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Medical Malpractice in Chester County, PA – Common Cases
In Chester County, PA, the most common type of medical malpractice involves misdiagnosis of a critical health condition such as, stroke, heart attack and pulmonary embolism.
Medical misdiagnosis often involves the following conduct:
- failing to take a full medical history,
- failing to conduct a complete medical exam,
- administrative errors, or
- breach of hospital or medical office procedures.
Our Chester County, PA Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Since 2016, the Morris Wilson Knepp Jacquette law firm has achieved the Best Law Firm rating by U.S. News & World Report in the area of Medical Malpractice Law. We accept cases in Chester County, including West Chester, Pottstown, Coatesville, Downington, Phoenixville, Wayne, Malvern, Exton, etc.
We have successfully represented patients in claims against hospitals and medical professionals throughout Pennsylvania, obtaining some of the highest verdicts and settlements in the area. Call for a FREE CONSULTATION. (610) 825-0500
Chester County Medical Misdiagnosis Case Result: In a 2021 Chester County medical misdiagnosis case, our law firm obtained a $2 million jury verdict for an elderly couple against Phoenixville Hospital. The wife’s stroke was misdiagnosed as a psychiatric disorder which caused a delay in critical stroke treatment. As a result, we alleged that she suffered a permanent injury.
Amended Law Helps Patients File Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Claims, Effective January 1, 2023
As of January 1, 2023, a change to Pennsylvania's Rules of Civil Procedure will give patients the ability to choose where to file their medical malpractice lawsuits. Previously, patients were required to file medical malpractice claims in the county where the negligent conduct occurred. In January, cases may be filed in any county where 1. the defendant can be served (i.e., does business, has an office, etc.), 2. the negligent conduct took place, or 3. a relevant transaction or event took place.
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Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Medical malpractice claims are some of the most complex types of civil cases. These cases are time consuming and costly to pursue and win. Medical experts must be retained, and in some cases, multiple experts are necessary. Therefore, the harm suffered by the patient and their family must be significant enough to justify moving forward with the case.
Even if a doctor was negligent, if that negligence did not result in any significant harm, there is no case. For example, a family doctor fails to diagnose a serious case of bacterial pneumonia. However, the diagnosis is corrected days later, and the patient recovers after receiving antibiotics. Here, there is no harm, despite the misdiagnosis. As a result, there is no viable medical malpractice claim.
Compensation in a Chester County Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
In cases where the harm is significant, and the patient can prove medical negligence occurred, Pennsylvania medical malpractice law permits patients to seek compensation for any and all losses which result from the medical malpractice. Common claims include:
- pain and suffering,
- medical bills,
- lost wages, and
- out of pocket expenses.
In cases where a patient dies or becomes permanently disabled, future damages such as future wage loss and future medical bills are also compensable. For example, a 50 year old patient dies after his heart attack was undiagnosed. The patient is the sole bread winner for the household. His family would be able to make claims for the loss of all future earnings, in addition to the claims discussed above.
About Morris Wilson Knepp Jacquette
Our law firm has achieved a Best Law Firm rating by U.S. News & World Report since 2016 in the areas of medical malpractice law and personal injury law. We provide client-centered representation and devote tremendous amounts of resources, time, and attention to our clients’ cases to provide them the best chance at maximum compensation. Our goal in every medical malpractice case is to help our clients achieve financial security as they face future medical care, therapy, or other rehabilitation bills. Cases are accepted across Pennsylvania. Call us for a FREE CONSULTATION. (610) 825-0500
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We Accept Medical Malpractice Cases Against Hospitals in the Philadelphia Area
Cases Also Accepted Across Pennsylvania
Chestnut Hill Hospital
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Temple University Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Crozer-Chester Medical Center (Upland)
Delaware County Memorial Hospital (Drexel Hill, Upper Darby)
Springfield Hospital (Springfield)
Taylor Hospital (Ridley)
Abington Hospital (Abington, Lansdale)
Bryn Mawr Hospital (Bryn Mawr)
Einstein Medical (East Norriton, Elkins Park)
Holy Redeemer Hospital (Meadowbrook)
Lankenau Hospital (Wynnewood)
Suburban Community Hospital (Norristown)
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Phila., West Chester, East Norriton, Meadowbrook, Doylestown, Langhorne, Sellersville, etc.)
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Shriner's Hospitals for Children
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