Getting injured is difficult enough, but getting injured by a doctor or medical professional when we need his or her assistance more than ever is catastrophic. If you or someone close to you has been seriously injured at a hospital in or around Lancaster, it is important to realize that you may be entitled to significant compensation.
Our team at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., is prepared to bring the approach that has obtained millions of dollars for clients in more than 25 years of experience to work on any Lancaster medical malpractice case.
Types of Lancaster medical malpractice claims we handle
Our team of lawyers has extensive experience working on cases related to:
- Birth injuries
- Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Prostate and colon cancer misdiagnosis
- Breast cancer misdiagnosis
- Surgical errors and hospital mistakes
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency room errors
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brain damage from birth complication
Regardless of your issue, we encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible. These cases can require extensive discovery and investigation, and success depends on decisive action. We are here for you – contact us now.
What is the deadline for filing a Lancaster medical malpractice claim?
Each state is responsible for setting time limits for how long victims of medical malpractice have to file lawsuits against the allegedly negligent medical provider in their case. In Pennsylvania, the medical malpractice statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that the medical malpractice victim has a two-year window from the date of the alleged malpractice with which to file a lawsuit against the provider.
Pennsylvania law does allow for various exceptions to this two-year window. The first of these is for those who are under 18 at the time of their injury occurs. In these cases, the statute of limitations is paused (tolled) until the victim reaches their 18th birthday. This means they will have until their 20th birthday to file a lawsuit.
Additionally, Pennsylvania law says that the statute of limitations can be tolled until the date the patient knew or should have known about their injury and that the injury likely occurred due to malpractice. This is called the “discovery rule.”
How much compensation is available for Lancaster medical malpractice claim?
There is no set amount of money available for victims of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania. Each case comes with a different set of circumstances and facts that need to be taken into consideration by insurance carriers or a jury. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our attorneys strive to recover both economic and non-economic compensation on behalf of our medical malpractice clients. This can include the following:
- Complete coverage of medical bills caused by the malpractice
- Lost income if a victim cannot work while they recover
- Any household out-of-pocket expenses the victim incurs
- Coverage of any medical devices or prescription medications
- Costs of any vehicle or home modifications
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of quality of life damages
Unlike other states, Pennsylvania does not have any caps, or limitations, on the total amount of compensation a victim can recover for economic and non-economic medical malpractice damages.
An example of our success:
$1.1 million to a young boy who sustained nerve damage to his arm at birth. With the aid of several nationally renowned experts, we were able to demonstrate that the obstetrician failed to recognize the signs of shoulder dystocia, an event that can occur when the baby is too large for the mother to safely deliver vaginally.
Contact a Lancaster medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical provider, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. are standing by to offer you compassionate and qualified assistance.