MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS IN WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA
When medical providers and healthcare institutions make mistakes that result in serious injuries or death, they must be held responsible. We, the attorneys of Goldberg, Goldberg & Maloney, have a long and successful record of recovering financial compensation for victims of medical malpractice, as well as medical negligence.
WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
People tend to think of medical malpractice as a doctor being careless or reckless, but in truth, the legal implications of the term are a bit more complex. In the medical profession, it is expected that doctors, surgeons, and other medical decision-makers always act with prudence. In other words, they are to carefully weigh the risks of each action they may take, inform their patient of those risks (unless it is an emergency situation and the patient is incapacitated), and use their best judgment in moving forward with a medical plan.
When a doctor is aware of a risk posed to their patient but fails to prevent it, they can be held personally and financially responsible for their miscalculation. Because the average person does not share the same medical knowledge as their doctors, surgeons, and nurses, it can be tricky to prove that malpractice truly did occur. That is why it is so important that you choose a medical malpractice attorney with experience. At Goldberg, Goldberg & Maloney, we have the knowledge and insight to determine whether you have a case and how you should proceed with that case.
WHAT IS MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?
The key difference between medical malpractice and medical negligence is the concept of intent. You see, malpractice occurs when a physician intentionally takes a calculated risk that later results in a harmful consequence. On the other hand, medical negligence occurs when the mistake made was entirely unforeseen and accidental.
WHAT KINDS OF CASES DOES GOLDBERG, GOLDBERG & MALONEY HANDLE?
Our attorneys represent people who have been harmed by all types of medical malpractice and negligence, including the following:
Emergency room errors
Prescription or medication errors
Failure to diagnose cancer or other problems
If you were injured or a member of your family died due to the actions or inaction of a doctor, nurse, hospital, clinic, or outpatient care facility, please contact our law firm. We are conveniently located in West Chester and offer free initial consultations. There is no risk and no obligation when you reach out to discuss your case.