Tetlow Law represents his medical malpractice clients on a contingency fee basis. The fees are based on a percentage of the total amount recovered by way of a settlement or verdict. In addition, Tetlow Law pays all of the expenses in the case. Tetlow Law’s medical malpractice clients do not pay anything out of pocket. For these reasons, Tetlow Law only handles medical negligence cases that have merit and substantial damages.
Why You Need
Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, after only heart disease and cancer. Medical errors can cause permanent injury and death, and the victims of medical errors may have apprehension about challenging a large hospital system or a doctor they’ve gone to for years. Tetlow Law has more than 20 years of experience guiding clients through the complex challenges of medical malpractice claims and has developed a reputation of professional and knowledgeable guidance in handling his cases. Tetlow Law is committed to helping our clients earn the outcome they deserve.
Tetlow Law has represented many clients in a variety of medical negligence cases through the years. These include the following:
- Delay in diagnosing cancer;
- Delay or failure to diagnose a stroke;
- Surgical errors;
- Delay in diagnosing infections;
- Anesthesia errors; and
- Nursing errors or omissions;
It is important to hire a lawyer early in the process in order to properly investigate the merits of a case. Medical malpractice cases require the gathering of appropriate and relevant medical records early in the process. Tetlow Law utilizes a host of medical experts in order to determine the merits of a claim. Pennsylvania has a rule requiring the injured party’s attorney to file a Certificate of Merit with the court. This rule requires the injured party’s lawyer to retain the appropriate expert(s) to review the medical records and provide an opinion on negligence and causation.
The law requires the injured party to prove their case by establishing negligence or a breach in the standard of care. Further, the Plaintiff or injured party much establish that the negligence caused the harm. These legal requirements must be established through the aforementioned experts.