When you or someone you love seeks medical attention, you expect to receive the best possible care available. When the care you receive leads to injuries or causes your health to worsen rather than improve, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party.
Receiving less than acceptable medical care or becoming the victim of a medical error or mishap can lead to additional health care challenges. Medical malpractice can also create its own sets of medical and injury-related expenses. The at-fault party is responsible for the cost of this additional medical care and for your physical and psychological pain and suffering.
You do not have to pursue financial compensation for your injuries on your own. A Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer can guide you through the process of proving the physical limitations of your injuries, how your injuries occurred, and how you need compensation to help you recover from your injuries. Get in touch with the legal team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC by calling (800) 641-8998 today.
Your Medical Malpractice Case Has a Monetary Value
When you seek financial compensation by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may be entitled to pursue recovery of the following economic and non-economic recoverable damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disability and disfigurement
- Mental and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You can also receive compensation for the cost of transportation to and from necessary medical appointments, for assistive medical devices, and over the counter and prescription medications. A member of our team can review your total recoverable injuries and losses.
When we calculate the monetary value of your medical malpractice claim, we can help make sure none of your eligible expenses and losses are overlooked. Our goal is to ensure your compensation claim is not undervalued or underpaid.
Prove the Cause of Your Medical Injuries
Medical malpractice does not only occur in hospital settings. In fact, you can have a case for medical malpractice against other different types of healthcare providers including a:
- Hospital worker
You may even be able to hold the health care facility, itself, financially liable for your injuries. Any person or entity who was to treat your injuries who did not meet the acceptable standard of care could potentially be a defendant in your medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you are uncertain about who to pursue for the financial compensation you deserve, reach out to Ben Crump Law, PLLC. A Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer can help you identify the right party to pursue awards, assign financial liability, and negotiate a financial settlement on your behalf.
Help Your Lawyer Build Your Medical Malpractice Case File
Our team will work hard to build a case file that establishes the cause of your injuries and shows a clear picture of your health before the medical error occurred and your current health.
Obtaining the following evidence can help you build your case:
- The names of each health care worker who interacted with you
- Your complete medical records, admission notes, and discharge notes
- Prescriptions and their verbal or printed instructions
- Before and after pictures of injured body parts
It is important to take note of your current medical condition and your future prognosis starting with your initial complaint. Your lawyer will use these details and information to prove the cause of your medical injuries and your right to financial compensation.
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How to Meet Pennsylvania’s Statute of Limitations
If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, you are entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party. In Pittsburgh, your right to compensation is limited by Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations. According to 42 PA Cons Stat § 5524, you have two years to file your medical malpractice lawsuit.
Failing to file your lawsuit within the allotted two years places your right to compensation at risk. It could mean you will not be able to file your lawsuit at all or compel the at-fault driver to compensate you for your injuries. Our personal injury team can help eliminate that risk by ensuring your lawsuit is filed on time. In addition, we will:
- Prove the cause of the medical malpractice
- Build a solid case for financial recovery
- Assign an accurate monetary value to your claim
- Compile a comprehensive case file
- Consult expert medical witnesses, if needed
- Negotiate with the at-fault party and/or their insurer
You are not alone in your pursuit of financial recovery after you have suffered a medical error. Our team fights hard to make sure you do not add financial frustration to the injuries you have already endured. We can help make sure your claim is filed on time and get to work fighting for the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Has an Additional Time Constraint
If your medical malpractice claim asserts that your injuries were the result of a health care professional failing to provide you with the accepted standard of care, you and your lawyer must file a signed Certificate of Merit. In addition to complying with Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations, according to 231 PA Code § 1042.3, your Certificate of Merit must be filed within 60 days of the filing of your lawsuit.
In addition, the Certificate of Merit you file must state your belief that you or your loved one did not receive an acceptable standard of medical care and be signed by a licensed medical professional who agrees with your assertion.
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We Fight Hard for Your Financial Recovery
If you or your loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, a Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer can help you receive financial compensation from the at-fault party. We fight hard for your entitled compensation, never shy away from tough cases, and will represent you on a contingency fee basis. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC by calling (800) 641-8998 today.