Medical Malpractice

Philadelphia and New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys of Sheridan & Murray have dedicated themselves to protecting the rights of victims whose lives have been changed forever as a result of a doctor’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, our medical malpractice lawyers can help you get the financial compensation you deserve.

Medical Malpractice Statistics

Medical malpractice is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, killing between 80,000 and 120,000 people each year. In addition, over one million more patients suffer injuries annually as a result of mistakes by doctors, nurses, technicians, and other medical professionals. Medical negligence resulting in personal injury may also occur due to malfunctioning equipment or dangerous facilities at hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, or other treatment centers.The experienced medical negligence attorneys of Sheridan & Murray provide those who have been injured as a result of medical negligence in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with quality representation, helping victims gain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering they have experienced.

While many are affected by medical malpractice and medical negligence, most victims do not know that they have legal rights or are hesitant to take action against their health care provider. At the firm of Sheridan & Murray, we understand the complexities of medical malpractice and medical negligence cases. Our attorneys have years of experience representing medical negligence victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and our record of impressive verdicts and settlements is a testament to our skill. We help victims receive the full compensation to which they are legally entitled.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Surgical Errors
Although all surgical procedures pose an element of risk, the health and safety of the patient can be further compromised by the medical negligence of surgeons and other medical professionals. Common surgical errors resulting in medical malpractice claims include operating on the wrong body part or on the wrong side of the body, incorrectly performing a procedure, using improper equipment, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or recommending an inappropriate or unnecessary procedure. Victims of medical negligence often need further treatment to correct the mistake, and are legally entitled to compensation for their injuries.

Failure to Diagnose
For most serious medical conditions, the earlier an individual is diagnosed, the more successful treatment can be, improving the patient’s overall chance of recovery. However, if a doctor fails to order appropriate tests or inaccurately interprets test results, months or years of treatment time can be lost, and patients may suffer severely adverse, and even deadly, health effects. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based medical malpractice lawyers of Sheridan & Murray fight for the rights of victims and their families. Our attorneys are well versed in the federal and state laws that apply to medical negligence cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and elsewhere, and we fight for compensation for negligence leading to a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a serious medical condition. The medical malpractice attorneys at Sheridan & Murray are available to help you.

Birth Injuries
Birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice can be extremely devastating. Occurring immediately prior to, during, or after the birth of a child, these injuries can cause brain damage, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, and other conditions, and are often caused by a doctor’s failure to determine that a cesarean delivery is necessary. Cerebral palsy is characterized by lack of muscle control and learning disabilities, and often requires ongoing medical care. Shoulder dystocia can cause Erb’s palsy, a condition which results in nerve damage and potential paralysis of the shoulder and arm, sometimes requiring surgery and physical therapy to improve. These conditions and other birth traumas many times constitute medical negligence, causing extreme emotional strain and financial hardship for victims and their families. Serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the medical malpractice lawyers of Sheridan & Murray believe families who have experienced birth injuries as a result of medical negligence deserve compensation.

Contact Our Philadelphia and New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Contact Sheridan & Murray today if you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice – we will review your case free of charge. Please submit information to us about the case so that our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers or medical negligence attorneys in New Jersey can investigate the most appropriate means of protecting your rights. Your case will be evaluated immediately, so get started on your claim today.

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