How Do You Know if You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Philadelphia Attorneys Uncover the Truth After Medical Errors Cause Injury
One of the most difficult parts of being injured after surgery or medical treatment is the patients and their families often do not know what actually happened. When a client first comes through our door and suspects a medical or surgical error hurt them or their loved one, they do not have answers. Our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys investigate medical records with experts, take depositions and uncover the truth. If the evidence shows that medical malpractice was the cause of the injury, we are prepared to take the case to trial if a full and fair settlement offer is not made.
Patients typically don’t understand what happens to them when they come to us. A lot of times family members will come to us because, you know, their family member may be in an incapacitated state, so what they’ll say to us is, you know we went in for, it was a general hernia operation and now my husband is comatose, what happened? And we wind up being the investigators, so the first thing we do is we go and look at the records and comb through the records and try to find out, which is an interesting process, because if you think about it, not every time that we look at records do we see what really happened. So then what we do is we have to take depositions and we take depositions of the doctor that performed the operation and the nurses in the room that were there, the scrub nurses, all the people that were there. It’s interesting what you find out when you actually ask people under oath, when they have to swear to god, what happened during that procedure, it’s interesting the answers you get. Sometimes you’ll get a party lying and then sometimes you’ll get a person that will just tell you the truth and it breaks open the whole case. For more information go to ERLegal.com.