When people seek out professional medical care they seldom suspect that their medical problems will get worse, be misdiagnosed, or that they will end up more ill than they were before entering the medical system.
At the medical malpractice law offices of SMA Law Group we see many people and children who have unfortunately been victims of negligent medical care and are seeking answers to many questions. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA are compassionate, yet aggressive and experienced in winning medical malpractice claims for our clients.
Our compassionate and aggressive personal injury attorneys can help you answer some of these questions and help you determine whether you have a medical malpractice case. All consultations are free and we work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not collect any fees unless we make a recovery for you.
There is no cost to speak with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys who are committed to helping victims and their families find answers and cope in their struggles. Contact us today.
The trust that patients put into medical professionals to care for their wellbeing and their loved ones’ wellbeing should never be compromised. But when it is there are legal actions that can be taken to ensure that those who are not doing their jobs properly are held accountable.
Our medical malpractice attorneys are here to answer your questions and provide advice about which options may be available in order for you to try to make a recovery for your pain and suffering or other damages.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional (doctor or other medical staff) has been negligent or provided below standard health care or treatment resulting in a worsening condition, injury or death to the patient by either making a medical error or failing to act at all.
Medical malpractice can range from a medical professional failing to properly diagnose or not administering a full examination to a surgeon making a mistake during a medical procedure that resulted in further complications or injury. A person being diagnosed with cancer after multiple doctor visits may be an example of medical malpractice.
If you suspect medical negligence occurred, then you have a right to get answers to your questions and know for certain what went wrong and hold the responsible party accountable. If you or your family member was injured or died due to someone else’s mistake, you have a right to take legal action in order to be fully compensated for your injuries, lost wages and pain and suffering.
People should not have to suffer or pay for the mistakes of health care professionals. Our attorneys understand this and will help you find answers to your questions. We are compassionate but also aggressive in that we will do whatever it takes to investigate your case and get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.
At SMA Law Group, we will evaluate your claim thoroughly and retain the medical experts needed to evaluate and validate your case. We will meticulously go over your medical records and consult with the medical experts to determine if your injury was preventable and whether it derived from a medical mistake or substandard health care.
Our medical malpractice lawyers are available to help answer your questions in all types of medical malpractice cases. Some of these cases include:
Too often people wait too long (and suffer too long) before taking action and filing a claim against the negligent party. Many times symptoms take awhile to develop and people may trust what their doctor says about the new unusual symptoms or injury for a long time before they start to suspect the injury was caused by medical mistreatment or mishap during surgery.
The statute of limitations in Pennsylvania for filing a medical malpractice claim (in most cases) is only two years. However, because it can take time for symptoms to appear, under certain circumstances the two-year time limit may be increased.
If the injury and the cause of the injury were not discovered immediately, the Discovery Rule may be applied. This is a rule that says you can file a claim up to two years after you discover the injury and the cause of the injury. So you may have had symptoms three years ago, but if you only learned of what caused those symptoms in the last two years, you are still eligible to file a malpractice claim.
Another example of extending the statute of limitations is if the patient was under the age of 18, under the Minors Tolling Statute.
If you are unsure of whether or not you are eligible of filing a claim and if you suspect medical malpractice has occurred, please call and speak to us about your case. Our attorney consultations are absolutely free and we do not charge any money unless we win your case.
At SMA Law Group, we are aggressive and compassionate attorneys who will give your case the personal attention it deserves. Our primary goal is to get the maximum compensation you deserve. We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless we win your case.
Call 412-765-3345 for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are available by phone, email or in-person.
SMA Law Group attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.