Medical Malpractice Lawyers Butler, PA
If you have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of a treating healthcare professional in Butler, PA, then you may have the right to sue and recover damages pursuant to Pennsylvania medical malpractice law. When litigating a medical malpractice claim in Butler, Pennsylvania, it is important to consult with a qualified attorney as soon as possible after you have sustained the injury. Your attorney will evaluate your claim, investigate the facts surrounding the incident, and bring an action in the relevant court to ensure that the claim is preserved.
Here at Matzus Law, we have an extensive and consistent history of success in litigating medical malpractice claims on behalf of injured clients in Butler, Pennsylvania. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your medical malpractice case.
Understanding the Medical Standard of Care in Butler, Pennsylvania
Successfully proving medical malpractice in Butler, PA requires that you show — with sufficient supportive evidence — that the defendant healthcare professional has violated the applicable “medical standard of care.” The standard of care does not have a fixed level, as it varies depending on the particular circumstances (i.e., age, training, experience, location, illness, extenuating factors, and more). The standard of care is meant to define the sort of medical care that a reasonably competent healthcare professional (under similar circumstances) would have provided.
Let’s use an extreme example: Suppose that you are suffering from a common cold. Your physician unexpectedly recommends that you take a powerful drug, and they give you a dosage for treatment. The drug has potential side effects that include partial limb paralysis, which you eventually begin to suffer. Given the nature of the illness (common cold), the physician’s care was probably not in keeping with the applicable standard of care. If the illness had been rare and dangerous, and if it had demanded the use of the experimental drug for treatment, then perhaps the physician’s care would not violate the standard of care. In these circumstances, however, the physician likely committed medical malpractice.
Common Medical Malpractice Scenarios in Butler, PA
Common medical malpractice scenarios in Butler, PA include:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Medication errors (i.e., incorrect medicine, dangerous mix of medicines, or improper amounts)
- Failure to safely conduct medical procedure
- Inadequate observation of patient
- Failure to properly sanitize equipment and medical environment
- Failure to request second opinion for complex illness
- Surgical errors
- Communication errors
- And more
Every scenario is different. Your Butler medical malpractice attorney will have to consider your claim in the context of the total facts of the case to construct a persuasive argument in your favor.
Speak to an Experienced Butler Medical Malpractice Attorney at Matzus Law
Attorney Jason Matzus — founder of Matzus Law — has over two decades of experience handling complex personal injury and medical malpractice litigation in Butler, Pennsylvania. Here at Matzus Law, we understand that effective medical malpractice litigation engages with the client. As such, we work closely with the client throughout the litigation process to ensure that their goals are aligned with our own and that they are kept informed about developments in their medical malpractice case. This client-centered approach has brought us substantial success — we have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our injured clients throughout Pennsylvania, including Butler, PA.
Call or submit an online case evaluation form today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Butler medical malpractice attorney at Matzus Law. We have an office located in Pittsburgh, within driving distance of Butler, which makes it easy to visit for those in the region.
About Butler, PA
Butler is a small city in Butler County, located just 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. Despite having a population of just 15,121 people in total, Butler, PA is relatively well known, thanks in large part to its history, as well as its recognition as one of America’s “best small towns” by various publications such as Smithsonian magazine.
Historically, Butler was a prominent manufacturing and transportation center in Western Pennsylvania. Although in recent years the city has seen a substantial decline in manufacturing jobs and overall economic output, it remains an important center of commerce in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
There are numerous healthcare centers in and around Butler, including the clinics and hospitals associated with the Butler Health System, such as Butler Memorial Hospital, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Coventry Health Care, and more. If you have been injured due to an instance of medical malpractice in Butler, PA, then you may be entitled to bring a claim against your treating healthcare professional and the facility that employs them.
Here at Matzus Law, we operate an office near Butler, located at 310 Grant St., #3210 in Pittsburgh, PA. Contact us today for more information and for an evaluation of your various medical malpractice claims.