Medical Malpractice

Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

HoeyLegal FIGHTS FOR YOU WITH A DOCTOR ON STAFF

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States- causing at least 250,000 deaths per year. Medical Malpractice is often avoidable and the consequences of medical errors can be catastrophic. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a preventable medical error, let our comprehensive network of investigators, on-staff physician and highly trained medical experts fight for you. Medical malpracticeFiling a Medical Malpractice lawsuit against a physician and hospital requires great expertise and skill. A defendant physician/hospital will utilize every measure to fight your claim. Our staff possesses the skill and talent necessary to prove your case in court. Having worked as a medical malpractice defense attorney, defending physicians, hospitals and health systems, I understand how physicians and hospitals will respond to a claim of medical negligence and how they will fight your case. Possessing an “insider” understanding of how the defendants will respond to your claim is an invaluable asset which I shall bring to bear in each and every medical malpractice claim brought on behalf of our clients. For more than 25 years, the medical malpractice attorneys at HoeyLegal have obtained significant compensation for individuals who sustained injury as a result of the medical negligence of a physician, medical professional, or hospital. Our team aggressively litigates medical malpractice claims and is not deterred by the aggressive defense brought on behalf of the doctors and hospitals sued in your case. Our analysis of your claim begins with a free consultation and comprehensive review of your medical records, injuries and the decisions made by the medical professionals involved in your care.

WHY CHOOSE HoeyLegal?

HoeyLegal has a staff of trial attorneys and a litigation team which includes a medical doctor. Our trial attorneys have decades of trial experience and have tried over 100 jury trials on behalf of our clients. Because of our experience, we have achieved great success and substantial recoveries for our clients. When you retain HoeyLegal you will have great confidence knowing that your attorneys are among the most qualified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES PURSUED BY HoeyLegal

In addition to nearly 250,000 people losing their lives as a result of Medical Malpractice, nearly 1,000,000 people annually suffer catastrophic injuries as a result of medical mistakes. Medical negligence is committed by physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and healthcare administrators. Under the law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, hospitals can be held liable for the medical negligence of their employees, physicians and medical professionals. Theories of corporate liability are typically brought against hospitals for negligently hiring and retaining incompetent medical professionals. The following are typical medical malpractice cases brought by the attorneys at HoeyLegal:

When you file a Medical Malpractice action in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you must expect that your matter will be decided by a jury and not “settled” by attorneys who lack trial experience. When you select a Medical Malpractice attorney, be sure to hire an attorney who has trial experience, access to well-qualified medical experts, a litigation team which includes a physician and a support staff that is available to you to immediately respond to your questions or concerns.Malpractice

Select HoeyLegal as your experienced medical malpractice attorney should you live near Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chester County Delaware County, Lehigh County, Lancaster County, Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Montgomery County and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Call HoeyLegal today and schedule your case for a free comprehensive consultation. Because we work on a contingent fee basis, you pay HoeyLegal nothing unless and until we recover on your behalf.

CAUSES OF MEDICAL ERRORS

Over the course of our over 25 years of litigating medical malpractice claims in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the Federal Court System, the attorneys at HoeyLegal have discovered that medical errors occur most frequently under the following circumstances:

Overworked Physicians and Medical Professionals

Overworked Physicians and Medical Professionals

sleep deprived medical professionals including physicians, often make careless errors that otherwise would not be committed had they received proper rest and worked less hours

Poor Communication

Poor Communication

the poor or lack of communication between medical professionals regarding important care developments often leaves patients without necessary treatment for obvious conditions which were evident to one medical professional yet not communicated to another

Poorly Staffed Hospitals

Poorly Staffed Hospitals

HoeyLegal has discovered that many medical errors occur simply as a result of insufficient staffing and physician coverage

Overconfidence and Haste

Overconfidence and Haste

HoeyLegal has experienced overconfident physicians and medical professionals who have failed to pursue additional testing and evaluation in the face of obvious clinical signs and histories warranting same

Results Driven Client Success

Medical Malpractice $1,100,000 – Emergency Room Negligence-Failure to Diagnosis Sepsis

Medical Malpractice $1,650,000 – Failed Heart Attack Diagnosis

Medical Malpractice $1,500,000 – Emergency Room Negligence- Failure to Diagnosis Aneurism

Medical Malpractice $1,400,000 – Untimely Cancer Diagnosis

Medical Malpractice $1,000,000 – Birth Injury

Medical Malpractice $650,000 – Untimely Stroke Diagnosis

Dental Malpractice $900,000 – Trigeminal Neuralgia Injury
 

CALL HoeyLegal TODAY

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as result of the carelessness or negligence of a physician, medical professional, hospital or nursing home in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, please contact HoeyLegal today to schedule your free consultation. You will speak with an experienced Medical Malpractice attorney who will promptly order your medical records and examine your case with an experienced, physician and staffed, legal team.

