Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical Negligence Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA Helps Clients Pursue Accountability for Harm Caused by the Errors of Healthcare Professionals in Allegheny County and Throughout Western Pennsylvania

At Matzus Law, located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we understand the profound impact that medical malpractice can have on individuals and their families. 

When you seek medical treatment, you place not only your trust but your life in the hands of professionals. However, when that trust is violated through negligence or error, the consequences can be devastating, leading to long-term health issues, financial burdens, and emotional distress. 

Founded by Jason Matzus, a Pittsburgh lawyer with decades of experience and who is known throughout the nation for his legal industry leadership, Matzus Law is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive legal representation to victims of medical malpractice, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve.

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What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from the recognized “standard of care” in the treatment of a patient. The “standard of care” is defined as what a reasonably competent healthcare professional, with a similar background and in the same medical community, would have done under the same or similar circumstances. Failing to meet this standard can lead to a claim of malpractice when it causes harm to the patient.

At Matzus Law, our practice areas within medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

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In the practice of medicine, the accurate and timely diagnosis of a patient’s condition is not just a part of the treatment process; it is the very foundation upon which effective healthcare rests. However, when healthcare professionals fail to diagnose a condition correctly, or when there is a significant delay in making the correct diagnosis, the consequences can be dire. Such failures can deprive a patient of critical treatment options, allowing their condition to progress unchecked, often leading to irreversible harm or even death. 

At Matzus Law, we have decades of experience with Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis cases.

Understanding Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare provider incorrectly identifies a patient’s condition, leading to inappropriate treatment plans that can cause harm. This can result from various factors, including failure to recognize the symptoms, lack of knowledge about the condition, or misinterpretation of diagnostic tests.

Delayed Diagnosis happens when there is an unnecessary delay in identifying the correct medical condition. This delay can be the result of oversight, failure to refer to a specialist, or not taking a patient’s complaints seriously. The delay in diagnosis can mean that treatment starts too late, which can significantly affect the patient’s prognosis.

The Impact of Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

The implications of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis are profound:

Worsening of Condition: Without the correct treatment, a patient’s condition may deteriorate, potentially leading to complications that were avoidable.

Unnecessary Treatment: Misdiagnosed patients may undergo unnecessary procedures or medication, exposing them to side effects and additional risks.

Increased Medical Costs: Incorrect or delayed treatments can lead to increased medical expenses, including costs for additional treatments, procedures, or prolonged hospital stays.

Emotional and Psychological Trauma: The stress, pain, and suffering resulting from misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis extend beyond physical symptoms, impacting patients and their families emotionally and psychologically.

Legal Recourse

Patients who have suffered due to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis may have legal recourse to seek compensation for their damages. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Matzus Law, we can help navigate the complex legal landscape, ensuring that those affected by medical negligence receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

Our Commitment

At Matzus law, we are deeply dedicated to championing the rights of patients affected by misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. With a deep understanding of medical malpractice law and a compassionate approach to the sensitive nature of these cases, we strive to provide our clients with the highest level of legal representation. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a healthcare provider’s failure to diagnose correctly or timely, we are here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation and closure you deserve.

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors stand as one of the most alarming forms of medical malpractice, often resulting in catastrophic outcomes for patients. These errors breach the standard of care expected in surgical settings and can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life. Surgical errors can occur due to a variety of factors, including poor preoperative planning, incompetence, inadequate communication among surgical staff, and failure to adhere to established protocols.

At Matzus Law, we have decades of experience with Surgical Errors cases.

Types of Surgical Errors

Wrong-Site Surgery: This grave error involves performing surgery on the incorrect part of the body. It violates fundamental medical protocols and can lead to unnecessary harm to the patient.

Foreign Objects Left in Patient: Surgical instruments, sponges, and other materials being left inside the patient’s body post-operation is a dangerous oversight that can cause infections, pain, and necessitate additional surgeries.

Wrong Procedure Performed: Patients may undergo completely unnecessary surgery while their actual condition remains untreated. This not only exposes them to surgical risks but also delays the correct treatment they require.

Nerve Damage: Accidental nerve damage during surgery can lead to loss of function, chronic pain, and a host of other long-term health issues.

Anesthesia Errors: These can range from giving too much, too little, or the wrong type of anesthesia, potentially resulting in significant harm or fatality.

