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.
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 restitution.
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.
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