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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Luzerne County

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Medical malpractice occurs when a patient experiences harm due to a doctor or other medical professional's failure to meet the proper standard of care. This type of negligence can lead to a range of adverse health outcomes, from minor injuries to severe, life-altering conditions or even death.

If you or someone close to you has suffered such negligence, it's crucial to seek seasoned legal assistance. Our team of dedicated medical malpractice lawyers in Luzerne County can support you. At Slusser Law Firm, our firm boasts over 170 years of collective legal experience, providing a strong foundation to assist you effectively in navigating through the complexities of medical malpractice claims. We are committed to advocating for your rights and helping you pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.

Contact our firm to learn how our medical malpractice lawyers in Luzerne County, PA, can assist you. Dial (570) 405-9953 or fill out our online form.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

There is an array of medical malpractice cases that can unfold, each with its unique complexities and challenges.

Examples of types of medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis: Misdiagnosis happens when a healthcare professional fails to accurately identify a patient’s condition, leading to potential complications such as inappropriate treatments or a patient’s condition worsening to a stage that is difficult to treat.
  • Delayed diagnosis: A delay in identifying the correct medical issue can result in missed opportunities for treatment and further exacerbate the patient's condition.
  • Prescription drug errors: Errors in prescribing or dispensing medication can lead to patients receiving incorrect drugs, posing risks of adverse reactions or ineffective treatment due to medication conflicts.
  • Failure to treat: This happens when a correct diagnosis is made but not acted upon, whether through premature discharge, inadequate follow-up, or substandard care.
  • Surgical errors: Surgical mistakes can range from performing an incorrect procedure to using non-sterile instruments. Overall, they are instances that should not have occurred.
  • Anesthesia errors: Errors in anesthesia administration, whether through dosage mistakes or oversight in patient history, can lead to severe pain, injuries, or even death.
  • Failure to prevent infections: Inadequate sterilization and poor sanitary practices in healthcare facilities can result in patient infections.

Our dedicated team of medical malpractice lawyers in Luzerne County recognizes the significant stress these situations can cause. As such, we are committed to providing personalized legal services, tailored to meet the specific needs of each of our clients. Our goal is to help guide our clients every step of the way toward pursuing the damages they are rightfully entitled to.

Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in PA

In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years from the date the malpractice was first discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. While this time period might initially appear to be enough time to take action, it is important to begin the process as swiftly as possible to make sure you do not forfeit your right to seek justice and compensation.

Our experienced team at Slusser Law Firm can offer comprehensive support throughout this challenging journey. We are dedicated to helping you determine whether you have a valid case, understand the specific statute of limitations that applies to your situation, identify the damages you are rightfully entitled to, and assist you in taking the appropriate steps forward. With our experience, we aim to demystify the legal complexities and advocate on your behalf.

Contact Our Luzerne County Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered harm from medical malpractice, it's crucial to reach out to our team of medical malpractice attorneys in Luzerne County at Slusser Law Firm. We are deeply committed to our clients and understand the profound impact such incidents can have on your life and wellbeing.

Recognizing the challenges you may face in these situations, our passionate attorneys can travel to your location if your injuries prevent you from coming to us. We prioritize your needs and are available 24/7 to provide you with the support and guidance you deserve during this time.

Dial (570) 405-9953 or fill out our online form to set up a consultation to learn more about our medical malpractice attorneys in Luzerne County, PA.

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