Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorneys Who Demand Justice
Our law firm has decades of experience with successful medical negligence claims
When you enter an emergency room or hospital setting, you expect doctors to follow certain standards of care to ensure your safety and well-being. You don’t expect that medical neglect will have you coming out of the hospital in worse shape than when you went in.
All medical professionals must meet federal and state standards for patient care, or they can be held liable for any injury or death caused by negligence. Our Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers have extensive experience handling a range of cases against medical practitioners, obstetricians, hospitals, and other medical professionals. We know the law and how medical care providers like UPMC and Allegheny General Hospital work.
Our in-depth knowledge and bold legal strategies get results. Some of our representative case results include $4.5 million for a pediatric negligence case, $3 million for surgical errors, and $2 million for a misdiagnosis.
If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, you are likely worried about medical bills and have questions about how to prove your case. We can help. Contact Hal Waldman & Associates in Pittsburgh for a free case evaluation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. We can listen to what happened, answer questions, and explain your legal options. There’s no obligation to hire, just information you can trust.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a legal term for when a medical professional fails to follow established standards of care, leading to harm to a patient. Not all poor medical outcomes are a result of malpractice. Medical negligence can occur when a health provider improperly performs a procedure, fails to perform a necessary task, fails to recognize or communicate an important finding, or fails to diagnose a health condition.
Medical malpractice is too common. According to some studies, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 250,000 Americans dying each year from medical mistakes. At least one other study places the death rate from medical errors at around 400,000.
Types of medical malpractice cases we handle in Pennsylvania
When these types of mistakes lead to harm, injury, or death, the patient’s family or the patient may have the right to make a financial recovery for the harm they have suffered. The Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys at Hal Waldman & Associates serve communities throughout Western Pennsylvania. Here are some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases that we handle:
- Hospital and emergency room errors
- Surgical errors, such as retained foreign objects after surgery (sponges, clamps, etc.), perforated bowels, or nicked organs
- Birth injuries
- Severe infections due to failure to follow infection control procedures
- Missed or delayed diagnoses
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to clean catheters, intravenous lines, and shunts
- Reuse of syringes and other medical equipment
How to spot warning signs of surgical malpractice
Surgeons cannot guarantee the exact results or outcomes of specific surgeries. If you’re unhappy with how your surgery turned out, you are not necessarily entitled to compensation. However, if your unhappiness arises because the surgeon made an error and you were harmed, you might have grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
The experienced lawyers of Hal Waldman & Associates have successfully sued surgeons, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other providers for medical malpractice, wrongful death, and severe complications of major infections like sepsis.
How we can help you
Many medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania are highly contested. Even in cases that seem obvious, medical providers are reluctant to admit fault, and they hire skilled and experienced attorneys to represent them. You should make sure that you have a skilled attorney on your side to fight for your rights.
The Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys at Hal Waldman & Associates have decades of combined experience. If you choose to work with us, we will obtain your records and consult the appropriate medical experts to determine the parties responsible for your injuries and damages. Once we establish liability, we work to maximize damages for additional surgery or hospitalization, follow-up care, pain management, lasting disability or illness, lost income, and emotional pain and suffering. To make an appointment for a free evaluation with a Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney, contact Hal Waldman & Associates.