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What is involved in filing a Pennsylvania medical malpractice claim against a hospital?

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:  Medical negligence cases are some of the most complex kinds of injury cases. Patients and their families often feel lost in the shuffle of the medical field. Many don’t know what to do if they suspect that a doctor or hospital committed an error, and many more will never know that negligence even occurred.

There are many steps involved in filing a medical negligence claim against a Pennsylvania hospital. First, the patient or their family must speak to an experienced, trustworthy medical negligence lawyer, someone who has prosecuted cases against Pennsylvania hospitals and doctors.

Once a lawyer is secured, the most important part of a negligence case comes next – finding out what happened, whether the hospital committed negligence and what can be done about it. This requires finding a medical expert who will review all the relevant medical records, hospital records, diagnostic reports/films, etc. The expert will then provide an opinion on whether the doctor or hospital at issue committed negligence. Once this determination is made, the case will be filed and proceed under the local court’s procedural rules.

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Our Pennsylvania hospital and emergency room lawyers provide free, no obligation consultations for all patients who suspect they’ve been a victim of medical negligence. Call Schwartz & Blackman at 215.925.4451.

The lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle hospital negligence 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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Published: July 2, 2012

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