A doctor’s training imposes upon him certain duties of care that he must exercise when diagnosing and treating his patients. Pennsylvania residents rely on their doctors each and every day to meet those important duties to help ensure that their injuries and illnesses are properly managed and remedied. Although legitimate complications can arise during the course of a person’s medical treatment, when doctors fail to meet their duties and mistakes are made during the medical care of an individual, that individual may have rights to sue his medical providers for negligence based on medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice claims can result from a variety of scenarios. For example, the failure to diagnose an illness or disease in a patient may amount to medical malpractice if that patient suffered a worsened medical condition as a result of the oversight. A mistake made during surgery may also lead to claims of medical malpractice if a patient is in worse physical shape after the procedure than he was before it was performed.
Fatal medical errors are particularly tragic, and in cases where patients die as a result of their doctors’ negligence, their surviving relatives often have rights to sue for their wrongful death under medical malpractice theories of law. The law firm of Fanelli, Evans & Patel handles cases based on these and other medical malpractice claims and is available to meet with new clients to discuss their potential medical malpractice claims.
A doctor’s duty to provide his patients with proper care is a legal obligation. When that duty is breached, innocent individuals can suffer great losses. The law firm of Fanelli, Evans & Patel provides its clients with the knowledge and support they need to pursue medical malpractice claims for their personal injuries and losses.