Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney
Fighting for the Rights of Injured Patients in Pennsylvania
Whether we go in for routine checkups or seek emergency medical care, we
trust that the doctors, surgeons, nurses, and the other healthcare professionals
who handle our cases 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, we can provide the knowledgeable insight you
need after a potential instance of medical malpractice or negligence.
These are complex matters, but Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer
Heidi G. Villari has over 20 years of legal experience and a solid understanding
of common mistakes, errors, and acts of negligence that can lead to a
patient’s injury or
If you suspect that you received substandard medical care, call
(215) 372-8889 or
contact us online. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to review your case.
Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Case in Pennsylvania
Not every poor medical outcome is caused by medical malpractice. Sometimes
a physician can make all the right choices and a patient can still suffer
harm from their injury or illness.
In order to have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit you must demonstrate
Violation of the standard of care: Doctors, nurses, etc, are required to receive similar education and experience
to others in the same profession. If your healthcare professional acted
in a way that was contrary to this standard, you may be the victim of
Factual cause of harm: If the violation of care can be proven, the patient must then show that
the malpractice was the reason they suffered harm.
Damages: A medical malpractice claim must be able to show that the patient suffered
harm, or damages, and demonstrate what those damages are.
Certificate of Merit: In the state of Pennsylvania, the patient must obtain a signed certificate
from an expert witness (such as a doctor) that supports the validity of
Our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney has been representing victims
of personal injury and medical malpractice since 1998, and has recovered
over $125 million in settlements and verdicts. Our firm can evaluate your
medical malpractice case and help you obtain all necessary documentation
to support your claim! Call us at (215) 372-8889
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
There are different types of medical malpractice. Any one can cause
catastrophic injuries, emotional trauma, or even the death of a patient. Our Philadelphia medical
malpractice lawyer has experience with all forms of malpractice by healthcare
professionals. We work with experts in medicine, economics, and other
specialized fields to uncover and prove malpractice when it occurs.
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: When a doctor or other healthcare provider does not properly diagnose
your condition, the results can be detrimental to your health. When misdiagnosis
happens, you might have to go through unnecessary treatments, take harmful
medicine, and waste extra time on the wrong issue.
Birth Injuries: A birth injury can happen when a doctor, nurse, or other medical provider
is negligent during the birthing process that causes harm to the mother
or child. Birth injuries to a child can be severe or mild. Potentially,
the child might need long term care due to the severe effects their injury
cause, which often results in costly expenses for the child’s life.
Medication Errors: This occurs when a medical professional gives you the wrong medication,
administers the wrong dosage of medicine, directs you to take a combination
of drugs that are known to cause complications, or gives you medication
that you are allergic to.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your medical malpractice case,
you can count on The Villari Firm's knowledge and experience to provide
an accurate assessment of the situation and how we can help.
Skilled Medical Malpractice Counsel in Philadelphia, PA
The medical professional or facility 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 counteract your claim. Our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney
is equipped to fight on your behalf, demanding the fair and full compensation
to which you are entitled.
Do not accept a lowball settlement. Do not let a negligent doctor get away
with failing to provide proper care. See justice served by involving an
aggressive legal professional who will put your needs first.
Contact The Villari Firm, PLLC today for your free consultation.