When a Pennsylvania resident goes for medical treatment, there is an expectation that the care will be aboveboard, the medical staff will be vigilant, and careless mistakes will not happen. Unfortunately, they happen across the nation and, frequently, are done to those who have sacrificed for their country - U.S. military veterans. Given the turmoil at facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, it is becoming all-too common to hear of allegations of medical malpractice. When this occurs, it could be the basis for a lawsuit.
Thankfully for victims of negligent doctors and other medical professionals, Pennsylvania does not have a damages cap on medical malpractice cases in the vast majority of situations. This means if a resident of Pittsburgh gets hurt because of a doctor's errors or omissions, then, ultimately, the jury decides how much the case is worth, at least with respect to damages other than "punitive damages."
When you are struggling with health issues, you place your life and trust in the medical professionals caring for you. Whether it's an ongoing illness or a sudden emergency issue, like a stroke, you expect your doctors and nurses to help, not hurt you even worse.
Medical malpractice suits are notoriously difficult to win. In fact, more people lose these cases over winning them. This fact might be unfair but it's also the truth.