Doctors in Western Pennsylvania with ties to orthopedic device and drug manufacturers
2. Look on the web. If you are considering orthopedic surgery, such as knee or hip replacement, check on the following web sites to see if your surgeon has received money from one of these orthopedic device manufacturers: Dupuy Orthopedics; Biomet Inc.; Zimmer Inc.; Smith & Nephew Inc.; Stryker Orthopedics.
3. Ask questions. It's your right to know about your doctor's financial ties with industry. If your doctor prescribes a drug, find out if he or she has any financial ties with, or has received any gifts from, the manufacturer of that drug. If your doctor recommends an orthopedic surgery that will involve the placement of an orthopedic device, find out if he or she has any financial ties with, or has received any gifts from, the manufacturer of that device. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor these kinds of questions. If your doctor refuses to answer or becomes evasive or defensive, think very seriously about finding a new doctor.
If you believe that your doctor has been influenced in his or her treatment of you by some personal financial incentive, you should call the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese at 412-471-4300 or email us. Berger & Lagnese has an experienced team of lawyers and doctors that specializes in medical malpractice, and works on cases in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, Erie, Beaver, Washington, and throughout Western Pennsylvania.