Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Pittsburgh AAA Medical Malpractice Lawyer

An abdominal aortic aneurysm — the weakening of the wall of the aorta — is an especially dangerous medical condition. The aorta wall bulges and can burst. Because of the large volume of blood carried by this vessel, a rupture can have life-changing consequences or even result in death.

When medical negligence prevents doctors from effectively treating abdominal aortic aneurysm (known as the "Triple A" or AAA), the results can be especially devastating for patients and their families. At the Pennsylvania law office of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we hold doctors accountable.

Our lawyers have been successful in bringing medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania courts, taking action against a broad range of negligence:

  • Surgical errors that damage the abdominal aorta
  • Failure to do necessary testing, including X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and other radiological testing, to determine if an AAA has occurred and is large enough to pose a danger
  • Failure to refer patients to specialists when required

Understanding The Standard Of Care

In medical malpractice cases, the standard of care is a very important legal concept. It is the level of care, skill and treatment that is recognized as appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers in similar situations. In order to show that medical malpractice occurred, the patient must demonstrate that their treating physician breached the standard of care — that he or she failed to act in a way that other health care providers would consider appropriate when treating an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Contact Us

If an abdominal aortic aneurysm has led to your injury or the death of a loved one, talk with our attorneys about your legal options. Contact the lawyers at the Pittsburgh law office of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., by calling us at 412-567-1232 in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, or toll free at 866-466-5789. You may also complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.