Get a Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer who will fight for you
Your medical injuries deserve the nation’s best personal injury law firm
When we put our lives in the hands of a doctor or medical professional, we trust they will do their best. Unfortunately, the Washington Post recently reported that medical malpractice is now the 3rd leading cause of the wrongful death in the United States. As a result, medical mistake cause 195,000 Americans to die every year. If a negligent doctor, nurse, or other medical professional caused you or a loved one to suffer, take action. Get justice, get results, and get the nation’s leading personal injury lawyers. To take the first step towards getting your life back, schedule a free consultation with a Munley Law lawyer today.
Award-winning Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers who win big for victims
We know a lot of med mal lawyers talk the talk, but there is only one law firm that wins the way we do. There is only one Munley Law. Our father, Robert W. Munley, founded Munley in 1959 with a simple mission. Fight for justice for all accident victims and never back down against the “big guys.” For the last 60 years, we have honored that promise by holding major medical institutions and large insurance companies accountable for our clients’ injuries. While doing so, Munley Law negotiated record-breaking settlements, won millions at trial, and won recognition as the best in the business across the United States. However, we never forget our Pennsylvania roots or our father’s iron-clad promise to Munley Law clients.
At Munley Law, we treat all medical accident victims like family, and we will fight for you the way we’d fight for our own. To see the difference a Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer from Munley Law makes, call us for free today.
Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice FAQ
Your questions, answered by our award-winning medical malpractice team.
Q: What is medical malpractice?
According to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA), medical malpractice is when a healthcare professional negligently acts or fails to act so as to injury a patient.
Q: What are the most common types of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice can take a variety of forms. However, certain medical mistakes are more common than others. In the United States, the top med mal errors include:
- Mistakes in diagnoses (33%)
- Surgical errors (23%)
- Negligent treatment (18%)
- Improper distribution of medication/anesthesia (10%)
- Obstetrics errors (10%)
Q: What will I have to prove to win my medical malpractice lawsuit?
To win your medical malpractice lawsuit at trial, your lawyer will need to prove the 4 “elements” of a med mal claim.
Firstly, your lawyer will need to show that your treating doctor, nurse, healthcare professional, or healthcare facility owed you a duty. Duty means an obligation to reasonably treat you according to the acceptable standard of care. When a hospital employs the doctor you are suing for negligent care, establishing duty is usually fairly straight-forward. However, in the 21st century, many doctors, nurses, and hospital technicians appear to hospital employees, but are actually independent contractors. Often times, a doctor’s employment status is unclear. As a result, this makes things more complicated and can get in the way of holding responsible parties accountable. To make sure you are suing the right parties and maximizing your financial award, you will need an experienced med mal lawyer with knowledge of Pennsylvania law and a winning track record. If you’d like to speak with our award-winning medical malpractice team, schedule your free consultation today.
Secondly, your med mal lawyer must prove that your doctor breached the standard of care. Often times, this will require testimony from medical experts, who can help your team and the jury understand the complexities of your case. At trial, expert witnesses battle over whether the treating physician’s actions conformed to acceptable medical standards. As a result, you’ll need a Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer who understands the science and how to use medical records, reports, and experts to build a winning strategy.
Thirdly, and often times most difficultly, you need to convince a jury that your doctor’s breach of his or her duty is what caused your injuries. While this may not sound difficult, this is typically a challenging task. Many patients suffer from multiple conditions and/or diseases. This can make the cause of the injuries hard to determine. To win, your lawyer will need to convince the jury “by a preponderance of the evidence” that your injuries are your doctor’s fault, not yours.
Finally, you must show that you actually suffered damages because of your doctor’s negligence. Damages mean harm resulting from your injuries. Depending on the nature of your case, you can do this by showing physical, financial, or emotional losses. You also may show future losses, such as the inability to work in the future or the need for future medical treatment. To determine exactly what kind of damages you need to prove, speak with an experienced Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer from Munley Law today.
Q: How much does it cost to hire a good medical malpractice lawyer?
At Munley Law, that answer is simple: $0. Unlike other law firms, we will never charge you an hourly rate to take your case and then run your bills up. We are so committed to fighting for justice for medical accident victims and so confident in our ability to win for you that we’ll use a contingency fee model. Under this model, we will pay all of the costs needed to fight your case upfront out of our own pockets. And we will never send you a bill while your case is ongoing. Instead, we will simply subtract those costs out at the end if and when we negotiate a settlement you approve of or win a jury award. And if you don’t get paid, neither will we. You’ll walk away owing us nothing.
What are you waiting for? See how much you can get for your medical injuries. Call, text, chat, or email a leading Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer from Munley Law for free today.