Judy Greenwood and her legal team at the Law Offices of Judy Greenwood, P.C., can help you if you have been injured due to medical malpractice, surgical negligence, or any other type of medical professional negligence.
The key to our medical malpractice law practice is that we are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you need to take care of your family and cover all of your medical bills. It is our goal to achieve a successful outcome for you, so you can move forward with your life.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional makes a mistake while caring for you or your loved one. We understand that, because medical professionals have a high degree of training and experience, they are not always perfect. Therefore, if you believe your medical professional made a mistake, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Our team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys will do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve. This includes obtaining and reviewing evidence, interviewing doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, and evaluating the damages you sustained as a result of the medical malpractice.
We will then represent you in court and fight for you to get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Lawyers who will fight for you and have your back
Medical malpractice cases occur when a doctor commits negligence against his/her patient. This occurs when a physician fails to provide adequate treatment for a patient, causing injury or death. In some instances, a doctor may commit medical malpractice because he/she failed to properly perform surgery, administer medication, or follow up with post-operative care.
In addition to failing to provide adequate care, another type of medical malpractice involves providing substandard care. For example, a physician may fail to properly examine a patient, misdiagnose a disease, prescribe the wrong medication, or fail to inform a patient about potential complications.
If you believe that you or someone close to you has been harmed due to medical malpractice, it is important to consult a skilled attorney immediately. A medical malpractice lawyer will investigate the case thoroughly and evaluate whether or not there is evidence to support a claim. If you do decide to pursue legal action, the lawyer will work diligently to protect your interests throughout the entire process.
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse, dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, optometrist, psychologist, physical therapist, pharmacist, social worker, surgeon, pathologist, radiologist, or other health care provider fails to meet the appropriate standard of care for the specific type of health care he or she provides. In some cases, physicians are sued for failing to diagnose or treat a disease or injury properly. Other times, patients sue because a physician failed to perform a procedure correctly. Sometimes, a patient sues a medical facility or institution for allowing a dangerous situation to occur.
The MCARE act gives patients the ability to file suit against medical professionals who fail to live up to certain standards of care. If you believe that you have been harmed due to medical malpractice, contact our office today.
As parents prepare for the arrival of their babies, it is important to understand that despite medical advances, birth injuries continue to happen. A recent study found that approximately 25% of births involve some type of birth injury. While many birth injuries are relatively minor, others can cause long-term health issues for the child.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimates that about one in every four infants born in the United States suffers a birth injury. These include fractures, nerve damage, bleeding, bruising, premature delivery, and low Apgar scores.
Injuries can occur for a number of reasons, including complications during labor, poor fetal positioning, excessive force used during deliveries, and lack of training among obstetrical caregivers.
Under the direction of the law, our personal injury lawyers in Montgomery County can help victims of birth injury recover damages for medical malpractice. If you believe that your child suffered a birth injury due to the negligent actions of another person, contact us today.
The most common surgery mistake involves damage done while operating. These accidents often occur due to lack of training or inexperience among doctors and nurses. Other times it's because of human error. In some cases, surgeons accidentally cut into the wrong blood vessel, causing internal bleeding. Or they mistakenly operate on the wrong body part. Sometimes, patients die because of errors like these.
Medical malpractice claims are often filed because of serious injury suffered during surgery. These types of cases typically involve complications that arise due to negligence by health care providers. When patients suffer serious harm or death while under the care of a physician, it is possible that a lawsuit could be brought against the individual provider. However, not every case of medical error leads to litigation.
In some instances, errors occur without malice or neglect, and there is no legal liability. For example, a surgeon may perform the correct procedure, but make a mistake in judgment about how much tissue to remove. This type of error does not constitute medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician fails to act within the appropriate standard of care. There are many different standards of care that apply to physicians depending upon the particular circumstances of each situation. A physician must always exercise the degree of skill, knowledge and ability ordinarily possessed and exercised by members of his profession in similar situations.
A physician is held to a high standard of care, and he is liable for any negligent acts committed outside of his scope of practice. If you believe that you have been harmed by another person’s actions, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and determine whether we can help you.
A recent study found that one out of every 10 people in the United States experience a medication error during hospitalization. A medication error occurs when a patient receives an incorrect dosage, takes the wrong medication, or is administered the medication incorrectly. These errors can lead to serious injuries or even death.
The problem starts with physicians prescribing medications to patients. Physicians make mistakes because they don't always know what they are writing down in prescriptions, and they may write down the wrong drug, dose, or frequency. They may also prescribe the wrong medication altogether.
Patients who receive the wrong medication accidentally due to an error in communications or misdiagnoses are often subject to serious injuries or death. An example of a medication mistake is taking an over- the- counter product that contains acetaminophens while you're already taking a prescription pain medicine containing this exact ingredient. This mistake could cause you take more than the recommended amount of acetaminophen, placing yourself at risk of liver failure.
Medical malpractice is one of the most common types of personal injury cases in the United States today. In fact, it is the third leading cause of death in the United States. While many people believe that medical malpractice lawsuits occur due to physician error, there are actually several different ways in which a patient can become injured due to inadequate treatment.
In some instances, a doctor makes a mistake during surgery. This type of medical malpractice lawsuit occurs when a surgeon fails to properly perform a procedure or performs the wrong operation altogether. A dentist may make a mistake while performing root canal procedures or oral surgeries. Even a nurse may commit medical malpractice if he/she does not administer proper medication or takes too long to treat a patient.
