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Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you or a loved one are sick or injured, you depend upon doctors and hospitals to provide careful and competent treatment. Most of the time, this is what you receive. Sometimes, health care providers fail to meet their standards of care. When this happens, patients are subject to serious injuries or even lose their life.

Examples of medical malpractice (negligence) cases include death or serious injury from:

  • Misdiagnosis (the wrong diagnosis)
  • Delayed diagnosis (taking too long to diagnose your ailment)
  • Failure to diagnose (missing the problem all together)
  • Surgical error
  • Surgical injuries
  • Wrong site surgeries
  • Foreign objects left behind after surgery
  • Medication error
  • Failure to refer to a specialist
  • Birth injuries
  • Dental malpractice

The failure to diagnose cancer, for example, can lead to loss of precious time in the treatment, which can drastically reduce one’s chance of survival from the disease.

Medical negligence or malpractice can cause a patient to sustain damages such as:

  • Death
  • Serious and permanent injury
  • The need for additional operations and procedures
  • Additional recovery time
  • Additional medical expenses
  • Past and future wage loss and loss of benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of your spouse’s services (consortium)

Medical malpractice cases are complex and require not only an expertise of the law but also of medicine. It is mandatory in Pennsylvania for plaintiffs to file a Certificate of Merit when filing a lawsuit that requires a hired expert to certify that the defendant deviated from known medical practices that result in the plaintiff’s injuries.

Once medical negligence is established, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and past and future wage loss, among other losses. Attorney J. Wesley Kocsis has successfully litigated and settled medical malpractice cases in northeastern Pennsylvania, including obtaining a $1.6 million jury verdict for a victim of medical malpractice and $1 million recovery for a wrongful death due to malpractice.

A Local Attorney Who Prioritizes Your Recovery

Attorney Kocsis has experience successfully handling complex medical malpractice claims. Send an email or call Kocsis Law Office PC in Athens at 570-882-4160 for a free consultation at your home or hospital room if necessary to discuss your situation and how an attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your claim.