Tom Bosworth walks the walk. He is the youngest lawyer in Pennsylvania state history to win a jury verdict greater than $10 million for a living patient in a medical malpractice case (the verdict was over $19 million). That same jury verdict was the largest reported medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania for the entire year of 2022. Since opening his firm in November 2022, Bosworth has obtained over $29 million in additional victories by settlement or verdict. Bosworth Law handles medical malpractice, psychiatric malpractice, product liability, birth injuries, car and truck accidents, and wrongful death cases.
Tom Bosworth has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Organization as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in the country, as well as by Top Verdict for producing one of the Top 10 Verdicts in 2022 in all areas.
Bosworth Law Firm is about accountability, for our clients and from those who have wronged them. Don’t wonder about the results of a medical malpractice case. Get answers with a little help from us. We will never charge you for a free consultation about your case.
According to Title 42, Chapter 55 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, medical malpractice has a two year statute of limitations from when the malpractice was discovered, or should have been. Contact Bosworth Law to consult our medical malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia if you think you might have a case.
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician provides treatment that is substandard (i.e. below what the law calls the “standard of care”). This can, for example, be when a doctor does not properly diagnose a condition, and as a result of that misdiagnosis, aggravates the condition or causes an entirely new injury. While medical malpractice can be clear and obvious, it is also often the case that there are less obvious factors that need to be thoroughly investigated by an experienced lawyer to determine whether or not malpractice occurred.
Whether or not you have a medical malpractice case depends on a few things. One of these is determined by whether or not there was a violation of the accepted Standard of Care or if the practitioner was negligent in his or her actions, according to medical and legal standards. Medical malpractice can also be determined by whether or not damages occurred, in the form of financial loss or emotional or physical distress (among others).
Communication issues, technical complications, and plain human error can all result in conditions that may be determined to be medical malpractice. Some common examples include:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose.
- Improper medication prescribed/treatment administered.
- Aftercare that does not meet the accepted standard of care/premature discharge.
- Failure to order the appropriate tests or to properly interpret the results.
- Surgical errors/surgery at the wrong site.
- Failure to account for patient history or existing conditions.
This list is far from complete and only enumerates a small subset of conditions that might potentially be deemed medical malpractice. Always seek legal counsel if you are unsure.
Becoming a victim of medical malpractice, or of a wrongful death, can upset all of our lives, and pursuing a case can be intimidating. But Bosworth Law is here to help. Don’t let doubt about your malpractice claim keep you from pursuing justice. Contact our experienced medical malpractice legal team today and we will get to the bottom of it together.