Pittsburgh residents don't expect their family member will become the victim of medical malpractice. When a person goes to the doctor they expect that they will get answers about what's wrong and hopefully a way to make it better. But when a doctor makes a mistake it can lead to a serious injury or even death.
When a family believes there has been a doctor mistake that led to their loved one's death there are elements that need to be present in order to bring a negligence claim. The plaintiff must prove four elements of negligence are present. The first element is duty. This is where the plaintiff shows that the defendant owed them a duty of care. A doctor would owe a patient duty of care because they provide competent medical care.