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When you experience a health problem, you have no choice but to trust medical professionals. You believe in their ability to order the right tests and to make the right diagnosis. Unfortunately, from family physicians to emergency department doctors and other care providers, medical mistakes happen.

If you suffered serious harm due to medical care that turned tragic, a medical malpractice lawyer from our team can help you.

What Is a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

Did you know that medical malpractice and negligence are the third leading causes of death (pre-Covid) of Americans? Only cancer and heart disease claim more lives. Unfortunately, many physicians, hospitals, and other medical facilities do not want to admit they made a mistake. As such, they attempt to hide their errors, alter records and downplay medical errors that resulted in significant injury.

When this happens injured patients and their families need someone on their side to help them pursue the money they need to recover. A medical malpractice attorney seeks to hold medical providers and physicians accountable for the harms and losses that occur when they deviate from the expected standard of care within the medical profession. Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA is an elite medical malpractice law firm that helps patients injured by doctors across the nation.

If you suffered an injury and you believe medical malpractice is to blame, we can help. Medical malpractice injuries can cause serious and long-term pain and suffering, as well as permanent disability. Unfortunately, holding negligent doctors and medical institutions accountable isn’t easy without the right legal representation.

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Why Choose Us?

Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA has an impressive track record of success with medical malpractice cases and we plan to continue to add to our list of impressive achievements. While past success does not guarantee future results, you can rest easier knowing you have an experienced team of medical malpractice lawyers in your corner.

Our experienced medical injury attorneys handle a wide variety of malpractice injury cases and lawsuits. We represent victims of medical negligence against hospitals, surgery centers, Obstetricians, Radiologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Anesthesiologists, Pharmacists, and other medical professionals.

We’re proud to represent and defend anyone who is a victim of medical negligence. Even if you are not sure if you’ve been wronged; or simply don’t know what to do next, call us. Our proud and respected team will stand with you in your fight to ensure a fair and victorious result.

Here at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we fight to make things right. It’s unacceptable for a patient to be a victim of real, clear-cut medical malpractice. The last thing people expect is to be injured or made sick while in a hospital to get healthy. If you believe you may have a medical malpractice case, we can help. There may only be a short window of opportunity for you to pursue your case, so don’t wait any longer. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are ready to fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

We have represented medical malpractice victims who have suffered the following injuries as a result of negligence by a physician or medical provider:

  • Birth trauma or negligence during delivery resulting in cerebral palsy.
  • Brachial plexus injury is caused by errors made during the birth delivery process.
  • Broken bones and permanent nerve damage caused by a surgeon’s negligence.
  • Post-operative infections or surgical site infections as a result of negligence by either a Surgeon, surgical staff under the surgeon’s supervision, or a healthcare provider.

If you are wondering whether you need a personal injury attorney to help you with your case, check out our article, “When Do You Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?” where we get the opinion of attorneys from around the country.

To better assist you, we offer FREE initial consultations and reviews. That means that we will:

  • Personally sit down with you
  • Hear your case
  • Inform you of your rights
  • Let you know of any possible courses of legal action
  • Offer you our most suited attorney to handle your situation

We do all of this completely free of charge. We also offer a confident “No Recovery, No Fee” promise to our clients, enabling you peace of mind knowing that you aren’t obligated to pay us anything until we achieve a payout for you.

Choose the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers Near You

Keep in mind that not all medical injury lawyers and law firms are of the same quality. Before selecting an attorney or a firm to represent your interests as a victim of medical malpractice, you must research the reputation of your firm in the community and its overall quality of practice.

Law firms across the country, often refer their biggest and most complicated cases to us because they know we have what it takes to win. We believe this speaks volumes about the quality of work provided at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA. Our goal is to provide the financial resources, experience, and tenacity of a large medical malpractice law firm, yet offer the hands-on and personal touch found at a small firm.

