Langhorne Medical Malpractice Attorney Advocates for Injured Patients
Aggressive Bucks County firm takes on negligent doctors and hospitals
Healthcare professionals play such an important role in our lives, it can be hard to comprehend that they might be causing serious harm instead. At the Law Offices of Paul R. Weber in Langhorne, our firm represents clients in Bucks County and throughout the area in a wide array of medical malpractice and nursing home negligence claims. Attorney Paul Weber is an aggressive, accomplished attorney who has been practicing law for more than 35 years. You can count on our firm to stand up for your rights and work to collect appropriate compensation if a doctor, nurse, hospital or nursing home facility hurt you or a loved one through their negligence.
Pennsylvania lawyer handles surgical and diagnosis error cases
Medical negligence occurs when basic standards of medical care are not upheld by medical professionals. Some of the most common issues that give rise to these claims are:
- Surgical and treatment errors — One mistake in the operating room or a treatment facility poses a significant threat to someone under a doctor’s care. Unfortunately, victims frequently are not aware of what’s happening and might not even be awake. If you suspect that something went wrong during surgery or at any other time during your treatment, our firm has a variety of methods to determine exactly what occurred.
- Diagnosis problems — A doctor’s failure to recognize the symptoms associated with a serious condition such as heart trouble, breast cancer or prostate cancer could have devastating consequences for a patient. If you believe that a misdiagnosis led to or worsened your health problem, we’ll work with experts to see if a doctor’s error is to blame.
- Birth injuries — During the childbirth process, obstetricians and labor nurses need to take great care so that the baby is not harmed. When improper procedure leads to Erb’s palsy, a brachial plexus injury or a different type of harm, our firm presses to assist injured children and their families.
- Prescription mistakes — Incorrect dosages, dangerous drug interactions and inappropriate prescriptions have the potential to heighten existing medical problems. When warranted, we detail how carelessness in the prescribing of medications harmed our clients.
- Negligent anesthesia administration — Even a brief moment of negligence during the administration of anesthesia could cut off blood flow and trigger a loss of oxygen to the brain.
You have two years from the date of the injury to commence litigation against a negligent healthcare provider. However, the statute of limitations is tolled if the harm is not apparent at the time it occurs. Regardless of any discovery issues, all medical malpractice claims must be filed within seven years of the alleged misconduct.
Knowledgeable adviser guides clients through the malpractice claim process
Unlike other types of personal injury lawsuits, medical malpractice claims require a Certificate of Merit that must be submitted within 60 days of when the complaint is filed. These documents include a declaration from a medical expert saying that he or she believes that the plaintiff’s harmed was caused by a violation of professional standards. We have the resources and network of experts to make a strong showing that a doctor, nurse or hospital failed to follow accepted procedures. Often, victims of medical malpractice are not sure if their injury or illness can be linked to a healthcare provider’s negligence. Our experience and contacts help these people assess whether a potential claim exists.
Contact a respected Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation
Located in Langhorne, the Law Offices of Paul R. Weber works to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable and secure appropriate compensation for Pennsylvania victims and their families. Please call 215-752-7676 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free initial consultation regarding your case.