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Answering Your Medical Malpractice Questions

Filing a medical malpractice claim can be overwhelming if you do not have a legal background and are recovering from life-changing injuries. In addition, hospitals and their insurers do their best to make this process as difficult as possible. They are more concerned about their profits than paying you the compensation you deserve.

At Spence Custer, we are on your side and are ready to take your case. We take action to hold negligent health care providers and hospitals responsible after a preventable accident occurs under their watch.

When you meet with us at our Johnstown office, we will listen to your story, educate you on the process and answer any questions that you have, which may include:

What is medical malpractice?

Health care providers, administrators and hospitals are required to uphold certain standards of care when they treat patients. Medical malpractice occurs when these trained professionals do not meet these standards. The mistakes they make as a result of a careless or negligent act may be considered medical malpractice.

What are the common types of medical malpractice claims?

There are many situations that can result in patients filing a medical malpractice claim. These types of claims often fall into these categories: failure to diagnose an illness or condition, failure to provide proper treatment and failure to educate the patient on possible risks.

While you may believe you have a valid claim, you should speak with a lawyer to see if your case meets the legal standards of medical malpractice.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for these claims is two years. If you file a claim after this time is expired, you may not be able to take legal action and receive the compensation you deserve. When you contact our firm, we begin working on your case right away because we know that the clock is ticking on your legal matter.

What types of damages can I recover for my injuries?

The compensation you may be entitled to receive depends on many factors, including the injury you sustained, your earning potential and other factors. Our attorneys are familiar with the amount of compensation that victims often receive for their injuries. We have helped our clients secure large settlements and verdicts for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost past and future wages, and other noneconomical damages.

Uncertain About Your Options? Speak With Us Today.

You do not have to face this legal matter alone. Call 814-250-0389 or email Spence Custer to get in touch with a skilled lawyer who cares. We do not charge for initial consultations, so you do not have to worry about paying legal fees before we take your case.