Our medical malpractice lawyers believe there is no substitute for direct attorney-client communications and make every effort to remain accessible to our clients. All clients receive the personal cell phone number of their handling attorney. Additionally, we have the financial resources to take on the largest insurance carriers and healthcare institutions; while being able to retain the best experts to illustrate the damages our client has sustained.

At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have garnered a reputation for aggressive medical malpractice litigation. We have consistently taken cases to trial. Insurance carriers know that there is a bite behind the bark at our law firm.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence by a healthcare professional or provider who deviated from the normal standard of care expected within their specialty. This often occurs when the treatment provided was substandard and caused harm resulting in an egregious injury, or death to a patient.

In the majority of cases, medical malpractice or negligence involves a medical error, possibly in diagnosis, medication dosage, health management, treatment, or aftercare. The error may also have occurred because of something the healthcare professional did not do. This is known as an act of omission.

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Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA has a track record of success with many cases related to medical malpractice and we plan to continue to add to our list of impressive achievements. We’re proud to represent and defend anyone who is a victim of medical negligence. Even if you are not sure if you’ve been wronged; or simply don’t know what to do next, call us. Our proud and respected team will stand with you in your fight to ensure a fair and victorious result.

How Do I Win My Medical Malpractice Case?

A hospital, doctor, or other health care professional is not liable for all the harms a patient might suffer. They are only legally responsible for harm or injuries that resulted from their deviating from the quality of care that a competent doctor would normally provide in similar situations, and which resulted in harm or injury for the patient.

You and your legal team must meet important standards before a court will consider your case arguable. Our medical malpractice attorneys will prove these standards and build a robust case that is designed to obtain maximum compensation.

To win your medical malpractice case, our team of medical malpractice lawyers will prove four key elements.

1. Duty of Care

The healthcare provider and/or hospital had a legal duty to provide care to the patient. For example, by entering a hospital a patient should be considered owed a duty of care by doctors who have chosen to work for said hospitals as healthcare providers. (See our Legal Glossary for some common terms, like the duty of care, explained.)

2. Causation

The healthcare provider and/or hospital did or failed to do, any procedure or diagnosis that was either correct or incorrect. This negligence resulted in an injury. (See Links in the Chain of Causation).

3. Strayed from Standard of Care

The healthcare provider and/or hospital strayed away from the reasonable standard of care. The word “standard” is vague. However, the courts decide the standard by comparing the majority of other healthcare providers’ actions and the steps they would take in a similar situation. This is usually determined by the jury and is almost always based on extremely similar cases. Age, location, previous health records of the patient, family history, and current situation are usually taken into account when deciding the standard operations of care.

4. Injuries Were The Result of Negligence

That physical, monetary, or emotional damage was done which can be directly correlated to the healthcare provider’s negligence.

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Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Case?

The term medical malpractice encompasses a large range of acts or failures to act, However, even though a lot of things could be considered medical malpractice, this specific area of law can be tricky. This is because a patient must meet extremely strict guidelines to have any chance of proving medical malpractice in court.

These guidelines help prevent—or at least deter—false medical malpractice claims. Personal health and well-being can change suddenly and seemingly without cause. It is human nature to want answers and closure. Because of this, hospitals, medical professionals, and other figures in the healthcare industry sometimes face false accusations. This has led most states to increase the difficulty of opening a tort case and lower the possible settlement from winning one.

While medical malpractice claims are complicated, that doesn’t mean they are impossible. At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have the necessary resources at our disposal to help injured victims get the compensation they deserve.

For this reason, it’s important to speak with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys about your case before proceeding.

Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle

We represent plaintiffs in a wide array of medical malpractice claims ranging from birth injury/birth trauma to surgical negligence and gross errors made by healthcare providers. Such gross errors include the failure to diagnose pathology or symptoms, improper diagnosis, and negligence in performing medical services. Further, we presently represent those who sustained injuries as a result of errors made in a wide range of medical fields.

