Berger & Lagnese 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 for your case, you should hire experienced attorneys who have the knowledge and expertise necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Mistakes by medical providers and professionals may result in life-changing and painful injuries. Most of the medical issues involved are complex. Expert testimony is often required. For that reason, medical malpractice cases may be costly or intricate lawsuits to bring to trial.
Our team of Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys fights for clients’ justice and financial compensation. We combine tenacious investigation skills and strategy with experienced litigation skills to deter doctors, hospitals, and other providers from prevailing. From the most complex malpractice claims to basic medical negligence claims, we work to ensure that our clients’ medical mistreatment is lawfully righted.
Medical malpractice law has evolved over the years but, according to the National Institutes of Health, typically involves an injured patient (or his or her representative or heir) filing a legal claim against a doctor, health system, hospital, rehab center, and so on, stating that defendant’s negligence resulted in the patient’s injury.
To prove medical negligence, the plaintiff’s attorney must demonstrate four elements:
• The patient was owed professional duty by the defendant
• The defendant breached the professional duty it owed to the patient
• The patient’s (plaintiff's) injury resulted from this breach
• The patient suffered damages as a result of the provider’s negligence
When a plaintiff successfully presents a medical malpractice claim, damages may be awarded in either non-economic or economic compensation:
• Economic compensation considers quantifiable damages, such as doctor or hospital bills
• Non-economic compensation involves current, past, or future pain and suffering
Berger & Lagnese has successfully handled many medical malpractice cases for our clients. When a doctor or hospital’s conduct fails to provide the standard of care and the patient is killed or injured as a result, the patient or his close loved ones may wish to file a medical malpractice claim. If you or someone close to you has been severely injured by a medical or dental provider’s negligence, contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC for an initial case review at 412-471-4300.
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