Medical and Legal Malpractice Lawyers
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Law Firm
Medical malpractice cases are very expensive and time-consuming to pursue. We advance the expenses of litigation on behalf of our clients because most medical malpractice victims cannot afford to pay the expenses to bring such a case to trial. Expenses may include expert witness fees, court reporter fees and other litigation expenses which generally total between $25,000 and $75,000, and do not include attorney fees.
Our medical malpractice areas of expertise include:
Doctors are human and sometimes make mistakes causing minimal harm. Many times a patient may suffer a bad outcome even though a doctor rendered excellent care. Not all mistakes give rise to a valid medical malpractice claim, and we will not accept a medical malpractice case unless you suffered a serious, life-changing injury caused by clearly inappropriate medical care. If you suffered a severe injury causing permanent or long-term loss of function or death of a loved one because a health care professional did not provide proper care, call us for a free no obligation consultation!
Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Claims
Legal Malpractice claims against attorneys are on the rise, and have doubled in recent years. There are many forms of legal malpractice:
- Failing to file suit before the expiration of the statute of limitations
- Incorrect title searches in real estate transactions
- Failure to respond to Summary Judgment motions
- Failure to hire proper experts to pursue a case
To win a legal malpractice case against an attorney, a plaintiff must generally prove:
- The existence of an attorney-client relationship
- Acts constituting negligence or breach of contract
- That these acts caused the plaintiff to lose the case
- Without the legal malpractice, the plaintiff would have been successful in the underlying action.
A legal negligence lawsuit usually becomes a case within a case. The first consideration is whether the original attorney was negligent. The second is whether the first case would have been successful. Two additional factors that we look at are whether the attorney carries legal malpractice insurance to cover the claim, and the amount of damages in the underlining case.
The Pittsburgh Personal Injury lawyers of Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman know this area of the law, and are ready to help!
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney so that we can make sure your rights are protected and respected.
Other Areas of Law Practice: Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Drunk Driver Accidents, Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries, Wrongful and Accidental Death, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse, Slip and Fall Personal Injuries, Dog Bite Injuries, Injuries to Children, Pain and Suffering, and Civil Rights Litigation.