Why You Need A Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer
All health care providers follow a “standard of care” when treating a patient. When this health care provider (a doctor or nurse or another medical professional) does not follow this standard, they are being negligent, and you can become a victim of medical malpractice.
A study at Harvard University showed that more than one million people each year suffer injuries from medical mistakes. Furthermore, the Journal of the American Medical Association states that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
Medical malpractice is a very common problem with sometimes disastrous consequences. Health care providers have legal teams to protect them when they make a mistake. You need your own Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer when you are injured by a medical error.
Common Medical Malpractice Cases For A Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you have one of the following conditions from a mistake from a health care provider, you might have a case for medical malpractice:
- Cerebral palsy: Devastating brain damage sometimes caused by mistakes or inattentiveness during childbirth
- Medication error: Injuries caused by a mix up in prescriptions, mistake in administering medication or error in prescribing the correct medications
- Medical equipment malfunction: Defective medical or surgical equipment or instruments
- Cosmetic and plastic surgery: Deforming and debilitating results from cosmetic surgery, unnecessary surgery and treatments and failure to advise of risk or obtain consent
- Cancer misdiagnosis: Failure to diagnosis or timely diagnosis breast, colorectal, cervical or skin cancer
How A Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer Identifies Responsible Parties
Joyce & Bittner are committed to holding medical professionals accountable for their actions. They will help trace the mistake to its source. Examples include:
- Medication: These types of mistakes could occur if a doctor prescribed you the wrong medication or in the administration of a drug by a nurse.
- Surgery: Mistakes are made at every stage of the surgery process, from pre-op surgery prep to a negligent mistake during the operation itself to a nurse being negligent during post-op care.
- Anesthesia: Administering anesthesia has a slim margin for error and any negligence can have disastrous results, including brain damage or death. Anesthesiologists’ negligence can often occur if they fail to properly investigate a patient’s medical history or if they administer too much anesthesia during surgery.
A Free Consultation From A Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer
A Joyce & Bittner Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer is ready to provide you a free consultation.
If you’re unsure of your options, or if you need a lawyer or are ready to take action, you can call 412-557-7931. If you prefer, you can also send us a message online, and we will be in contact with you shortly.