Studies show that thousands of Americans die every year due to medical errors and over one million people suffer from injuries every year due to medical mistakes. These errors can be caused by pharmacists, nurses, surgeons, doctors, and other healthcare professionals in hospitals, private practices, and long-term care facilities.
Many victims are unaware that their injuries were caused by mistakes in their medical care. It often takes a skilled team of doctors and lawyers to research the causes of death or injury following a medical procedure. While you put your trust in doctors to care for the lives of yourself and your loved ones, thousands of patients face tragedy due to lackluster care.
If you or someone you love suffers a serious injury or death due to a medical mistake, consult with an experienced Allegheny County medical malpractice attorney at the SMA Law Group to protect your rights. You can call us 24/7 at 1-888-976-2529.
Do You Have Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Claim?
To be eligible for a medical malpractice case, you must prove to a jury that your injuries were caused due to the negligence of a medical professional. Simply being dissatisfied with the outcome of your surgery or treatment is not enough to file a medical malpractice claim.
The team of lawyers at SMA Law can help you understand your legal rights and figure out who is responsible for your injuries. From there, you can decide whether you should pursue a case for medical malpractice.
Were You Harmed?
If you’ve suffered a non-economic loss, financial injury, or physical injury, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Sometimes clients suffer all three types of harm and need us to fight to recover fair compensation to cover those injuries.
Non-economic losses include your future health and quality of life. If you sue for medical malpractice, our law team can help you obtain justice for the pain and suffering your family has endured and will endure in the future.
Sadly, severe injuries can be a financial burden on your family for years to come. Medical bills, long-term and rehabilitative care, as well as time away from work, can add up to millions. Is your family prepared to take on those types of costs?
Was the Medical Professional Negligent?
Every medical professional must live up to a proper standard of medical care. Doctors may disagree on how to best treat a patient, but they may not stray from acceptable medical standards. These failures include:
- Misdiagnosing or delaying diagnosis of severe conditions
- Administering or prescribing the wrong medication or dosage
- Making surgical mistakes during a procedure
- Creating unsafe conditions during birth or labor
- Misusing medical equipment