The Consequences

The consequences of surgical errors are often severe and can include prolonged recovery times, additional surgeries, permanent disability, or even death. Beyond the physical impact, patients can suffer emotionally and financially, facing towering medical bills, lost income, and diminished quality of life.

Legal Recourse

Victims of surgical errors have the right to seek justice and compensation for their suffering. This compensation can cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. Navigating the complexities of medical malpractice claims requires a law firm with specialized expertise in surgical errors. At Matzus Law, we understand the profound impact these errors have on patients and their families.

Our Commitment

At Matzus law, we are steadfast in its commitment to supporting victims of surgical errors. We possess the legal acumen, medical knowledge, and resources necessary to challenge negligent medical professionals and institutions. By meticulously investigating each case, consulting with medical experts, and crafting a compelling legal strategy, we aim to hold the responsible parties accountable and secure the maximum compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one has been affected by a surgical error, we are here to offer compassionate, effective legal representation and to ensure that your voice is heard.

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries represent some of the most heart-wrenching instances of medical malpractice, often resulting from negligence by medical professionals during the prenatal period, labor, delivery, or immediately postpartum. The consequences of such injuries can be profound, affecting not just the health and development of the child but also the emotional and financial well-being of the entire family.

At Matzus Law, we have decades of experience with Birth Injuries cases.

Types of Birth Injuries

Cerebral Palsy: Often associated with oxygen deprivation or traumatic delivery, cerebral palsy can result in lifelong motor disabilities, learning disabilities, and seizures.

Brachial Plexus Injuries (Erb’s Palsy): Caused by excessive force during delivery, these injuries can lead to weakness or paralysis of the arm.

Fractures: Improper handling or excessive force can result in fractures of the clavicle, femur, or other bones during birth.

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): A severe form of oxygen deprivation that can lead to cognitive impairments, physical disabilities, and in severe cases, death.

Perinatal Asphyxia: Insufficient oxygen before, during, or just after birth can cause this condition, potentially leading to organ dysfunction and neurological damage.

Intracranial Hemorrhage: Bleeding in the brain, often due to physical trauma during delivery, which can result in long-term neurological issues.

The Impact

The impact of birth injuries extends far beyond the initial trauma and medical interventions. Many affected children require lifelong care, including surgeries, physical therapy, special education services, and other forms of support. Families face not only the emotional toll of caring for a child with disabilities but also significant financial strain due to medical bills, therapy costs, and potentially lost income.

Legal Recourse

Families affected by birth injuries due to medical negligence have the right to seek compensation. This compensation can cover past and future medical expenses, costs of long-term care, pain and suffering, and other damages. At Matzus Law, we appreciate that pursuing a birth injury claim requires a law firm with expertise in medical malpractice and a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in birth injury cases. 

Our Commitment

At Matzus law, we are deeply dedicated to advocating for families devastated by birth injuries. We understand the immense challenges these families face and are committed to securing the justice and financial support they need to move forward. Our team combines legal prowess with compassion, working tirelessly to investigate each case, consult with medical experts, and build a powerful case on behalf of our clients.

If your family has been impacted by a birth injury, we are here to stand by your side, offering the legal support and guidance you need during this difficult time. We are committed to holding negligent medical professionals accountable and ensuring that you receive the compensation necessary to support your child’s needs and secure their future.

Medication Errors

Medication errors represent a significant and preventable aspect of medical malpractice, affecting countless patients each year. When healthcare professionals fail in their duty to prescribe, dispense, and administer medication safely, the consequences can range from temporary discomfort to severe health complications or even death. Understanding the various forms these errors can take is the first step in recognizing and addressing the potential harm caused to patients.

At Matzus Law, we have decades of experience with Medication Errors cases.

Types of Medication Errors

Prescribing the Wrong Medication: This can occur due to a misdiagnosis, misunderstanding of a patient’s medical history, or simply a clerical error. Taking the wrong medication can lead to a lack of treatment for the intended condition and cause adverse reactions.

Incorrect Dosage: Both overdosing and underdosing present serious health risks. An overdose can lead to toxicity and life-threatening conditions, while an underdose may result in the treatment being ineffective, allowing a disease or condition to progress.

Harmful Drug Interactions: Failing to consider a patient’s current medication regimen when prescribing new medications can lead to dangerous interactions. These interactions may diminish the effectiveness of one or more of the drugs or produce harmful or fatal side effects.

Administration Errors: These errors can occur in hospitals, nursing homes, or during at-home care when the medication provided to the patient is not administered correctly. This includes errors in the method of administration, timing, and frequency.

