Harrisburg Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Serving the Injured in Pennsylvania Since 1888!
We all expect competence when treated by doctors and other health care professionals, yet an alarming number of patients still fall victim to medical negligence. Research shows that hundreds of thousands of preventable medical errors occur in the United States each year, many of which cause patients unnecessary pain and suffering, and sometimes even wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has suffered a new or aggravated injury due to negligent medical treatment, you may have a medical malpractice case. At Metzger Wickersham, our skilled Harrisburg medical malpractice attorneys are backed by the resources of a large firm and decades of collective experience. We are passionate about helping our clients close this difficult chapter in their lives.
Please note: When in the best interest of the client, medical malpractice cases may be referred to other law firms.
Contact Metzger Wickersham to find out if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
What Are Examples of Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice may occur when a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other medical professional fails to treat a patient with competent care. Sometimes doctors use poor judgment, make mistakes during surgery, fail to diagnose illnesses or mistake the symptoms of one illness for another. This can place patients at a great risk for harm. There are many types of medical malpractice, and each case requires careful and thorough investigation.
We have seen cases dealing with the following types of medical negligence:
- Surgical mistakes, including use of improperly sterilized equipment, anesthesiology errors, and operation on wrong body part or patient
- Misdiagnosis or diagnosis errors, including failure to properly analyze lab results, failure to monitor changes in a patient's progression, and misinterpretation of MRIs, x-rays or test results
- Hospital negligence and emergency room errors, including improper administration of medication, improper use of a medical device, misdiagnosis of heart attack, stroke, blood clot or other serious medical condition while under hospital care, and discharge from hospital before it's safe for the patient to return home
- Birth injuries occurring before, during, or directly after delivery, including failure to administer an emergency C-section, brain damage, facial paralysis, Cerebral palsy, and Erb's palsy
Tell Us About Your Case – Call Now
Medical negligence cases can be very difficult to prove, which is why it is essential to entrust your case to an experienced attorney who can thoroughly investigate your case from all angles. If you have been injured, or if your child has sustained a serious birth injury due to a preventable medical error, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
Metzger Wickersham is standing by to offer you a free case review to help you understand your rights and options. Call (888) 286-2850 to get started.