Firm Blog: Medical Malpractice

  • Medical Records and Malpractice: How Documentation Can Make or Break Your Case

    November 22, 2023

    In the complex world of medical malpractice, thorough evidence and documentation are key. For those seeking justice and redress, medical records often play a pivotal role in substantiating claims and demonstrating malpractice. As with any legal pursuit, it’s crucial to know what to gather, how to gather it, and how to effectively present this evidence. […]

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  • Obstetric Malpractice: Protecting the Most Vulnerable Patients

    November 08, 2023

    Childbirth is an exhilarating experience for many families. It is a time of joy, hope, and immense anticipation. However, sometimes, due to unforeseen circumstances and medical negligence, this beautiful event can quickly turn tragic. When these incidents occur, the victims deserve justice, and that’s where understanding obstetric malpractice becomes essential. At Matzus Law, LLC, we […]

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  • Surgical Errors in Pittsburgh: When Can You File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

    October 18, 2023

    For many patients, the mere thought of undergoing surgery can be nerve-wracking. Entrusting one’s health and well-being to a team of medical professionals requires immense faith in their competence and dedication. Most surgeries in Pittsburgh occur without incident, thanks to the efforts of skilled and dedicated professionals. However, occasionally, surgical errors occur, leading to devastating […]

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  • Medical Malpractice and Informed Consent in Pittsburgh: What Patients Should Know

    October 05, 2023

    Entrusting one’s health and well-being to medical professionals is a significant act of faith. Every individual expects to receive the best possible care, grounded in expertise and compassion. Yet, occasionally, this trust is broken, leading to complications, injuries, or even fatalities due to medical negligence. One critical aspect of medical malpractice revolves around the principle […]

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  • The Dangers of Misdiagnosing and Delaying Diagnosis of Heart Attacks: Know Your Rights

    September 06, 2023

    In life’s most critical moments, people often rush to the emergency room, urgent care centers like Med Express, or even their trusted family physicians, seeking immediate medical attention for concerning symptoms. These symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest discomfort, or pressure in the arm or below the breastbone, could be indicative of a potentially […]

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  • What Is The Impact Of A Medical Misdiagnosis?

    August 29, 2023

    In today’s world, medical science has made remarkable strides in diagnosing and treating various health conditions. However, medical misdiagnoses remain an unfortunate reality that can have devastating consequences for patients and their families. When a medical professional fails to accurately diagnose a condition, the ramifications can be profound, leading to delayed treatment, unnecessary suffering, and […]

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  • Steps to Take if You Suspect Medical Malpractice by a Physician

    August 08, 2023

    Medical malpractice can occur in various forms, from surgical errors to misdiagnoses, and can cause devastating emotional and financial turmoil. When a physician fails to adhere to the standard of care required by their profession, it is not just an ethical lapse but may constitute a legal violation for which they can be held accountable. […]

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  • What Laboratory Errors Warrant a Medical Malpractice Claim in Pennsylvania?

    July 31, 2023

    In the realm of medical malpractice, laboratory errors can have severe consequences for patients. These errors may arise from a range of factors, including human negligence, flawed equipment, misinterpretation of results, or inadequate quality control measures. When laboratory errors lead to misdiagnosis, delayed treatments, or unnecessary procedures, patients may suffer serious harm or even fatal […]

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  • Patient Rights and Safety: Shedding Light on Medical Errors in Pennsylvania

    June 30, 2023

    In the realm of healthcare, patient safety and well-being are of paramount importance. However, medical errors continue to be a concerning issue that affects numerous individuals across Pennsylvania. Understanding what constitutes a medical error, its common occurrences, its underlying causes, and the accountability of medical professionals is essential. In this article, we will delve into […]

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  • The Impact of Medical Errors on Patients: A Legal Perspective

    April 07, 2023

    Patients and their loved ones are often left reeling in the wake of medical mistakes. Johns Hopkins found that medical mistakes kill more people in the US than both heart disease and cancer combined. These mistakes don’t just hurt people physically; they can also inflict mental anguish, financial hardship, and a loss of faith in […]

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