The Consequences

The consequences of medication errors are as varied as the errors themselves. Some patients may experience temporary health setbacks, while others may suffer from long-lasting or permanent damage. In the worst cases, medication errors can be fatal. Beyond the physical toll, victims of medication errors often face emotional and financial burdens, including loss of trust in healthcare providers, anxiety, additional medical expenses, and lost wages.

Legal Recourse

Patients who have suffered due to medication errors may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and financial losses. This compensation can include medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. At Matzus Law, we know from decades of experience that a successful claim requires thorough investigation, expert medical testimony, and a clear demonstration of negligence on the part of the healthcare provider.

Our Commitment

At Matzus law, we are deeply dedicated to representing victims of medication errors. We understand the complexity of these cases and the profound impact they have on patients and their families. With a combination of legal expertise, medical knowledge, and a compassionate approach, we work diligently to ensure that our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a medication error, we are here to provide the support and representation you need. Our team is dedicated to holding negligent medical professionals accountable and securing the resources necessary for the recovery and well-being of our clients.

Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia errors are among the most dangerous forms of medical malpractice, with the potential to cause profound harm to patients. These errors, while less common than other types of medical mistakes, carry a high risk of severe or even fatal outcomes. The precise administration and monitoring of anesthesia are critical during surgical procedures, and any deviation from standard care can have catastrophic consequences.

At Matzus Law, we have decades of experience with Anesthesia Errors cases.

Understanding Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia errors can occur in various forms, including, but not limited to:

Incorrect Dosing: Both overdosing and underdosing of anesthesia can have severe implications. An overdose can lead to prolonged unconsciousness, coma, or death, while underdosing may result in a patient waking up during surgery, leading to trauma and potentially severe pain.

Delayed Delivery: Delays in administering anesthesia can cause unnecessary pain and distress for the patient, potentially leading to shock or trauma.

Failure to Monitor: Continuous monitoring of the patient’s vital signs is essential during surgery to adjust anesthesia levels as needed. Failure to do so can lead to hypoxia, brain damage, or death.

Poor Management of Preexisting Conditions: Failing to account for a patient’s medical history or current medications can lead to adverse reactions with the anesthesia, posing significant health risks.

Improper Intubation: This can lead to serious complications, including damage to the trachea, insufficient oxygen supply to the body, or aspiration pneumonia.

The Impact of Anesthesia Errors

The consequences of anesthesia errors extend beyond the immediate physical effects. Patients can suffer from long-term psychological effects, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and fear of medical treatment. The financial burdens due to additional medical treatments, rehabilitation, and lost income can also be substantial.

Legal Recourse

Victims of anesthesia errors have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, and financial losses. At Matzus Law, we understand that a successful legal claim must establish that the medical professionals involved breached the standard of care expected in anesthesia administration and that this breach directly resulted in harm to the patient.

Our Commitment

At Matzus law, we are deeply dedicated to supporting victims of anesthesia errors through meticulous legal representation. Our team of experienced attorneys understands the nuances of medical malpractice cases and works closely with medical experts to build compelling arguments for our clients. We are committed to achieving justice for our clients, ensuring they receive the compensation necessary to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to an anesthesia error, we are here to help. Our goal is to navigate the complexities of your case, providing compassionate support and expert legal advice every step of the way. We strive to hold negligent medical providers accountable for their actions and secure the best possible outcome for our clients.

Hospital Negligence

Hospital negligence is a critical and concerning area of medical malpractice, encompassing a range of failures that compromise patient safety and care standards within hospital settings. Such negligence can lead to unnecessary harm, exacerbation of existing conditions, and even new, life-threatening complications. Recognizing the various forms of hospital negligence is essential for patients and their families to understand their rights and the potential for legal recourse.

At Matzus Law, we have decades of experience with Hospital Negligence cases.

Forms of Hospital Negligence

Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs): Despite stringent infection control protocols, patients can acquire infections in hospitals due to breaches in sanitary practices, improper use of medical devices, or inadequate sterilization procedures. These infections can significantly prolong hospital stays, increase medical costs, and, in severe cases, lead to fatal outcomes.

Patient Falls: Hospitals are required to assess patients for fall risk and implement preventative measures accordingly. Failure to do so can lead to falls that result in injuries, such as fractures, head injuries, or worse, particularly in vulnerable populations like the elderly or those with mobility issues.

