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Medical Malpractice

Have you or a loved one suffered due to a misdiagnosis? Has your condition worsened due to negligent care?

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are injured each year due to errors made by caregivers in a clinical or hospital setting.

Contact Tom Foley III and our medical malpractice lawyers in Scranton, PA, to pursue the damages you are owed.

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The statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim in Pennsylvania is just two years after the act of negligence. The fallout of a mistake by a medical professional can absolutely upend your life, and dealing with the effects will cause two years to pass quickly.

It doesn't pay to wait to take legal action. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers today to schedule your free consultation. Our firm has personal injury attorney offices in Scranton and Stroudsburg

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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical professionals including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers are legally and ethically required to meet a reasonable standard of care. They may be held liable for personal injury or death when they fail to meet these standards and commit acts of medical negligence. In order to have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, four requirements must be met:

  • Duty

    You must have been under the medical provider's care at the time of the injury, meaning they were legally obligated to meet a certain standard of care.
  • Negligence

    Your doctors, nurses, anesthesiologist, or any other medical professional must have failed to perform their job to an established standard of care that other medical personnel would have performed.
  • Cause

    The actions or inactions of your doctor, nurse, or other medical professionals must be shown to have directly caused your injury.
  • Damages

    Injuries you have sustained due to a medical professional's action, inaction, or negligence must have also caused financial or emotional damages.
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When you choose the Foley Law Firm, you know you are in good hands. Four of our Scranton medical malpractice lawyers have been designated as “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” by Philadelphia Magazine. One was even recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” for his work in the field of medical malpractice. All of our attorneys are passionate about helping our clients obtain the money they deserve so they can eliminate the financial burden the injury caused.

Contact our Scranton, PA, law firm today for your free consultation. We can determine if you have a medical malpractice claim and provide the legal advice you need to achieve justice.

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Tom and his team helped to make a difficult time so much easier. They were always available with knowledgeable advice and won my case in a timely manner. Yes I would hire Tom Foley again!

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Types of Compensation We Will Help You Pursue

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to medical negligence, surgical error, or inappropriate action by a medical professional, you could be owed compensation (also called damages). These are the types of injuries that warrant financial compensation in medical malpractice cases:


These damages compensate victims for their physical injuries caused by the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional. These physical effects could include birth injury, brain injury, loss of limb, illness, or increased pain. Physical injuries can be diagnosed by our board-certified in-house physician.


When paired with a physical injury, emotional injury such as distress, an increase in anxiety, a psychological disorder, or a lack of enjoyment in life are losses that warrant compensation in a medical malpractice case. Just like physical injury, emotional injury can have a life-long impact on the victim. Compensation can help victims cope.


Loss of wages, inability to go to work, medical expenses, in-home living assistance, and anticipated medical bills are considered financial losses. The extent of your financial damages—both immediate and in the future—has a major influence on how much compensation our attorneys will seek during your case.  

What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice?

In medical malpractice cases, injury or death may be attributed to a surgical error, hospital administrative error, nursing home negligence, misdiagnosis, pharmaceutical error, and more. Foley Law Firm can achieve justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury due to these types of malpractice:

Birth Injury

Sometimes, preventable birth injuries are misclassified as birth defects. An error made by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional can result in your newborn baby becoming an innocent victim. A lack of action during birth, a misread test, using excessive force during labor, and not executing a Cesarean section (C-section) in a timely manner can all have devastating life-long consequences for the infant, mother, and their family. Birth injuries that may be attributed to medical malpractice include cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy, brain damage, broken bones, and jaundice.

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Hospital Errors

When you have to go to the hospital, the healthcare providers make the difference between life and death. As patients, we trust the expertise of highly qualified doctors, nurses, and technicians. When an error occurs, the consequences can be devastating. Medical negligence or surgical errors can result in life-altering personal injuries. Proving the liability of a hospital in a medical malpractice case is complex. Our attorneys serving the Scranton, Stroudsburg, and Wilkes-Barre areas are capable of demonstrating exactly who is responsible for your losses.

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Time is of the essence for those suffering from a life-threatening condition or disease. The sooner your healthcare provider can accurately diagnose your symptoms, the better your chances of managing its progression or curing the disease. A careless mistake can have a devastating impact on your health and life. It could be considered medical malpractice if your healthcare provider failed to properly diagnose a disease another medical professional would have detected.

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Late Diagnosis of Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence in today's medical landscape, especially when caught early. Early diagnoses of cancer symptoms greatly increase your chances of sending your cancer into remission. A late diagnosis can have life-threatening consequences and result in astronomical medical bills for years. You may have a medical malpractice claim if your healthcare professional did not diagnose your cancer within a reasonable time frame.

