Medical Malpractice Lawyer Butler County, PA
Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Work Tirelessly to Build Effective Cases for Clients Injured by Medical Malpractice
Both the law and the medical profession impose a requirement upon healthcare professionals to adhere to a standard of care when treating patients. This is because most patients do not have the medical training or experience to understand what is necessary to properly render medical treatment. As a result, patients must rely upon the expertise and skill of their healthcare providers to protect and preserve their health and lives. If that trust is misplaced or broken, it can mean devastating results for the patient.
Medical malpractice claims are unique among personal injury claims because it requires some level of understanding and experience with both law and medicine. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our Butler County medical malpractice attorneys have decades of experience pursuing medical malpractice claims and over that time have accrued considerable knowledge in the area of medical malpractice law. However, our attorneys continue to supplement their experience and knowledge with the assistance of the doctors and medical experts we have on staff, relying on these resources to successfully prosecute our clients’ medical malpractice claims. Even though our attorneys do not have formal medical training, we rely on board-certified physicians on staff to help us understand and litigate even the most complex medical malpractice cases so that we can obtain the maximum compensation possible for our clients.
Determining When You Have a Viable Medical Malpractice Claim in Butler County, PA
To successfully obtain a financial recovery in a medical malpractice claim in Butler County, it is necessary to prove each of the legal elements of a medical malpractice claim. These elements include:
- The applicable standard of care of the healthcare provider — the standard of care is usually defined as the conduct that a reasonable, prudent healthcare professional of similar training and experience would do under the same circumstances in the same community,
- How the healthcare provider’s conduct deviated from the accepted standard of care,
- How the patient was harmed by the healthcare provider’s failure to adhere to the applicable standard of care,
- What damages the patient incurred as a result of the harm they suffered, such as medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Although many medical malpractice cases focus on establishing the applicable standard of care in that case, oftentimes causation can be a critical issue in medical malpractice claims. For example, many medical conditions require aggressive and difficult treatment to resolve. Some of these conditions require prompt treatment in order for such treatment to be effective. In these cases, to have a valid medical malpractice claim it may be necessary to show that the healthcare provider committed some mistake that required the patient to experience increased suffering from their original condition, or to undergo more expensive and/or painful treatment, or that the patient’s prognosis was worse than it would have been absent the healthcare provider’s mistake.
Skilled Lawyers Strive to Obtain Full Compensation for Medical Malpractice Victims in Butler County, PA
Our attorneys have successfully obtained compensation in many different types of medical malpractice cases, such as:
- Birth injuries
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
In many cases, medical malpractice is the result of a doctor’s negligence, since most medical treatment is driven by a doctor’s decisions and skill. However, in many cases, other healthcare professionals or medical facilities may be liable in a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice can arise in all kinds of situations, including:
- Failure to monitor a patient’s condition
- Failure to sterilize facilities or equipment
- Ordering the wrong lab tests
- Misinterpreting the results of lab tests
- Understaffing of healthcare facilities, which can lead to staff fatigue
- Lack of training or experience with a particular treatment procedure
No matter the specific circumstances of your medical malpractice claim, our attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC will tirelessly work to help you obtain the compensation you need for your medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering endured as a result of your injuries and illness.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation with Our Butler County Medical Malpractice Attorneys to Discuss Your Case
When you believe that you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you may not necessarily know where to turn for help in pursuing compensation for the losses you’ve incurred as a result of the injuries and illnesses inflicted by your healthcare provider’s malpractice. That is why, at Berger & Lagnese, LLC we provide prospective clients with a free initial consultation so that you can learn more about how our firm serves our clients and so that we can provide you with our experienced opinion about how to best pursue compensation in a medical malpractice claim. Contact our firm today by calling us or filling out our secure online contact form to schedule a time to speak with one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers.
About Butler County, PA
Butler County, PA, founded on March 1, 1800, is located in western Pennsylvania and named for American Revolution hero General Richard Butler.
Butler County is known for a number of inventions and innovations including the tapping of oil from underground and the founding of the Jeep brand in 1941. Notably, Butler County, PA was also the setting of the iconic horror classic, Night of the Living Dead.
It is currently home to over 180,000 residents.
Types of Doctors in Butler County, PA: Specialty surgeons, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Gastroenterologist, Oncologist, Cardiologist, Neurologist, Orthopedic, Anesthesiologist, Pediatrician, Internist, Therapist, Plastic Surgeon, Urologist, Pulmonologist, Radiologists, Allergist
Hospitals in Butler County, PA: Butler Health System, Butler Memorial Hospital
Cities in Butler County, PA:
- Butler Medical Malpractice
- Cranberry Township Medical Malpractice
- Fernway Medical Malpractice
- Homecare-Lyndora Medical Malpractice
- Shanor-Northview Medical Malpractice
- Meridian, Zelienople Medical Malpractice
- Slippery Rock Medical Malpractice
- Fox Run Medical Malpractice
- Seven Fields Medical Malpractice
- Meadowood Medical Malpractice
- Oak Hills Medical Malpractice
- Slippery Rock University Medical Malpractice
- Evans City Medical Malpractice
- Mars Medical Malpractice
- Unionville Medical Malpractice
- Harrisville Medical Malpractice
Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice Claims in Butler County, PA
FAQ: Can I seek compensation for my pain and suffering in addition to my medical bills and lost wages?
Yes. In many medical malpractice cases, the victim of a medical provider’s negligence can seek financial compensation for the physical and emotional/mental distress and anguish caused by injuries suffered from medical malpractice.
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: Butler County, Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Erie County, Fayette County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Washington County, or Westmoreland County.
FAQ: Do I have a claim for medical malpractice if I suffered a negative outcome from my surgery and my doctor failed to advise me of non-surgical alternative treatments?
Possibly. Your surgeon is required to obtain your informed consent prior to performing surgery. Informed consent requires informing the patient of the known risks of complications from a medical procedure, along with alternative treatments. If your surgeon failed to inform you of alternatives to surgery, then you may not have been able to give informed consent to your surgery and may have a medical malpractice claim.