Nurse Negligence Attorney in Philadelphia
Representing Victims of Medical Malpractice
When you have fallen ill and must seek medical attention, you should not
have to fear that a visit to the hospital will lead to further harm. The
negligent actions of nurses and other hospital workers can exacerbate
injuries and have the potential to be fatal. Also known as nursing malpractice,
nursing negligence occurs when a patient is harmed due to the failure
of a nurse to reasonably perform their medical duties.
Examples of nurse negligence include:
- Administering the incorrect dosage of a drug
- Failure to administer the correct drug
- Failure to notify a doctor of a change in a patient’s condition
- Injuring a patient with medical equipment
If you were injured while under the care of a nurse, our knowledgeable
Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers can help you seek the legal restitution
you deserve. Our firm focuses exclusively on personal injury cases and
we choose to work on a contingency basis. This means that if we do not
win you a settlement, you do not pay as a dime.
Questions about your case? Contact us
today to schedule your free case evaluation.
Do I Have a Nursing Negligence Case?
Not every injury sustained in a hospital will be the result of staff negligence.
In order to sue for malpractice, you will need to prove that several factors existed.
Requirements for a claim include:
A medical relationship existed: In order for a medical worker to be liable for your injuries, you must
have legally hired that person to provide you with a service. Acting on
unsolicited medical advice, for example, may not constitute a malpractice lawsuit.
Your injuries resulted from a negligent action: Considering that patients who are seeking damages against a nurse usually
have an existing illness, not all injuries can be easily connected to
a negligent action. In order to claim restitution, you must show that
negligent action was the direct cause of a specific injury. This can be
tricky and may involve testimony from a medical expert.
If you have been injured as the result of nursing negligence, it is important
to act quickly. In Pennsylvania, you have only two years to file a medical
malpractice claim. This time period begins on the date you were injured
and failure to act by this deadline may result in your inability to claim
Legal Help for Victims of Nursing Negligence
If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of a nurse or
a similar medical staff member, contact our Philadelphia medical malpractice
lawyer at Laynas & Georges, P.C. immediately. Our lead attorney possesses
nearly three decades of experience helping people in your situation and
has a perfect 5.0 AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Our past victories in medical malpractice lawsuits have recovered millions of dollars for
our clients and we will do everything in our power to help you secure
the compensation you deserve.
Get personalized legal advocacy. Call (215) 987-3332 and talk to a lawyer today.