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Comprehensive Medical Malpractice Experience

At John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C., we have a proven record of success handling medical malpractice claims for people throughout Pittsburgh and across the state of Pennsylvania. For almost 40 years, attorney John A. Caputo has been deeply involved and extremely successful in assisting patients and their families in cases of medical malpractice.

Helping With Nearly All Medical Malpractice Claims

Our firm handles a broad range of medical malpractice issues, including those involving:

  • Birth injuries: The overriding issue in birth injury claims is whether the injury could and should have been prevented by professional caregivers who include the obstetrician, nurses and pediatricians or neonatologists.
  • Misdiagnosis: We help people who have suffered unnecessarily due to misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of cancer, heart disease and other medical conditions.
  • Emergency room errors: Errors in the emergency room can have devastating consequences. We stand up for victims of emergency room errors in Pittsburgh hospitals and throughout Pennsylvania.
  • Pap specimens: A misread Pap specimen can lead to devastating consequences such as the misdiagnosis of cervical cancer.
  • Brain injuries: There are times when medical professionals or hospital caregivers do not follow the well-known, accepted practices that would detect conditions that threaten the brain. Failure to investigate or even a slight delay in investigating symptoms can lead to irreversible brain injury that incapacitates the patient.
  • Strokes: Some strokes are preventable, if only doctors would identify and act upon warning signs. Sadly, this is not always the case.
  • Surgical errors: Our law firm handles all types of surgical error claims, including those involving unnecessary surgery, wrong site surgery and objects left behind in the patient.
  • Infections acquired in hospitals: Hospital staff members are responsible for timely detecting and testing infections.
  • Anesthesia errors: Errors by anesthesiologists can result in brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and even wrongful death.
  • Nursing home negligence: We stand up for injured, abused and neglected elders in Pittsburgh and throughout surrounding areas.

The Process For Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Before starting your medical malpractice claim, knowing what to expect from the process is important. As your injury lawyers, we are here to guide you through the entire process.

The First Steps

Before contacting us, you may have already been in touch with the involved medical professional to understand what had happened to you and also contacted the related medical licensing board to seek discipline against the liable party. From the date of the accident, you have two years to file a claim, which is where we begin helping you.

One of the first steps we take is secure a ‘certificate of merit’ from a medical professional to confirm that the medical negligence injuries you sustained are outside the acceptable range of injuries that could result from your health care.

Pursuing A Resolution

Once we have proven the grounds for your claim, we will approach the healthcare provider to negotiate a fair and swift settlement. Even though the defendant’s medical malpractice insurance will often cover your compensation costs, they will still fight to minimize the amount of money you receive. We are ready to represent you through litigation if negotiations cannot provide you with the money you deserve.

We bring in a team of experts – including the best doctors in the relevant practice area – to review your case, identify what was done wrong or could have been prevented, and testify at trial if necessary. We do everything in our power to bolster your case, from establishing the facts of your injuries and examining every aspect of your claim. Our objectives in suing medical practitioners and facilities are to hold them accountable for their mistakes and negligence and to get you compensation for the resulting injuries.

We are committed to making you as whole as possible after your injuries and holding the liable parties accountable for their actions. We use the full extent of our legal abilities to guide our clients to the outcome they deserve in their cases with as little time and difficulty as possible.

Securing Your Compensation Is Our Highest Priority

We are dedicated to the pursuit of justice and obtaining appropriate compensation for the victims of medical malpractice. If you or your family members have been hurt by substandard or negligent medical care, contact us online or call 412-620-6361 for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your situation. When we accept your case, you owe nothing out of pocket until we recover compensation for you.