Who can you sue for medical malpractice in Pennsylvania?

Douglas J. Olcott - personal-injury-general - Super Lawyers

About Douglas J. Olcott

Bordas & Bordas, PLLC
420 Fourt Duquesne Blvd , One Gateway Ctr, FL 18, West Wing
Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412-605-8554
Fax: 412-709-6343

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[GRAPHIC: Ask Super Lawyers, Who can you sue for medical malpractice in Pennsylvania? Attorney Douglas J. Olcott responds.]

Douglas J. Olcott: If you've been the victim of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, you may be entitled to compensation from multiple parties, and that's one of the reasons why you need an attorney is to sift through who may be responsible. You may have a claim against a doctor, who is the doctor who treated you. You may have a claim against a doctor who referred you for a diagnostic test and maybe the doctor who performed that test, a radiologist or someone of that nature, may also be negligent because they failed to diagnose something that was seen on that test. There's also varying theories of medical malpractice. You could have a claim against a hospital based on what we call respondeat superior, meaning, for example, you go there for a mammogram, you're a woman, they failed to diagnose the fact that there's a lump there, and it turns out—god forbid—that you end up having a problem. So, there's a host of potential defendants as well as different theories of liability depending on who the party is in a malpractice claim.

[GRAPHIC: Ask Super Lawyers, Douglas J. Olcott, Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., Pennsylvania, 800-777-4081, dallashartman.com]

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