What is Medical Malpractice?
What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice?

Scartelli Olszewski P.C.

Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action when a health care provider, like a doctor or a nurse, deviates in the accepted standard of care and causes harm to the patient. A hospital can commit medical malpractice through its agents or when it is negligent in carrying out its independent duties. Simply put, if those whom you have trusted to heal you end up causing you harm, you may need a Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice lawyer to answer your questions and investigate whether you are the victim of medical malpractice.

What’s the difference between medical malpractice and simply a bad outcome?

Not all negative outcomes are indicative of medical negligence. In many instances, bad outcomes are related to known complications of a particular procedure or treatment. They can occur absent any negligence. Medical negligence takes place when the health care provider deviates in the accepted standard of care, or when a physician fails to act as a reasonably prudent physician would under the same or similar circumstances. A key element in a medical malpractice case is where the conduct in question has caused provable harm to the patient.

What do you do if you think you’re the victim of medical malpractice?

If you think you are the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to begin the process of finding a Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice lawyer. Do your research on successful firms who handle cases like yours, and then start contacting those firms. Don’t be afraid to ask questions so you can better understand your particular case and its unique medical and legal issues. Ask about the firm’s success in handling cases like yours.

Contact Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. today!

Scartelli Olszewski has been handling complex medical malpractice cases for nearly two decades. Our success in winning theses cases is well-known. Because there is a Statute of Limitations, or time limit, that applies to medical malpractice cases you should not delay in contacting a Wilkes- Barre medical malpractice lawyer. Reach out today for a free consultation by calling us at 570-346-2600, or contact us online.