Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Are You Entitled to Compensation?

While most medical professionals perform their jobs responsibly, demonstrating the highest levels of skill and responsibility, occasionally things go awry. When you or a loved one are injured due to the negligence or the mistake of a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation.

At Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta, P.C, our team of experienced attorneys is ready to help with a variety of potential medical malpractice issues. Malpractice can occur due to the actions of a doctor, hospital, urgent care facility, medical clinic, or nursing home. Examples include:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a medical condition.
  • Administering or prescribing medications improperly.
  • Failure of a nurse or assistant to keep the doctor up-to-date on your condition.
  • Injuries to your baby during delivery.
  • Generally failing to properly treat a medical condition.
  • Emergency room and urgent care errors.

Medical negligence and malpractice can result in severe injury, including surgical errors, paralysis, spinal injury, and even brain injury. Physicians in Pennsylvania must deliver services according to the “standard of care,” and if they fail to do their job and a patient injury results, you could be the victim of medical malpractice.

Defective or Improperly Prescribed Drugs

Today, the news is full of opioid use causing an increase in medical malpractice litigation. Over 92 million opioid prescriptions were written in 2015, and tens of thousands of deaths have been recorded every year since.  The CDC reports 81,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020.

Of course, over-prescription of opioids is just one aspect of medications and anesthetics where the potential to cause harm is real when malpractice occurs.

If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, please don’t hesitate to call the team at Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta. Our firm has experience in a medical malpractice and in a wide variety of other service areas.

Call Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta today at 724-838-8422.