Our client had surgery to remove her gall bladder, called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). During the surgery, the surgeon accidentally cut the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) causing a bile leak and infection. She was taken to surgery again, but during that surgery, the surgeon accidentally cut the common bile duct causing another bile leak, peritonitis and sepsis. Ultimately, she required a colostomy and bag to evacuate her stool. We filed a medical malpractice case against the doctors and hospital involved in the surgeries and obtained an excellent settlement for our client.
If you were injured from gallbladder surgery, free information is available at the website of Berger & Lagnese. We have an experienced team of lawyers that specializes in medical malpractice, and works on cases in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, Erie, Beaver, Washington, Altoona, and throughout Pennsylvania.
Our client had cataract surgery and after the surgery he had worse vision than before the surgery. We filed a case against the opthalmologist who performed the surgey. After doing an investigation we discovered that opthalmologist used the wrong replacement lens. The case settled when the opthamologist agreed to pay money to settle the case to compensate our client for his damages.
If you suspect that your medical problem was not timely and properly diagnosed or treated, please call us at 412-471-4300, or contact us. Berger & Lagnese has an experienced team of lawyers that specializes in medical malpractice, and works on cases in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, Erie, Beaver, Washington, and throughout Western Pennsylvania.
We filed and settled a case against a hospital and a family doctor failing to timely treat a 58-year-old man who went to the hospital's emergency with classic symptoms of a heart attack. We argued that the failure of the hospital and the family doctor to timely treat our client caused his death.
We filed and settled a case against a hospital and its emergency room doctor for failing to diagnose and treat a 44-year-old man who went to the hospital's emergency room with classic symptoms of a deep vein thrombosis in his leg. We argued that the failure of the hospital and its emergency room doctors to treat our client caused his death a week later from a pulmonary embolus that came from his leg.
Our client was working at a construction site on the CMU campus when suffered a fall. Our client was climbing from one floor to another on the outside of the scaffolding and when he reached the top he grabbed a board that was loose and he fell. As a result of his injuries he is a paraplegic. Berger & Lagnese investigated the matter and we discovered that another subcontractor was constructing a ramp to a scaffolding. The workers placed a handrail for the ramp in place but failed to nail the handrail before they went on their coffee break. We also learned that the scaffolding did not have the proper markings warning other workers that it was not fully erected. Despite the fact that our client was using the outside of the scaffolding instead of an easily asscible stairways the defendants agreed to pay $1,300,000 to settle this case.
If you suffered a fall or an accident at a construction site contact the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese. We have handled construction site accidents and industrial accidents throughout Western Pennsylvania.