Medical Malpractice Lawyers Cranberry Township, PA
In Cranberry Township, and elsewhere in Pennsylvania, those who sustain injuries due to the negligent, reckless, or wrongful acts of their treating healthcare professionals are entitled to receive substantial compensation to cover their various losses, pursuant to a medical malpractice claim.
Here at Matzus Law, we have a long track record of success in litigating medical malpractice claims in Cranberry Township and throughout Pennsylvania. Contact us today to speak to a qualified Cranberry Township medical malpractice attorney about your situation. Consultation is free and confidential.
What Is “Medical Malpractice” in Cranberry Township, PA?
Medical malpractice is a term that simply refers to the negligence (or worse) of a healthcare professional. If a physician commits negligence in the medical context, and if that negligence causes you to suffer injuries, then you would have a legitimate medical malpractice claim.
There are two core issues in determining medical malpractice liability in Cranberry Township, PA: 1) negligence, and 2) causation.
Negligence is established by demonstrating that the defendant healthcare professional violated the applicable standard of care. The standard of care can vary in accordance with the circumstances — generally speaking, however, the court will find that the standard of care has been violated if a reasonably competent healthcare professional under the same circumstances would not have engaged in the same conduct as the defendant.
Causation is a critical element of a medical malpractice claim in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. It is not enough for you to show that the defendant committed medical negligence — the negligence must actually have caused your injuries. For example, if the defendant commits a surgical error but it is not actually related to the claimed injuries, then the defendant probably cannot be held liable.
Damages Available in a Cranberry Township Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Success in medical malpractice litigation is not merely a question of liability. Even if you prove that the defendant healthcare professional is liable for medical malpractice, you will want to secure maximum compensation for your injuries. It is not sufficient to prove the defendant’s liability, only to have the jury drastically undervalue your damages.
As with other types of personal injury claims, medical malpractice claims in Cranberry Township, PA may give rise to a wide range of damages that include:
- Medical expenses (sustained beyond the original treatment)
- Wage loss
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- And more
You can support your claim for damages in a Cranberry Township medical malpractice case by introducing evidence that clearly demonstrates how your damages are “reasonable” and “proportional” in relation to the injuries suffered. To prove wage loss, for example, you’ll likely have to present official paystubs and work schedules indicating that you were forced to miss work due to your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Cranberry Township Medical Malpractice Attorney for Guidance
Attorney Jason Matzus has over 20 years of experience providing legal representation to injured plaintiffs in Cranberry Township medical malpractice litigation. Attorney Matzus is committed to personalized representation — he understands that effective advocacy is highly engaged and closely involves the injured plaintiff. This approach has brought us a number of successes in the form of substantial verdicts and settlements.
Interested in speaking with an experienced Cranberry Township medical malpractice lawyer for further guidance on your claims? Call or email today to schedule a free and confidential consultation. We look forward to answering any questions or concerns you may have.
About Cranberry Township, PA
Cranberry Township is a relatively large, fast-growing township in Butler County, PA (with a total population estimated at 30,739 as of 2016). The township is located within the Pittsburgh metro area, about a 30-minute drive away from downtown Pittsburgh, making it a popular landing spot for couples and families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the core city.
Cranberry Township and nearby towns feature a variety of hospitals and clinics that handle the care of both residents and visitors. Healthcare facilities include UPMC Passavant-Cranberry, Sewickley Valley Hospital, Wexford Health Pavilion, Butler Memorial Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital, and many others. If you have suffered an injury at any of these facilities due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, then you may have the right to recover damages by bringing an action against the negligent healthcare professional, as well as the facility that employs them.
Here at Matzus Law, our office is located at 310 Grant St., #3210 in the city of Pittsburgh, making it easily accessible for those within the metropolitan area, including those in Cranberry Township, PA.