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Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Decades of Experience Serving Clients throughout the United States

The attorney-physicians at LawMD represents clients in Philadelphia and throughout the nation. Pennsylvania is a state with a unique mix of urban and rural communities. Our legal team has helped patients and families across the state.

Our reach is broad; so is our knowledge. If you have been injured by a doctor’s error or a hospital’s mistake, you can’t afford to trust just any law firm with your case. Our legal team has the background and experience to help you work to get the results and compensation you deserve.

Call us at (888) 695-2963 today or contact us online to receive your free case evaluation.

The Prevalence of Medical Malpractice

Car accidents kill approximately 1.3 million Americans each year. Did you know that medical mistakes kill even more?

Medical malpractice has reached epidemic levels in this country, but it’s not something you hear about all that often. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., just behind cancer and heart disease. So why aren’t more people aware of this silent, sinister killer? Pharmaceutical companies and hospitals are wealthy and powerful corporations. They have every reason to keep you from knowing just how often they make grave errors. And, far too often, doctors fail to speak up when they make a mistake.

At LawMD, our medical malpractice lawyers stand up to big hospitals and big pharma. We take on the tough cases no one else will touch, and we advocate for people who have been told they’re just imagining things or simply trying to get attention. We also challenge doctors to explain their treatment decisions and their failure to abide by the accepted standard of care. If you have been injured due to a doctor’s mistake, a hospital’s negligence, or an error on the part of a health care professional or institution, we are confident that we can help you.

Compensation in Medical Malpractice Cases

LawMD is a nationally recognized law firm, known for taking on some of the biggest hospital systems (and their insurance providers) in the country. Many of our attorneys are also physicians, giving us rich insight into these challenging and complex cases.

Whether you have lost a loved one due to a medical error or you have suffered a life-changing injury because a doctor acted negligently, our lawyers can help you work to get the compensation you deserve.

Each case is different, but you can generally seek compensation for:

  • Hospital bills
  • Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Doctors’ bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future earnings
  • Loss of companionship
  • Special needs education costs
  • Emotional pain and distress

In the most devastating medical malpractice cases, a grieving family must cope with the loss of a beloved father, mother, or another loved one. In such cases, these families may be able to recover funeral expenses and other compensation.

Money can’t replace what you have lost—not by a long shot. It can’t restore your health or bring back a loved one. However, compensation can help ease your financial burdens, giving you the time and resources you need to focus on doing whatever you can to reclaim your life or move on after a loved one has passed.

The Medical Malpractice Process in Pennsylvania

Understandably, people who have been harmed by a doctor’s negligence or a hospital’s mistake want to know what they can expect in their medical malpractice case. At LawMD, many of our trial lawyers are also a doctors. We put our combination of medical and legal knowledge to work for you.

Doctors are trained to practice good bedside manner by listening to their patients and addressing their concerns. Our lawyers use this same approach in the cases we take on. We start by explaining the steps involved in your case, so you’re never left wondering what comes next.

In general, the medical malpractice process in Pennsylvania involves the following:

  • The Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations: As with other types of cases, medical malpractice lawsuits are governed by a statute of limitations, which limits the amount of time in which a victim of medical malpractice has to file a claim. These time limits are just one of the reasons it is so important to contact a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia as soon as you suspect you have been harmed by a doctor, hospital, or another health care professional or facility.
  • Investigating the Facts in Your Case: The next step in your case is finding out exactly what happened. Our physician-attorneys are skilled at examining medical records, interpreting diagnostic reports, and identifying areas of concern in your treatment plan. We also listen to you and the important people in your life. You are the best judge of your health and feelings, which is why we take the time to really listen to what you have to say. We work closely with our clients to begin building a case designed to get the maximum compensation available. We also talk to spouses, children, and other people who know you well. Documenting your side of the story is an important part of building your case.
  • Locating an Expert Medical Witness: Like many states, Pennsylvania requires plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases to submit a certificate of merit from a qualified medical expert. This affidavit must be filed with the court within 60 days of filing the lawsuit.
  • Negotiating Settlement: In some medical malpractice cases, it is possible to settle a case well before the trial stage. However, the decision to pursue a settlement must be carefully weighed against a number of factors. At LawMD, we always consult with our clients when it comes to considering the possibility of settlement. It is a complex decision that demands careful consideration. In some situations, the defendant in the case won’t discuss settlement until the case has been filed. Because medical malpractice cases are often defended by insurance companies, it is important to work with a lawyer familiar with insurance company tactics. Our lawyers have spent their careers taking on huge hospitals and their insurers. We know how they operate, we know their weaknesses, and we know how to fight back.

Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

Medicine is a huge industry. There are dozens of medical specialties for every kind of medical condition. There are just as many medicine-related subspecialties, such as pharmacology, physical therapy, nursing, and more. Every medical professional is held to a certain standard of care. When a patient is harmed due to a lapse in the applicable standard of care, medical professionals must be held responsible for their actions. When human lives are at stake, mistakes simply aren’t acceptable.

Our attorneys handle a full range of medical malpractice cases. Some of our most notable successes have involved cases featuring:

No matter what type of medical malpractice issue you’re facing, we have the knowledge and skill to help.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Get Compensation for Your Injuries

The law in Pennsylvania limits the amount of time in which you have to bring a medical malpractice claim. There are, however, exceptions to the general rule, so don’t assume that your claim is barred. For example, if you did not discover a doctor’s mistake until recently, you may still be able to file a claim. Our lawyers can evaluate your case to determine if you are still within the statute of limitations.

If you believe you have been injured by a doctor’s mistake or a hospital’s negligence, the team at LawMD can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Our medical malpractice lawyers are standing by to answer your questions and address your concerns. The physician-attorneys at LawMD offers free case evaluations and 24/7 assistance.

Call us today at (888) 695-2963 or use our online contact form to request a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

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Recent Verdicts and Settlements

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • $25,000,000

    Surgical Errors

    Internal Bleeding From Surgical Error in Infertility Treatment Led to Death ...

  • $8,000,000

    Birth Injury

    Brain-Damaged Premature Infant/Baby.

  • $5,000,000

    Medication Errors

    Heparin Drug Overdose and Improper Endocarditis Treatment.

  • $5,000,000

    Failure to Treat

    Failure to Diagnose Heart Condition Resulted in Death.

  • $4,000,000

    Personal Injury

    Settlement from Wrongful Commercial Auto Accident.

  • $3,400,000

    Surgical Errors

    Displaced Surgical Band Caused Death.

  • $3,000,000

    Surgical Errors

    Improper Surgery with Bleeding Disorder.

  • $3,000,000

    Failure to Treat

    Failure to Treat Patient After Neck Surgey Led to Death.

  • $3,000,000

    Birth Injury

    Failure to Treat Respiratory Issues and Wrongful Death.

  • $2,700,000

    Medical Malpractice

    Failure to Diagnose Infection Led to Death.

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    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.


    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.


    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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