and wound healing, high blood pressure, nose bleeding. 

 

Many conditions share symptoms with cancer, creating an elevated potential for misdiagnosis. Most common misdiagnosed types of cancer: 

  • Breast cancer

  • Colorectal cancer

  • Lung cancer

  • Lymphoma

  • Melanoma

  • Mesothelioma

  • Rare types of cancer

  • Thyroid cancer in children

  • Leukemia

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Prostate cancer

  • Cervical cancer

  • Brain cancer

 

Our Philadelphia Cancer Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice Lawyers will help you and your family after the devastating diagnosis. Our Philly cancer attorneys are experienced in medical malpractice investigations. We can file a lawsuit settlement for you and prove the doctor’s reckless or negligent actions. Please call the Hoover Medical Malpractice Law Firm for a free Philadelphia cancer misdiagnosis consultation.

Who is Liable in Cases of Medical Malpractice in Philadelphia?

 

Doctors and hospitals do what they can to provide good healthcare to their patients and do no harm. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes do happen and while a medical error may be unintentional it can still cause serious injury or even wrongful death. Depending on the exact circumstances the fault may lay with the negligent party, such as:

 

  • Hospital

  • Doctors

  • Nurses

  • Pharmacy

  • Surgeon

 

In order to successfully sue a person or an organization for medical malpractice, it is essential to prove fault which led to personal injury or to wrongful death. To prove this, your attorney needs to establish that the medical professional did not exercise the proper standard of care when treating you or your loved one. In other words proof of negligence has to be established, which requires that the plaintiff and their legal counsel show that:

 

  1. The medical professional had a duty to the patient, such as a doctor-patient relationship.

  2. The duty to the patient was breached by not providing the appropriate standard of care - for this to happen the standard of care needs to be established first.

  3. There was a connection between the doctor’s lacking standards of care and the personal injury or a wrongful death.

  4. Injury to the patient occured (or a wrongful death).

 

Who can be Sued for Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania?

 

Any licensed healthcare professional who provides you with medical services is open to a medical malpractice suit. In legal terms, medical malpractice extends beyond just doctors and includes all employees of a business involved in medical services, which includes nurses, clinicians who provide you with anesthesia, or a salesperson at the drugstore. Aside from individuals, any organization in the business of healthcare services, such as hospitals, medical equipment manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies, are all subject to medical malpractice laws. If you need a medical malpractice lawyer near me, we are here to help.

 

How Expensive is it to Retain a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney?

 

Even when everything goes well, the cost of healthcare in Pennsylvania can be very high. When there are complications, the costs can skyrocket. Adding lawyer fees on top of that could simply be cost-prohibitive. The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at the Hoover Medical Malpractice Law Firm offer free initial consultations and no up-front fees. We only get paid if and when we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.

 

Contact Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Law Firm

 

If you or your loved one has been injured as result of medical malpractice in Philadelphia, please contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Hoover Medical Malpractice Law Firm and schedule your free consultation by calling (267) 490-3988 or send us an email.

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