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How do I know whether the Pennsylvania hospital where I was treated committed malpractice?

Phil Blackman-Pennsylvania New Jersey Personal Injury LawyerPublished on behalf of Philip Blackman, an experienced personal injury lawyer who has devoted his entire career to helping individuals and families who have been injured due to medical malpractice, car accidents, fall accidents and more. FREE Consultations: 215.925.4451

A: In most hospital malpractice cases, it is not immediately clear whether a hospital committed negligence. Most patients have a sense that something is wrong, but are unable to get confirmation from their doctors. In order to get a definitive answer as to whether a hospital committed negligence, the patient should consult with a qualified hospital malpractice lawyer in Pennsylvania.

A medical malpractice lawyer will review all relevant medical records and then review the case with a medical expert. The medical expert would then offer a professional opinion as to whether the hospital committed malpractice or not. Such medical expert opinions are required under Pennsylvania law, in order to bring a malpractice claim against any medical professional and/or hospital.

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Published: August 20, 2012

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