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Lancaster Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Getting injured is difficult enough, but getting injured by a doctor or medical professional when we need his or her assistance more than ever is catastrophic. When you or someone close to you has been seriously injured at a hospital in or around Lancaster, it is important to realize that you may be entitled to significant compensation.

Our personal injury attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., is prepared to bring the approach that has obtained millions of dollars for clients with more than 25 years of experience to a case. Contact a Lancaster medical malpractice lawyer for a free initial consultation.

Types of Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle

Our team of attorneys in Lancaster has extensive experience working on medical malpractice cases related to:

  • Birth injuries
  • Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of cancer
    • Prostate and colon cancer misdiagnosis
    • Breast cancer misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors and hospital mistakes
  • Medication errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brain damage from birth complication

Regardless of your issue, we encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible. These cases can require extensive discovery and investigation, and success depends on decisive action. We are here for you – contact us now.

What is the Deadline for Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Each state is responsible for setting time limits for how long victims of medical malpractice have to file lawsuits against the allegedly negligent medical provider in their case. In Pennsylvania, the medical malpractice statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that a person has a two-year window from the date of the alleged malpractice to file a lawsuit against the provider.

Pennsylvania law does allow for various exceptions to this two-year window. The first of these is for those who are under 18 at the time their injury occurs. In these cases, the statute of limitations is paused (tolled) until the person reaches their 18th birthday. This means they will have until their 20th birthday to file a lawsuit.

Additionally, Pennsylvania law says that the statute of limitations can be tolled until the date the patient knew or should have known about their injury and that the injury likely occurred due to malpractice. This is called the “discovery rule.” A lawyer in Lancaster could help a person determine the correct filing timeline for their medical malpractice suit.

How Much Compensation is Available for a Medical Malpractice Claim?

There is no set amount of money available for victims of medical malpractice. Each case comes with a different set of circumstances and facts that need to be taken into consideration by insurance carriers or a jury. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our attorneys in Lancaster strive to recover both economic and non-economic compensation on behalf of our medical malpractice clients. This can include the following:

  • Complete coverage of medical bills caused by the malpractice
  • Lost income if a victim cannot work while they recover
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses the victim incurs
  • Coverage of any medical devices or prescription medications
  • Costs of any vehicle or home modifications
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of quality of life damages

Unlike other states, Pennsylvania does not have any caps, or limitations, on the total amount of compensation a victim can recover for economic and non-economic medical malpractice damages.

An example of our success:

$1.1 million to a young boy who sustained nerve damage to his arm at birth. With the aid of several nationally renowned experts, we were able to demonstrate that the obstetrician failed to recognize the signs of shoulder dystocia, an event that can occur when the baby is too large for the mother to safely deliver vaginally.

Contact a Lancaster Medical Malpractice Attorney as Soon as Possible

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical provider, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. are standing by to offer you compassionate and qualified assistance.

Get in touch to schedule a free consultation to discuss a suit with one of our Lancaster medical malpractice lawyers.