Were You Injured By A Medical Provider?
If you or a loved one has been injured by the malpractice of a physician, nurse or medical provider, contact Stapp Law, LLC, in Williamsport. I have personally litigated numerous medical malpractice cases over the years involving ischemic strokes, misdiagnosis, surgical error and failure to treat.
If you believe you have been injured by a medical provider, please contact me to discuss the facts of your case. The consequences of medical malpractice could seriously affect you and your family for years to come, but I will work hard to help you bring medical negligence to justice. I am committed to protecting your rights, and through personalized guidance I strive to obtain the compensation you deserve for the losses you have suffered.
Filing A Malpractice Claim For Your Rightful Compensation
I am here to help you pursue a strong recovery if your medical malpractice case has merit and can be investigated cost-effectively. One way to contain legal costs is to understand and work within the law’s parameters for bringing a claim. In Pennsylvania, you have two years to file a medical malpractice action. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to recover damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Wage loss
- Loss of consortium
It is in your best interests to contact an experienced attorney who can guide you through the complex details of a malpractice claim. I have personally recovered more than $5 million for my clients throughout my more than 20 years of practice. From my law office in Williamsport, I represent victims of medical malpractice throughout central Pennsylvania to recover the compensation they deserve.
Why Some Personal Injury Lawyers Do Not Handle Medical Malpractice Cases
If you are looking for an attorney to evaluate your potential medical negligence claim, you may discover that many personal injury law firms shy away from medical malpractice. These are some common reasons, with explanations about how my law firm overcomes related obstacles.
Medical malpractice cases may be too expensive to investigate.
The cost of an investigation is indeed a factor when an attorney and a potential client are exploring the possibility of bringing a claim.
Costs of a personal injury case (such as car accident and slip-and-fall claims) or a medical malpractice case typically come out of a final payout obtained through a settlement or verdict, and sometimes insurers are also standing in line waiting for reimbursement. Therefore, it is important to consider whether the final recovery will be enough after legal fees and investigation costs are accounted for. Bills from medical professionals providing expert opinions in medical malpractice cases tend to be high.
In my law practice, I address this concern by screening medical malpractice cases carefully. It is much less costly to prove medical negligence when wrongdoing is blatantly obvious than when blame is more nuanced.
Even when a medical malpractice case is viable, the expenses to bring a claim may outweigh potential recovery for the injured person.
This is a valid concern that should be taken into account in the early stages of evaluation of a medical malpractice case.
If a full-blown lawsuit is not likely to pay off for you, I can advise you on other ways to seek relief after medical treatment has had a negative outcome.
Many lawyers feel uncomfortable over the idea of bringing medical malpractice claims against the same doctors who help them in personal injury cases in the same geographical area.
Indeed, quite a few attorneys do not want to “burn their bridges” by bringing claims against medical providers when they might later want to turn to the same doctors as expert witnesses in personal injury cases.
In fact, ethical doctors want to protect the integrity of the medical profession. In my law practice, I have tried-and-true ways to avoid conflicts of interest. I will gladly explain in person how I can overcome any obstacle for the sake of your solid medical malpractice case.
The medical world tends to have a language of its own. Many personal injury lawyers lack understanding of medical terminology, diagnoses and protocols.
It is actually a good thing when attorneys admit they are in over their heads and decline to take a case when they would not be the most effective sources of counsel. If you ask a personal injury lawyer for advice after a pharmacist caused you harm through filling a prescription wrongly, and the lawyer says he or she is not the right one to turn to, believe him or her.
If you seek advice from me, I assure you I will tell the truth about whether I am confident that I am an appropriate advocate for you. I will be transparent with you as to whom I turn to for help on medical aspects of your case.
The bottom line is a law firm’s commitment to medical malpractice clients’ best interests.
The important thing for my potential clients to understand is that if I take a case, it means I believe it has merit and the potential benefits for the injured person (or family members) justify the investment of an investigation. My remuneration will be a percentage of the total at the end, and I do not ask clients to pay for most investigation costs until a final settlement or verdict is paid out.
Don’t Let Your Injuries Affect Your Long-Term Well-Being. Talk To An Experienced Lawyer Today.
Do you have questions about filing a medical malpractice claim? Arrange your free consultation at my office to get answers. Please call 570-326-1077 or fill out my online form to schedule an appointment today.