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11/5/2013
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$10 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case against UPMC Upheld

Berger & Lagnese got a $10 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case against UPMC Shadyside. UPMC appealed, but the Superior Court upheld the verdict.

Category: Medical Malpractice

9/11/2013
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Breast cancer victim awarded $15 million in a malpractice suit against her doctor after her cancer was initially missed

Breast cancer medical malpractice case. Here the patient was awarded $12 million by a New York court.

Category: Breast Cancer

9/2/2013
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Breast Cancer -- Ductal Carcinoma (DCIS)

One common type of breast cancer is known as ductal carcinoma or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Was your ductal carcinoma properly diagnosed and treated?

Category: Breast Cancer

9/1/2013
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Breast Cancer -- Don't Let Word Choice Influence Your Treatment Choice

Study shows that the physician's choice of words in describing of the patient's breast cancer influenced the patient's choice of treatment.

Category: Breast Cancer

8/12/2013
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More Compounding Pharmacy Bacterial Contamination Recalls

Compounding pharmacies and compounded drugs -- more injuries result in another recall due to bacterial contamination. This time it is calcium gluconate.

Category: Dangerous and Defective Products

8/9/2013
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Bulletin: Colon Cancer Update (includes Rectal Cancer) Part II

Were you given the right tests to diagnose colon cancer or rectal cancer? Some pros and cons of widely used tests.

Category: Colon Cancer

8/8/2013
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Bulletin: Colon Cancer Detection and Testing (includes Rectal Cancer)

Colon or rectal cancers should be screened and tested. We are experienced attorneys in medical malpractice lawsuits for colon cancer medical mistakes.

Category: Colon Cancer

8/3/2013
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Injury and Death Related to Robotic Surgery -- Medical Malpractice

Increasing use of robotic surgery leading to patient injury and death. If you have been injured by robotic surgery, call Berger & Lagnese, malpractice lawyers.

Category: Medical Malpractice

7/31/2013
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Birth Injury - You the Parent Can Sue for Emotional Distress and Trauma

If your child suffered birth injuries, damages during the pregnancy, or negligent treatment, you can recover damages for your own emotional distress and trauma.

Category: Medical Malpractice

7/2/2013
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New class of cancer drug treatments shrink tumors, but will the treatment be too expensive?

Read more about Immunotheraputic cancer drugs that show promise in shrinking advanced tumors.

Category: Cancer

6/3/2013
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Drug Extends Survival in Patients with Metastatic Thyroid Cancer

Clinical study shows almost double the progression-free survival in thyroid cancer patients treated with Sorafenib compared to placebo. Drug is sold as Nexavar

Category: Cancer

5/31/2013
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Diabetes Drug Warning -- Study Links Two Drugs to Cancer

Research study investigates link between diabetes drugs Byetta and Januvia to pancreatic cancer.

Category: Cancer

5/20/2013
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Prostate Cancer -- Xofigo Is A New Drug for Late Stage Prostate Cancer

FDA has approved a new drug (Xofigo) for advanced late stage prostate cancer which may prolong life.

Category: Cancer

5/14/2013
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Intermittent versus Continuous Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer

Research could not rule out a 20% greater risk of death with intermittent androgen deprivation versus continuous treatment in metastatic prostate cancer.

Category: Cancer

5/13/2013
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Majority of Women Are Not Getting the Ovarian Cancer Treatment They Should

Most women are not receiving proper treatment for ovarian cancer. Shockingly, only 37% receive recommended care and treatment.

Category: Cancer

4/24/2013
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Hospitals Reap Big Profits from Their Own Surgical Mistakes

Hospitals nearly triple their profits when they make surgical errors, compared to how much they make when patients don’t suffer harm, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Category: Hospital Errors

4/2/2013
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Cancer Survivors: New Clinical Practice Guidelines Issued 2013

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network issued its first ever NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Survivorship this year.

Category: Cancer

2/25/2013
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New Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA -- HER-2 Positive Late Stage Breast Cancer

New drug treatment now approved by FDA for metastatic late stage HER-2 positive breast cancer. The drug will carry the name Kadcyla and delivers the drug to the cancer site to shrink the tumor, slow disease progression and prolong survival. It is the fourth approved drug that targets the HER2 protein.

Category: Breast Cancer

2/7/2013
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Pittsburgh Veterans Hospital Allegedly Falsified Records and Concealed Positive Test Results for Legionnaires Disease

Allegations emerged in Congressional testimony by Center for Disease Control that Pittsburgh VA hospital falsified maintenance records and tried to conceal test results showing positive for Legionnaires Disease.

Category: General

2/6/2013
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8 Smart Steps to Take Following A Car, Truck, or Other Motor Vehicle Accident

The experienced lawyers at Berger & Lagnese in Pittsburgh are here to help you and your family after a car, truck, or motor vehicle accident. We will guide you through the legal process so that you can recover all the damages you are entitled to from the other parties at fault.

Category: Pennsylvania Car and Truck Accidents

1/4/2013
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Wrongful Death Lawsuits

What is a wrongful death lawsuit? File a wrongful death lawsuit with our help. Our highly experienced wrongful death attorneys will prosecute your wrongful death claim in Pennsylvania.

Category: General

12/3/2012
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Berger & Lagnese Named A Best Lawyers in America Law Firm

Berger & Lagnese is named by Best Lawyers in America as a Tier 1 law firm both nationally and in Pittsburgh, PA for Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law.

Category: Medical Malpractice

2/22/2011
Medical Research
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Family settles defective heater case for $18.275 Million

A defective heater caused a fire which caused the deaths of two and severe injuries to one family member. After filing product liability wrongful death and survivial lawsuit against Lakewood Engineering & Manufacturing Co. for manufacturing the defective heater, the defendant company paid a settlement of more than $18 million.

Category: Dangerous and Defective Products

2/22/2011
Medical Research
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Family of fork lift operator settles workplace negligence case for $1.7 Million

The family of a forklift operator settles workplace accident wrongful death and negligence case in which worker died from asphyxiation during the course of his employment.

Category: Construction Accidents

1/18/2011
Medical Research
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Heart Medicine Multaq (Dronedarone) Can Cause Severe Liver Damage

FA has issued a new safety warning on the heart medicine Multaq (dronedarone) which is used to control atrial fibrillation or heart flutter. Multaq has been found to cause rare but severe cases of liver damage, and at least two patients have required liver transplants after taking Multaq.

Category: Dangerous and Defective Products

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