Nursing Home Malpractice

When we move our loved ones into a 24-hour care facility, we trust the healthcare professionals to treat them kindly and adhere to the standard of care. Poor patient supervision, inadequate nutrition, or lack of care can be considered nursing home negligence. You may also have a medical malpractice lawsuit if your loved one was abused physically, mentally, sexually, or financially. Our firm, serving Scranton, Stroudsburg, and Wilkes-Barre, fights for the rights of victims and their loved ones.

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Hospital Understaffing Errors

Hospital administrators set essential protocols for safety, patient confidentiality, care procedures, security, and staffing. They make hiring and firing decisions that affect the quality of care patients receive, and are responsible for ensuring the facility is always adequately staffed. Under-staffing and poorly trained employees create problems like medical negligence that can result in severe personal injury.

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Medical negligence and misdiagnoses can have a devastating life-long effect on the patient and their family. With a record of substantial settlements and verdicts, our Scranton medical malpractice lawyers have helped our clients obtain compensation for their medical bills, pain, suffering, mental struggles, loss of income, and other emotional and financial losses.

Contact our Scranton, PA-based law firm to schedule your medical malpractice consultation.

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Is a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Worth the Cost?

When you or your loved one are dealing with a life-altering injury or struggling with an outrageous financial burden due to medical bills, pursuing a medical malpractice case is absolutely worth the cost of an attorney.

Fortunately, anyone can afford our services. Our Scranton, PA, law firm offers free consultations to our clients. If we take your case, we work on contingency—that means you pay absolutely nothing unless we collect a jury award or settlement for you. Our fees are collected in the form of a percentage of the compensation. With this in mind, the question becomes, "Can I afford not to hire an attorney with Foley Law?"

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Wondering If You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim? Contact Our Scranton-based Attorneys

Our Scranton medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to providing superior legal representation for those who have suffered due to the negligent or wrongful actions of others. Our practice serving Scranton, Stroudsburg, and Wilkes-Barre is ready to engage in even the most challenging litigation to achieve justice on your behalf. 

Contact our Scranton, PA, law firm to learn how our dedicated attorneys can help you achieve justice.

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Michael Foley is totally knowledgeable, professional, dedicated to winning your case, and very easy to talk with. He is awesome in the courtroom, very impressive! He cares about family and will go above and beyond for you. 

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 If you are looking for strong representation or facing an unreasonable and unyielding party, I strongly recommend contacting Thomas J Foley, III, at Foley law firm, who will fully fight for you to hold the responsible party’s insurance company accountable.

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A Record of Success Victories Our Lawyers Have Secured for Our Clients

Our lawyers are equipped to handle even the most complicated medical malpractice cases. There are more medical malpractice verdicts and settlements that we are unable to publish due to confidentiality reasons, but here are a few that we are glad to share:
"While we cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, we will fight for all our clients to get the maximum compensation they deserve."
"While we cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, we will fight for all our clients to get the maximum compensation they deserve."

$7.4 Million

A settlement of $7.4 million was negotiated for the family of a child who developed cerebral palsy. The condition was a result of the physician's failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner. The mother was in labor for 42 hours.

$5.4 Million

$5.4 million was awarded to the husband and children of a breast cancer victim. The victim's life could have been saved had the biopsy been performed within a reasonable time frame. This is the largest amount awarded by a jury for a medical malpractice case in Monroe County.

$4.5 Million

After two weeks of trial and jury deliberations, a $4.5 million verdict was awarded to a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury due to medical malpractice.


$700,000 was awarded to a woman with terminal cancer who lost her leg due to a blood clot that went undiagnosed.


An 86-year-old wheelchair-bound man with dementia died after being given an overdose of his medication. A $150,000 confidential settlement was negotiated.


A jury awarded a patient of Pocono Medical Center $112,000 after a nurse failed to properly supervise the victim, resulting in them falling and breaking their hip.


How long do I have to file a claim?

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Pennsylvania is two years. While this seems like plenty of time, it can pass very quickly. Once the statute of limitations has passed, you and your family are no longer able to seek any financial compensation for your injury.

How do I get an attorney to take my case?

Our attorneys offer free consultations. We will analyze the details of your case to determine if you have a medical malpractice claim. If we take your case, it means we are confident we can win. 

What is the difference between medical negligence and medical malpractice?

Medical negligence refers to a medical provider failing in their duty to meet a standard level of care that would have been performed by other professionals in their field. When this negligence results in injury, it is considered medical malpractice.

How long will it take to achieve a settlement or jury award?

This is totally dependent on the type of malpractice that occurred, the extent of the injuries, where the incident occurred, and several other factors. Our lawyers always have the client's best interest in mind and will fight for fair compensation, no matter how long it takes.

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The attorneys of the Foley Law Firm provide committed personal injury representation to eastern Pennsylvania. Our firm is proud to be affiliated with prominent organizations, including:

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
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If you are looking for legal representation from a top-rated personal injury law firm in Scranton, call us at (800) 523-6539 or request a consultation online.

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