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We’re Here to Help Heal Your Broken Trust with Your Healthcare Provider

Jacoby & Meyers multi million dollar advocates forum AwardYour life is literally in someone else’s hands when you accept medical care. A medical mistake by someone you trust changes your life forever. Some patients face a lifetime of permanent changes, while others deal with a lengthy recovery.

No one schedules an appointment, procedure, or seeks acute care expecting a tragic outcome. However, broken trust with a health care provider can cause malpractice victims to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).

The American Psychiatric Association cites avoidance as a key component of PTSD. Patients who experience a negative health care experience may suffer from anxiety and delay or avoid seeking future medical care. Delayed or unattained treatment can severely impact your quality of life.

At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our award-winning lawyers fight for victims of medical malpractice. You can trust our team to determine the best path toward the most favorable outcome possible in your case. To get started on your journey to justice, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Listen to Victims

A doctor or other medical professional who diminishes your concerns can frustrate you even more. If the health care provider you trusted now hides behind their insurance company or lawyers, talk to us.

Our medical malpractice lawyers listen to victims when no one else does. A medical mistake and malpractice case is a serious legal matter. If the health care provider made a mistake with your care or the care of a loved one, chances are they continue to make similar mistakes.

Holding a trusted caregiver accountable is vital for your future. There is no way to predict what care your medical mistake may require in the future. This concerns insurance companies too, and it is the reason they want to talk with you alone.

Once you hire a lawyer from our team, insurance companies know their chance to settle for a low amount is over. If an aggressive insurance adjuster contacts you, refer them to your lawyer. Never accept a settlement offer without a lawyer present.

A medical malpractice lawyer has your best interests at heart and not profits. Your lawyer not only will listen, but they will also collect no up-front legal fees. Their fee is contingent upon winning your case.

We want to learn more about your tragic experience. Let us listen to your story, review your evidence, and get to work on your behalf today.

Let Us Investigate Your Case

Top 100 National Trial LawyersWe dig deep to identify all parties liable for your damages. The medical field is a large and powerful industry, with insurance companies and lawyers. Those who did you wrong have people on their side, and you should, too.

A medical malpractice lawyer from Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, has the experience and knowledge necessary to protect your best interests. Your lawyer will fight for the compensation you deserve and not accept the amount insurance companies want to pay.

Collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses is best done as soon as possible. We must take quick action as information can become lost or destroyed. For example, witness memories may fade, or witnesses may relocate with no forwarding address.

Let us investigate your case by reaching out to us today. A free case evaluation is an important first step toward taking legal action.

The Statute of Limitations for Filing Your Medical Malpractice Case

It may take forever to get a doctor’s appointment, yet you must act quickly when malpractice occurs. The statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit is a tight window of opportunity that you must meet.

If you do not file your case within the required timeframe, you may miss your chance for compensation forever. The stress of your situation is enough to manage as you adjust to your life changes.

At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, meeting court deadlines is just part of what we do. We can manage all aspects of your case and keep you informed throughout the process.

You do not have to shoulder the burden of your case alone. Get the help you need with your medical malpractice case today.

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death

A medical mistake that results in death breaks your trust and your heart. If your close loved one did not survive a medical mistake, you might pursue a wrongful death case.

Surviving spouses, children, and parents are common family members who may seek compensation for their loss. A wrongful death attorney from our team can help you determine if you are eligible for filing a civil case.

Worry about your loved one’s surgery, treatment, or another type of medical care turns to shock when they die unexpectedly.

Negligence is never acceptable, and a wrongful death case may result in compensation for such damages as:

  • Funeral expenses: average funeral costs in the United States range between $7,000 and $12,000
  • Medical costs associated with the mistake
  • Loss of income and future earning capacity of a spouse or partner
  • Loss of companionship

Wrongful death cases are quite complex due to the economic and non-economic damages involved. We acknowledge that no amount of compensation can ever replace your grief. Each case is different, and we never promise compensation. However, pursuing compensation is your right, and we stand ready to help you with your fight.

Medical Malpractice Surgical Errors

Surgeons have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their patients. Overworked and burnt-out surgeons can make serious and fatal mistakes.

