Professionals are supposed to maintain a certain standard of care, and if one harms you due to a negligent act, you are entitled to file a professional malpractice claim. At Friday & Cox LLC in Pittsburgh, we serve all of Western Pennsylvania. Our experienced counselors can assist you in filing a claim and pursuing compensation in a professional malpractice suit. Whether you were harmed by a negligent doctor, attorney, therapist or architect, our firm has the resources and knowledge to provide you with outstanding representation.
Professional malpractice cases require victims to prove that the person failed to maintain a certain standard of care, which makes expert testimony necessary in court. Malpractice can pertain to these types of professionals:
If you experienced harm because of a professional’s negligence, you could be entitled to damages in a malpractice claim.
Equipment misuse is a common reason for malpractice claims. Medical equipment may be anything used in rendering patient care, as healthcare professionals are trained in how and when to properly utilize these items. If a doctor or nurse carelessly used a piece of equipment such as an IV drip, patient-handling device or X-ray machine and that negligence caused you injury or harm, you may have a strong claim for medical malpractice. Our experienced attorneys can go over the details of your case and determine whether the medical professional failed to use the normal standard of care so we can seek full compensation for the harm caused.
While it is difficult to prove a medical malpractice claim based solely on a misdiagnosis, if a medical professional’s failure to diagnose you correctly resulted in your injury or illness worsening, you may be able to sue. Mistakes in prescription medicine are also very common in medical malpractice claims, as they may result in a patient’s serious injury or even death. If a medical professional misdiagnosed you or prescribed the wrong type or dosage of medicine, provided you with incorrect instructions on how to take the medicine, or prescribed you an illegal, expired or defective medicine, you may be entitled to substantial damages.
If you were a victim of professional malpractice, Friday & Cox LLC in Pittsburgh can assist you in filing a claim. Please call 412-593-4772 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation today. We serve all of Western Pennsylvania.