Surgical Errors Lawyer Pittsburgh, PA
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Help Victims of Surgical Mistakes in Allegheny County, Westmoreland County, and Butler County, PA
Surgery is generally quite complicated, and the risk of injury to the patient is heightened during such procedures. Given the likelihood of injury, healthcare professionals must be particularly careful in proceeding with a surgical intervention — after all, the patient could be exposed to dangers that include infection, organ failure, and more. Healthcare professionals — in Pittsburgh and elsewhere in Pennsylvania — must adhere to the applicable standard of care when treating their patients. When your treating healthcare professional fails to meet the applicable standard of care, and you suffer an injury as a result, then you are entitled to bring an action for damages against them on the basis of medical malpractice.
Not all surgery errors are actionable. Mistakes do happen, and some are simply unavoidable. Surgical errors that result from medical negligence, however, will give you a legitimate right of recovery under Pennsylvania law. Contact our team of Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers here at Matzus Law for further guidance on how to proceed with your claim. We will evaluate your case and determine the most effective strategy for securing maximum compensation on your behalf.
Medical Negligence By Surgeons In Pittsburgh, PA
In order to succeed in medical malpractice litigation, you will have to prove that the defendant violated the standard of care. The standard of care can vary significantly, depending on the circumstances. For example, the standard of care imposed on a surgeon with specialized training in performing specific procedures will likely be stricter (when performing such procedures) than the standard of care imposed on another surgeon who lacks that specialized training.
Common surgical errors giving rise to medical negligence — and therefore, actionable medical malpractice claims — in Pennsylvania include:
- Failure to sanitize equipment properly.
- Use of outdated tools or equipment.
- Improper or inadequate training.
- Poor scheduling, leading to exhaustion.
- Intoxication of healthcare professionals during surgical intervention.
- Failure to conduct surgery in accordance with normal expectations (i.e., leaving equipment inside the body, incorrectly performing the procedure, etc.).
- Failure to consider medical history of the patient.
- And more.
Common Types Of Surgical Errors In Pittsburgh
- Wrong Site Surgery
- Wrongful Amputation
- Surgical Site Infections
- Surgical Instruments Left In Body
- Wrong Procedure or Wrong Patient
If you have been injured due to a surgical error at a hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible so that your claims can be fully investigated, assessed, and filed with the relevant court. This will preserve your claims and ensure that you have the opportunity to pursue litigation without administrative roadblocks such as statute of limitations issues.
Contact Matzus Law For A Free Consultation With An Experienced Trial Attorney
If you’ve suffered injuries due to an error committed by the treating healthcare professionals involved in your surgery, then you may be entitled to significant compensation pursuant to Pennsylvania medical malpractice law. Medical malpractice claims can be challenging. Unless the liability of the defendant is particularly obvious, or egregious, they are likely to put up a fight.
Attorney Jason Matzus is a Pittsburgh-based medical malpractice lawyer with decades of experience litigating a wide range of claims involving medical negligence issues, including surgical error scenarios. Here at Matzus Law, we are committed to thorough, industry-leading legal representation. As such, we work closely with clients to ensure that they are kept apprised of new developments in their case. Further, we work with qualified medical experts throughout the litigation process. These experts give us unique insights into the claims at issue and allow us to present a more persuasive argument overall.
Call now or submit an online case evaluation form to schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of the Pittsburgh surgical error lawyers here at Matzus Law.