Protecting Victims Of Medical Malpractice
When you need a procedure or have a health issue to address, you trust the doctors, nurses and medical staff to take care of you and provide the utmost care. Health care professionals in Pennsylvania are legally obligated to abide by acceptable standards of care working with patients. When a doctor, surgeon, nurse, aide, staff member or facility fails to do so and instead places you in harm’s way, you can pursue a medical malpractice suit.
The attorneys at Ainsman Levine, LLC, work hard to hold health care providers accountable for negligence and malpractice. The intricacies of medical malpractice law are complex and can be difficult to understand if you are not trained in the field. Our lawyers will investigate your case thoroughly and examine all evidence in an effort to prove that your medical provider deviated from the standard of care, thereby causing you harm.
Compassionate Advocates For Those Harmed
Pennsylvania laws dictate a two-year statute of limitations for most medical malpractice cases. However, there are exceptions for injured children and cases relating to a foreign object left in the body. There are also exceptions for injuries that cannot be discovered right away and for cases in which the injured person has died. To pursue a medical malpractice claim, a certificate of merit must be submitted by a medical expert. This document is a statement affirming that there is reasonable probability that a violation occurred.
Common types of medical malpractice include:
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Failure to diagnose
- Nursing home falls
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical errors
- Health care subrogation
Injuries and errors may go undiscovered for a period of time and may not be apparent right away. If you have concerns or believe you are a victim of negligence, you should take action immediately.
Hire Our Experienced Malpractice Attorneys
We will investigate every aspect of your case thoroughly and answer any questions you may have. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Pittsburgh. If you are unable to travel due to your injuries, our attorneys can arrange to come to you.