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A 2016 Physician Practice Benchmark study conducted by the American Medical Association noted that 34% of all physicians will be sued at some point during their careers. Medical negligence occurs when a medical professional fails to provide an acceptable standard of treatment.
That negligence becomes medical malpractice when a patient suffers injury as a direct result of a mistake, lack of proper care, missed diagnosis, or other issues. However the plaintiff must demonstrate both legal causation and damages before medical negligence becomes malpractice.
Our Medical Malpractice Defense Group represents health care providers in patient care matters — and we’re proud of defending medical professionals. Those we defend love their careers, and lawsuits threaten their livelihoods and abilities to continue providing care and treatment. Our team of knowledgeable attorneys, paralegals, and support staff:
The experienced litigators counsel and defend health care enterprises, working with risk management teams to investigate claims, map out strategies, and handle complex malpractice allegations that involve catastrophic injuries, reputational/ financial exposure, and more. We also offer risk avoidance counseling and medical staff training on record-keeping best practices to help avoid future litigation.
Our clients include a broad range of health care professionals and enterprises including:
Medical malpractice litigation requires a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience with issues that include ethics, legal duties, and standard of care. Our team uses its knowledge to take appropriate action to address malpractice claims like:
When it comes to good malpractice defense, we believe in taking the offensive, so we’ll work with you and your team to keep you out of the courtroom and keep you in business providing care to patients in need.
Our attorneys listen.
In order to gain an understanding of your needs and see if we can help, we set up a conversation. Once we can assess your situation and define the legal services and guidance you require, you have the opportunity to establish an attorney-client relationship.
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Since 1976, we’ve been serving individuals, businesses, and communities through the greater Lehigh Valley. Learn more about us.
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