Medical Malpractice

When the outcome of medical treatment is marked by tragedy or unanticipated harm, you may wonder if it was avoidable. Healthcare providers may give vague explanations or technical responses beyond your ability to comprehend.

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office Statistics, every year a high percentage of deaths in the U.S. occur as a result of medical errors – more deaths than result from auto accidents or breast cancer.

If you suspect that you or a loved one was seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice, it is worthwhile to consult a medical malpractice attorney in Pittsburgh, PA to determine if you have a case. Covering hospital and medical expenses can be burdensome. If permanent disability resulted from medical errors, future costs for healthcare may not only affect your life, but also the lives of those close to you.

Medical Errors

Not every medical error is considered medical malpractice, only those errors that fail to meet standards of practice set by the medical profession. Examples of errors that may be grounds for medical malpractice include:

 

  • Failure to diagnose e.g. cancer, heart disease, infection, stroke, or other diseases
  • Birth injury e.g. delay or failure to perform a C-section that injures the baby or mother or results in fatality
  • Procedures or treatment resulting in preventable brain injury
  • Surgical errors
  • Infections caused by treatment
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Treatment of the wrong condition
  • Medication errors
  • Improperly operated medical devices
  • Misinterpretation of digital imaging e.g. X-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.
  • Incorrect analysis of lab tests
  • Decubitous ulcers

 

Medical Malpractice Qualifications and Experience

Dattilo Law Offices, P.C. has been assisting clients throughout Pennsylvania for decades with claims concerning medical malpractice. James A. Dattilo has developed extensive skills as a Pittsburgh, PA medical malpractice attorney. His capabilities in this area of practice are masterful; he is listed as a medical malpractice lawyer in Pennsylvania in the Attorney Directory of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

If you believe a loved one may have been injured or died because of medical malpractice, or that you have suffered as a result of a medical error, or medication error, take advantage of our expertise to help you determine if you have a legitimate medical malpractice claim.

The value of a medical malpractice case varies but the attorneys of Dattilo Law Offices, P.C. offer a free consultation, and if we decide to take your case, fees are based on contingency; you owe nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Please contact us online or call our office at (412) 391-6300 to arrange an appointment to discuss your case in detail (whether it exceeds the statute of limitations or not) with an experienced injury attorney in Pittsburgh.