The Importance of Rapidly Consulting with X-Ray Malpractice & Radiology Error Attorneys Jul21


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The Importance of Rapidly Consulting with X-Ray Malpractice & Radiology Error Attorneys

Medical malpractice lawsuits occur all the time, although not at the rate that one would think. Each year 98,000 people in the United States die as a result of a medical error. Those that live in Pennsylvania will find that there are X-ray malpractice and radiology error attorneys who will represent them on such cases. If you or a loved one have suffered because of X-ray or radiology errors, you may need to consult with an attorney about the case. Following are some facts people need to know about malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania.

The statute of limitations on medical malpractice suits in Pennsylvania runs out two years from the date that the medical error was found. The time frame on that takes into account the time the error should have reasonably been discovered. There is an additional stipulation on cases after March of 2002 where the patient is given seven years after the date of the discovered injury to file a lawsuit. However, it is better for those who suffer such an injury from malpractice to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

When it comes to recovering damages because of a malpractice, there are several types: compensatory damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. The first type pays the plaintiff for lost wages, medical bills and other actual costs. Non-economic damages compensate the plaintiff for intangible issues such as pain and suffering. Neither of these two has a limit on how much the plaintiff can be awarded for damages. The last damage award is punitive. This type of award punishes the doctor or another healthcare provider whose recklessness caused the plaintiff’s injury.

Thomas E. Crenney & Associates LLC have been providing legal solutions for clients in the Pennsylvania and West Virginia areas for over 30 years. The practice focuses on personal injury, motor vehicle accidents and defects, highway design, products and premises liability, professional negligence and medical malpractice. Employers, insurance companies or the negligent party in your case may try to limit the amount of compensation to which you are entitled. You have a right to receive all you are due. 

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