Medical Malpractice Lawyers Pittsburgh

Medical malpractice may be defined as a failure by a medical professional to provide a standard level of care to a patient. This may occur in the initial diagnosis of a patient, when a doctor fails to notice an important symptom or simply does not recognize a serious illness for what it is, possibly discharging the patient or prescribing the wrong treatment.

Common Causes of Medical Malpractice

The types of medical malpractice cases the Martin & Lerda firm regularly handles include:

  • failure to provide a necessary test
  • failure to inform the patient of the need for a test
  • failure to perform an appropriate evaluation or examination
  • failure to provide necessary treatment
  • delaying the necessary treatment
  • providing the wrong treatment
  • improper follow-up
  • a misdiagnoses
  • a delay in diagnosis
  • performing unnecessary surgery
  • surgical mistakes
  • leaving surgical instruments in the body
  • infections after surgery
  • nursing negligence
  • inadequate staffing, training, or supervision of staff;
  • persons performing functions beyond or outside of their training;
  • improper drug prescriptions;
  • failure to refer to a specialist;
  • failure to properly monitor a pregnancy, labor or delivery;
  • failure to inform you of benefits and risks;
  • intentional neglect.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims can be made against doctors, nurses, midwives, therapists, chiropractors, technicians, HMOs, hospitals, clinics, and other medical businesses. However, be aware that there are strict time limits you must meet to file a lawsuit. These time limits are complex and strictly enforced by the courts. It is in your best interest to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Contact Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers with any questions at 412-271-3800.