Surgical errors include:

  • Operating on the wrong body part. When a surgeon operates on the wrong body part, it can result in catastrophic injuries. An example is operating on the left knee when surgery was necessary for your right knee. Another example is a spine surgeon operating on the wrong vertebral level.
  • Leaving a foreign object inside the body. Over 3500 times each year, a patient is left with a surgical tool, device, or other foreign object left in their body. The most common objects left in the body after surgery are sponges, scalpels, and clamps.
  • Operating on the wrong patient. Surgeons and medical teams must ensure that they operate on the right patient. Operating on the wrong patient can result in fatal injuries or long-term disabilities.
  • Lacerations and other damage of internal organs. When surgeons operate, they must take care not to cut other vital organs nearby. Careless errors can result in lacerations of the bowel, bladder, kidneys, and other soft tissues.

Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries

While many factors can cause a birth injury, many of these injuries could have been avoided had the physician exhibited reasonable care. Examples of negligence resulting in a birth injury lawsuit, include failure to monitor both the mother and baby during labor and delivery.

Failure to monitor can cause devastating birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, neurological injury, placental abruption, stillbirth, or fetal hemorrhage.

Other acts of medical professional negligence resulting in birth injury are oxygen deprivation and a delayed C-section resulting in a very serious injury or death to the baby.

Malpractice by Anesthesiologist

When anesthesia is administered negligently, the physician is liable for the resulting injuries. Common Anesthesiologist malpractice occurs when the physician administers the wrong dosage of anesthesia or the wrong medication. The anesthesiologist can also be liable for failing to manage the continued administration of antibiotics, other medications, and fluids.

Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

This happens when a physician fails to properly interpret diagnostic studies or fails to order the proper study/test or ordered an improper test. This can also occur when a physician fails to make an appropriate diagnosis based on the clinical presentation of the patient. The failure to make a proper diagnosis in the face of readily identifiable medical symptoms that correlated with a disease or condition can constitute malpractice and can result in long-term illnesses, chronic medical conditions, and even death.

The most commonly misdiagnosed diseases and illnesses include:

  • Lupus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Heart attacks
  • Cancer

Emergency Room Errors

Errors in the ER could include misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, failure to administer the correct medications, misreading diagnostic tests and charts (i.e., X-ray, CT -scan, or MRI), and neglecting a post-operative infection or medical issue.

Errors made by the emergency room could be attributed to a physician, nurse, and other support staff.

Emergency rooms’ main jobs are to make sure patients do not die. They are not specialists or long-term care physicians. However, when they miss something critical, that if it has been treated right away would have made things very different, they can be held accountable.

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Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases rely heavily on the testimony of expert witnesses who come to court to help prove the defendant’s case by giving their expert medical opinion on the situation. Medical malpractice witnesses are often medical professionals with similar education, training, and experience to the at-fault party.

All states have certain guidelines for expert witnesses. Courts expect legal teams to meet these guidelines before the proceedings can move forward. Before the actual trial, the expert witness gives their testimony to the trial court judge without the jury present. The judge decides if they will present their testimony to a jury. These experts often cost the malpractice lawyer over $10,000 per day.

Before this initial presentation of testimony to the judge, the defense expert reviews the case. During this period, they look at all the facts about their area of expertise to prepare their opinion on the matter. If the med-mal case is credible, the medical expert will arrive at a differing opinion than the defendant’s expert. At the very least, they will raise doubts in the minds of jurors that the defendant’s actions could have caused the injuries or death.

Types of Expert Witnesses in a Medical Malpractice Case

Our law firm has tried a significant number of medical malpractice cases. As such, our lawyers already know medical experts that specialize in different fields, and who are themselves experienced in testifying to their knowledge in front of a court. It is one thing to understand your field well; it is another to present that information to a jury and judge while being cross-examined by a hostile defense attorney.

