Medical Malpractice Law

Medical Malpractice Law Pittsburgh, PA

Medical Malpractice LawMedical malpractice actions suits arise from negligence resulting in the injury or death of an individual. The basic statute of limitations in Pennsylvania does not commence until discovery of the injury. The discovery rule is not applicable in death cases. There are also other aspects of the limitations statutes that should be explained by your attorney. Before deciding to file a malpractice suit it is essential to secure the services of a trained malpractice attorney.

Medical malpractice cases may involve not only physicians, but the hospital and staff. The following are actions that may result in malpractice cases:

Failure to diagnose cancer or other illnesses that would respond to treatment given in a reasonable amount of time.

  • Misdiagnosis of strokes.
  • Anesthesiologist’s errors.
  • Emergency room mistakes.
  • Surgery mistakes.
  • Birth injuries.
  • Nursing home abuse resulting in injury or illness.

If the plaintiff (injured party) has played a part in the negligence that led to the action, and his negligence is greater than that of the defendant, he may not recover damages. The damages also may be less in relation to the amount of his responsibility for the injury.

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