Making one mistake isn’t usually a huge problem in most circumstances, but it is disastrous when the mistake is fatal and was caused by another person’s negligence.
Medical malpractice occurs when a trusted doctor or hospital fails to uphold a set standard of care for a patient. A misdiagnosis, wrongly prescribed medication, early discharge, or delayed treatment could all lead to medical malpractice. The injuries that result from these careless mistakes are painful, emotionally exhausting, time consuming, and expensive. That’s where the Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers at Lundy Law come in.
Serving throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
Our injury law firm has offices—not just drop boxes—located in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey to best serve the needs of injured people throughout the Delaware Valley.
If you’ve suffered serious injuries, get serious representation from Lundy Law—we’ll fight for your rights in and out of court to make sure you get the money you need for lost wages, medical bills, prescriptions, and pain and suffering.
Steps to Take to Avoid Medical Malpractice
According to the Institute of Medicine, the following procedures can be used to guard yourself against becoming a victim of medical malpractice.
- At Home
Keep a list of all prescriptions, supplements, and vitamins you take. Share the list with your physician.
- At the Pharmacy
Be sure to compare your prescription with the drugs and directions you are given at the pharmacy. For added precaution, ask the pharmacist to review the prescription and directions. If there is any confusion, ask questions and request written directions.
- Outpatient Care
Have a drug prescriber write down all relevant information about the prescription for you, including side effects and proper use.
- Inpatient Care
Don’t take any medication without first being informed of the drug’s purpose by your doctor or nurse. Be sure to monitor your medication use. Before a surgery or after a patient discharge, have the doctor explain any medications you should be using. Also, go over directions for use and any potential side effects.
When your trust is taken for granted by a reckless healthcare provider, early intervention is essential—get serious lawyers you can depend on immediately. The reliable medical malpractice lawyers at Lundy Law stand up for the injured and are persistent in their fight for your compensation. You worry about your recovery. Let our medical malpractice lawyers worry about the money you are owed.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a medical malpractice incident in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware, contact the injury attorneys at Lundy Law and get the compensation you deserve. Our offices are located in Philadelphia, Reading, Blue Bell, Wilmington, Cherry Hill, and Bethlehem. Fill out a free online consultation form or call us at (866) 281-8612 today. Get Serious. Get Lundy.