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Medical Malpractice: Do I Need a Lawyer to File a Lawsuit?

Whether you have developed an illness or sustained an injury, you will likely rely on medical expertise to provide you with the proper treatment for your condition. We rely on the training and experience of medical doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to heal our wounds and treat our illnesses.

Unfortunately, even medical professionals sometimes make mistakes. When this happens, the results can be devastating for the victims of medical malpractice. In Pennsylvania, medical malpractice laws protect victims who have suffered due to the negligence or recklessness of a healthcare professional.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice or medical negligence by a doctor, nurse, or another healthcare professional, contact our injury lawyers to discuss filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our legal team will fight for your rights and get the compensation you deserve for the injuries and damages you sustained due to a doctor’s negligence.

What Is a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed when there is a deviation from the accepted standard of care. All doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals have a duty to provide the best possible care for their patients. Any breach of this duty may be considered negligence or malpractice.

Some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims include:

  • Misdiagnosis of Cancer or Other Conditions
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Prescription Drug Errors
  • Birth Injuries
  • Surgical Errors
  • Anesthesia Problems
  • Radiological Errors
  • Many more

You and your healthcare provider develop a doctor-patient relationship, and you rely on your history with your doctor to ensure that you get the right care. When this duty of care is breached, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim and fight for compensation for your injuries.

An injured patient like you has rights, and Pennsylvania law allows medical malpractice plaintiffs to demonstrate that doctors must adhere to the standards of care. At Frischman & Rizza in Pittsburgh, PA, our team handles a wide variety of Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawsuits and is ready to work with you.

Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Law Firm for My Case?

Legally, no. You are not required by Pennsylvania law to enlist the assistance of a medical malpractice attorney when dealing with the legal system. However, it is in your best interest to hire a medical malpractice law firm to ensure that your rights as a victim are protected.

As a victim of medical malpractice, you will be dealing with the after-effects of the negligence, which requires time and energy to heal. While you are undergoing more medical care from a competent doctor to work through the issues caused by your original physician, it would seem nearly impossible to complete all of the legal activities that need to be done during a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Medical Malpractice Case

There is no downside for you as the victim when it comes to hiring a medical malpractice lawyer. In most situations, you can have your case evaluated by the medical malpractice attorney for free and with no obligation to continue with the lawsuit. Additionally, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe the lawyer anything unless they win your medical malpractice claim.

As with just about every type of case in the legal system, medical malpractice cases are extremely complicated. There are a variety of complexities to deal with when it comes to policies with the insurance company, the physician’s or hospital legal team, gathering evidence and medical expert witness testimony, and much more. Unless you have a solid legal background, it is best to leave these details to the professionals.

Another excellent benefit of hiring a personal injury firm for your medical malpractice case is that you will be given time to heal from the doctor’s negligence and get a lawsuit filed at the same time. You and your family can focus on the proper medical treatment and recovery while your attorney handles all legal issues. Your attorney will handle all discussions with other lawyers, insurance companies, and anyone looking to take advantage of your situation.

Finally, because a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer will have experience with these cases, they will be ready for anything that the opposing counsel may try. The defense will attempt to poke holes in your case and demonstrate that your injuries were not caused by the medical providers you are suing. It is important that the medical provider is held accountable for his medical error and that you are compensated fairly for your medical expenses.

Contact Our Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Law Firm

If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries due to alleged malpractice by a doctor, nurse, or another healthcare provider, contact our experienced attorneys at Frischman & Rizza in Pittsburgh, PA. Our team has the knowledge, skills, and experience to investigate your case thoroughly, and your attorney will not relent until we get the best possible outcome.

When we develop an attorney-client relationship with you, we hold that relationship in the highest regard. Our team is dedicated to working in your best interests, and we will fight for the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more.

Throughout your case, we will thoroughly review all of your medical records associated with the negligence, contact experts in the medical field to demonstrate how a competent physician would have handled your condition using acceptable professional standards, and prepare to take your case into account in court. And it all starts with a free consultation to evaluate your case.

Contact our Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys at Frischman & Rizza today to schedule your consultation. We are ready to help you get on the road to recovery following medical malpractice.

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