Medical Malpractice Attorneys In Pittsburgh
Skilled Lawyers Working Hard for the Injured in Western Pennsylvania and Beyond
A hospital should be a place of healing and recovery, and doctors and nurses should act as the protectors of our physical well-being. Frequently, though, the opposite is the case. According to the Institute of Medicine, as many as 98,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors. In 2008, there were 1,602 medical malpractice suits filed in Pennsylvania alone. A doctor misdiagnoses a patient by failing to see a dark mass of cancerous tissue on an X-ray. A surgeon permanently damages a patient’s nerve while performing an unrelated surgery. An obstetrician fails to deliver a baby in a timely manner, resulting in the infant’s lifelong cerebral palsy. A nurse administers a patient the incorrect dose of medicine, resulting in the patient’s death.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Pennsylvania
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC we believe that you should feel safe in your hospital and in the hands of medical professionals. Our job is to ensure that incompetent doctors are barred from practicing and that hospitals and maternity wards are places of mending and new life instead of places where you have to worry about you and your loved one’s safety.
How We Can Help You
Even though some injuries are irreversible, we will help you obtain the financial support needed to repair the damage done to you and your family and to help you live your life as fully as possible with your injuries. Filing a lawsuit is important not only to obtain money to cover your medical needs and to make up for your pain and suffering but also to ensure that the health care worker or hospital that is responsible for your injuries will not harm someone else.