Medical Malpractice

When medical professionals fail at their duties resulting in injury or death, you may be entitled to compensation

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Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Erie, PA

When we are sick or injured and go to the hospital, we all share the expectation that our treatment will come from competent, trained professionals.  However, as our health care system becomes more and more strained, more people may experience malpractice by doctors and other medical personnel.  For most people, it's difficult enough to cope with serious illness or injury. When their injuries, or even their death, are caused by the malpractice of medical professionals, the distress is even more profound because trust has been violated. The best way for victims to recover compensation after medical malpractice is to consult with experienced personal injury lawyers, like the caring professionals at the Elderkin Law Firm in Erie.  Our lawyers can help you determine the merits of your case and guide you through the legal process, from start to finish.

Our lawyers concentrate in helping those who have been victims of medical malpractice because of:

Medical malpractice is devastating and needs to be addressed and compensated for, but the laws can be confusing and the legal process very tiring.  Sometimes people are unaware that they are victims of malpractice or they dismiss the possibility. If you think there is any chance at all that you have been a victim of malpractice, contact us. Whether it's failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, birth injuries, hospital negligence, or wrongful death, our lawyers will make it easier for you to get the justice you deserve. 

We want to hear your case, we want to help you obtain compensation for your injuries and losses caused by medical malpractice. Call our Erie, PA offices at 814-456-4000, send us an email at, or fill out one of the contact forms

Frequently Asked Questions

How am I able to tell if my case involves medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice simply means that someone who you trusted to provide medical care to you did not do so in accordance with accepted medical standards. To prove that malpractice occurred, we will want to make sure of four things: (1) that your medical care provider was acting pursuant to a professional relationship with you, and could therefore be held to the professional standard of care that applies to his or her profession; (2) that the medical care provider failed to act in accordance with those profesional standards; (3) that you suffered harm; and (4) that your harm was caused by the failure of your medical care provider to act within the proper standard of care. Establishing these elements requires a review of your case by a qualified expert in the same field of practice as the medical care provider who caused your injury. If malpractice occurred, this expert review will identify the exact manner in which your medical care provider failed to act in accordance with the proper standards.


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