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Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When a person suffers a serious injury due to medical malpractice, negligence or a mistake made by a doctor or other trusted medical professional, they have many questions. What happened and why? Could this injury have been prevented? Who is at fault? How will I pay for medical bills associated with this injury?
The Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys of Lupetin & Unatin are dedicated to helping people answer these questions.
Medical Malpractice FAQ
When a hospital, doctor or other medical professional, by either a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. This may be the result of an error in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.
In order to be considered medical malpractice, there must be a violation of the standard of care, an injury caused due to negligence, and significant damages as a result of said injury.
Medical malpractice may be the result of a variety of circumstances, including failure to diagnose or appropriately treat an injury, illness, or condition; surgical errors or mistakes; errors in prescription or dosage of medication; anesthesia errors; and misread radiology results.
Our Expertise In Medical Malpractice Includes:
When a severe injury to the brain is caused by preventable oxygen deprivation during a medical procedure or hospital stay.
When a delay in diagnosing a serious condition such as heart attack, stroke, spinal infection or other life-threatening condition results in disastrous consequences.
Adverse events involving medications have been reported as the number one cause of harm to patients in hospitals. Among the injuries and deaths, approximately 25% are caused by preventable medication errors.
When a serious injury is caused by negligence during surgery, anesthesia errors, wrong site surgery or incorrect medication dosages during a surgical procedure.
Injury suffered before, during or shortly after childbirth that causes lasting harm to the child, resulting in life altering conditions.
Many common cancers such as cervical cancer and breast cancer can be caught early though routine testing. When the testing is not properly evaluated and the result is a delayed diagnosis, this may be medical malpractice.
An anesthesiologist is responsible for maintaining precise levels of consciousness throughout a surgical procedure and monitoring and supporting the patient’s cardiopulmonary function.
Research shows radiologists misinterpret or miss findings entirely on 3%-5% of radiology studies each day. This means that radiologists around the world are reaching the wrong or incomplete conclusion 40 million times each year.
Articles On Medical Malpractice
We have handled many different types of medical malpractice cases. The articles below provide information and details on some of the issues our attorneys have seen in cases of medical malpractice or negligence.