Franklin Park Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyers Committed to Protecting Patients in Franklin Park and Western Pennsylvania
When we seek medical treatment for an injury or illness, we all expect that we will receive the care necessary to aid in the fullest recovery possible. Unfortunately, negligence on the part of a healthcare provider can actually cause the patient to suffer even greater harm and can be counterproductive to fully recovering from the initial condition. When this type of negligence amounts to medical malpractice, you may have the right to recover compensation to cover the costs of escalating medical bills, as well as the pain and suffering that the negligent treatment caused you and your family to endure.
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers are committed to our fight to protect patients receiving medical care in Franklin Park and throughout Western Pennsylvania. We believe that by successfully recovering the maximum amount of compensation possible for our clients who have been harmed by medical malpractice, we encourage doctors and other medical professionals to perform their duties in accordance with generally accepted medical standards. If you have been harmed because of a medical professional’s actions or omissions, call us today to see how we can help recover the compensation you need to move forward.
Medical Malpractice Can Cause Serious Harm or Death in Franklin Park Cases
Negligent care that amounts to medical malpractice can be provided by any healthcare professional in any type of hospital, medical treatment facility or clinic. Examples of scenarios that may amount to medical malpractice in Franklin Park include:
- Performing an unauthorized surgery or procedure that harms the patient
- Performing a surgery or procedure without the relevant skills and training necessary to properly provide the required level of care
- Failure to diagnose cancer or another condition, thereby causing that condition to worsen
- Misdiagnosis, where the doctor diagnoses the wrong condition and provides treatment for a condition the patient does not actually suffer from, potentially while also failing to treat the correct condition
- Failure to warn the patient of the potential risks of a surgery, procedure or course of treatment
- Prescribing the wrong medication, or the correct medication in the wrong dosage
- Birth injuries, including failure to perform a C-section when one is called for and failure to monitor your child’s development
- Surgical errors, such as operating on the wrong body part, performing the wrong procedure or leaving surgical equipment in the body
Any one of these errors can cause the patient to suffer significant future harm and even death in the most extreme cases. We work tirelessly to make sure our clients receive the compensation they deserve to hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their mistakes when serious harm results.
Skilled Lawyers at Berger & Lagnese Understand How to Win Complicated Medical Malpractice Cases in Franklin Park, PA
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our medical malpractice lawyers fully realize that doctors and healthcare workers provide a critical service and know that their job responsibilities are difficult, stressful and require extensive training to complete. However, we also believe that these individuals have a duty to provide the appropriate level of care to patients who rely on their services on a daily basis. To proceed with a medical malpractice case, we will fight to establish the necessary elements of that case, including that:
- The healthcare provider or hospital owed you a duty of care,
- That duty was violated by the negligent care provided,
- Because of that violation, you suffered physical harm that caused you to suffer greater injury than would have been the case had you been treated appropriately.
Contact Our Offices to Schedule a No-Cost Initial Consultation to Discuss Your Franklin Park Medical Malpractice Case Today
If you have suffered harm at the hands of a negligent doctor or medical professional, you likely have a number of questions about how to proceed with a claim for compensation in order to hold that negligent party accountable. We provide a free initial consultation so that we can answer these questions for our potential clients. Call today, or fill out this secure online contact form, to discuss your case with an experienced Franklin Park medical malpractice lawyer.
About Franklin Park, PA
Franklin Park is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and began to develop after the great depression, when Franklin Park residents began to accept positions in the mills of Pittsburgh and other larger cities. After World War II, the rural character of Franklin Park declined even more rapidly and continued population growth motivated the area to develop the Franklin Township school district, which later joined the North Allegheny school district, as well as other public works. Today, Franklin Park is home to an estimated 14,552 residents (as of 2017), representing a population growth of about 1,000 from the time of the 2010 census.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims in Franklin Park, PA
FAQ: How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case after receiving treatment in Franklin Park?
The best way to establish whether you have an actionable medical malpractice case is to consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. We can evaluate whether the care you received violated the accepted standards of care based upon the individual providing the care and injury or illness involved, as well as based upon characteristics specific to your case, such as your age and medical history. We have a doctor who works with us so that we can provide you with an idea of whether we believe you have an actionable case as soon as possible, potentially even in your free initial consultation with our lawyers.
FAQ: How much compensation can I recover in a medical malpractice case in Franklin Park?
The level of compensation available will vary based upon the circumstances of your case, keeping in mind that because medical malpractice cases are generally complex and time-consuming, your injury must be relatively serious in order to recover significant compensation. We will fight to obtain the highest level of compensation possible in your case, including compensation sufficient to cover all of your medical expenses, lost earnings, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and loss of support or consortium in a wrongful death case.