Medical Malpractice Lawyers Erie County, PA
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Dedicated to Fighting for Patients’ Rights
Unfortunately, thousands of people every year are injured or even killed by severe medical complications caused by the careless and negligent actions of the healthcare professionals that we trust to treat us. Because medicine is a highly complicated practice, some patients who are injured by a medical provider’s malpractice may initially fail to realize that they have been the victims of medical malpractice. Even if you do recognize that you’ve been harmed by a healthcare provider’s negligence, you may decide not to pursue compensation for the harm you’ve suffered because a medical malpractice claim seems like a complicated, time-consuming process. It can be extremely difficult to pursue a medical malpractice claim, especially when you are still recovering from the injuries or illness caused by the malpractice you’ve suffered.
Residents of Erie County who have been injured by the malpractice of healthcare providers have turned to the attorneys of Berger & Lagnese, LLC to help them protect and enforce their rights. When you retain Berger & Lagnese, LLC to represent you in your medical malpractice claim, you have the assistance of a law firm with decades of experience helping clients to obtain recovery in medical malpractice claims and with the resources necessary to successfully pursue your medical malpractice claim. Our firm even has a licensed physician on staff who is available to our attorneys to review your case and help our legal team determine how to best proceed in pursuing your claim.
Over the decades, we’ve helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation for medical malpractice injuries and damages. If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us today to learn more about how our firm can help you obtain the financial recovery you need and deserve.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice Seen in Erie County
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, we understand that the practice of medicine is an exceptionally complicated field, requiring years of training and experience. We also know that most healthcare professionals do their utmost to ensure their patients’ health and safety. However, we have seen certain instances of negligent conduct constituting medical malpractice that are more common than others. Our firm has the capability and experience to handle all different kinds of medical malpractice cases, including:
- Surgical errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Hospital-acquired infections
When a healthcare professional’s negligence causes harm and injury to a patient, we firmly believe that professional should be held financially responsible to compensate the patient for his or her losses.
Berger & Lagnese, LLC Have Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Who Have Decades of Experience Protecting Patients’ Rights
If you believe you have suffered due to the malpractice of your physician, nurse, medical technician, or other healthcare staff, the Erie County medical malpractice attorneys of Berger & Lagnese, LLC can help you to understand and prove what exactly happened in the course of your treatment. We will also help you to obtain all the different kinds of compensation that you may be entitled to under the law. We stand ready to help you obtain types of compensation such as:
- Economic damages – include specific financial losses caused by your injuries, including past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, and lost earning potential,
- Non-economic damages – provide compensation for more subjective losses including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment and quality of life, emotional distress, and loss of consortium,
- Punitive damages – are awarded only in the rarest of cases that involve especially reckless or intentionally malicious conduct by a healthcare provider; punitive damages are intended to be punishment for a healthcare worker (and/or his or her employer) for such conduct that is considered to “shock the conscience.”
Call Today to Discuss Your Case For Free
Our attorneys understand that it is often difficult to know whether the negative outcomes of your medical treatment were the result of your treating professional’s negligence and whether you have been the victim of medical malpractice. If you believe you or a loved one have been harmed or injured by a negligent doctor or healthcare provider, contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers. Call us or fill out our secure online contact form to schedule a time to discuss your case and to learn more about your legal rights and options for financial recovery.
About Erie County, PA
Once part of Allegheny County, Erie County was established on March 12, 1800, and was named for nearby Lake Erie. Prior to 1792, the area was claimed by both Pennsylvania and New York, but the dispute was not resolved until the federal government stepped in. Due to this long dispute, the area was heavily populated with settlers from New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, thus becoming considered part of “Yankee” New England.
Erie County was also heavily involved in the Underground Railroad, helping slaves attain freedom by crossing Lake Erie into Canada or by going east through New York state.
Today, Erie County is home to 272,061 residents (as of 2018).
Types of Doctors in Erie County, PA: Pulmonologist, Cardiologist, Oncologist, Neurologist, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Orthopedic, Specialty surgeons, Anesthesiologist, Pediatrician, Therapist, Plastic Surgeon, Internist, Urologist, Gastroenterologist, Pulmonologist, Radiologists
Hospitals in Erie, PA: Millcreek Community Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, UPMC, Shriner’s Hospital, LECOM Health, Select Specialty Hospital, Corry Memorial Hospital, Erie VA Medical Center
Cities in Erie County, PA:
- Erie Medical Malpractice
- Northwest Harborcreek Medical Malpractice
- Corry, Edinboro Medical Malpractice
- North East Medical Malpractice
- Lawrence Park Medical Malpractice
- Wesleyville Medical Malpractice
- Union City Medical Malpractice
- Girard Medical Malpractice
- Lake City Medical Malpractice
- Fairview Medical Malpractice
Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice Claims in Erie County, PA
FAQ: How long do I have to file a lawsuit for the medical malpractice I suffered?
If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you have two years from the date that you know (or through reasonable diligence should know) of the facts of your injuries and that they were caused by your healthcare provider’s negligent conduct. If you do not file your lawsuit within two years of this date, the court may permanently dismiss your case.
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: Erie County, Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Fayette County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Washington County, or Westmoreland County.
FAQ: Who can be held liable for medical malpractice?
Any number of medical professionals involved in your care whose negligence is responsible for causing you damage and injury can be held liable for medical malpractice. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, and medical technicians. In addition, if you are treated in a healthcare facility such as a hospital, you can hold that facility liable for the negligence of staff who are employees of the facility.