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Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorneys Answer Your Questions

The attorneys at Kline & Specter PC handle a wide variety of medical malpractice and medical negligence lawsuits in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and nationally. They often recieve a lot of questions about pursuing a medical malpractice claim. Here they will address some of the more common questions posed by clients and prospective clients.

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Question: Is there a statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases?

Question: Is there a statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases?

Answer: Generally, suit must be brought within two years of the injury unless the claim involves a minor or unless the negligence was discovered later.

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Question: Can I bring a lawsuit against more than one medical practitioner as the result of the same injury?

Question: Can I bring a lawsuit against more than one medical practitioner as the result of the same injury?

Answer: Yes. Pennsylvania medical malpractice law, and the law in all other states, allows for more than one party to be held liable for an injury caused by medical negligence. This is also true in New Jersey and Delaware.

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Question: I signed a consent form. Does that waive my right to bring a medical malpractice case?

Question: I signed a consent form. Does that waive my right to bring a medical malpractice case?

Answer: No. Consent forms do not waive your right to pursue a medical malpractice claim for injuries you sustained because of a doctor’s negligence.

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Question: Is there a cap on the amount of damages I could be awarded?

Question: Is there a cap on the amount of damages I could be awarded?

Answer: No. In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, there are no pre-set limits placed on the size of the damages a jury may choose to award in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The attorneys at Kline & Specter have obtained some of the largest medical malpractice verdicts and settlements in Pennsylvania history including the largest-ever medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania ($100 Million) and many other seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice cases.

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Question: Do you have questions concerning medical malpractice or medical negligence?

Question: Do you have questions concerning medical malpractice or medical negligence?

Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers welcome your questions and would be happy to answer any medical malpractice related inquiries you may have. Visit our website or call 800-243-1100 to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

These questions originally appeared on the Kline & Specter, PC website.