Our Firm Has Been Representing Clients in Medical Malpractice Cases Against Local Pittsburgh Hospitals and Doctors for Many Years
Any healthcare provider can be held responsible for medical malpractice. However, patients tend to rely upon their physician’s advice and treatment most often. After all, it is your physician’s job to identify symptoms of more serious illness and determine the best course of treatment available. Physicians who specialize are expected to provide treatment that comports with the level of training they have received in a specialized field of medicine, such as cancer treatment or cardiology.
At Matzus Law LLC, we believe that patients should be able to trust their physician’s advice and treatment. Competent medical diagnosis and treatment can spell the difference between full recovery and long-term health complications from an underlying condition. Our lawyers are here to fight to hold negligent physicians financially accountable when their careless treatment harms patients.
If you suspect you were harmed by a physician’s negligence, having the best possible lawyer by your side can make all the difference to the success of your claim. Our award-winning medical malpractice lawyers have more than 20 years of experience fighting to protect patient rights across Pennsylvania. We are here to put our proven track record of experience to work for you.
To schedule your free case review, contact our respected Pittsburgh physician malpractice lawyers today.
Physicians make judgement calls based on the information presented just like any other professional. Sometimes, bad medical outcomes occur even when the doctor makes all the right decisions. When doctors are careless or reckless in executing their duties, however, patients who suffer have the right to file a malpractice claim.
Physician malpractice can happen when a doctor:
Although a wide range of actions and omissions can be considered negligence, not every mistaken judgment or error in the recommended treatment plan is malpractice. The basic elements that we have to establish to file a claim for financial compensation based on physician malpractice are:
The “standard of care” that a physician is required to satisfy is determined by medical experts. The relevant question is whether another reasonably trained, competent physician would have acted the same given the circumstances. Physician malpractice happens when the physician hurts a patient by failing to provide care in accordance with generally accepted standards developed within the medical profession.
At Matzus Law LLC, our experienced lawyers handle all types of cases involving physician malpractice. We have the expertise needed to handle even the most complex evidentiary issues involved in physician malpractice cases. You can schedule a free case review with our lawyers if you have been harmed because of malpractice committed by:
Physician malpractice can kill. Some victims of physician malpractice may face a much longer, more painful road to recovery than necessary. Our primary goal at Matzus Law LLC is to win compensation that accounts for every aspect of the harm you have suffered.
Fair compensation should account both for your past medical treatment and additional future medical care made necessary only because of your physician’s negligence. Additionally, we fight to win compensation for:
Our lawyers know that compensation does not really reimburse you for the loss of your health. It can, however, give you the means to get the best treatment available—and functions as a deterrent, holding careless physicians accountable. To learn more about your options if you think you were harmed by physician negligence, call Matzus Law LLC today.
Our lawyers have specialized in medical malpractice because we are passionate about getting justice for patients harmed by physician negligence in Pittsburgh. Most physician malpractice cases are highly complex and require a detailed technical understanding of medical malpractice law in Pennsylvania. We have been successfully handling even the most complex physician negligence cases for over 20 years. To learn more about how we can help in your case, call us today so that we can get started on getting you the maximum available compensation.
The medical standard of care is something of a moving target. Physicians are expected to act differently based on different sets of circumstances. To determine the relevant standard of your case, we analyze factors such as:
– The opinion of a medical expert in the same field regarding the standard or recommended course of treatment
– The type of condition involved—including whether it involved routine treatment plan or was a relatively rare condition
– Your age and medical history
To some extent, even geographic location can play a role in establishing the standard of care. The key element is to determine what a reasonable physician would have done in your case—and compare that to what your physician actually did.
Possibly. In some cases, several different treatment options may be available. The physician’s choice may be clear. It may also be complicated by many different factors. Our lawyers will analyze your physician’s recommendations to determine whether any other reasonable physician would have agreed with your course of action. You may have the right to compensation if your physician’s recommendations were unreasonable given the circumstances.
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