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Rick Bergami
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I hired Chris when I was charged with some serious charges about a year ago. He represented me at a reasonable price. Many people were asking a crazy amount but Chris cut me a deal and did me a favor. Not only is he down to earth with a great sense of humor he is a beast in the court room. He’s aggressive yet respectful and he fought for me for the best possible outcome of my case. He was always available by phone or text. Kept me updated throughout the process and Truly went above and beyond. My family loved him and he really cares about his clients. He was even super nice to my four year old son!! Hopefully won’t ever have to hire a criminal defense attorney every again but he would be the one to call. He does it all!! He was worth every penny!!!
Matthew McLaughlin
Matthew McLaughlin
Extremely impressed with the work done by Chris and his team at Hoey Legal. I was terrified when charged by the State, but after my consultation with Chris I knew that I was in good hands. The case was handled professionally and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. Chris was easily reached by text or phone call and answered all questions thoroughly during the process. He also made sure to check in with reminders about important upcoming dates and what I needed to do to prepare. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience. Thank you again Chris, Susan, and the rest of the team!
Gregory Lazinek
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Distracted Driving

Pennsylvania defines distracted driving as “an activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.” Drivers have to focus on driving, so they can react to the information on the road, such as road conditions, hazards and other drivers. Distracted drivers do not react appropriately and thus put others at risk for severe injury or death. Examples of distractions, besides using cell phones and texting, include drinking, eating, adjusting the radio, adjusting climate controls, adjusting seats, combing hair, putting on make-up, daydreaming, reaching for dropped items, engaging in heavy conversations, and focusing on events outside of the car.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence typically refers to alcohol use, but drug use can also impair drivers and cause severe car accidents.  In either situation, enjoying cocktails at happy hour, celebrating with drugs or alcohol, drinking too much wine for dinner and unwinding after a long week at work results in too many motorists driving under the influence.  Controlled substances impact each person differently, making it common for someone to misjudge his or her level of impairment.  These poor judgments can lead to severe and sometimes fatal car accidents.

Driver Fatigue

Driving without enough sleep is commonplace for many in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and across the nation. Truck drivers, shift workers, and those with sleep disorders are most vulnerable to causing an accident because they are drowsy or fatigued. Not having enough rest slows down reaction time and impairs the senses. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) claims that eighteen (18) hours without sleep impairs a driver to the same extent as someone who has a 0.08 blood or breath alcohol concentration after consuming alcohol.

Speeding

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that one-third of all car accidents involve speeding. Drivers who rush, run late, or simply lack patience may choose to speed when they get behind the wheel. Speeding makes it more likely that a driver will lose control of his or her vehicle and makes it more difficult to react to road hazards and other vehicles. Speeding also increases the impact of a car accident and makes it far less likely that a negligent driver may maintain control of his vehicle sufficient to prevent a collision. High speed car accidents make it far more likely that those involved will suffer severe injuries or death.

OBTAIN NECESSARY COURT ORDERS TO PRESERVE EVIDENCE

At HoeyLegal, we know from our litigation experience that tractor-trailer drivers often operate at least one cellular phone which is in use at, during, or immediately prior to a tractor-trailer accident. Additionally, most tractor-trailers are equipped with data recorders which capture, in real-time, important vehicle operation events including speed, hard braking and other evasive maneuvers taken by the operator and the tractor-trailer.  It is imperative that this evidence be obtained before it is destroyed.  At HoeyLegal, our trial attorneys will obtain any necessary court order to preserve this evidence for trial.

IDENTIFY ALL AT-FAULT DEFENDANTS

Oftentimes, there are several defendants responsible for the tractor-trailer accident. In most cases, at least two defendants are responsible for the ownership and operation of the tractor-trailer.  There may be additional defendants responsible for the hiring and retention of the tractor-trailer driver.  At HoeyLegal, our investigators will promptly identify the responsible defendants and immediately request the preservation of all evidence related to the hiring and retention of the driver, inspection of the vehicles and the supervision and drug/alcohol testing of the vehicle operator.

LOCATE, EXAMINE AND INSPECT THE TRACTOR-TRAILER

Our accident investigators include mechanics who will immediately respond to the accident site and the location where the truck has been impounded in order to photograph the truck and conduct necessary mechanical inspections of the vehicle. In the event that a court order is necessary to examine and inspect the trucks, HoeyLegal Attorneys will promptly file the necessary motions to enable the HoeyLegal mechanics and inspectors to conduct a prompt evaluation of the mechanical function of the at-fault tractor-trailer

ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Our expert accident investigators include former Pennsylvania State Police accident investigators and nationally recognized engineers who will carefully photograph the accident scene and conduct all necessary measurements of skid marks, yaw marks, displacement of debris and thoroughly examine the accident site to preserve all evidence for the time of trial.

INTERVIEW ALL WITNESS

Our investigators will promptly interview and record all witnesses that observed the accident and collect all biographical information from the witnesses so they will available to testify on your behalf at trial.

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