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How to Prove a Medical Malpractice Claim

When it comes to our health or the health of our family members, most people turn to the expertise and training of an experienced medical professional to handle their diagnosis and treatment. Medical care relies on the formation of a doctor-patient relationship as well as a clear demonstration by the doctor or other healthcare provider that he/she knows what they are doing.

Because they are required to study so extensively and spend years in school and later training, we expect that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will be able to diagnose and treat our illnesses and injuries effectively.

When something goes wrong and we are seriously injured by a doctor’s negligence or reckless disregard for human life, the victim deserves to fight for compensation for their injuries. If a loved one dies as a direct result of a doctor’s actions, the family of the deceased also deserves to get justice and compensation for their loss.

At Frischman & Rizza, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will evaluate your potential medical malpractice claim and determine if you may be eligible to seek damages from the doctor or healthcare worker who injured you. We are happy to discuss the circumstances of your medical malpractice case as well as how we will proceed with the medical negligence claim.

When you meet with a medical malpractice attorney from our office, you will walk away knowing how your claim will work and what kinds of expectations you can have for potential compensation. Contact Frischman & Rizza in Pittsburgh, PA, to learn more about medical malpractice claims.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

When it comes to medical malpractice, the primary focus is on the doctors or healthcare professionals caring for the patient and how close they stayed to the expected medical standard of care. It is true that medical care is often painful for the patient, especially following surgery or another type of medical procedure. Some pain and discomfort is simply part of the process. Other times, however, a severe deviation from the standard of care can cause serious harm to a patient that is not expected or warranted.

Medical malpractice cases are usually filed when the negligence of a healthcare professional such as a doctor, nurse, emergency medical personnel, or other provider fails to take the appropriate actions to diagnose, treat, and heal a patient. If substandard treatment is given and the patient experiences serious injury or dies as a result, that can be considered medical malpractice.

Healthcare providers who are negligent with their treatments may be liable for the harm or deaths they cause and should expect medical malpractice lawsuits to be filed against them.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice Claims?

There are several factors involved in determining if a case can be considered medical malpractice or not. These include:

  • Failure to provide the proper standard of care
  • Injury directly resulting from negligence
  • Injury has considerable damaging consequences for the patient

When these factors are a part of the medical malpractice claim, then it is likely that an experienced medical malpractice attorney would be willing to take your case and fight for compensation for your injuries.


Steps to Prove Medical Malpractice Cases

When you entrust your claim to a medical malpractice attorney at Frischman & Rizza in Pittsburgh, PA, we will work diligently to provide you the best possible legal advice and representation both in and out of court. From your initial free consultation with us all the way through the final settlement, we will be open and honest with you about the process and how your case is progressing.

With most medical malpractice cases that we handle at Frischman & Rizza, we will begin with the initial interview that establishes the facts of your case. We begin to work on building a relationship with you and provide you the opportunity to discuss the doctor’s negligent act from your perspective. Hearing about a patient’s injury from the patient allows the attorneys from our medical malpractice law firm to understand how this injury has impacted your life.

The next step is to review your medical records. At Frischman & Rizza, our attorneys have been handling medical malpractice lawsuits for a long time, and we know exactly what to look for in the medical records. We are not simply prying into your medical history because we are nosy.

In order to prove your medical malpractice case, we need to know exactly what medical treatment the medical professional provided and how it impacted your health. This also helps to establish that a doctor-patient relationship existed. It is also important to note that our lawyers go through your medical records themselves – not paralegals or other assistants.

Once we have the key facts of the medical malpractice case as well as the information from your medical records, we then turn to the expert medical community.

Our attorneys are not doctors and do not have experience in the medical field, so we rely on other medical professionals to be our expert witnesses in your medical negligence or medical malpractice claim. With their expertise, we can demonstrate how the medical professional who treated you did not provide the standard of care.

After all of the facts of the potential medical malpractice claim have been gathered and reviewed, we will determine if we can in fact file a medical malpractice suit. If so, we will file the suit and work aggressively for your compensation. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us any money unless we win a financial settlement for you and your family.

Contact Our Pittsburgh, PA, Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been severely injured as a result of the negligence of a healthcare professional, contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Frischman & Rizza in Pittsburgh, PA. We believe that the pain and suffering of a patient caused by the medical negligence or medical malpractice of a healthcare provider should be compensated.

Our legal team will fight for your rights as a patient and as a medical malpractice victim. Contact us today to discuss your case and to schedule a free consultation with our medical malpractice attorneys. We have the experience needed to aggressively pursue your medical malpractice claim in or out of court.

Our legal experts focus on medical malpractice cases, and we are dedicated to holding medical providers responsible for their actions. Call today for more information on how to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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