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What law applies to emergency room malpractice in Pennsylvania?

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A: Medical malpractice is a specialized area of law within personal injury or tort law. There are many different laws which apply in these kinds of cases. For instance, the statute of limitations or Pennsylvania’s requirement of expert testimony will apply to any medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania.

However, the majority of cases boil down to whether it can be proven that there was negligence which caused an injury. In order to prevail against an emergency room hospital or physician, the injured party must show negligence which was a proximate cause of the injury and damages. Each case, however, is unique and it is important to discuss your case with a qualified hospital and emergency room malpractice lawyer who will assess the facts and advise you on how to proceed.

Many emergency room malpractice cases occur as a result of failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis. In addition, medication errors account for a significant number of emergency room errors or mistakes.

Read our free legal article to learn more about how to prove emergency room mistakes or malpractice in Pennsylvania.

If you’d like to have your case reviewed by our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania emergency room malpractice lawyers, call 215.925.4451. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation.

*This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is important to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case.  See the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

The emergency room medical malpractice lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:

  • PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
  • NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities

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