PHILADELPHIA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS
If you believe that you, or a loved one, is the victim of medical malpractice, Philadelphia Medical Malpractice lawyers at Fox Law can help you confirm or dismiss your concerns.
Most people believe that if a Philadelphia doctor or a hospital makes a mistake, they have a medical malpractice case. The fact is, medical malpractice cases are usually complicated and not as straight forward as you think. Philadelphia Malpractice Lawyers John and Laura Fox will listen to your story and ask questions. After hearing your story, they will then have your claim reviewed by a medical professional. If, after reviewing your medical records and consulting with a medical expert, we find that what happened to you or a loved one may be the result of malpractice, Fox Law will aggressively proceed with your case.
Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Expert Testimony
Be wary of lawyers that advise you that you have a medical malpractice claim after your initial conversation, before reviewing the medical records and consulting with a medical expert. In order to be successful in a medical malpractice claim, Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers must establish liability through expert testimony. Therefore, they must have your claim reviewed by a medical expert who will give expert testimony that no reasonable health care provider would have done what your health care provider did, and that your health care provider’s negligence was the cause of your injury. Only after a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer has established liability through a medical expert, can he/she give you an honest answer as to whether you have a medical malpractice claim. If liability is established, then you are generally entitled to damages caused by the malpractice.
Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical Malpractice cases must be brought within two years from when you knew or should have known that malpractice occurred. The statute of limitations rule for minors is different and does not run until the minor turns twenty-one years old.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Require Skilled Trial Attorneys
Medical Malpractice cases rarely settle prior to trial and therefore you absolutely need medical malpractice lawyers who are prepared to go to trial on your behalf. When choosing a lawyer for your medical malpractice claim, be careful to choose an experienced trial attorney. You can rest assured that the lawyers representing hospitals and doctors are experienced trial attorneys.
The Opoid Epidemic: Criminal and Civil Lawsuits
While addiction as a result of opioids often results from addicts obtaining opioid drugs illegally, there have been occasions where a medical provider has negligently prescribed opioids beyond what is reasonable for treating an injury. In this case, you can sue your doctor for negligently prescribing opioid medications. The doctor may be held civilly liable for their negligence and the patient could receive compensation to help them recover from their damages as a result of their opoid related injury. The doctor's insurance would cover the doctors negligence.
When a doctor engages in criminal activity such as drug trafficking, his behavior goes beyond negligence and the doctor may be criminally charged for his or her illegal actions in the distribution of opioid drugs. In a criminal lawsuit, the lawsuit is brought forth by the government and the doctor may go to jail. However, if a doctors activity is completely criminal, the doctors insurance policy would not cover the damages, as it would most likely exclude criminal activity from the policy coverage.
There are cases where a doctor nay be criminally and civilly charged. In these instances, it is best for the civil lawsuit to piggyback the criminal lawsuit.
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No case is too big or too small for an evaluation. Fox Law welcomes the opportunity to represent you. Call us today for a prompt and free consultation regarding your personal injury case. During your consultation, your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed and evaluated.
If Fox Law accepts your case, it will be handled on a contingency fee, which means you pay nothing out-of-pocket. We carry all of the costs and assume all of the risks when we accept your personal injury claim.
Fox Law welcomes you to contact us.
Where we serve: Center City Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, and Reading Pennsylvania.
We are available to meet with you at our Philadelphia office. We also make house calls when necessary.
Our Philadelphia office is conveniently located at Two Logan Square in Center City Philadelphia.
Accessible by walking, bus, train or driving. A parking garage is attached to the building.
Prefer to meet us near Northeast Philadelphia?
We offer free consultations near Northeast Philadelphia by appointment at our conveniently located consultation office in Jenkintown located at 610 Old York Road, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Our office is located in the heart of Jenkintown. We are adjacent to the SEPTA Noble Train Station. The SEPTA bus commuter service stop is in front of the building.