Medical Malpractice Attorneys Beaver, PA
The medical malpractice attorneys of Berger & Lagnese, LLC take pride in focusing on protecting the rights of residents of Beaver and Beaver County who have been harmed by the negligence of their doctors and healthcare providers. Almost any aspect of medical care can give rise to a malpractice claim; for someone not versed in the fields of medicine or law, medical malpractice can seem like a complex, obscure subject. If you believe you may have a medical malpractice claim, you may not even know where to start to pursue a claim for compensation. This is why it is critical to have experienced medical malpractice lawyers at your side.
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, we know that the compensation we can obtain for our clients can positively impact the rest of their lives. This is why it is important for us to provide the highest quality legal representation to each of our clients. Our attorneys have decades of experience successfully representing and obtaining compensation and justice for clients who have been injured by the negligent care of healthcare providers. Our firm has the resources necessary to ensure that you have a strong case to fight back against the tactics of insurance companies and large defense firms representing hospitals and healthcare corporations. If you believe you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us today to start the process of having our attorneys work to get you the financial compensation you deserve and need to recover from your injuries and put your life back on track.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our medical malpractice lawyers have experience handling all types of medical malpractice claims, both large and small. Some examples of medical malpractice cases our firm has handled include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Surgery injury & errors
- Medication errors
- Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and delayed diagnosis
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Emergency room errors
No matter what kind of error your healthcare provider has committed, we can help you to understand your legal rights and options in a free initial consultation.
Attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC Strive to Maximize Compensation for Clients Injured by Negligent Medical Treatment
If you or a loved one have suffered due to the negligent care rendered by a healthcare professional, you may not know what your next steps should be; your time and energy are likely, and understandably, focused on your physical and emotional recovery. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our results-focused medical malpractice attorneys strive to thoroughly pursue your medical malpractice claim and will leave no stone unturned to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation you are entitled to under the law. Our team will take every possible step in your case, including:
- Examining your medical records, especially those drafted by the healthcare professional responsible for your negligent care
- Consulting with expert witnesses to determine what was the applicable standard of care that your healthcare providers should have adhered to in your care
- Compare your healthcare providers’ conduct to the applicable standard of care
- Investigate your healthcare providers’ background to determine whether they have previous incidents of negligence or patient safety violations
- Negotiate with insurance companies and defense counsel to try to reach a full settlement of your claim, if possible,
- Prepare and file all necessary paperwork to take your claim all the way to trial, if necessary
- Advocate on your behalf in court to try to achieve a resolution of your case that provides you with maximum compensation for your injuries and losses
Schedule A Free Consultation
Being injured or harmed by the negligence of a trusted healthcare provider can be a difficult and traumatic experience. It is true that no amount of money can ever fully compensate you for the suffering you endure from negligent medical care. However, our medical malpractice lawyers still fight to get you maximum compensation so that you do not have to suffer from financial harm in addition to your physical and emotional harm. Contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation with our compassionate, knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your case and to learn more about how our firm can help you pursue your medical malpractice claim and get you the financial recovery you need and deserve.
About Beaver, PA
The borough of Beaver is the county seat of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. It is located at the confluence of the Beaver and Ohio Rivers approximately 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Beaver was initially the site of Fort McIntosh, a Revolutionary War-era frontier fort and garrison. After the war, the frontier shifted westward and the fort was dismantled, with Beaver laid out in its place. Beaver experienced explosive growth beginning in the 1880s when the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad built a rail line through the area.
Frequently Asked Questions about Beaver, PA Medical Malpractice Cases
FAQ: What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims?
Under Pennsylvania law, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is two years from the date upon which the patient discovers his or her injuries (or the date on which the patient should have discovered his or her injuries). For example, if you go in for an examination that should have revealed you were suffering from a condition or disease, and the condition or disease is not diagnosed for another two years, the statute of limitations would begin to run from the date that you are diagnosed and learn that your earlier examination should have led to a diagnosis.
FAQ: Is there a limit on what kind of compensation I could receive in a medical malpractice claim?
Pennsylvania law does not impose caps on compensatory damages, which include medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, or loss of consortium. The law does impose limits on punitive damages; however, such damages are only awarded in the rarest of medical malpractice cases when a healthcare professional’s conduct is malicious or particularly egregious. Pennsylvania law caps punitive damages at two times the awarded compensatory damages.