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Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical malpractice is professional negligence or improper treatment by a healthcare provider that causes a patient to suffer injuries or results in death. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is a much more common problem than many patients realize. In fact, data from Johns Hopkins University has shown that more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die in a typical year from medical errors and negligence.

Medical injuries can occur in nearly any healthcare scenario or encounter—including during routine procedures and complicated surgeries—in outpatient facilities or top hospitals. Another significant source of medical malpractice situations is in nursing homes and long-term senior care facilities.

What to Do if You Suspect Medical Malpractice

If you believe you may be the victim of a medical mistake or malpractice, it's critical to understand your rights. Statistics show that only about 2% of medical malpractice victims ever file compensation claims. Do not allow yourself or your loved ones to suffer.

Call our law firm in Greensburg, PA today and talk with our medical malpractice lawyers. Our attorneys have the legal experience required to give you the right legal advice. Contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice and How We Can Help

While most physicians perform their jobs responsibly and deserve the utmost respect, many others have caused untold pain and suffering to patients. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury resulting from the actions of a doctor, hospital, or long-term nursing facility, you could be entitled to compensation.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

  • Failure to properly diagnose a medical condition
  • Misdiagnosis of a medical condition
  • Failure to properly treat a patient's medical condition
  • Problems with anesthesia administration
  • Failure to manage a pregnancy or deliver a baby in a safe manner
  • Failure of a nurse or other staff member to keep a treating physician up-to-date on a patient's condition
  • Failure to administer medications properly
  • Failure to protect a patient from a fall or other injury on hospital property
Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Call 724-836-4380 to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer at our Greensburg, PA personal injury law firm. As with any of our legal services, THE CONSULTATION IS FREE, AND YOU DON'T PAY US ANYTHING UNLESS WE WIN YOUR CASE.

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Medical Malpractice vs. Medical Negligence

One of the most critical factors in determining whether malpractice occurred is to prove that a healthcare provider has deviated from the "standard of care" (or what a reasonably prudent medical provider would or would not have done in a similar situation) in treating a patient.

Not following the standard of care often shows negligence, which might be willful or accidental—either way, negligence indicates malpractice.

So how do you prove negligence?

The short answer is that you do not. This is where an experienced personal injury attorney should be consulted to step in and help you sort through the facts. He or she will carefully review your or your loved one's medical records, conduct interviews with involved individuals, and consult with knowledgeable medical experts, among other fact-finding tasks, to determine whether you have a qualified case and seek the compensation you may be owed.

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Not Sure if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case? Get a FREE Case Review

If you're trying to determine whether you have a medical malpractice case, Westmoreland Injury Lawyers is ready to help. The first step is to consult a medical malpractice lawyer who can help you sort through the facts and guide you on your legal options.

At Westmoreland Injury Lawyers, you can rely on our law firm's compassionate and experienced medical malpractice attorneys to fight for your rights and obtain the compensation you and your family deserve. Get your FREE, no-obligation consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer. Call us, stop by our office in Greensburg, or send us a secure message through our website to begin the case review process.

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We often cover topics related to medical malpractice and personal injury on our Westmoreland Injury Lawyers blog. We encourage you to check out some of our top medical malpractice articles.

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