Do I need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Determining who is at fault for your injuries is the most important element of a successful medical malpractice lawsuit. However, it is often the most difficult aspect to prove when building a viable medical negligence case. Our lawyers and support team will review your medical records and investigate the circumstances surrounding the treatment you received to determine if a health care professional is to blame for your injuries. To successfully prove a medical malpractice case, it is necessary to demonstrate the following:
- A relationship existed in which the health care professional had a duty to provide care to you, such as in a doctor/patient relationship
- The health care professional rendered negligent or substandard care, as determined by the accepted standards of care within the community
- You were injured or harmed
- The injury or harm done to you was the direct result of the negligent or substandard care you received
In certain cases, a health care provider may be negligent if the substandard care increased the risk of the injury suffered. A hospital or other licensed facility can be liable for the negligence of its employees (such as nurses or x-ray technicians), for failing to provide safe and adequate facilities, for failing to adopt appropriate protocols and regulations, and for failing to select and retain competent physicians.
To support the validity of your medical negligence case, our lawyers will need to secure the testimony of medical experts (typically in the same or similar specialty) to prove that the care you received fell below acceptable standards, and that the health care professional in question is at fault for your injuries.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & beyond
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, our lawyers can review the circumstances that led to the injury and determine if a viable medical malpractice case exists. Contact our Pennsylvania office today to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers.