In short, medical malpractice occurs when injury or death is caused by a doctor or a member of a medical staff and or hospital failing to give the patient the appropriate care and treatment based on the circumstances of the case. Because medicine is complicated, a medical opinion is necessary to prove your case.
Claims for injuries must be filed within two years. You have more time if the injured person is under the age of 18. How long depends on the age of the child when the injury occurs.
The person who brings a claim, the Plaintiff, must properly name the people, hospitals or entity that commits the malpractice and serve them with a written complaint that follows the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure within the two year time frame.
If you believe you have such a case, call our offices immediately and one of our experienced attorneys will help you make that determination.