Philadelphia Malpractice Lawyer John Fox discusses Malpractice Cases.
It is very unfortunate when someone believes that they are a victim of malpractice. Philadelphia Malpractice Lawyer John Fox explains to injury victims that not all professional errors are considered malpractice. For an act to be considered malpractice, it must fall below the industry standard. Therefore, it is necessary to have all malpractice cases carefully reviewed by expert peer professionals to determine whether it was an act of malpractice or a known risk. If it is considered malpractice, Fox Law will aggressively proceed with the case.
Malpractice claims are most commonly filed against medical doctors or lawyers, however other professions may also be guilty of malpractice. In addition to Medical Malpractice, other types of malpractice may include Pharmaceutical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, and Professional Malpractice.
In the legal sense of the word, malpractice refers to negligence on the part of a professional. Malpractice cases vary greatly depending the particular situation and profession involved.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of malpractice, the first step is to speak with a Philadelphia Malpractice Attorney to discuss your case and have it carefully reviewed.
Types of Malpractice
Medical Malpractice: Malpractice suits are often filed against medical professionals. Within the scope of medical malpractice claims, there are four different areas where lawsuits are most commonly filed.
- Cosmetic Surgery: Cosmetic surgery has become a very popular procedure. When these procedures do not go as planned, it is sometimes the result of improper technique on the part of plastic surgeons.
- Prescription Drugs: Errors in prescribing drugs can result in life-threatening consequences to patients. In addition to prescribing the wrong drug, drug-related malpractice claims may involve administering the wrong dosage of a medication, or failing to be aware of dangerous interactions between prescribed drugs.
- Birth Injuries: Medical professionals may be guilty of birth injury malpractice if the tools used to deliver a baby are operated incorrectly. Additionally, birth injury malpractice may occur if medical professionals prescribe medications which harm the health of baby and mother, or if they fail to prepare in advance for the possibility of a birth by C-section.
- Diagnosis or Surgical Errors: If a doctor misdiagnosis an illness or disorder, they may be held liable for the harm this misdiagnosis causes to the patient. If a surgeon causes additional injury to a patient while performing an operation, they also may be held liable for their error and sued for malpractice.
Pharmaceutical Malpractice: Claims may be filed against pharmaceutical companies or pharmacies who have manufactured a faulty product or failed to warn consumers of a drugs danger or interaction with other drugs.
Legal Malpractice: In legal malpractice claims, an individual asserts that a legal professional does not complete their duties with the level of expertise expected from the profession. This usually involves a failure to represent a client properly in court.
Professional Malpractice: Members of the financial and accounting fields may also be held liable for malpractice. Malpractice in finance may take the form of misleading statements made by stock brokers, or instances of insider trading. Accounting errors may result in a malpractice claim as well.
Pharmaceutical Malpractice Settlement
A $650,000 Settlement in Lehigh County was reached by Philadelphia Malpractice Lawyer John Fox against a Pharmacy that incorrectly filled a thyroid prescription which required a microgram dosage but was filled with a milligram dosage 1,000 times stronger, initially causing client to suffer stroke-like symptoms, ultimately resulting in thyroid storm requiring intubation and lengthy hospital stay and rehabilitation.
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