Medical Malpractice

 

Holding Doctors Accountable for Negligence

Medical malpractice lawsuits are among the most difficult to win. They are long, expensive and hard-fought, and Pennsylvania juries are too often sympathetic to medical professionals accused of wrongdoing. Your best hope is an experienced trial lawyer who has fought and won against doctors, hospitals and their insurance carriers.

If there was a serious illness, lasting injury or death of a family member because of a doctor’s negligence, the law firm of George & Joseph in New Kensington will aggressively argue for the compensation you deserve. Trial lawyer Dan Joseph has secured verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice cases across western Pennsylvania.

Free Case Evaluation:  Let us determine if you have the grounds to sue. We welcome clients from the Pittsburgh area and throughout Westmoreland, Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler and Indiana counties.  Contact Us to discuss.

  • Surgical Malpractice
  • Neurosurgical cases
  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer
  • Unnecessary Surgery
  • Medication Mistakes
  • Emergency Room Negligence
  • Birth Injury
  • Disability from Orthopedic Treatment or Podiatry

A Record of Results

Dan Joseph has practiced for over 40 years and devotes a significant portion of his practice to medical negligence litigation. He has recovered damages in a range of malpractice cases:

  • A surgeon performing a colostomy procedure on a patient and tied the wrong end of the bag. Fecal matter seeped inside the patient, causing sepsis (blood poisoning) and eventually the woman’s death.
  • During treatment for an infection, X-rays of a patient revealed early stage cancer. Through tragic bungling, the man was not informed until seven months later that he had cancer  by then the disease had incurably spread.
  • A podiatrist used the wrong surgical screws in repairing a broken foot. The screws were too small and came out of their settings, resulting in severe pain and incorrect healing. The client is now disabled, and has since endured four more surgeries.

Even in cases of glaring negligence, extracting compensation is a fight. Doctors do not want to admit a mistake – it lands them on a national registry and raises their malpractice insurance. Litigation can drag out for 3 or 4 years. Increasingly, Mr. Joseph has used mediation to resolve medical malpractice claims. While a jury trial might lead to a larger award, it could just as likely end in zero compensation. Mediation is quicker, private and gives victims a greater say in the outcome.

We are selective about the cases we take, but there may be more to your case than you realize. Mr. Joseph works with a skilled nurse who reviews the medical records to trace the negligence that led to injury, illness or death.  Contact us today for a free initial consultation. We take no attorney fee unless we secure compensation.