After a devastating bodily injury it can be overwhelming just deciding what a Pittsburgh resident should do next. When that personal injury was suffered at the hands of a doctor or hospital staff, the decision can become even more complicated. People who have suffered injuries at the hands of hospital or doctor error usually have a hard time trusting medical care again, and for good reason. However, there are ways to recoup the financial losses associated with such a personal injury.
The professionals at Savinis, D’amico and Kane LLC have helped hundreds of people and their families, just like you, recover money damages in all types of medical malpractice cases. Instances of surgical error, anesthesia error and misdiagnosis are just some of the cases we help injured people represent. It is important for those who have suffered loss at the hands of another to receive some type of retribution. Preventable medical errors are responsible for as many as 195,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals each year, according to a study by HealthGrades, Inc. and our hope is that all instances of preventable medical errors are held accountable to the responsible parties.
Speaking of parties, many Pittsburgh residents wonder exactly who may be responsible for a medical malpractice injury? Since hospitals hire the doctor, the hospital themselves often are liable alongside the doctor who performed the surgery or recommended a treatment plan. Likewise, if an injured person finds themselves worse off from medication recommended by a doctor, the drug company could be found liable for injury. As you can see, situations are not cut and dry and often need deep analysis in order to determine what parties could be held responsible for a medical malpractice claim.
The first step for an injured party and their family to do is to realize that they were injured due to the negligence of another. Once you believe this is the case it is important to collect as much information or proof as possible. This can take time but will be worth it when the perfect piece of evidence is collected in order to prove negligence. Allow the professionals at Savinis, D’amico and Kane LLC to help you or a loved one navigate these uncharted waters of medical malpractice.