Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Pittsburgh Birth Injury Attorney
The medical and legal systems are complex and difficult to navigate. We are not only medical malpractice attorneys, we are patient care advocates dedicated to the clients we are honored to represent. If you were hurt by a doctor's negligence or carelessness, trust a professional with expertise in both the medical and legal fields to answer your questions and seek justice, truth and improved patient safety. Medical Malpractice is responsible for more deaths in America than breast cancer, prostate cancer, drunk drivers and large truck accidents.
Medical and Legal Experience
Veronica A. Richards, the managing partner of Richards & Richards, LLP, is both a Nurse Practitioner and a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer. She is a passionate patient care advocate who has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top medical malpractice attorneys in Pennsylvania since 2004. She is also currently listed as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania. Both Veronica Richards and Sandra Neuman are included in the list of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Pittsburgh and the Top 50 Women in Pennsylvania, as voted by their peers. If you or someone you love was injured as a result of medical negligence, contact our Pittsburgh medical negligence law firm to schedule an appointment with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. We can evaluate your injuries and investigate whether competent medical care and treatment could have avoided or minimized your injuries. If we can not reach a fair settlement we are prepared to take your case to trial.
Finding Answers and Justice for Injured Patients
At Richards & Richards, our medical malpractice attorneys understand that patients need to know why things didn't go as expected when they received medical care. They may wonder why their cancer wasn't diagnosed sooner, why they are paralyzed after an orthopedic or neurological surgical procedure, why their parent died as a result of a deadly infection while hospitalized, or why their child has cerebral palsy following a difficult birth.
Using our legal and medical knowledge and experience, our medical malpractice attorneys work hard to find the answers to client's questions about their medical treatment. While most poor outcomes are not the result of medical negligence, many people in Pennsylvania and across the country are injured or die every year due to a preventable medical mistake.
Emergency room doctors fail to promptly and properly diagnose and treat patients who are experiencing a stroke or heart attack. Obstetricians fail to properly monitor labor and delivery and the baby suffers brain damage because of oxygen deprivation. Gynecologists fail to test for or diagnose breast or cervical cancer. For more information, please visit the Medical Malpractice Overview.
We are selective in the cases we agree to handle because we want to be able to devote the time and attention each malpractice claims deserves. We focus on cases involving serious injuries, such as:
When filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, the attorney must certify that he or she has consulted with a medical expert who will testify that malpractice occurred and that it caused damages. When evaluating a potential claim, we carefully review medical records, perform a thorough investigation, and consult with medical experts to determine whether a mistake or deviation from standard care caused a preventable injury.
Because our lawyers are committed to holding doctors and other health care professionals responsible for the damage they cause innocent patients, we are happy to review all types of suspected medical malpractice cases in the Pittsburgh area and throughout Pennsylvania, including the following:
Should You Sue?
No one ever thinks that they are going to be a victim of medical malpractice and need an attorney. Unfortunately, we meet people everyday who have suffered horrible injuries due to the actions of a health care provider. Many of our clients are hesitant about seeking legal advice concerning medical care. Our attorneys respect the medical profession and do not take suing a doctor lightly. We will thoroughly review your case and offer you some answers to the questions you may have. Not all bad results mean that medical malpractice has occurred. We offer every person that calls our office a chance to have the case reviewed by attorneys with a medical background. All consultations are free.
Contact an Experienced Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
If you feel a medical mistake has been made during surgery or during a visit to the emergency room, you need to contact an experienced medical malpractice trial lawyer in Pennsylvania today. Phone us at (866) 740-3999, (724) 940-4340 or (412) 253-2092 for a free review of your medical malpractice claim.