Medical Malpractice Lawyer Aliquippa, PA
Beaver County Medical Malpractice Attorneys Protect the Rights of Patients in Aliquippa
When residents of Aliquippa seek medical treatment, they expect that their doctors and healthcare providers will provide competent, effective care that will help them achieve the best possible recovery. However, healthcare providers are sometimes negligent in the care they provide. As a result, a patient may suffer even greater harm or injury than before their treatment, which may be completely counterproductive to the patient’s recovery. If your healthcare provider’s negligence constitutes medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and financial losses, including medical bills, lost income, and the pain and suffering that your negligent treatment has caused for you and your family.
The dedicated, experienced Aliquippa medical malpractice attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC strive to protect the rights of people who receive medical care in Aliquippa and throughout Beaver County. We fight to help those injured by negligent medical care to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible; we believe that holding negligent medical professionals responsible for the harm their negligence causes encourages the entire medical profession to perform their work according to the accepted standards of care.
If you or a loved one have suffered due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, contact our firm today to speak with one of our medical malpractice attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and suffering.
Medical Malpractice Can Cause Injury or Death in Aliquippa
Negligent care can be committed by any healthcare professional in any type of setting, such as a hospital, an outpatient surgical center, a medical treatment facility, a clinic, or a doctor’s office. Negligent care that causes harm to a patient, such as in the form of physical or emotional injury or even death, constitutes medical malpractice. Examples of medical malpractice in Aliquippa include:
- Performing surgery or other medical procedure without obtaining the patient’s informed consent
- Performing surgery without proper skill or training
- Failure to diagnose, failure to timely diagnose, or misdiagnosis of a medical condition
- Prescribing incorrect medication or the incorrect dosage, or administering the wrong medication or wrong dosage
- Birth injuries, including failure to timely perform a C-section, failing to ensure the baby receives sufficient oxygen or injuring a child through negligent handling or use of equipment
- Surgical errors, such as performing surgery on the wrong site, performing the wrong procedure, leaving equipment inside a patient, anesthesia errors, or failing to monitor or respond to signs of complication or distress
Any negligent medical error can cause a patient to suffer catastrophic, life-altering injuries and harm. In extreme cases, negligent care can easily result in the death of a patient. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC we work hard to ensure that our clients get the financial recovery they need and deserve and to hold negligent healthcare professionals accountable for mistakes when those mistakes fall below the standard of care expected of our healthcare professionals and when those mistakes harm patients.
Experienced Attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC Work Tirelessly to Successfully Pursue Medical Malpractice Cases
Our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers acknowledge the life-saving work that doctors and healthcare professionals provide to patients, and we understand that such work is difficult, stressful, and requires extensive education and training to perform. But given the critical nature of such work, at Berger & Lagnese, LLC we believe that healthcare professionals have a duty to provide the expected standard of care to their patients.
When your healthcare professional’s care falls below the expected standard of care and you suffer harm or injury, we will work tirelessly to prove that such care constitutes medical malpractice. We will show all the necessary elements of a medical malpractice claim, including:
- The duty of care owed by your healthcare providers
- How your healthcare providers violated the duty of care owed to you
- How your healthcare providers’ negligence caused you to suffer harm or injury greater than that if you had been treated in a non-negligent manner
Contact Our Attorneys to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
If you or a loved one have suffered injury or physical or emotional harm or distress due to the negligent care of your doctor or other healthcare provider, you may be wondering whether you are entitled to pursue a medical malpractice claim and how to go about seeking the compensation you need from such a claim. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC we provide a free initial consultation so that we can help you to understand your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation in a medical malpractice claim. Contact us today to schedule a time to speak with one of our experienced Aliquippa medical malpractice attorneys.
About Aliquippa, PA
Aliquippa is a city located in Beaver County on the Ohio River. The city was formed from the merger of two towns, Woodlawn and New Sheffield, into Aliquippa. The city’s name was one of several Native American names arbitrarily selected by the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad for station names during the railroad’s construction. In the early 20th century, the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company constructed a steel mill in Aliquippa that drove the local economy in Aliquippa up until the 1980s.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims in Aliquippa, PA
FAQ: Will my doctor lose his license if I win my medical malpractice lawsuit?
No. Doctors are licensed by the state, but a civil malpractice claim does not have any direct bearing on a doctor’s license to practice medicine. A settlement or civil judgment does not automatically mean the state will investigate a doctor for malpractice. However, even a settlement or civil judgment often motivates a physician to correct any negligent behavior in the future.
FAQ: Does a doctor pay a medical malpractice settlement or judgment?
Typically, no. Doctors are legally required to have malpractice insurance. Most physicians have policies with coverage in excess of $1 million. Thus, a doctor who has a civil malpractice claim made against them will turn the claim over to their insurance company, who will control the defense and pay any settlement or judgment. A doctor would not pay a settlement or judgment from his or her personal funds unless the settlement or verdict amount exceeded his or her insurance coverage.