Almost all Pittsburgh residents use a medical provider every year. Doctors are an important part of families' lives as they keep them healthy and help them recover from illness and injury. But sometimes things go wrong and these doctors make a mistake that puts a patient in a worsened condition.
Do you need a medical malpractice attorney? There are some situations where you may want to consider speaking with one. First, if you received a wrong diagnosis. The failure to diagnose a condition is a common error for medical providers. If a doctor fails to diagnose you with cancer it can result in you not receiving treatment in a timely manner.
Another situation is if something goes wrong in surgery. If a surgery is performed in a dangerous manner, if surgical equipment is left inside a person or if the operation is performed on the wrong area of the body, a medical malpractice attorney can help.
Similarly, although childbirth is usually a joyful time for families, occasionally there can be birth injuries caused by a medical provider. If there was improper prenatal care a medical provider could have missed important information regarding the baby or the mother. During delivery a medical provider can miss signs of a baby's distress, fail to do a timely C-section or injure the baby during delivery.
If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice a legal professional may be able to review your situation and help your family recover compensation.
Source: Findlaw.com, "Medical malpractice," accessed on Dec. 30, 2014