Berger & Lagnese – Community Involvement
Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorneys Who Regularly Support Charitable Organizations
Berger & Lagnese is a Pittsburgh, PA personal injury and medical malpractice law firm that helps medical malpractice victims seek justice and compensation for their injuries. The experienced attorneys on the Berger & Lagnese medical malpractice team are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of victims of hospital negligence in Pittsburgh and throughout Western PA. We are highly respected by our peers in the legal community because they know that we are always willing to fight for our clients at the negotiating table and in the courtroom. We have secured tens of millions of dollars for medical malpractice victims and accident victims in Pennsylvania.
Berger & Lagnese is more than just a law firm. Joshua Berger, Paul Lagnese, and David Paul, the firm’s partners, have given back to their communities by contributing time, money, and other resources to several projects and charities in Pennsylvania.
Here are some of the charitable organizations that Berger & Lagnese regularly supports:
Muriel’s Breath of Life is a non-profit initiative created by family members of Muriel Lagnese, who passed away due to health complications caused by Cystic Fibrosis. The organization has a goal of raising $500,000 to help Cystic Fibrosis patients and their families with medical expenses and related costs that are not covered by health insurance. Muriel’s Breath of Life works with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care Program at UPMC’s Comprehensive Lung Center, and the Antonio J. and Janet Palumbo Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to ensure that funds are distributed to patients who have special financial needs and who need access to lifesaving medical treatments.
The Pennies from Heaven Fund provides parents with funds needed to cover the costs of transportation, food, sibling care, overnight bags, and other expenses related to their children’s hospital stays. The organization’s goal is to ensure that parents and their kids can remain together during these difficult times. Pennies from Heaven actively works with the social workers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and has raised over $2.3 million to assist more than 100,000 families in Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburgh Steelwheelers is a non-profit sports organization that supports wheelchair sports in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania. The goal of the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers organization is to benefit physically disabled individuals by helping them to develop a healthy program of physical activity and to educate the public about the importance of accepting the disabled. For the past 17 years, Pittsburgh Steelwheelers has sponsored the President’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk Wheel – with all proceeds from the annual race going to the charity.
Team Tassy is a monthly run club based out of Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. The organization raises funds for families living in poverty in Haiti and has provided countless people with good, dignified jobs. The goal of Team Tassy is to break the cycle of poverty by placing heads of households into solid employment opportunities.
Pittsburgh Passion Softball
Pittsburgh Passion sponsors softball teams, with the organization’s mission being to nurture a desire for outreach and community involvement among young people. To that end, members of the Pittsburgh Passion softball teams participate in various outreach opportunities, including the Toys for Tots Campaign and the Pennsylvania State Police Stuffed Animal Collection.
The Dan Berger Blood Clot Program allows parents to preserve their baby’s umbilical cord blood for use in the future, whether it’s for personal health care needs or for valuable medical research. The program recognizes the importance of stem cells and umbilical cord blood in lifesaving medical treatment. Since the Dan Berger Blood Clot Program was created in 2007, more than 7,000 units of cord blood stem cells have been collected at hospitals and birthing centers in the Western Pennsylvania area.
The Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA) has a community service award named after Daniel M. Berger, the founder of Berger & Lagnese and a former partner in the law firm. Every year, at the WPTLA’s annual Judiciary Dinner, a deserving member of the community receives the Daniel M. Berger Community Service Award. The award includes a donation to the recipient’s charitable organization – and Berger & Lagnese always contributes to this monetary award.