Pittsburgh Attorneys for Hospital and Emergency Room Error Claims
Put our decades of medical malpractice experience to work for you
Hospitals are responsible for harm caused by the actions or inaction of their employees, from staff physicians and nurses to lab technicians, orderlies, and cleaning crews. While hospitals in Pennsylvania certainly do far more good than harm, some patients needlessly suffer injury, illness, or death each year as a direct result of negligence in a hospital setting.
The Pittsburgh medical malpractice and hospital error attorneys at Hal Waldman & Associates have the experience and resources you need to stand up for your just compensation. Your hospital negligence claim matters to us. We care. We are on your side. If you or a loved one suffered serious and lasting harm, contact us for a free case evaluation. At no cost to you, a member of our team can listen to the details of what happened, answer your questions, and explain your legal options.
Experienced representation in hospital malpractice litigation
We have handled a wide range of hospital negligence, nursing negligence, and medical malpractice claims against hospitals like the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Allegheny General Hospital. Our case results include a $4.5 million recovery for a case of pediatric negligence, $3 million for a surgical error, and $350,000 for a patient injured in a hospital fall. The most common types of hospital and emergency room error cases we handle involve:
- Medication errors (administering an overdose or wrong drug)
- Surgical errors and failure to monitor after surgery
- Non-sterile procedures resulting in staph infection or MRSA infection
- Slip-and-fall accidents (patients or visitors)
- Negligent security and supervision
- Negligence of staff physicians
- Extending hospital privileges to unqualified doctors
- Failure to diagnose heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism (blood clots), appendicitis, meningitis, internal bleeding, or another life-threatening condition
- Failure to triage and treat patients promptly, leading to hemorrhage or cardiac arrest while “parked” in the waiting room for hours
- Failure to call in specialists or run additional tests
- Premature discharge or refusal to admit patients, failure to keep patients for admission or observation, or discharging without a diagnosis or referral
Our medical malpractice lawyers understand what it takes to win
Hospitals and ER doctors and nurses are not expected to save every life or diagnose every unusual malady. However, they have a duty to treat all patients in a reasonable time frame, follow through on patient complaints, follow established standards of care, and recognize signs of serious conditions. When they fail, the patient has a right to compensation.
However, Pennsylvania hospitals and their insurers will vigorously defend malpractice lawsuits. At Hal Waldman & Associates, we have the resources to hire experts in emergency medicine and hospital administration who can attest, for example, that ER staff deviated from accepted medical standards or that the hospital was not adequately staffed or equipped.
If you were injured or a loved one died due to hospital or emergency room errors, contact us for a free case evaluation. A member of our team is available to hear from you any time, day or night. We can listen to the details of what happened, answer questions, and explain your legal options. Contact us today.