Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to a medical mistake?
A Medical Malpractice Lawyer understands 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 — they sometimes make mistakes. And when caregivers make mistakes, they must be accountable for the harm they cause — just like the rest of us.
At Pribanic & Pribanic, our attorneys handle medical malpractice claims for clients from the Pittsburgh area, throughout Pennsylvania and nationwide.
Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys work to hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions. We work 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.
Veterans Administration Malpractice Claims
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.
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.
“Most doctors are good doctors…”
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.