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  • How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

    December 29, 2017

    A car accident can throw all your well-laid plans into chaos—especially if it causes serious injury to you or someone you care for. In the scramble to return to your regular life after the accident, it’s important to make filing a car accident lawsuit a priority. First: Contact Your Insurance Company Before you start the […]

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  • Medical Malpractice & Surgical Robots

    December 27, 2017

    The use of robots in surgery has been heralded as a breakthrough that allows for more precise and less invasive surgical work, allowing patients to heal faster and reducing the risk of infection. However, when robots have hidden defects in their design or manufacture, serious injuries can result even when the medical team performs the […]

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  • What to Do If You’re a Victim of a Medical Error

    December 21, 2017

    In a 2016 study of medical error rates in the United States, researchers at Johns Hopkins University concluded that medical errors are the country’s third leading cause of death. Approximately 80,000 to 160,000 people are negatively affected by medical errors each year, according to the researchers. While not all medical errors rise to the level […]

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  • Lawsuits for Brain Surgery Malpractice in PA

    December 19, 2017

    Brain surgery, also known as “neurosurgery,” encompasses a wide range of procedures used to treat conditions in the brain, skull, and spine. Medical professionals who specialize in neurosurgery devote their lives to refining their skills in this highly precise field—and when a mistake occurs, serious injuries can result. All neurosurgery carries risks, which experienced physicians […]

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  • Changes to Informed Consent in Pennsylvania

    December 13, 2017

    For many years, Pennsylvania medical practices have relied on their staff to provide paperwork to patients and help them understand it. One of the items typically included in this paperwork is an “informed consent” form, outlining the potential risks of the procedure so the patient can understand them. Recently, however, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled […]

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  • Is Cancer Misdiagnosis Common?

    December 07, 2017

    There are harrowing stories of people who have fell victim to medical misdiagnosis. It is hard enough to be told you have cancer or another serious illness, but it can much worse to be told you are fine when you are not. Being misdiagnosed as healthy when in reality you are not could lead to […]

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  • Anesthesia errors: Can you be “put to sleep” for too long?

    December 05, 2017

    Having to undergo surgery can be a scary situation to be in. In the end though, surgeries are meant to heal and help and should not come with any added burdens. Unfortunately, a lot of surgeries require some form of anesthesia and with that comes a risk. All too often you hear or read stories […]

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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 […]

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  • Types of Birth Injuries Caused by Negligent Doctors

    November 28, 2017

    The birth of your child should be one of the happiest days of your life. You depend on the doctor to deliver a healthy baby. Unfortunately, complications can arise during childbirth. That’s when you need the doctor to be “on their game” and not make any careless medical mistakes. Even if your child was at […]

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  • How To Choose The Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer In Pittsburgh For Your Case

    November 23, 2017

      Berger & Lagnese, LLC is consistently recognized as one of the best law firms in medical malpractice law for plaintiffs. Quite often, medical malpractice is a tragic tort—one that we pray you and your loved ones won’t ever face. But if that day comes where you are searching for the best medical malpractice lawyer […]

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