Did The Hospital Fail To Recognize A Stroke?
The American Stroke Association estimates that strokes afflict approximately half a million people each year. Additionally, of those afflicted, one-third will die as a result and 200,000 will be disabled. Today, 3 million Americans live as survivors of strokes.
For some of the families of these survivors, having an attorney who is experienced in medical malpractice law means obtaining just compensation for a negligent act that caused an unparalleled level of pain. Contact our injury attorneys today if someone you love suffered a stroke at the hands of medical staff.
General Information On Malpractice Laws In Pennsylvania
Understanding the law is extremely important if you wish to take legal action against a doctor, hospital, nursing home or other medical facility. Yet attempting to navigate through the complex legal system alone may be an arduous task. Fortunately, we can guide you through the process of filing a claim and understanding how medical malpractice law works.
Below is some helpful information on malpractice laws in Pennsylvania:
- Statute of limitations: In Pennsylvania, if someone you love suffers a stroke due to medical malpractice, he or she has two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this period, you probably will not be able to take legal action.
- Contributory negligence: Pennsylvania follows a contributory negligence rule in cases involving medical malpractice. This means that a claimant may obtain recovery as long as his or her negligence is less than that of the defendant.
- No award limit: In Pennsylvania, there is no award limit in medical malpractice cases. Therefore, if someone you love has a stroke because of medical negligence, a jury will decide how much to award you.
Why Should You File A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
If you or someone you love is the victim of medical malpractice, you have the right to file a lawsuit. By taking legal action, you may be able to ease the burden your family experiences by obtaining reimbursement.
Securing Your Future After Serious Injury
Our firm is grateful for the opportunity to represent clients from all walks of life. We focus on the goals of minimizing clients’ losses, obtaining significant recovery for injuries, and providing security and comfort to the families in death actions. Contact John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C. in Pittsburgh, online or call 412-620-6361 for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your situation. When we accept your case, you owe nothing out of pocket until we recover compensation for you.