As you might expect, the types of things that cause injury or death in a healthcare setting can vary widely. This means our law firm may use many different types of expert witnesses to solidify your medical malpractice case.

The most common type of expert medical witness we use is a specialist in a certain medical field. For example, if someone was injured during orthopedic surgery, an orthopedic specialist is the obvious choice to testify.

We may also use a Medical Examiner who can testify to the cause of death or the factors that contributed to that victim’s death. Our law firm also uses scientists, experts in a related field, and general practitioners who can contribute to more general concepts like the standard of care.

Types of Medical Malpractice Damages

the national trial lawyers top 100 trial lawyers jacoby & meyersYou can collect compensation based on the damages you incur, as well as the long-term effects of those damages. However, this compensation is limited (usually termed capped) to a certain amount which varies from state to state.

There are different types of medical malpractice damages you can seek via your medical malpractice lawyer, including:

  • General Damages: These damages can range from life-altering pain and suffering to future lost earnings due to potential inability to work caused by the injury. It also covers general loss of enjoyment of life (known as hedonic damages).
  • Special Damages: These are specific, calculable expenses like medical bills, lost wages from missed work, calculable future lost earnings from missing work, modifications to the home, and other specific costs. These damages require evidence, such as paperwork or receipts, and often require little to no testifying.
  • Punitive Damages: The damages are separate from general and special damages and seek specifically to punish the doctor or healthcare provider for their actions.  The courts reserve punitive damages for the most extreme of cases in which a provider’s actions were intentionally harmful and deplorable.

(For more details on the subject, see in-depth Medical Malpractice damages).

Who Can Be Liable for Medical Malpractice Damages?

When most people think about medical malpractice they imagine doctors making mistakes that end up causing their patients to be injured. This scenario rings true for many cases of medical malpractice but doctors are not the only ones that can be responsible for medical malpractice. There are a number of medical professionals that take part in healthcare that can end up harming a patient because of negligence. Nurses, doctor assistants, medical technicians, nurse practitioners, can all act negligently and harm patients.

Sometimes it may not be a doctor’s fault directly and the fault may instead lie with the institution or one of the many employees employed by a healthcare facility through vicarious liability. Sometimes there can be additional parties that share liability for medical malpractice injuries in addition to a negligent doctor. When filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, looking for compensation from multiple parties can increase the chances of getting more compensation for the damages caused by medical malpractice.

Get a Free Consultation Today

At Sibley Dolman Gipe, we’re on your side. Being home to experienced, successful, and professional attorneys makes Sibley Dolman Gipe a wise choice. We also provide an important gateway for success by providing our clients with the personal cell phone number of the attorney dealing with their case, enabling real relationships and connections. We’ve been ‘in it to win it’ since 2009 and we hope you are as well. Our medical malpractice lawyers have the experience, financial resources, and resolve to handle the biggest and most challenging cases.

If you or a loved one suffered a medical injury and you believe negligence is to blame, we can help. The medical malpractice attorneys at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA offer a completely free consultation and case evaluation.

With offices located across the country, we are here wherever and whenever you need us. We aim for client satisfaction from start to finish and have no doubts about achieving this goal. Sibley Dolman Gipe is your medical malpractice law firm.

Contact Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today and we’ll get started on your case quickly and confidentially.


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If you or a loved one has been involved in a situation regarding this topic, Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA offers a completely free consultation and case evaluation. That means that we will: personally sit down with you, hear your case, inform you of your rights, let you know of any possible courses of action, and offer you our most suited attorney to handle your situation; all completely free of charge. We also offer a confident “No Recovery, No Fee” promise to our clients, enabling you peace-of-mind knowing that you aren’t obligated to pay us anything until we achieve a payout for you.

Our offices on both coasts and Orlando ensure easy access from any location in the Tampa Bay or South Florida area. However, should you decide that our firm is right for your situation, we will advocate for anyone in the state of Florida. We aim for client satisfaction from start to finish and have no doubts about achieving this goal. Sibley Dolman Gipe is your local medical malpractice law firm.

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