Every Pittsburgh resident deserves accurate and thorough medical care, regardless of circumstances. A woman has filed a lawsuit against Wexford Health Services and several of its staff members claiming that a prisoner at the State Correctional Institution in Camp Hill received inadequate medical care and failed to diagnose and treat the inmate's cancer.
Thousands of Pittsburgh women have been affected by breast cancer. Many times part of breast cancer treatment is removal of the breast. This can be followed by reconstruction surgery. A woman in nearby Columbus recently received a large settlement for a botched breast reconstruction surgery and the failure to diagnose surgery complications.
Almost every Pittsburgh resident will need the expertise of a radiologist during their lifetime. These doctors provide valuable care in diagnosing medical conditions. But, like all doctors they can make serious mistakes, including the failure to diagnose a condition.
For many Pittsburgh residents a hospital stay is unavoidable. Patients go into the hospital with the expectation that they will be cared for and their condition will improve. For many patients this is what happens, but there are also patients who wind up in a worsened condition from a doctor error.
The birth of a baby for most Pittsburgh parents-to-be is an exciting event. Many parents opt to take birth classes prior to the baby being born in order to feel like they are prepared for anything. But, even the most well-thought-out birth can run into complications. Most of the time complications are not serious but occasionally a serious birth injury can occur.
Having wisdom teeth removed is a common dental procedure for many Pittsburgh residents. Most of the time this is a simple surgery with not too many complications. But, like all medical procedures, it does run the risk of medical malpractice.
When Pittsburgh residents go to the doctor with an illness, they expect their doctor to have answers for them or at least send them to someone who will. Most of the time this is what happens and a patient feels confident in their doctor's decision. But, occasionally a medical error is made that results in the patient suffering from a serious injury, worsened condition, or even death.
The doctor-patient relationship in Pittsburgh is one where the patient places an enormous amount of trust in their doctor. A patient believes that their doctor will be able to figure out what is wrong with them or be able to refer them to a specialist. Most of the time this is what happens but occasionally a doctor makes a mistake and is subject to medical malpractice or discipline by the state boards.
Many Pittsburgh residents have seen the news coverage of surgical never events. These extreme cases occur when a doctor leaves medical equipment inside of a patient or operates on the wrong body part. Although these surgical errors are rare, they still affect thousands of patients each year in the United States.