Massa Butler Giglione

We are a full-service law firm serving clients in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Our attorneys have a combined forty five years’ experience representing clients in multiple types of cases, and are nationally and locally recognized as some of the best in their profession. While we concentrate on handling medical malpractice, vaccine injury, nursing home abuse and neglect, automobile, personal injury and wrongful death cases, The Massa Law Group, P.C.’s attorneys and staff are always willing to provide a free initial consultation to determine if they can help with your legal needs. Call for a free consultation, or email us at [email protected] with as much information about your possible case as you care to share with us. All calls and emails will remain strictly confidential.

3 Questions To Answer In A Wrongful Death Claim

When a death is caused by someone else’s negligence, it causes pain and anger. Accountability based on evidence.

[06/01/20]   Congratulations to partners Rudolph Massa and Pete Giglione, who were once again named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers!

Lawsuit alleges local nursing home sought consent for COVID-19 'experimental drug study' on patients A class action lawsuit filed Tuesday said the Pennsylvania Department of Health failed to stop some nursing homes from doing experimental procedures on residents without their consent.

[04/28/20]   Along with three other prominent Pennsylvania law firms, we filed a Complaint in federal court this morning on behalf of all nursing home residents in Pennsylvania seeking to force the PA Department of Health to resume the inspection of nursing homes immediately, particularly those with COVID-19 positive residents. Details to follow.

Seniors with Covid-19 show unusual symptoms, doctors say

Seniors with Covid-19 show unusual symptoms, doctors say Older adults with Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have several "atypical" symptoms, complicating efforts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment, according to physicians.

[04/18/20]   Unfortunately, in the face of this pandemic, some of our loved ones are being treated with a combination of drugs that may cause more harm than good, including severe injury or death. If your loved one has been treated for COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine and z-pack, and suffered a heart attack, you should call our office. We may be able help.

[04/17/20]   Right now, our firm is fielding many calls from friends and family members of loved ones residing in nursing homes about the COVID-19 virus. Please don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation if you or a loved one resides in a nursing home where COVID-19 is present.

8 Mistakes Doctors Shouldn't Make

If negligence caused a loved one's death in the hospital, medical staff may hold responsibility. Families can seek compensation.

How To Report Improper Nursing Home Care

Nursing home care is meant to help our loved ones, not hurt them. Numerous resources are available.

Significant underreporting in safety data found on Nursing Home Compare website Research finds that that data used by a popular website for researching the safety of nursing homes may be highly inaccurate The website Nursing Home Compare, sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is a go-to resource for many fam

Cancer Misdiagnosis Surprisingly Common

As many as 1 in 3 cancer patients is misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late for a conservative course of treatment. Recognize the signs of negligence.

New law would let families put cameras in nursing home rooms A bipartisan bill would give residents the power of attorney to have surveillance cameras in their rooms.

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Report — Faces Of Forced Arbitration

A must-read: be careful what you sign when placing a loved one into a nursing home! Forced arbitration’s proponents counter that the process is faster, fairer, and better for workers and consumers than going to court. However, this comprehensive analysis of the self-reported data provided by the arbitration organizations makes clear that forced arbitration is not an alternative j...

[05/14/19]   Congratulations to partners Rudy Massa and Pete Giglione, who were named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2019!

Pete was awarded the “Rising Star” recognition from 2010 through 2017, and named as a Super Lawyer since 2018.


Many older people diagnosed with Alzheimer's actually have dementia caused by something else. Without the right diagnosis, these people are less likely to get the best care.


The decrease is a stark example of how, in response to industry prodding, the Trump administration is rolling back Obama's aggressive regulation of health care services.

EDITORIAL: Getting their attention: Pennsylvania cracks down on nursing homes with big fines The state must make sure Pennsylvanians’ older years are spent as safely and comfortably as possible.

State getting tougher with nursing home fines, which doubled last year Pennsylvania Health Department assessed $2.3 million in penalties in 2018, but consumer advocates would also like tougher licensing actions.

Nursing Home Quality In America: All The States Ranked Placing a loved one in a nursing home is among the hardest decisions you'll ever make. Here's how nursing homes in all the states stack up.

The worst corporate conduct of this past year can be found in this report:

Overdoses, bedsores, broken bones: What happened when a private-equity firm sought to care for society’s most vulnerable A rise in health-code violations at the second-largest nursing home chain in the United States began after the Carlyle Group orchestrated a deal that extracted $1.3 billion for investors but left the firm with untenable financial obligations, according to interviews and financial documents.

The Civil Justice System: Protecting Your Family

Do you believe that too many "frivolous lawsuits" are filed?

What's New in Aging: Survey information on long-term care costs Median annual charge for Pennsylvania nursing home private room now pegged at $121,363.

President's Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Wheel

Pre-registration available online through this Friday - - please join us! Great time for a very worthy cause. Join us for our 18th annual President's Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Wheel to benefit the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers. You can Run, Walk, Wheel, or Hand Cycle. No bikes. Registration opens at 9am, Wheel/Cycle starts at 10am, Run/Walk starts at 10:10am. Located at North Park Boathouse. Parking is free. Family-...

[07/08/18]   ‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years - The New York Times

Pennsylvania Record Pennsylvania Record provides an objective view at lawsuits in the Pennsylvania as well as an active forum for both sides of the argument so that all of us can decide for ourselves.

Nursing home patients in Pittsburgh often go back to hospital

Often times elderly nursing homes patients are allowed to develop preventable injuries in nursing homes, such as falls leading to fractures, dehydration, and infections, all leading to a hospitalization that should have never occured. If you, a friend, or family member is a victim of nursing home neglect, please call us for a free consultation. Nursing homes in Pittsburgh often send elderly patients back to the hospital within 30 days of their admission, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis. ...

“They Want Docile” | How Nursing Homes in the United States Overmedicate People with Dementia This report estimates that every week in US nursing facilities, more than 179,000 people, mostly older and living with dementia, are given antipsychotic drugs without an appropriate diagnosis. Facilities administer these drugs in many cases without obtaining informed consent from residents or their....

[05/17/18]   Congratulations to MBG partner Pete Giglione, who was named a 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer!

Judge's absence during jury selection prompts new trial in UPMC negligence case The state Superior Court on Monday vacated an Allegheny County jury verdict and ordered a new trial in a negligence case involving Children’s Hospital of ...

Texas doctor faces $240 million health care fraud case A federal indictment charges Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada with involvement in a $240 million health care fraud case that funded a "lavish" and "opulent lifestyle."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“I have discovered that doctors are really no longer permitted to be doctors. They can no longer treat nor prescribe medications unless the insurance companies say they can.”

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