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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Armstrong County, PA

Success-Driven Medical Malpractice Attorneys Strive to Obtain Meaningful Compensation for Victims of Medical Negligence

Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country every year are injured or killed due to mistakes made by doctors, nurses, therapists, medical technicians, nursing homes, and hospitals. In Pennsylvania, over one hundred medical malpractice claims made it all the way to a trial and verdict in 2017 alone. However, this number does not accurately reflect the true number of medical malpractice claims each year. Only a fraction of a percent of legal claims ever make it to verdict; the vast majority of claims are settled long before trial or even before the claim sees the inside of a courtroom. Unfortunately, no one is fully immune from becoming a victim of medical malpractice.

It is important to remember that not every bad or less-than-ideal outcome of medical treatment is the result of medical malpractice. However, when mistakes by medical professionals do amount to medical malpractice, those negligent professionals should be held financially responsible for causing harm and injury to their patients.

At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our results-focused Armstrong County medical malpractice lawyers take the time to fully investigate your case and explore every option and right that you may have for compensation from the parties responsible for your injuries or illness. We have seen how obtaining full and fair compensation for injuries can help you to put your life back on track after catastrophic injury and illness. That is why we give your case the attention it deserves so that your rights are fully protected.

Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle in Armstrong County, PA

Medical malpractice can occur during any part of the healthcare process. A medical error can be as simple as failing to make a notation in a patient’s medical history or could be as severe as performing surgery on the wrong site or failing to diagnose a patient’s cancer. In our experience, certain examples of medical malpractice can be more common than others. Our Armstrong County medical malpractice attorneys can help clients pursue all kinds of medical malpractice, including:

  • Failure to diagnose/Misdiagnosis: which can be caused when a doctor fails to order the right tests, misinterprets test results, or fails to identify the correct disease; failing to diagnose or timely diagnose a disease may lead a patient to miss a critical window for effective treatment and have to undergo more invasive and difficult treatment or even ultimately succumb to their disease
  • Birth injuries: which can happen if a doctor or medical team fails to properly monitor the condition of mother and/or child during pregnancy and labor or causing physical injury to mother or child through negligent handling or use of equipment; birth injuries can cause permanent injury to mother or child, including brain injuries, palsy and paralysis, and other significant injuries
  • Surgical errors: including a surgeon without proper training performing a procedure, performing the wrong surgical procedure, performing surgery on the wrong site or on the wrong patient, or leaving equipment inside a patient
  • Medication errors or anesthesia errors: including prescribing or administering the wrong medication or anesthesia or the wrong dose, or failing to monitor a patient for adverse side effects of medication such as allergic reactions, interactions with other medications, or physical distress caused by the medication

Berger & Lagnese, LLC Dedicated to Holding Negligent Healthcare Providers Accountable for Their Malpractice

If you or a loved one have suffered injury or illness at the hands of a negligent healthcare professional, you know that all the effects of the harm and injury you or your loved one have suffered cannot be fully reversed. However, when you retain the medical malpractice attorneys of Berger & Lagnese, LLC, we will fight to ensure that the negligent medical providers who have harmed you through medical malpractice compensate you for their mistakes and the losses you have suffered.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation to Discuss Your Case

When you have been injured by a healthcare professional’s malpractice, pursuing a legal claim for compensation may seem like a daunting and time-consuming endeavor. That is why our medical malpractice attorneys will take on the burden of fighting to get you the full compensation you deserve and need for your recovery. Contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your case and to learn more about your legal rights and options.

About Armstrong County, PA

Located in western Pennsylvania, Armstrong County was incorporated on March 12, 1800 and named for Major General John Armstrong who represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress. Originally created from portions of Allegheny, Westmoreland and Lycoming County, Armstrong County now boasts a population of 68,941 according to the 2010 census.

Types of Doctors in Allegheny County, PA: Cardiologist, Radiologist, Neurologist, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Orthopedic, Anesthesiologist, Pediatrician, Internist, Therapist, Plastic Surgeon, Urologist, Gastroenterologist, Oncologist, Pulmonologist, Specialty surgeons.

Hospitals in Armstrong County, PA: ACMH Hospital

Cities in Armstrong County, PA:

  • Kittanning Medical Malpractice
  • Ford City Medical Malpractice
  • Leechburg Medical Malpractice
  • Orchard Hills Medical Malpractice
  • Freeport Medical Malpractice
  • Apollo Medical Malpractice
  • North Apollo Medical Malpractice
  • West Hills Medical Malpractice
  • West Kittanning Medical Malpractice
  • Lenape Heights Medical Malpractice
  • Rural Valley Medical Malpractice

Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice in Armstrong County, PA

FAQ: How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Pennsylvania law imposes a time limit on filing a lawsuit for injuries and damages suffered from medical malpractice. You have two years from the date you know or should know that you have been injured or damaged due to a healthcare provider’s negligence. If your injury is not readily discoverable or traceable to a healthcare provider’s negligence, the limitation period does not begin to run until you know the facts that would allow you to file a medical malpractice claim.

FAQ: Do you handle medical practice cases in my area?

Berger & Lagnese, LLC handles medical malpractice cases throughout western Pennsylvania. If you live in any of these other counties, we may be able to help you: Armstrong County, Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Erie County, Fayette County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Washington County, or Westmoreland County.

FAQ: Is there a limit on the monetary damages I can seek in a medical malpractice claim?

Pennsylvania law does not impose a cap on compensatory damages, which include damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, the law does cap punitive damages, which are damages that are only granted in rare cases when the responsible party committed malicious or egregiously reckless conduct. Punitive damages are limited to two times the total amount of compensatory damages awarded. 

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