The greater Pittsburgh area, which includes all of Allegheny County, PA and surrounding counties, is home to dozens of hospitals, surgery centers, emergency rooms, nursing home and ancillary care facilities. Most are part of a large hospital system such as UPMC or the Allegheny Health Network. One in particular is West Penn Hospital located at 4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. This hospital handle all types of illnesses and medical conditions such as burn care, cancer treatment, various surgeries, labor and delivery capability and in-patient services due to infection, trauma and child injury services. Some cases do not meet the minimum standard of care and injury or death of the patient can result. As this healthcare facility also employs thousands of Pennsylvania residents there is also the possibility that employees can get injured on the job. In addition, visitors and family members of patients can also get injured while on the premises via a slip and fall accident, a car accident or a parking lot accident. With all of this in mind it stands to reason that the hospital is named in many injury claims annually. If you, or a loved one have been injured at this medical facility you need the help of our Pittsburgh injury lawyers handling West Penn Hospital lawsuits.
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Injury Claims Filed Against West Penn Hospital
The entire Allegheny Health Network of hospitals is one of the best healthcare systems in Pennsylvania. They are still party to dozens of accident, assault, sexual assault, hospital malpractice, medical negligence, slip and fall, child injury, work comp and wrongful death claims each year. These all have to do with how both patients and visitors were treated while there. Over the years the various AHN locations have been sued hundreds of times for dozens of different malpractice, negligence accident, injury, work injury, assault and sexual assault cases. Examples are:
Auto Accidents: These can include pedestrian accident lawsuits, car accidents in parking lot, ambulance accidents and transportation accidents.
Birth Injuries: Common birth injury cases involve Shoulder Dystocia, Brachial Plexus injury, Cerebral Palsy, Erbs Palsy, Labor and Delivery injuries to the mother, Macrosomia and trauma related injury caused by excessive force, forceps injuries, broken bones and more.
Medical Malpractice: Forms of medical malpractice within the Allegheny Health Network are surgical errors, anesthesia errors, medical misdiagnosis, inaccurate diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, failure to treat claims, medication errors, birth injury cases, emergency room mistakes, EMT malpractice, lab misdiagnosis cases, X-Ray misdiagnosis claims and hospital acquired infections.
Premises Liability: Lawsuits regarding premises liability accidents can revolve around slip and falls accidents, parking lot accidents, stairwell accidents, elevator accidents, sidewalk accidents, food poisoning, assault and sexual assault.
Workers’ Compensation: These claims are very similar to premises liability accidents and include hospital slip and falls, exposure to harmful chemicals, gas and medications, work related back injuries, injuries caused by poor lifting techniques, pathogen exposure, being stuck with a dirty needle or syringes, radiation exposure, gurney injuries, ambulance accidents, assault and sexual assault by a doctor, nurse, other healthcare providers, patient or visitor.
Regardless of how you, your child or loved one were injured while under the care of, or while on the property of, a UMPC site our Erie, PA medical negligence attorneys can help. They will attempt to negotiate a very favorable settlement for you and your family based on how you were injured and how seriously you were injured. All possible benefits and forms of compensation will be accounted for such as lost wage compensation, medical care benefits, loss of use benefits, physical pain compensation, emotional suffering compensation and lowered quality of life compensation. It is important to note that pain and suffering compensation is not applicable in Pennsylvania workers comp lawsuits.
Should you have lost a child, parent, sibling, spouse or other loved one you may qualify for death benefits, survival benefits and wrongful death benefits according to Pennsylvania accidental death laws.
Contact Our Erie, Pennsylvania Injury Lawyers
As you only have a certain amount of time to file an accident, injury, malpractice, workers’ comp or accidental death claim in Pennsylvania do not hesitate to reach out to our Pittsburgh injury attorneys handling West Penn Hospital lawsuits. They are very skilled Pennsylvania trial attorneys and will do everything needed to get you a very fair settlement from the liable party, liable parties and their insurance carriers. If a settlement cannot be agreed upon they will take your case to trial without hesitation.
Proudly serving accident, injury, medical malpractice, healthcare provider negligence and work injury victims in all of Western PA such as Altoona, Erie, Pittsburgh, State College, Beaver, Butler, McKeesport, Monroeville, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, West Penn Hospital, Allegheny Valley Hospital and Penn State.