Errors in Patient Monitoring: Adequate monitoring of patients, especially those in critical condition or under anesthesia, is vital. Neglecting to properly monitor vital signs or failing to respond to alarms can lead to preventable complications, including cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, and death.

The Impact of Hospital Negligence

The consequences of hospital negligence are far-reaching, affecting not just the physical health of patients but also their mental well-being and financial stability. Victims may face prolonged recovery times, additional surgeries or treatments, and long-term rehabilitation. The emotional toll, including loss of trust in healthcare systems, anxiety, and depression, can also be significant.

Legal Recourse

Victims of hospital negligence have the right to seek legal redress for their suffering and financial losses. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. At Matzus Law, we understand that a successful legal action requires proving that the hospital failed to meet the accepted standard of care and that this failure directly resulted in harm.

Our Commitment

At Matzus law, we are deeply dedicated to advocating for victims of hospital negligence. We understand the complexities involved in these cases, from navigating hospital policies and procedures to challenging large healthcare institutions. Our team combines legal expertise, medical knowledge, and a compassionate approach to support our clients through every step of their legal journey.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to hospital negligence, we are here to offer experienced, dedicated legal representation. Our goal is to hold negligent parties accountable, secure the compensation you deserve, and ultimately help you on your path to recovery.

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Our Approach at Matzus Law

Led by Jason Matzus, our approach at Matzus Law is thorough and empathetic, while also relentless in leading your journey to justice. Understanding that each case is unique, we begin with a comprehensive evaluation of your situation. This involves gathering all relevant medical records, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with leading medical experts to build a strong, evidence-based case. Our aim is not just to seek compensation, but to ensure accountability and prevent future errors by healthcare providers.

Why Choose Matzus Law for Your Medical Malpractice Claim?

Expertise and Experience

Jason Matzus brings a wealth of knowledge and decades of experience in medical malpractice law, offering unparalleled insight and expertise to navigate the complex medical and legal issues involved in your case.

Personalized Attention

At Matzus Law, you are not just a case number. We understand the personal and sensitive nature of medical malpractice claims, ensuring you receive the focused, individual attention you deserve.


Our firm has access to a vast network of medical experts and investigators to support your claim, providing the comprehensive resources needed to challenge even the most formidable opponents.

No Fee Unless We Win

We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we secure compensation for you. This demonstrates our commitment to your case and ensures our interests are aligned with yours.

Client-Centered Representation

Our philosophy centers on client empowerment. We keep you informed and involved at every step, ensuring you understand your options and the progress of your case.

Seeking Justice and Compensation

The repercussions of medical malpractice extend far beyond physical injuries. Victims often face significant financial burdens due to ongoing medical bills, lost wages, and the need for future care. Emotional and psychological trauma is also common, impacting the quality of life of both the victims and their families. 

At Matzus Law, our goal is to secure comprehensive compensation that addresses all facets of your suffering, including:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium

Your Trusted Advocate in Challenging Times

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Pittsburgh or anywhere in Pennsylvania, Jason Matzus and the dedicated team at Matzus Law are here to help. We understand the courage it takes to stand up against powerful medical institutions and their insurance companies. With our in-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania’s medical malpractice laws and our commitment to justice, we strive to provide the strong, compassionate advocacy you need during this difficult time.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today. Let us help you take the first step towards healing and recovery by ensuring your rights are protected and your voice is heard. At Matzus Law, we’re not just your attorneys; we’re your partners in your journey to justice.

Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice in Pittsburgh

Who may be held liable for medical malpractice?

A medical malpractice claim may be filed against any healthcare provider whose negligence causes you injury or harm. Examples include doctors, physician’s assistants, nurses, physical therapists, mental health professionals, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, and radiology technicians. In addition, hospitals, medical practices, and other healthcare facilities can also be held liable in a medical malpractice claim, either through employer negligence for the conduct of their employees, or for the entity’s own direct negligence that caused you to suffer harm.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations typically gives you two years from the date that you were harmed by negligent medical care, or two years from the date that you discovered the harm that was caused by a medical provider’s negligence. In addition to the statute of limitations, you may also be subject to shorter notice deadlines if you have a medical malpractice claim against a government-owned and run hospital or healthcare facility. You should talk to a medical negligence attorney in Pittsburgh, PA with Matzus Law, LLC as soon as possible to make sure that you file your claim before the statute of limitations runs out on your case.


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