Medical malpractice lawyers are noting a recent trend in medical malpractice cases in the counties surrounding Philadelphia county. Historically, these counties have been very difficult for malpractice plaintiffs–so difficult, that even when doctors agree that significant malpractice occurred, it has been difficult to win at trial. Cases that arise in Philadelphia County, in contrast, have long had a better chance of success when malpractice has occurred.
Over the last several months, however, injured individuals have been successful in wining medical malpractice cases in Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton counties. The past few months have seen some of the largest verdicts in the state including a $32.8 million verdict in Chester County and $55 million dollar verdict in Lehigh County.
A recent article in the Legal Intelligencer examined this shift, and offers some explanation for it. This recent shift has been attributed to changing political affiliations, demographics, and attitudes toward hospitals, insurance companies and corporations. This shift is encouraging for injured Plaintiff’s, who now appear to have a better chance at compensation. This, in turn, can help hold hospitals and doctors accountable for providing world-class medical care.
Identifying whether an individual has a valid medical malpractice case can be complicated and time consuming process. The medical malpractice lawyers at Lopez McHugh are currently investigating incidents of medical malpractice in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and California. If you suffered a significant injury or a loved one died because of a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose, or a prescription medication error or a birth injury, then then you should contact a lawyer to discuss your legal options. There is no cost or obligation for the initial consultation and your information will be kept confidential. Contact Lopez McHugh, LLP today for a free case evaluation.