Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fayette County, PA
Successful Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serve Victims of Negligent Treatment
When you need medical treatment, regardless of whether it is a minor or a life-saving procedure, you expect the very best care from your doctors and healthcare providers. Unfortunately, medical professionals sometimes commit medical malpractice when rendering treatment in Fayette County. Even the most well-meaning healthcare provider can make a careless mistake that can leave a patient with harm or injury, including injuries that a patient may not be aware of for some time.
The skilled Fayette County medical malpractice lawyers of Berger & Lagnese, LLC have decades of experience and success helping clients who have been harmed by negligent healthcare professionals. We strive to secure compensation and justice for victims of medical malpractice. Although we sometimes cannot help a malpractice victim recover from the physical and emotional harm caused by the negligence they’ve suffered, we will vigorously fight to get you the financial compensation you need for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
What Common Errors Are Considered Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice claims are unique from other kinds of personal injury claims. Unlike a regular personal injury claim for negligence, where a simple mistake and accident is sufficient to entitle the injured party to compensation, a medical malpractice claim requires more proof than that. Instead, a successful medical malpractice claim requires an injured party to prove that his or her healthcare provider’s treatment deviated from the commonly accepted standard of care and that the deviation caused some compensable harm to the patient. Examples of mistakes by healthcare providers that can lead to a viable medical malpractice claim include:
- Medication errors, such as prescribing or administering the wrong medication or the wrong dosage,
- Surgical errors, like leaving equipment inside a patient, operating on the wrong site, or failing to respond to signs of complications or distress in a patient,
- Failing to obtain fully informed consent by not advising a patient of the known risks of a procedure or of alternative procedures,
- Birth injuries, like delayed C-sections, failing to monitor the fetus for signs of distress, or using improper force or negligently using equipment to assist with delivery,
- Delayed diagnosis, which can result in a worsening of a condition, the need for more extensive treatment, or missing the window in which treatment can be effective,
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, which may result in a patient not receiving necessary treatment or undergoing treatment for a condition the patient does not have.
Dedicated Medical Malpractice Lawyers Use Extensive Resources to Help Victims of Malpractice in Fayette County, PA
Proving that an error in treatment is medical malpractice can be a complex endeavor. If you believe you have a potential medical malpractice claim, you will almost certainly need the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice is a highly-complicated and specific area of the law. Not every attorney can successfully pursue a medical malpractice claim; you will want a lawyer with a track record of success helping clients to obtain compensation.
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, we stand ready to use our extensive experience and resources to handle your medical malpractice case, no matter how complex it may be. We handle every aspect of your case from beginning to end, so that you can focus on your recovery and putting your life back on track. We work with knowledgeable and accomplished medical experts and other specialists who can demonstrate that you were harmed by the negligent actions of your healthcare provider and calculate the financial damages you’ve incurred and can also help you to seek treatment for the physical and emotional harm of the negligent care you’ve suffered.
Call Berger & Lagnese, LLC Today to Discuss Your Case For Free
The medical malpractice attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC have decades of experience successfully pursuing medical malpractice claims in Fayette County and Western Pennsylvania. We know that you may experience a wide range of emotions when you’ve been the victim of a doctor’s or other healthcare provider’s negligent actions and have been harmed by said actions. That is why we fight to make sure that you are fully compensated for the losses you’ve suffered as a result of the harm and injuries you’ve sustained. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options.
About Fayette County, PA
Fayette County, created on September 26, 1783, can be found in the southwestern portion of Pennsylvania, bordering Maryland and West Virginia. The southern border of the county also constitutes the famous Mason-Dixon line, delineating the North and South of the United States.
Named for Marquis de Lafayette, Fayette County is rich in history as home to the famous Whiskey Rebellion, one of the first challenges to the new United States Government. Today, Fayette County is home to 136,000 residents.
Types of Doctors in Fayette County, PA: Specialty surgeons, Cardiologist, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Oncologist, Neurologist, Orthopedic, Anesthesiologist, Pediatrician, Internist, Therapist, Plastic Surgeon, Urologist, Gastroenterologist, Pulmonologist, Radiologist, Allergist
Hospitals in Fayette County, PA: Highlands Hospital, Uniontown Hospital, Monongahela Hospital
Cities in Fayette County, PA:
- East Uniontown
- South Connellsville
- South Uniontown
Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice Claims in Fayette County, PA
FAQ: If I or a loved one did not receive or were turned away for medical attention and suffered harm as a result, is that still medical malpractice?
Yes. Even the failure or refusal to render medical treatment can still be negligence that is compensable in a medical malpractice claim. Moreover, it is unethical and in many cases illegal for emergency rooms or hospitals to turn away patients in distress if the patient is uninsured or cannot prove an ability to pay for treatment. You or your family may have a medical malpractice claim for a failure or refusal to render treatment.
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: Fayette County, Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Erie County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Washington County, or Westmoreland County.
FAQ: If I sought medical treatment but did not get better, do I have a medical malpractice claim?
Possibly. If your condition continues to worsen, you should immediately see another physician or healthcare professional to see if it is possible to remedy your condition. You should also consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney — it may be that no reasonable treatment would have improved your condition under the circumstances. Unfortunately, not every negative or less than ideal outcome from medical treatment is the result of malpractice.