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What Is Medical Malpractice?
When a person suffers unexpected, irreparable harm while in the care of trusted medical professionals, there are many questions. “What happened, and why? Can anyone be held responsible? What do I need to do now? What happens next?” We are here to help you answer those questions. Below are some common questions. If you have more, we invite you to contact us for a free case evaluation.
Do I Have A Case?
In this video, Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney Brendan Lupetin discusses what is involved in determining if you have a viable medical malpractice claim.
“One of the first questions that our potential clients often ask us is: ‘Do I have a case?’ The way that we look at whether somebody has a case or not is whether it meets (starting with) three main criteria.”
Watch the video to learn more.
What To Expect In A Medical Malpractice Case
The process of determining whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim begins with an in-depth interview of the victim (when possible), family members, and any other person who was a witness to the injury. Simultaneously or shortly thereafter, we perform intensive research both in our thousand+ volume medical library and on internet sites mostly subscribed to by physicians and hospitals. What we find during this stage determines whether or not we should pursue further investigation into your potential claim of medical malpractice.
The next stage includes retrieval of medical records, including X-Rays, CT Scans, microscopic slides, medical charts, notes by the doctors, and anything else associated with your claim.
If at this point we have reason to believe standards of care have been violated and there has been medical malpractice, we consult with independent experts to confirm our belief.
Pennsylvania Laws & Statutes
There is a statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims. In Pennsylvania, in most cases that statute of limitations is two years from the time of the injury. However, there are some cases in which that time limit may be longer. Learn more about PA statutes of limitations or contact us to discuss your situation.
Our firm has successfully helped hundreds of victims of medical malpractice, in most cases without need of trial.
Medical malpractice cases that we have handled include birth injuries, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of illness including cervical cancer & other types of cancer, brain injuries due to oxygen deprivation while under medical care, medication & prescription errors during surgery or hospitalization, surgical accidents during routine procedures, and death due to medical malpractice or negligence.