Lancaster Medical Malpractice
Increase in Lancaster Medical Malpractice Cases
The Lancaster County area has seen an increase in medical mistake lawsuits. In fact, malpractice cases have increased year over year in the Lancaster area. In 2010, there were 12 medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Lancaster. In 2014, there were over 51. Lancaster medical malpractice cases are on the rise.
A major verdict awarding a plaintiff $2.7 million is the reason. In this case, a doctor severed a nerve during surgery. $700,000 covered economic loss. $2 million was awarded for pain and hardship. Victims realized they didn’t need to suffer in silence.
This change in the number of lawsuits doesn’t mean doctors and hospitals weren’t making mistakes. People in Lancaster County realize they can get help. There is help out there for you if you are the victim of medical malpractice in the Lancaster, York and Reading area.
Lancaster Healthcare Industry
It’s no secret the healthcare business is booming in Lancaster County. Year over year we see new construction of urgent care and doctor offices. Hospitals continue to grow and expand in our area. Additionally, healthcare workers work long hours.
There is a lot of money in healthcare. Sadly, that money doesn’t seem to trickle down. Executives at area hospitals pocket millions of dollars in compensation each year. (Reading Eagle: http://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/paying-for-the-best)
What Does This Mean?
Doctors work long hours. Nurses put in many hours a week. They are also human and sometimes make mistakes. It’s understandable.
But when it’s your life affected by a medical mistake, you need help. We work to help you and others.
Hospitals and doctors carry insurance to compensate people affected by a medical mistake. We might not always call it “Medical Malpractice.” Sometimes there is a flaw in the procedure. Either way hospitals and doctors carry insurance to cover malpractice costs. But, that insurance is a business too, and they don’t want to pay out money. That is why you need legal help. A Lancaster medical malpractice attorney can explain your options.
Don’t Feel Guilty
If you’re injured by a medical mistake, it can be tough. You might feel sympathy for the nurse or doctor. It’s only natural. No one is saying the doctor or nurse is a bad person. Don’t let that keep you from seeking legal help.
Medical Malpractice Injury
Remember, your life changed by this medical mistake. You might need extra medical care or treatment. You will have higher medical costs. At the same time, you might not have the ability to work. Additionally, you may not be able to enjoy your hobbies. Your lifestyle may have to change. To sum up, your life is forever changed and affected.
A medical mistake shouldn’t leave you poor and unable to enjoy life. Don’t spend every day in pain.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Timeline
Every medical mistake case is different. Some cases settle in a few months. Depending on the injury, some cases take years. Our first concern is your recovery. We want you to get better if it is possible. Our job is to get an idea of the total medical costs. Signing a settlement prevents any more compensation. Lost wages, medical costs, and any other expenses need to factor into your settlement.
Lancaster Medical Malpractice Law Firm
The legal team at Haggerty & Silverman P.C. are standing by to help you. Contact us by phone, text, email or fill out our online contact form. Our consultation is free and confidential. We will listen to your case for free. Our legal experts will explain your options. Ultimately, it is your decision on how to proceed.
If you sign with us, we will provide the best legal representation. You won’t pay for our legal services unless we recover money in your case.
Lancaster Area Latino Speaking Legal Team
We have Spanish speaking legal staff available too. We are here to help, whatever language you speak. Contact us today for help with your medical malpractice questions.