When Medical Errors Lead To Death

Recent studies have shown that medical mistakes are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. The notion that simple awareness and attention to detail could have prevented the loss of a loved one is, for many, maddening. In these instances, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney fighting beside you to get your questions answered and to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

In Washington, Allegheny, Greene, Fayette and Westmoreland counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, our attorneys are prepared to represent you.

At Phillips, Phillips & Smith-Delach, P.C., our medical malpractice attorneys have nearly 100 years of combined experience representing clients in Washington, Pittsburgh, the Mon Valley, Waynesburg, and nearly every community throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Through extensive investigation and thorough preparation, we can gain insight into the mistakes that led to your loss. When necessary, we will work with trusted medical professionals and industry experts to ensure we have built the strongest case possible.

Fatalities can result from numerous instances of neglect or inattention, including:

  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Prescribing the right medication in the wrong dosage
  • Injuring other organs during surgery
  • Failing to recognize dangerous drug interactions
  • Removing the wrong organ during surgery
  • Failing to recognize or properly treat postoperative infection
  • Failing to correctly interpret diagnostic tests
  • Failing to order the appropriate diagnostic tests

In reality, even the slightest medical mistake can lead to life-threatening illnesses and dangerous conditions. After the loss of a loved one, it is imperative that you have skilled representation on your side. Through negotiations and courtroom litigation, our lawyers are prepared to hold the negligent doctors, nurses and surgeons responsible for your loss.

Call or email our firm to schedule a free consultation. We will charge no attorney fees unless we win your case.