Fighting for Victims of Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania & New Jersey
Whether we go in for a routine checkup, seek emergency medical care, or are admitted for a medical procedure, we trust that the doctors, surgeons, nurses, and the other healthcare professionals who take care of us are providing a standard level of care. We often have no choice but to listen to their recommendations so we can make decisions regarding our treatment, which we then hope will be properly carried out.
If something goes wrong, most of us do not have the medical know-how to determine whether or not medical malpractice was involved. At The Villari Firm, PLLC, a medical malpractice lawyer will provide the knowledgeable and insight you need after you have suffered due to a potential instance of medical malpractice or negligence.
Medical malpractice can be complex and difficult to prove, but Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney Heidi G. Villari has over 20 years of legal experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits. If you suspect that you or a loved one may have been the victim of a healthcare provider’s failures to provide a standard of care that led to a serious injury or wrongful death, please reach out to today us today to discuss your case. We can help.
If you suspect that you received medical care that didn’t meet standard of care and are searching online for a medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia call (215)-600-1363 or contact us online. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to review your case.
How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Helps You
An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will be able to assess your situation for potential acts of medical malpractice, and will have professional connections to credible medical experts who can confirm and prove that medical malpractice occurred, causing harm to you.
What you can expect with you work with a medical malpractice lawyer from The Villari Firm, PLLC is that we will:
- Thoroughly review your case;
- Work with medical experts to determine whether the standard of care was met, and if not, whether the deviation from the standard of care caused your damages;
- Correspond with the lawyers for the defendants;
- Negotiate with defendants or the insurance company;
- Keep you informed about developments in your case;
- Promptly return your calls and emails;
- Litigate your case in court against those who harmed you if a settlement cannot be reached.
The medical professional or hospital that is responsible for your injuries or the loss of a loved one should be brought to justice. This means dealing with a medical malpractice insurance company that will fight tooth and nail to avoid paying your claim. Let us fight them for you and get you the fair and full compensation to which you are entitled.
Do not accept a lowball settlement. Do not let a negligent hospital get away with failing to provide proper care. See justice served by involving an aggressive medical malpractice law firm who will put your needs first- The Villari Firm, PLLC.
How to Know if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case
Not every poor medical outcome is caused by medical malpractice. Sometimes a physician or other medical professional can make all the right choices and a patient can still suffer harm from their injury, illness, a procedure, or a medication.
In order to have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit you must demonstrate the following:
- Failure to adhere to standard of care: Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are required to meet certain standards of care when treating a patient. If your healthcare provider failed to meet the applicable standard of care, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
- Factual cause of harm: If you can prove there was a deviation from the applicable standard of care, you must then show that that deviation was the reason you suffered harm.
- Damages: A medical malpractice claim must show that you suffered harm, or damages, because of the deviation from the applicable standard of care, and describe what those damages are.
- Certificate of Merit: In the state of Pennsylvania, you must obtain a signed certificate from an expert witness (such as a doctor) that supports the validity of your claim.
Our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney has been representing victims of medical malpractice in cases since 1998, recovering over $125 million in settlements and verdicts to date. Our firm can evaluate your medical malpractice case and help you obtain all necessary documentation to support your claim. Call us at (215)-770-1460 to discuss your case.
Trust Our Experience Handling All of the Types of Medical Malpractice
There are different types of medical malpractice. Some can cause catastrophic injuries, emotional trauma, or even the death of a patient. Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney Heidi G. Villari has experience with all forms of medical malpractice by healthcare professionals in the many lawsuits we have won. We work with medical experts to uncover and prove medical malpractice when it occurs.
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
When a doctor or other healthcare provider does not properly diagnose your medical condition or does not timely diagnose your condition, your condition may be treated improperly or go untreated, causing you harm. When misdiagnosis happens, you might have to endure unnecessary treatments or take harmful medicine, and most importantly, you will be wasting precious time being treated for the wrong issue.
Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are common claims in medical malpractice lawsuits.
A birth injury can happen when a doctor, nurse, or other medical provider is negligent during the birthing process and that negligence causes harm to the mother or child. Birth injuries to a child can be mild or quite severe. In some instances, the child needs long-term care due to their birth injury, often resulting in costly expenses for the duration of the child’s life.
All medical professionals must carry malpractice insurance to insure against medical malpractice such as negligence causing birth injuries. Unfortunately, birth injury claims are all too common in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Errors prescribing medication are also common medical malpractice claims. If a medical professional gives you the wrong medication, administers the wrong dosage of medicine, directs you to take a combination of drugs that they should have known would likely cause complications, or gives you medication that you are allergic to, this can constitute actionable medical malpractice.
Regardless of the circumstances of your medical malpractice case, you can count on the medical malpractice attorneys at The Villari Firm, PLLC to help you. Ms. Villari, a top-rated female medical malpractice attorney, has the knowledge and experience to provide an accurate assessment of your case and explain to you how we can help you get justice.
Medical Malpractice Legal FAQs
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional deviates from the applicable standard of care, causing harm to a patient.
What Are the Requirements for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
A medical malpractice complaint must set forth the instance or instances of medical malpractice, how the medical malpractice caused harm, and what that harm was. It must also set forth a monetary amount sought in judgment. In PA, a certificate of merit from an expert must also be appended.
When Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice?
It is best to wait to sue until all of the ramifications of the act or acts of medical malpractice have played out so that the court can consider all of the harm done to you and what your life will look like from now on due to the medical malpractice.
What is the Statute of Limitations on a Medical Malpractice Claim?
The statute of limitations to file most medical malpractice lawsuits is two years in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Is Medical Malpractice Difficult to Prove?
It can be especially when a patient has multiple medical conditions. Even if it is clear that the medical professional deviated from the applicable standard of care, you have to prove that that deviation caused the patient harm. We are connected with experienced medical experts who can assess your condition and explain to the court how your harm was caused.
Talk With One of Our Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
If you suspect that you or a loved one received medical care that didn’t meet standard of care and you need to discuss your case with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia, call (215)-770-1460 or contact us online. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to review your case and discuss your options with you.
At The Villari Firm, PLLC, our medical malpractice lawyers will work diligently to assist our clients secure the recoveries they rightfully deserve. Our law firm represents clients in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia suburbs, Camden NJ, and the surrounding region. The Villari Firm, PLLC also has wrongful death attorneys and have extensive experience in birth injury law. Our law firm is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and fight for you every step of your journey for justice. To discuss your medical malpractice case, contact us now!