Scranton Medical Malpractice Lawyers Hold Physicians Accountable

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Medical professionals are held to a standard of professional competence when providing medical care. When their actions fail to meet that standard, they can be sued for medical malpractice. Most medical malpractice cases are brought against doctors who were negligent in their treatment of a patient. If you suspect a medical professional has harmed you, let our team of attorneys with The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini review your case. We are both skilled and experienced in holding doctors and other healthcare professionals accountable for their failure to provide adequate care.

If we prove your healthcare provider was negligent, we recover damages to compensate you for the harm done to you.  Our medical malpractice and wrongful death attorneys in Scranton offer you compassionate representation and a commitment to protecting your right to receive competent medical care.

Who can be sued for malpractice?

When you visit a healthcare provider, you expect to receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment by a skilled professional that helps you rather than harms you. Fortunately, this is what happens when most of us visit a doctor or another healthcare provider. On occasion, however, healthcare providers fail to meet the standards of care they are held to, whether by accident or gross negligence, causing serious injuries or medical complications that can plague patients for a lifetime.  The following can be sued in medical malpractice cases:

  • Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Counselors

Are there different types of medical malpractice?

There are many types of medical malpractice, which makes fighting against healthcare providers and their insurance companies an even more complex and difficult process, requiring the skill and resources only an experienced medical malpractice law firm can provide.  At Cognetti & Cimini, we have more than 60 years of combined experience representing the victims of medical malpractice. In Pennsylvania, medical malpractice is based on the following:

  • There is a duty of care required of the healthcare provider
  • That duty of care was breached
  • The breach caused indirect or direct injury and damage

The most common medical malpractice claims are for:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Surgical errors or mistakes
  • Failure to treat
  • Inadequate or incorrect treatment protocol
  • Prescription drug errors

Call us for a free case evaluation of your medical malpractice case in Scranton, PA

If you think you might be a victim of medical malpractice or personal injury contact us immediately. The longer you wait, the more difficult your case is to prove. Contact The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini at 570-955-3251 or online for a free initial consultation. Our office is located near the federal courthouse, with ample available parking. We offer flexible business hours and handle all cases on a contingency basis.