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Medical Malpractice Basics

November 30, 2017


Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured due to a doctor’s negligence. Medical malpractice can happen when your trusted medical professional fails to properly diagnose your condition, improperly treats your condition or fails to warn you about the known risks of treatment. A doctor must always gain the patient’s informed consent before going through with a procedure, pharmaceutical medicine route or course of treatment.

Proving that medical malpractice has occurred can be difficult, so it’s important to consult with a personal injury attorney. You will need to prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed, the doctor acted negligently, the negligent action caused injury and the injury resulted in specific damages. To prove your doctor was negligent, you will need to prove that your doctor acted in a way that a competent doctor in the same situation would not have. Victims should pursue compensation for damages like medical bills, mental anguish, physical pain and lost wages.

If you think you’ve been injured as a result of medical malpractice, then it’s critical that you pursue your case soon after your injury becomes apparent. The compassionate attorneys at Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC understand how confusing it is for victims when they’ve been injured because of the actions of their doctor. Medical professionals are often considered one of the most trusted groups of experts in the world, so it can be devastating when these trusted individuals act negligently and cause serious injury. We understand how important expert testimony is in each individual’s case, and we will fight aggressively to prove your doctor’s negligence and the seriousness of your injury.

Our attorneys specialize in medical malpractice claims involving hospital errors, surgical mistakes, medication errors, birth injuries and brain injuries. To contact our legal experts at Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC, call our law offices at 412-471-4300.


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