At Pribanic & Pribanic our Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys understand why medical negligence is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. Doctors and nurses are just like the rest of us — sometimes they make mistakes. And when caregivers make mistakes, they must be accountable for the harm they cause — just like the rest of us.
In a case that combined practice areas of both product liability and hospital negligence, Pribanic & Pribanic obtained a life changing result for the client assuring that a severely injured child will have the proper treatment and care over the remainder of his life. The injured infant and his family will no longer have to worry about financial issues from this personal injury claim. Read about Pribanic & Pribanic case history.
At Pribanic & Pribanic, our law firm handles medical malpractice claims for clients from the Pittsburgh area, throughout Pennsylvania and nationwide.
Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys have a long history of holding negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions. We’ve worked with medical malpractice cases involving: Birth injuries, Surgical errors, Hospital negligence, Nursing neglect/malpractice, Failure to diagnose, Anesthesia malpractice, Failure to monitor, Plastic surgery errors, Medication errors, Hospital infections, Gastric bypass errors and related injuries.
MT: What information do you need for the free, initial consultation?
Victor: “We’ll need general background information, the event or events that the patient or family thinks were result of negligence or mistakes. We need to know the type of injury and timeline for treatment. Sometimes patients have only vague recollections, but we can gather a lot from medical records. We’ll then have experts and in-house staff with medical training review the records and see if the doctor or hospital was guilty of negligence that harmed the patient.”
More than 13,000 doctors in the United States have been disciplined for serious incompetence or misconduct, including drug abuse, negligence, substandard patient care, Medicaid fraud and patient sexual abuse. According to a study by Washington Health Group, most of those physicians continue to treat patients and retain their licenses.
State confidentiality laws make it nearly impossible to find out the background information on a doctor, even if that doctor has been disciplined for incompetence or negligence. Recent studies confirm that a small percentage of doctors are responsible for the vast majority of injuries caused by substandard care. This reaffirms our general perception that most doctors are good doctors, and worthy of our trust.
We also represent people who have been injured due to medical malpractice in Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals. The process for handling a VA malpractice claim is markedly different from a standard malpractice claim. Claims must be filed in federal court. There are time limits and fee limitations to consider. Also, decisions are determined by bench trials rather than jury trials. If you are pursuing a claim against a military hospital, it is important to consult with an attorney who is familiar with the process.