Medical Malpractice Lawyer Beaver County, PA
Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Provide Thoughtful and Practical Legal Representation to Victims of Medical Malpractice Throughout Beaver County
When you require medical treatment for a condition, disease, or other illness, that alone can be a stressful and traumatic situation. You are understandably worried about fully recovering from your condition and want to get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible, so you place your trust in your healthcare providers to render the proper care you need for a full recovery. Unfortunately, some of us are the victims of a mistake by a healthcare provider that not only means we do not fully recover from our original condition but also suffer further injury or illness. In most cases, neither we nor our medical providers are even aware a mistake is about to occur or has occurred until it is too late.
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, we focus our practice solely on helping patients obtain compensation from the healthcare providers whose negligent conduct has caused those patients unnecessary and entirely-avoidable harm. Medical malpractice is a complex and fact-intensive area of law. That is why it is necessary to retain a law firm with specialized experience and a track record of success in handling medical malpractice claims. The medical malpractice lawyers of Berger & Lagnese, LLC, have decades of experience protecting patients in Beaver County, PA; in that time, our attorneys have earned a reputation of excellence and successfully obtaining millions in recovery for our clients. Contact us today to learn more about how our firm can help you get the financial recovery you need to heal from the physical and emotional harm you have suffered.
What Is Involved in Beaver County Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
In most cases, the patient is not in a position to catch or prevent the carelessness or negligence of a healthcare provider — most patients do not have the medical knowledge or training to recognize when a healthcare provider is making a mistake, and sometimes patients are simply incapacitated when a medical error occurs. Many cases of medical malpractice could be avoided if healthcare professionals simply exercised the level of caution they have been trained to implement. Doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and other healthcare providers have undergone extensive education and training designed to prevent them from making mistakes that constitute medical malpractice.
When a healthcare professional fails to adhere to the applicable standard of care, patients can suffer medical malpractice that would otherwise be entirely preventable. Common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to take a complete patient history,
- Failure to order correct tests to assist with a diagnosis,
- Misinterpretation of lab results, resulting in a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis,
- Surgical errors such as operating at the wrong site, failing to respond to signs of complications or patient distress, or leaving equipment inside a patient,
- Failing to properly monitor a mother and fetus during pregnancy and childbirth,
- Prescribing the wrong medication or dosage, or filling out or administering the wrong medication or dosage,
- Failing to sterilize hospital and medical facilities and equipment.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC Will Thoroughly Investigate Your Case
Because every patient’s treatment is unique, proving the occurrence of medical malpractice will also be different in each case. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our attorneys tirelessly work to investigate your case to precisely determine how your harm occurred and who was responsible for that harm. We also fight to get you the full compensation you deserve and need — we know that treatment of the harm caused by medical malpractice can itself be incredibly expensive, and oftentimes patients are left out of work during treatment. Our medical malpractice lawyers will ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to, such as:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical and/or rehabilitative care
- Lost wages or income
- Lost earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment and quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium or companionship
Contact Us Today to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
If you believe you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your case and your legal rights and options. You can call our offices or fill out our online contact form to set up a time to speak to a member of our legal team.
About Beaver County, PA
Beaver County, PA was established on March 1, 1800, and was created from portions of Allegheny and Washington counties. Named after the local Beaver River, Beaver County, PA is now home to 170,539 residents.
Types of Doctors in Beaver County, PA: Pulmonologist, Cardiologist, Neurologist, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Oncologist, Orthopedic, Pediatrician, Internist, Therapist, Anesthesiologist, Plastic Surgeon, Urologist, Gastroenterologist, Specialty surgeons, Radiologists, Allergist
Hospitals in Beaver County, PA: Heritage Valley Centers, Beaver Valley Hospital, Ellwood City Hospital
Cities in Beaver County, PA:
- Aliquippa Medical Malpractice
- Beaver Medical Malpractice
- Economy Medical Malpractice
- Monaca Medical Malpractice
- Ambridge Medical Malpractice
- Beaver Falls Medical Malpractice
- Ellwood City Medical Malpractice
- New Brighton Medical Malpractice
- Baden Medical Malpractice
- Rochester Medical Malpractice
- Ohioville Medical Malpractice
- Harmony Township Medical Malpractice
- Patterson Township Medical Malpractice
- Midland Medical Malpractice
Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice Claims in Beaver County, PA
FAQ: Can I still pursue a medical malpractice claim if my doctor or healthcare professional provided me with negligent care but I also failed to follow his or her instructions?
Possibly. Remember that a medical error does not necessarily constitute medical malpractice. You will be required to prove that any harm or injury you suffered was caused by medical treatment that fell below the accepted standard of care. However, if your negligence in failing to follow your doctor’s or healthcare provider’s instructions was a cause or partial cause of your injury, your recovery from a medical malpractice claim be reduced or even eliminated by your share of fault.
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: Beaver County, Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Butler County, Erie County, Fayette County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Washington County, or Westmoreland County.
FAQ: Why do I need an expert witness to file a medical malpractice claim?
Pennsylvania law requires that you file a certificate of merit along with your medical malpractice complaint. The certificate of merit must be drafted by a medical professional with similar experience and qualifications as the professional who rendered your negligent treatment, setting forth the applicable standard of care in your particular case and explaining how your treating professional’s conduct fell below this standard of care.