If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice or negligence, our lawyers can advise you of your legal options and may be able to help you win compensation.
According to the Journal of Patient Safety as many as 440,000 people are killed each year in the United States by preventable medical errors. That number is equivalent to almost the population of Atlanta. Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. When a health care professional’s negligence results in serious injury, victims often suffer long-term physical, emotional, and financial damages.
Medical malpractice exists when a physician or another health care professional fails to do something in treating a patient that they should have done or when they do something that a reasonably careful, similarly licensed professional would not do. Medical negligence exists when a health care provider fails to do what a similarly licensed, reasonably careful provider would have done in the same scenario. Some examples of medical malpractice and negligence include:
- Nursing Home Neglect/Elder Abuse
- Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis
- Hospital Mistakes and Negligence
- Birth Injury
- Surgical Injuries
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice or negligence, contact our lawyers in Erie, Edinboro, or Warren Pennsylvania today. Whether you have a nursing home neglect, elder abuse, or another type of medical malpractice lawsuit, our lawyers can advise you of your legal options and may be able to help you win compensation. Contact The Travis Law Firm if you would like a free case evaluation. Our medical malpractice lawyers will examine your case and help you in your lawsuit.
Hospital Mistakes and Negligence
According to a recent Institute of Medicine report, hospital mistakes account for 48 percent of medical malpractice claims. The study concludes that roughly 70 percent of these medical errors are preventable. The report lists the causes of errors as:
- Technical errors – 44 percent
- Misdiagnosis – 17 percent
- Failure to prevent injury – 12 percent
- Medication errors – 10 percent
Common hospital mistakes that could lead to serious injury or wrongful death include: medication errors, surgical errors, and obstetrical mistakes. Negligence occurs when a hospital does not follow proper safety precautions or fails to provide basic care. If you or a family member has been injured by a hospital mistake or negligence, contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Erie, Edinboro, or Warren today.
All surgeries carry a degree of risk or the possibility of error. However, sometimes avoidable errors may be made in the administration of surgery. These errors include:
- Surgical site mistakes
- Blood type mistakes
- Infections caused by surgery
- Surgical instruments left inside the patient’s body
- Wrong patient mistakes
- Anesthesia mistakes
Our medical malpractice lawyers are experienced in surgical injury cases. The Travis Law Firm – with offices in Erie PA, Edinboro PA, and Warren PA – provides trustworthy representation to Erie County, Warren County, Crawford County, and all of Western Pennsylvania.
Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis
One of the most costly medical errors, failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis leads to delayed, omitted, or inappropriate medical treatments. According to an Institute of Medicine study error rates range from 1.4 percent in cancer biopsies to a 20 to 40 percent in emergency room or ICU care.
Contact the Travis Law Firm if you are a medical malpractice victim. You may be eligible to financial compensation for your injuries. Statutes of limitations may apply, don’t delay, contact The Travis Law Firm today.
Birth injuries are physical injuries or deformities that are the direct result of childbirth. Studies show nearly three percent of American babies suffer birth defects. These injuries, often avoidable, can result in lifetime disability or deformity.
Common Birth Injuries Include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain or spinal cord damage
- Oxygen deprivation
- Bone fractures
- Mental retardation
- Bruising and skin irritation
- Erb’s palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy Infections
- Brachial plexus
- Internal bleeding
- Injury due to forceps
- Wrongful death
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one is the victim of the negligence of a health care professional, contact our trustworthy Pennsylvania lawyers today. We represent victims of nursing home neglect, elder abuse, birth injuries, surgical injuries, and other forms of medical malpractice. Contact the Travis Law Firm’s offices in Erie, Edinboro, or Warren if you would like a free case evaluation. Our medical malpractice lawyers will examine your case and help you with a successful lawsuit.