Medical & Legal Malpractice Lawyers

Expenses may include expert witness fees, court reporter fees and other litigation expenses which generally total between $25,000 and $75,000, and do not include attorney fees.

Our medical malpractice areas of expertise include:
  • Medical malpractice
  • Hospital negligence
  • Nursing malpractice
  • Physician's assistant malpractice
  • Negligent emergency room treatment
  • Wrongful death
  • Failure or delay in diagnosing cancer
  • Birth injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Surgical negligence
  • Surgical spinal cord injury
  • Cerebral palsy caused by negligent delivery of a child
Medical & Legal Malpractice, Shenderovich Shenderovich & Fishman Lawyers, PA

Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Claims

Legal Malpractice claims against attorneys are on the rise, and have doubled in the past years. There are many forms of legal malpractice:
  • Failing to file suit before the expiration of the statute of limitations
  • Incorrect title searches in real estate transactions
  • Failure to respond to Summary Judgment motions
  • Failure to hire proper experts to pursue a case
To win a legal malpractice case against an attorney, a plaintiff must generally prove:
  • The existence of an attorney-client relationship
  • Acts constituting negligence or breach of contract
  • That these acts caused the plaintiff to lose the case
  • Without the legal malpractice, the plaintiff would have been successful in the underlying action.

If I want to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, is the only option to sue my doctor? What if he or she was not the only person who made a mistake and caused my injury?

Pennsylvania medical malpractice law allows any healthcare provider to be found responsible in a personal injury claim when their conduct falls below a certain standard of competent medical practice. This means you have the right to pursue a claim against not only doctors but also the following:
  • Nurses
  • Lab technicians
  • Hospitals
  • Ambulance companies
  • Pharmacies
  • Any other staff members involved in rendering the negligent care that left you injured