We trust doctors and other medical personnel with our lives and the well-being of our loved ones. Some reports by these same trusted medical professionals end in tragedy for thousands of patients.

Should you or a family member suffer a serious injury or death as the result of a medical error, protect your rights by consulting an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

When you reach out to the Philadelphia-based medical malpractice attorneys at Kline & Specter, PC, a seasoned team of attorneys that includes five accomplished physicians, you gain the peace of mind of knowing that our attorneys are among the best in Pennsylvania and across the country at litigating medical malpractice lawsuits.

Contact us online today to schedule your free case consultation or call (800) 243-1100.

Our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers handle lawsuits throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and nationwide. 

“Compassionate and real”
“After being rejected by several other prominent law firms, Tom Kline took our case, telling us that he was ‘all in’ and that he would fight for us to make sure the parties responsible for our loss would be held accountable. Tom is a compassionate and real human being who felt our pain and was able to convey the depth of that pain and our hardships to the jury. When you lose a loved one, there is no “victory” in court, but with the persistence of Tom Kline and his staff, we were vindicated. Those responsible were, indeed, held accountable.”
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-Tony Matteo of Ambler, Pa.
$25 million verdict in a case in which his wife died following an in-vitro procedure

Medical Malpractice Questions

Our Philadelphia area medical malpractice attorneys handle lawsuits throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and nationwide and will answer your questions about pursuing a medical malpractice claim.

Some common questions posed by clients and prospective clients to our malpractice lawyers include:

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

Answer: Yes. Suit must be brought within two years of the original incident unless the claim involves a minor or unless the negligence or cause of harm was discovered later.

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.

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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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Results

Our medical malpractice attorneys employ the latest investigative tools and technology to ensure optimal courtroom results. Our verdicts and settlements prove our track record of exceptional results in medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Here are just a few of our many major medical malpractice victories:

Medical Malpractice Win: $100 Million: Largest-ever medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania, for a baby who suffered severe brain damage due to medical malpractice.

Medical Malpractice Win: $57 million: Our attorneys won this verdict in the Allegheny County case of a midwife whose actions caused infant oxygen deprivation, which resulted in cerebral palsy.

Medical Malpractice Win: $49 million: We secured this Philadelphia County verdict in the case of a hospital error that left a young man severely brain-damaged.

Medical Malpractice Win: $33.1 million: Kline & Specter won this verdict in the lawsuit involving a Lehigh County, PA woman whose missed breast cancer diagnosis resulted in her death.

Successes such as these are the reason Kline & Specter was ranked among the best medical malpractice law firms in Philadelphia by U.S. News Media Group’s Best Lawyers listing.

Medical Malpractice: A Largely Hidden Problem

Studies have shown that many thousands of Americans die each year as the result of medical error.

According to a comprehensive, highly regarded hospital survey conducted by Harvard University, more than 1 million people suffer injuries each year as a result of medical mistakes. These medical errors are perpetuated by treating doctors as well as other healthcare professionals including:

  • Medical students
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Technicians

Medical malpractice occurs in various settings including doctors’ offices and nursing homes.

Defective medical devices also may factor into a malpractice case.

Other common causes that result in medical malpractice lawsuits include:

  • Birth injuries
  • Missed or delayed diagnoses, including cancer diagnoses
  • Hospital infections
  • Medication errors
  • Tubing mishaps
  • Errors involving anesthesia
  • Errors involving patient allergies
  • Fertility procedures
  • Emergency room delays and mistakes
  • Gastric bypass surgeries
  • Wrong-site surgeries

Many victims don’t realize that their injury was caused by medical error. That’s why it takes a skilled team of lawyers and doctors to investigate the causes of injuries or deaths following medical procedures.

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death resulting from a medical error in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or anywhere nationwide, please contact Kline & Specter online or call (800) 243-1100 to schedule a free case consultation with one our nationally recognized Philadelphia-based lawyers.

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