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When The Unimaginable Happens, We Are Here For You

Even highly skilled medical professionals make mistakes or improper judgments. When you are receiving medical care, a lot is at stake and the resulting harm to a patient can be injury or death.

At Scherline & Associates, we care deeply about what happens to our clients. We know that it is tough to challenge a doctor or other medical professional. We are here to help you navigate this process and make sure you get the recovery you deserve when something goes wrong.

Common Medical Malpractice Causes

Medical malpractice can occur anytime a patient is being cared for and at anytime during their care. Many failures may result in a claim for medical negligence, including failing to:

  • Properly manage a pregnancy or safely deliver a baby
  • Properly diagnose a patient's disease or injury
  • Leaving a sponge or surgical instrument in the patient
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Properly treat a condition
  • Properly prescribe a drug or treatment
  • Properly administer a drug, medication or treatment
  • Cease an ineffective treatment
  • Recommend or provide appropriate diagnostic testing
  • Inform about available treatment
  • Obtain a patient's consent
  • Fully inform a patient of the risks before treatment
  • Perform surgery appropriately
  • Perform the correct surgery
  • Anticipate problems associated with the condition or injury

It is important to keep in mind that no medical professional can guarantee a cure or other successful outcome. Unsatisfactory results are not automatic grounds for a malpractice suit. However, if you believe you have a claim due to medical negligence — for example, a surgical error or birth injury — our experienced team of lawyers can help you evaluate your claim and advise you on the best strategy for moving forward.

Contact Us For A Free Case Evaluation

Call our Allentown office at 484-268-1175 or send us an email to set up a free consultation with an attorney. We serve clients throughout Lehigh Valley and eastern Pennsylvania.

In addition to medical malpractice, we assist clients with all types of personal injury claims.

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