Pittsburgh Hospital Negligence Lawyer For Victims Of Medical Negligence By Nurses, Interns, Residents And Lab Techs
Hospitals are responsible for the behavior of the people they employ. If the nurses, interns, residents and laboratory technicians commit medical malpractice, hospitals are held accountable for the injury and damage done.
Unfortunately, it is not unusual for mistakes to be made in hospitals, and there are many different ways that serious errors can happen. As examples, hospital laboratories occasionally substitute one patient's results for another, medical residents fail to read test results before they act, nurses fail to monitor women in labor, and residents, interns and nurses may fail to communicate their findings and information to the treating physician.
If you have been affected by hospital negligence, contact the attorneys at Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., to learn about your options.
Holding All Hospitals To The Same Standard
In hospital malpractice cases, the standard of care is a very important legal concept. In order for you to succeed in your case, your attorney must show that the hospital involved breached the accepted professional standard of care — the level of care, skill and treatment that is recognized as appropriate by health care providers in similar situations.
Under Pennsylvania law, every hospital is held to the same standard. Whether they are a small, rural hospital or a large urban complex, they should treat patients in the same manner. The law recognizes that technology makes this possible. Due to advances in communication, if there is no specialist on staff at a rural hospital, there is no reason one cannot be found. Failing to seek the guidance of a specialist can be considered medical malpractice in certain situations.
Regardless of the nature of your experience, if you have suffered a life-changing injury or the death of a loved one, talk with our attorneys about your options. Contact the lawyers at the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia law offices of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., by calling us at 412-567-1232 in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, 215-792-6153 in Philadelphia or Eastern Pennsylvania or toll free at 866-466-5789. You may also complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.