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Blog: Medical Malpractice

  • Can Uterine Cancer Be Misdiagnosed?

    February 10, 2021

    No one ever wants to hear that they have cancer, but they especially never want to hear that it was originally misdiagnosed. As with the majority of medical conditions, cancer has a higher survival rate the earlier it is caught. If your uterine cancer was misdiagnosed or if you received a delayed diagnosis, you may […]

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  • 4 Causes of Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

    January 28, 2021

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the country; the American Cancer Society estimates that over 220,000 adults are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.  The more quickly lung cancer can be diagnosed, the better the patient’s prognosis will be. When lung cancer is […]

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  • When is a Missed Diagnosis Medical Malpractice?

    November 17, 2020

    Thousands of medical malpractice claims are brought every single year by patients who claim that their doctors misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose a health condition.  Why Doctors Miss Diagnoses Medical conditions can often be hard to diagnose. Many conditions share the same list of symptoms but must be treated in wildly different ways. Doctors can […]

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  • Important Information for Parents Who Want to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

    November 07, 2020

    If a child suffers harm or other negative outcome from a medical procedure, the child’s parents or guardians will obviously consider pursuing a medical malpractice claim against the provider who performed the procedure. Parents or guardians thinking about filing a medical malpractice claim on behalf of their child who has come out worse following a […]

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  • What Should I Do If a Doctor Makes a Mistake During Surgery?

    October 08, 2020

    When we go in for surgery, we trust that the procedure will make us better. Unfortunately, surgeons are prone to making mistakes like any other person. When surgeons do make a mistake, however, it can cause serious or permanent injury, or even death, to a patient. Pennsylvania law allows patients to seek compensation from their […]

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Obstetric Negligence in PA

    February 28, 2020

    If you or a loved one has ever been pregnant, then you know just how nerve-wracking the whole experience can be. From finding out the news to the day of delivery, there’s so much that can go wrong. It’s especially devastating when your own doctor or healthcare provider fails to keep you safe. Learn everything […]

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  • Paul Lagnese and David Paul Discuss the Rettger Case in Panel

    February 27, 2020

    Paul Lagnese and David Paul, of Berger & Lagnese, LLC presented a 2-hour CLE as part of the WPTLA (Western PA Trial Lawyers Association) Past President speaker series. The CLE was titled “RETTGER: The Long and Winding Road.” The Rettger case stems all the way back to 2003 when Mr. Rettger was first transported from […]

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  • The Most Common Medical Errors

    September 30, 2019

    Overview of Medical Mistakes in Pennsylvania Who do you trust the most with recommendations about your physical health and well-being? If you answered your doctor, then you’re not alone. Most Americans agree that they highly trust their medical professional with their health decisions. Despite this, a startling statistic has captured the attention of the media. […]

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  • Medical Malpractice and Post-Operative Care

    September 01, 2019

    Medical Malpractice Overview The National Center for Health Statistics reported that over 48 million inpatient surgical operations were conducted throughout the U.S. in 2009. All surgical operations carry a risk, but oftentimes surgery is necessary for a patient’s physical well-being. Below we’ll get into details about what postoperative care is, how errors happen and what […]

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  • Medication and Medical Malpractice: What You Need To Know

    July 29, 2019

    Medication Errors We trust our doctors and pharmacists to help us find the right prescription drugs to cure what ails us. The complicated makeup of pharmaceuticals and each individual’s body chemistry means that these professionals must keep a close eye on patients when it comes to the type of medication, dosage, and other factors that […]

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