Most medical malpractice claims fall into one of two broad categories: negligent diagnosis, or mistakes in treatment. Some cases can involve both forms of negligence. For the advice of an experienced medical malpractice attorney, contact the Pittsburgh law firm of Richards & Richards for a free consultation.
We Prove Medical Malpractice Cases Through Medical Experts
In Pennsylvania, your claim for negligent medical treatment — e.g., surgical mistakes, prescription errors, or improper urgent care or hospital care — needs the support of an expert with the credentials necessary to comment knowledgeably on the performance of the defendant physician, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant or nurse.
In the early stages of a medical malpractice case, we use our own medical knowledge and experience to assess the likelihood that we can prove liability and damages under the law. Once we see that your case has promise, we go to work with our network of prominent medical experts to find the most convincing ways to describe the errors in treatment that occurred in your case and the most effective ways to prove them.
Our lawyers devote equal care and attention to the damages elements of your case. Our goal is to make sure that you recover the compensation you need to cover the full value of your losses. In the catastrophic and fatal injury cases we see, the damages we can prove are usually measured in the millions of dollars.
In severe personal injury claims or wrongful death cases related to surgical errors, our legal-medical litigation team can represent you and your family in such cases as:
- Mistakes by a surgeon, anesthesiologist, or other member of a surgical team
- Birth injuries related to negligent delivery, performance of a C-section or other causes
- Laparoscopic surgery errors
- Bariatric surgery errors
- Negligence in obstetric or gynecological surgery
- Gastric bypass surgery mistakes
- Negligence during postoperative recovery
- Claims related to violations of Pennsylvania informed consent requirements
We also advise and represent the victims of medical negligence across a wide range of medical specialties and clinical settings:
- Hospital negligence
- Urgent care negligence
- Nursing errors
- Emergency room malpractice
- Radiology errors
- Pediatric malpractice
- Cardiology malpractice
- Negligent treatment of diabetes
- Pain medication errors
- Prescription and pharmacy errors
For a free consultation with an attorney who knows how to recover the damages you need in cases of negligent medical treatment, contact Richards & Richards in Pittsburgh.