We have many wonderful doctors and hospitals in Western Pennsylvania, but….

You may be surprised to learn that according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind heart disease and cancer. Medical mistakes injure thousands of people each year. Some studies show that evenings, weekends and holidays are when most medical malpractice injuries occur. Medical malpractice rates are also higher in the first two weeks of July, when new residents begin their residency. It is estimated that twice as many medical mistakes are made in that period of time.

The point is that even great doctors and outstanding hospitals make errors, often with tragic results. This is particularly true when the attending physician is absent and patient care is left to residents and interns.

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been the victim of malpractice, it is crucial to consult an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. These cases are difficult and expensive and require the experience and resources of Colarusso and Cohen. 

General Information:

We will investigate whether a medical mistake occurred and relentlessly pursue proof of the truth, with the ultimate goal of fair compensation for the victims of medical malpractice. Call us today for a free consultation.

Were you injured from surgery?

Surgical malpractice can start outside the operating room. Anesthesia errors can often be more dangerous than operating mistakes, and can result from negligence on the anesthesiologist’s part in failing to investigate medical history and failure to administer the anesthesia properly. Surgeons can also be found liable for negligence during the procedure itself and nurses may be at fault if post-op care was not performed to a reasonable standard.

Were you harmed by a medication error?

Medication errors can occur anywhere between prescribing and administering. The medication could be incorrect. Or it could be the right medication, but for a misdiagnosed illness. Or your medication could have been administered to the wrong patient. Dosage errors are also common, and can be caused by doctor error during dosage prescribing, nurse error during dosage administering, and equipment failure during administering.

Was your child born injured?

Childbirth malpractice can occur before and during birth. These cases often involve misdiagnosis of conditions — either carried by the mother or the fetus — and require proof of negligence. Since childbirth malpractice cases involve both the mother and the baby, they can be even more complex than other malpractice suits. Was the defect or ailment the result of a misdiagnosis of the mother’s condition? A failure to identify potential dangers in the pregnancy? Or incompetent use of medical implements and procedures during the birth itself?