In another form of medical malpractice, a patient receives substandard care in a nursing home. For example, a resident might fall out of bed or develop bedsores. In addition, a facility may fail to prevent infections or malnutrition. As a result, a person could suffer serious physical harm or even die.
A final way that a person can become injured due to medical malpractice is when someone else commits such acts against him/her. This can include an individual who negligently provides medical care, a family member who mistreats a loved one, or a health professional who intentionally harms someone.
If you suspect that your loved one experienced medical malpractice, contact our firm immediately. We offer free consultations and we accept both personal injury and wrongful death claims.
When you are diagnosed with cancer, it can be devastating. You feel helpless and alone because no one seems to understand what you are experiencing. You wonder how someone could possibly miss such a serious problem. But unfortunately, there are times when a doctor makes a mistake. This happens when he or she does not properly examine you or make sure that you have been given enough information about your symptoms. If a doctor fails to detect a tumor or fails to correctly diagnose a disease, the patient can suffer great harm.
Patients who undergo surgery often require post-operative care to ensure their recovery goes smoothly. But sometimes hospitals fail to adequately monitor patients or provide proper care. This leads to complications that could potentially harm the patient.
Inadequate or improper patient monitoring, incorrectly administered medications, improper sterilization techniques and unsafe patient movement resulting in fall are just some examples of negligent care.
Likewise, improper discharge refers to releasing patients too soon without ensuring they're ready to go home. Patients who are released early may experience worsening symptoms because they aren't receiving adequate care. They might even die if they depend on the hospital for life-supporting treatments.
In more serious cases, improper discharges can lead to death if patients don't receive appropriate follow-up care.
Anesthesia errors can cause brain injury, stroke, heart attack, birth defects and even death. But it doesn’t happen often enough to make headlines.
According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, there were nearly 30,000 deaths related to general anesthesia complications in 2016 — about one every six hours. This is down from 40,000 deaths per year in 2010. However, the number of reported cases of anesthesia complications increased by almost 50% during that same period.
While some of these incidents could be attributed to inexperience, others might indicate that hospitals aren’t doing enough to prevent mistakes.
The most common causes of anesthesia related deaths are errors in administration of drugs and failures to detect problems during the course of treatment. In some cases, patients die because of mistakes made by medical professionals during surgery. Anesthesiologists make many decisions during surgery that affect the health of the patient. They must weigh the risks versus benefits of each procedure, determine how much pain the patient needs to endure, and decide whether it is safe to proceed with the operation.
In addition to making these life and death decisions, anesthesiologists must maintain strict vigilance throughout the entire surgical process. Their attention must remain focused on the patient while monitoring numerous physiological functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, breathing patterns, pupil dilation, and body temperature.
A patient is never more vulnerable to error than when he or she is unconscious. During general anesthesia, the patient is unable to communicate with his or her physician about potential complications or adverse reactions. Patients cannot feel pain, and therefore do not experience discomfort or distress when something goes wrong. As a result, there is no one else around to notice the problem.
Even the slightest mistake can have devastating consequences. For example, a doctor might fail to properly intubate a patient prior to administering anesthesia. This could lead to airway obstruction, causing the patient to suffocate. Or, a surgeon might perform a procedure without adequate visualization tools, leading to injury or infection.
Here are two types of anesthesia errors you probably haven’t heard about.
1. Failed intubation
2. Failed mask ventilation
Medical malpractice claims are often complex and difficult to prove. There are many challenges facing lawyers and clients alike. One of the most challenging issues involves the doctor’s reputation. Doctors do everything possible to protect themselves against allegations of negligence. They want to avoid being labeled negligent and to defend themselves against such accusations. This makes it even harder for plaintiffs to win their cases.
The medical community is very protective of each other. If one doctor gets sued, he or she might not speak up about another doctor’s mistakes. In addition, doctors don’t like to admit that they make mistakes. Most physicians feel that admitting errors is tantamount to admitting incompetence. As a result, some doctors refuse to discuss their colleagues’ mistakes.
Our team of experienced attorneys understands how to deal with these hurdles. Our lawyers know how to identify weaknesses in a physician’s defense. They also know how to use the law to help you obtain compensation for injuries caused by medical negligence.
While we have a law office in Philadelphia, that helps service the city, Delaware County, and parts of New Jersey, the Plymouth Meeting, PA location serves Montgomery County, PA, and into Bucks County. Here are some areas we regularly speak to individuals about medical malpractice cases:
Plymouth Meeting, PA , King of Prussia, PA, Conshohocken, PA, Milbourne, PA, Fort Washington, PA, Gwynedd, PA, Fairview Village, PA, Eagleville, PA, Audbon, PA, Collegeville, PA, Chesterbrook, PA, Strafford, PA, Chestnut Hill, PA, Wyndmoor, PA, Glenside, PA, Wynnefield Heights, PA, Haverford, PA, Wayne, PA, Gulph Mills, PA, Villanova, PA, Blue Bell, PA, Montgomery County, PA, Ambler, PA, Horsham, PA, Willow Grove, PA, Glenside, PA, Norristown, PA, East Norriton, PA, Spring House, PA, Skippack, PA, Worcester, PA, Kulpsville, PA, North Wales, PA, Lansdale, PA, Mongtomeryville, PA, Warrington, PA , Hatfield, PA, Limerick, PA, Schwenksville, PA, Warminster, PA, Comar, PA, and Harleysville, PA.
At the Law Offices of Judy Greenwood, P.C., we know how frustrating it is to find out that your health problems are not being treated properly. We understand what it feels like to trust someone else to do something for you, and then to discover later that they failed you. When you suffer harm due to another individual's negligence, you deserve justice.
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