When you or a loved one goes to see a medical provider you have an expectation that they are going to care for you or your loved one properly and ensure your health is on the right track.
Medical providers are people and unfortunately, they make errors in providing care to their patients. These errors can often have life-changing, debilitating consequences and even death. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medical provider’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained.
If you have experienced added pain and suffering, health problems, or a prolonged recovery due to a misdiagnosis, you may be able to receive compensation for added hospital time, lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one due to a medical provider’s negligence or nursing home abuse or neglect, you also have a right to fight for compensation.
Our Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorneys can help you recover the costs of injuries, pain, suffering and lost wages or future lost wages. We offer free case evaluations and do not charge any fees unless we win your case.
You place your trust in medical professionals to care for you and treat you in a reasonable and expert manner. When they fail to provide at least standard care, they can, and should, be held accountable. In order to win a case for negligent care, the burden is on the patient to prove that there was a violation of the standard of care.
There are three (3) criteria that must be met in order to prove negligent care:
The first step in any medical malpractice case is to obtain a Certificate of Merit from an expert in the medical field with the necessary credentials. This expert must review the facts of your case and be willing to testify that the medical provider’s actions in your case were negligent and/or violated the standard of care.
In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you have up to two (2) years to file a medical negligence claim. This two (2) year clock begins to run when you discover, or should have reasonably discovered, that you suffered an injury as a direct result of the negligent medical treatment.
It is important to note that informed consent does not negate your right to a medical malpractice claim for negligent care. Informed consent simply notifies the patient of the care to be provided and any known risks associated with treatment. Should the medical provider act in a negligent fashion when providing said care, you are within your rights to seek compensation.
There are two very broad categories that most negligent treatment cases will fall into:
Negligence may stem from failure to follow-up on test results or incorrectly interpreting test results. Doctors may not conduct a complete physical exam or recognize symptoms early enough or obtain a patient’s medical history, resulting in a worsening condition for the patient.
These categories cover a wide variety of errors and mistakes made my medical providers. Some such negligent acts include:
If you think that you or your loved one’s illness is the victim of negligent care, call our Medical Malpractice Lawyers today.
We are aggressive and compassionate attorneys who will fight for the compensation you deserve.
We are here to help answer your questions and provide the assistance you need in order to get the maximum compensation that is owed to you, including:
Our goal is to get the maximum compensation you deserve. We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
Of course a mistake can happen, but when it is caused by not following proper procedure or by being negligent, you should not have to pay for someone else’s carelessness.
Our Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorneys have experience in fighting for just compensation for our clients. We will work hard to get a successful outcome and have the resources and dedication to thoroughly investigate your case, speak with the physicians or medical staff involved, consult with our own network of medical experts, and closely examine your medical records to establish proof of medical negligence.
We are aggressive personal injury lawyers who know when to negotiate, when to go to court and how to get you money for your injuries.
Our team of trial lawyers, investigators, and field experts will work together to build a strong and winnable case for you and your family. Everyone has unique situations and we take the time to really listen to the details of your case to fully understand the surrounding circumstances.
We are compassionate attorneys who will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
We will evaluate your claim thoroughly and retain the medical experts needed to evaluate and validate your case. There is no fee in simply talking to us and letting us hear your story. We are here to listen and answer your questions.
Call 412-744-8341 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.