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Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer Louis Jay Arnold

Medical malpractice occurs when the care provided by a doctor, dentist, nurse, hospital, nursing home or other healthcare provider falls below the accepted standard of care within the provider’s area of practice and, as a result, the patient is injured or dies. According to a study by Harvard University, more than 1 million people are injured annually in hospitals as the result of mistakes caused by doctors, nurses, malfunctioning medical devices, and other causes. In addition, medical malpractice can occur in a doctor’s office, a nursing home, or any other facility where medical care is provided.

Attorney Louis Jay Arnold has represented the victims of medical malpractice for more than three decades. He understands the importance of investigating these claims and hires the most qualified experts possible. Equally important, because of his one-on-one approach, Attorney Arnold works with his clients to understand their cases and to develop a comprehensive approach to every case.

Medical malpractice can occur in many ways, including:

  • Birth Injury – The birth of a child is supposed to be a time of joy. Unfortunately, doctors and other healthcare providers can make mistakes that cause lifelong injuries for the child and his or her family. When the birth injury is caused by a mistake, the victims may be entitled to compensation for the provider’s error. Birth injuries that may be considered medical malpractice include labor and delivery-related problems, oxygen shortage, failure to diagnose prenatal conditions, cerebral palsy, and brain damage.
  • Failure to timely diagnose diseases and other conditions – We have all heard the stories of people who were not promptly diagnosed with serious conditions such as breast cancer and lung cancer, and who either died or suffered greatly as a result. When a doctor fails to make a timely diagnosis, or delays in ordering the tests necessary to diagnose a disease, that conduct may be malpractice. In fact, various studies confirm that a large percentage of medical malpractice cases involve claims of misdiagnoses, diagnostic errors, delayed diagnoses or failures to diagnose.
  • Hospital-Related Infections – According to a report by the GAO, “health-care-associated infections (HAI) are estimated to be 1 of the top 10 causes of death in the United States. HAIs, as defined by CDC, are infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment for other conditions…. the most common HAIs are urinary tract infection (UTI), surgical site infection (SSI), pneumonia, and bloodstream infection (BSI).” Hospital-related infections are serious and can cause a lifetime of complications.
  • Medication Errors – Medication errors are among the most common medical errors, harming at least 1.5 million people annually, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Medication errors encompass all mistakes involving prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, vitamins, minerals, or herbal supplements. It is estimated that, on average, there is at least one medication error per hospital patient per day, although error rates vary widely across facilities. Not all errors lead to injury or death, although the number of preventable injuries is estimated to be at least 1.5 million annually.
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence – The elderly and severely infirm are often the victims of medical malpractice. There are many types of abuse caused by people who are paid to provide care for elderly people in nursing homes, including physical, psychological, emotional and financial abuse.
  • Surgical Mistakes –Accidents and mistakes often occur during surgery, including operating on the wrong area of the body, performing the wrong type of surgery, leaving instruments or other materials inside the patient, performing unnecessary surgery, and operating on the wrong patient.
  • Wrongful Death – When a patient dies as the result of medical negligence or a hospital’s mistake, his or her family or heirs can file a wrongful death lawsuit. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the victim’s family is compensated for the patient’s medical costs, as well as for lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
  • Wrong Treatment – Doctors and other medical providers sometimes perform the wrong treatment or fail to perform any treatment, thus, allowing a condition to worsen. When this occurs, it is also a type of malpractice.

Medical mistakes can change or destroy a patient’s life, as well as the lives of his or her friends and family. At Louis Jay Arnold, P.C., we are dedicated to holding doctors and other healthcare providers liable for the injuries they cause. Attorney Lou Arnold has been successfully fighting for the victims of doctor, dentist, nurse, hospital, nursing home or other healthcare provider malpractice for over 25 years. That is why if you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed as the result of medical malpractice, your first call should be to Attorney Louis Jay Arnold.

From your first meeting with Attorney Louis Jay Arnold and his staff until your case is concluded, you will recognize and benefit from his determination to provide the finest legal services to every client. He understands that a thorough investigation is often the difference between winning and losing, and hires the finest experts and investigators to determine how his clients were injured, and why. He employs this same attention to detail in every phase of every case and prepares every case for trial. As a result of his unwavering focus on his clients, many cases settle before trial because the defendants, their attorneys and their insurance companies also recognize Attorney Arnold’s excellent preparation and dedication to every client.

For more than 30 years, attorney Louis Jay Arnold has utilized his training and experience to obtain the best possible verdicts, awards and settlements for his clients. Mr. Arnold recognizes the trust and confidence his clients place in him, and has dedicated his law practice to righting the wrongs that have been done to them. As a result, Mr. Arnold has developed a reputation for providing high quality legal representation in a client-focused atmosphere.

All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, which means that the client does not pay a fee unless Mr. Arnold is successful in obtaining a recovery. When you or a loved one has been the victim of a medical mistake, contact Attorney Louis Jay Arnold, who will work with you to assure the best result possible. Just give Lou a call at (215) 735–1776, or click here to send Lou an email. Lou replies promptly to every inquiry.

 

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