Few professionals receive more trust than medical practitioners do. When patients suffer injury or wrongful death due to medical negligence, victims and their families have a right to pursue compensation for the often-extensive losses caused by malpractice. However, few areas of law require more technical knowledge and experience. The Pittsburgh, PA malpractice attorneys at Dattilo Law Offices, P.C. have specialized medical malpractice experience not available from all general practice personal injury firms.
The Challenges of Proving Medical Negligence
Experiencing a poor outcome from medical treatment does not automatically constitute medical malpractice. No doctor can heal every conceivable medical condition, and even with a high degree of medical care, some patients do not survive. An attorney must have specialized skills to assess each case to determine if an injury resulted because a medical provider failed to provide a reasonable standard of care as defined by Pennsylvania law. Each Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney at Dattilo Law Offices, P.C. has extensive experience in medical malpractice law, and we use in-house medical expertise combined with a network of medical specialists to prove each case.
The Complexities of Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Law
Proving medical negligence is only the first step in a complex legal process. Attorneys must consider every detail to pursue compensation under Pennsylvania law. Some of the concerns include the following issues:
- Following the collateral source rule, which prohibits patients from pursuing damages already paid by other sources, such as insurance claims
- Determining the precise monetary value of damages caused by each practitioner within a medical malpractice case
- Filing complaints within the statute of limitations period, which is two years in most cases
- Representing injured clients in all legal processes, including conciliation hearings
Contact an Experienced Malpractice Attorney
Failure to follow precise procedures—or technical errors—can result in the loss or dismissal of a malpractice case. If you believe a loved one suffered injury or died because of medical malpractice, or that you suffered because of a medical error, take advantage of our expertise to help you determine if you have a legitimate medical malpractice claim. The Pittsburgh medical malpractice law firm of Dattilo Law Offices, P.C. offers a free consultation. If we decide to take your case, we operate on a contingency fee basis—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.