Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice occurs when a doctor, a nurse, or a healthcare provider is negligent and fails to provide medical care that meets the standard of care. While a lawsuit cannot change the past, our attorneys can help ease the burden. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due medical malpractice, call us today at (412) 471-8500.

– John Perkosky

Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice Cases

Types of Medical Malpractice Litigation

Medication or Prescription Errors

Failure to Correctly Evaluate an X-Ray

Blood Transfusion Errors

Failure to Diagnose a Life-Threatening Condition

Surgical Errors and Emergency Room Procedures

Failure to Diagnose a Birth Injury of Fetal Condition

Infections Related to Hospital Procedure

Trauma Resulting in Cerebral Palsy

Preventable Suicide

Nursing Home Abuse

Birth Injury

Wrongful Death

Failure to Diagnose Cerebral Palsy

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Failure to Diagnose Bone Cancer

Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack

Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism

Failure to Diagnose Stroke-Stroke Misdiagnosis

Hospital Negligence

Post-Operative Complications

Surgical Error

Emergency Room Error

How Our Firm Handles Your Medical Malpractice Case

The Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers at Ogg, Murphy & Perkosky have represented many individuals who have sustained injuries as a result inadequate or improper care and treatment by a medical provider. Medical professionals and institutions such as hospitals, physicians, nurses, psychologists, dentists, nursing homes and x-ray technicians can be careless or negligent. This negligence of medical professionals is usually referred to as medical malpractice. Medical malpractice happens far more often than most people think.
We have a reputation as Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyers that care and that get results. We know what is at stake for our clients; and we are relentless in our pursuit of justice.
John Perkosky
When looking at Pennsylvania malpractice law, medical malpractice happens when a physician or other healthcare worker is involved in medical negligence. Medical negligence happens when the healthcare worker breaches, or violates, the standard of care.

The standard of care in any Pittsburgh, PA medical field is the commonly accepted medical practices followed by a collection of medical professionals in the same geographic region for patients having suffered from a specific disorder or illness. This standard can change depending on several things, such as the patient’s preceding medical history and also the age of the patient may come into consideration.
On top of the act of medical negligence occurring, in order to have a medical malpractice claim the negligent act needs to have directly caused the patient’s injuries. Proving medical malpractice can be a very complex journey and requires a Pittsburgh medical malpractice team of lawyers such as ours with both the experience and knowledge to call upon and work with medical expert witnesses in order to build the strongest case that will get the victim the compensation deserved. The Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys at The Firm are not afraid to fight for you in court, so many large Pittsburgh medical malpractice law firms settle far too early to move the case along.

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At the law office of Ogg, Murphy, & Perkosky, we understand how difficult it can be on a person or on a family when they are fighting the fight of their life and do not know who to turn to or even how to get the help they need. We are sensitive to their needs. Since 1981, we have been representing the rights of the injured by using legal means to help them obtain the financial compensation they need to recover as much of their life and health as is possible after a serious accident.

We serve clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including the cities of Johnstown, Altoona, Greensburg, McKeesport, Monroeville, Kittanning, New Kensington, Washington PA, Cranberry Township, Sewickley, Mount Lebanon, Murrysville, New Castle, Uniontown and Indiana; and other communities in the North Hills, the South Hills, Allegheny County, Westmoreland County, Beaver County, Butler County, Fayette County, Cambria County, Erie County and Blair County.