Areas Of Practice
Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Philadelphia & the Surrounding Metro Area
Karp and Hart are medical malpractice attorneys experienced in Pennsylvania law. Within the Philadelphia metropolitan area and the surrounding Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Berks Counties are some of the finest Health Care institutions and teaching hospitals. Unfortunately, it is also a region where, due to the sheer number of hospitals and physicians, many instances of medical negligence occur.
Simply stated, medical malpractice is negligent conduct rendered by a medical provider which results in personal injury. At fault can be it a doctor, nurse or other hospital clinician. There can also be medical prescription errors.
From the moment you contact Stephen Karp and Peter Hart you will receive the caring and focused legal attention that your individual case needs. Their overview will determine if from a legal standpoint you have grounds for litigation. If so, a thorough investigation of every aspect of your circumstance is initiated, and this becomes the foundation for the subsequent legal action to be built upon. As personal injury lawyers, we can make this determination, and decide how strong your case is.
Unfortunate Medical Malpractice Does Occur
Medical malpractice is similar to a driver ignoring a red traffic light and causing an accident. Here, it is the healthcare provider who has run a medical red light. When a medical provider fails to follow a procedure that other doctors generally would have deemed reasonable, or performs a procedure which he or she should not have performed, there could be a case of medical malpractice.
We all know that complications and unexpected results can occur even with appropriate medical care. Doctors and healthcare providers do not, nor should they, guarantee that their treatments will be successful. It is only if a healthcare provider negligently causes or contributes to an injury that he or she will be held liable. The conduct which caused the injury must fall below the standard of care expected in that doctor’s specialty.
Medical Malpractice in Chester County
Karp and Hart have seen that in their years of law practice in Chester County, Pennsylvania, most medical malpractice injuries do not result in lawsuits. People normally do not want to bring lawsuits against their doctors no matter what, and despite suffering an injury, many patients are unaware that they have experienced medical malpractice.
A Harvard Medical Practice Study has shown that approximately 80,000 people die in the United States each year from medical malpractice. Additional studies often show that the number of yearly deaths from medical malpractice is closer to 98,000 people. Keep in mind that these studies are limited to only hospitals – and therefore do not include all possible input to the statistics.
According to that same Harvard Study, more than one million people annually suffer injuries from medical malpractice throughout the country. Those mistakes, to name a few, include:
We Limit our Practice to Personal Injury Cases and Medical Malpractice Cases
Steve Karp and Peter Hart have been practicing medical malpractice law in Chester County since the early 1980’s. They have tried medical malpractice cases in
And in the following regions and their surrounding vicinity:
They are fully aware of the burdens that must be overcome in order to successfully prosecute a medical malpractice claim. It is not easy. You must keep in mind that over 90% of all cases – no matter how egregious the medical error – are won by the healthcare provider. As a consequence, before any medical malpractice case is pursued, our investigation ensures that there is a proper claim. Karp and Hart have a physician specialist – in the particular medical area of your malpractice – review your case in detail, and provide an opinion as to whether there is a reasonable basis to bring the case.
We are the only law firm in Chester County, Pennsylvania which strictly limits its practice to only personal injury cases and medical malpractice cases. No other law firm limits its practice to these areas. Please contact Karp and Hart.