Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to a medical mistake? Complications in the course of medical care are common, and some cannot be blamed on anyone. However, in some cases, serious injuries and wrongful death are the direct result of negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, hospital or other party.
At Pribanic & Pribanic, we handle a wide range of medical malpractice claims for clients from the Pittsburgh area, throughout western Pennsylvania and nationwide. Our lawyers can help you determine if you might have the opportunity to seek compensation for the losses you have suffered due to a medical mistake.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529 to speak with a Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer.
Have You Suffered due to Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice and medical negligence are currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. Doctors and nurses are just like the rest of us — they sometimes make mistakes. And when caregivers make mistakes, they must be accountable for the harm they cause — just like the rest of us. We trust doctors. We need to trust them. When they violate that trust, doctors need to be held responsible.
Our attorneys work to hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions. We handle a wide range of medical malpractice cases, including those involving:
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Hospital negligence
- Nursing neglect/malpractice
- Failure to diagnose
- Anesthesia malpractice
- Failure to monitor
- Plastic surgery errors
- Medication errors
- Hospital infections
- Gastric bypass errors
More than 13,000 doctors in the United States have been disciplined for serious incompetence or misconduct, including drug abuse, negligence, substandard patient care, Medicaid fraud and patient sexual abuse. According to a study by Washington Health Group, most of those physicians continue to treat patients and retain their licenses.
State confidentiality laws make it nearly impossible to find out the background information on a doctor, even if that doctor has been disciplined for incompetence or negligence. Recent studies confirm that a small percentage of doctors are responsible for the vast majority of injuries caused by substandard care. This reaffirms our general perception that most doctors are good doctors, and worthy of our trust.
Veterans Administration Malpractice Claims
We also represent people who have been injured due to medical malpractice in Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals. The process for handling a VA malpractice claim is markedly different from a standard malpractice claim. Claims must be filed in federal court. There are time limits and fee limitations to consider. Also, decisions are determined by bench trials rather than jury trials. If you are pursuing a claim against a military hospital, it is important to consult with an attorney who is familiar with the process.
Contact a Pennsylvania Doctor Negligence Lawyer
If you have suffered due to medical malpractice and need experienced legal guidance, we are here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529 to speak with an experienced Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer.