Indiana County Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Provide Results-Driven Legal Representation for Victims of Medical Negligence
The practice of medicine is an incredibly complex matter; it is sometimes said that medicine is not an “exact” science. There are many factors that come into play during the treatment of a patient. Any number of factors can lead to a negative or less-than-ideal outcome than expected for the patient. Sometimes, these factors include the negligence of medical professionals who rendered treatment. Establishing that a patient suffered further harm, injury, or illness due to medical malpractice requires a close examination of the facts of a patient’s case. If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is critical that you seek out the assistance of legal counsel with experience and a track record of success in helping clients to recover full compensation in their medical malpractice claims
Injured In Indiana County Due To Medical Malpractice And Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.
At Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC, a dedicated, experienced Indiana County medical malpractice lawyer will work with our firm’s support staff, which include doctors and other investigative experts, to thoroughly investigate your case so that we can aggressively and successfully pursue your right to compensation and ensure that you obtain justice against the negligent healthcare providers who have harmed you. We believe that vigorously pursuing medical malpractice for full compensation under the law has a secondary benefit of encouraging all healthcare professionals to do their utmost to protect patient health and safety, and especially encouraging those professionals who provide negligent care to correct their ways to avoid causing harm to patients in the future.
Our attorneys have spent decades protecting the rights of patients in Indiana County and have been nationally-recognized for their track record of success. We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in compensation from negligent doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.
When Do Negative Outcomes Amount to Medical Malpractice in Indiana County?
It is important to remember that not every bad or less-than-perfect outcome of treatment is caused by medical malpractice. Sometimes other factors intervene, or a patient simply does not respond to treatment in the way expected. In order to pursue a claim for medical malpractice, we must show that your healthcare provider’s conduct was negligent, which means that your provider deviated from the accepted standard of care in your case.
Common examples of types of medical malpractice cases include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Emergency room errors
Even the smallest acts that would be required under the applicable standard of care, such as sterilizing a piece of equipment or double-checking a test result, can save a patient’s life. When medical professionals fail to live up to the applicable standard of care, our medical malpractice attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries and losses and that the negligent parties are held responsible for their mistakes.
Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC Offer Client-Focused Representation
The compassionate, knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys of Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC take the time to get to know each of our clients personally. We also take the time to ensure that you are informed of and understand every step in your case. When you retain Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC to pursue your medical malpractice claim, you can be assured that you are more than just another case to us. We are always available to answer your questions and we take care that your interests and goals are understood and pursued. Although we cannot promise a particular outcome for your claim, we only take on cases we believe will result in a favorable outcome for our clients and we fight to obtain full compensation for each of our clients.
Medical Malpractice Against UPMC Shadyside Hospital
We obtained a $10 million verdict against UPMC Shadyside Hospital for medical malpractice which caused the death of Michael Rettger. This is the largest ever recorded medical malpractice verdict in Pittsburgh, PA.
Cerebral Palsy And Brain Damage
We obtained a jury verdict of $6,000,000 in the Court of Common Pleas of Indiana County against Indiana Hospital and an obstetrician. This verdict was the largest jury verdict ever in Indiana County.
Delay In Diagnosis Of Thyroid Cancer
We obtained a jury verdict of $1,100,000 in Pittsburgh against a doctor for failing to diagnose and treat our client’s thyroid cancer.
Bladder Cancer Medical Malpractice
Our client contacted us because he had bladder cancer which he believed had not been diagnosed and treated appropriately by his urologist.
Contact A Indiana County Medical Malpractice Lawyer For A Free Initial Consultation To Discuss Your Claim
Medical malpractice can seem like a complex and obscure concept for those not trained in law or medicine. We work to demystify the medical malpractice claim process and help clients and prospective clients understand their legal rights and their options for recovering compensation. If you believe that you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice in Indiana County, contact Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with an experienced Indiana County medical malpractice lawyer to learn more about your rights and options. Call us or fill out our secure online contact form on our website, and a member of our legal team will promptly respond to schedule your consultation.
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About Indiana County, PA
After a long dispute between Virginia and Pennsylvania was decided by the federal government, Indiana County, PA (meaning “land of the Indians”) was created on March 30, 1803 and formally organized in 1806.
Before the start of the Revolutionary War, local settlers suggested they become part of a larger colony along with the Ohio Company, which they referred to as Vandalia, but before the British could approve this new colony, war broke out thus dashing the settlers hopes.
Today, Indiana County boasts close to 89,000 residents and proclaims itself the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World.”
Types of Doctors in Indiana County, PA: Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Orthopedic, Oncologist, Cardiologist, Neurologist, Specialty surgeons, Anesthesiologist, Pediatrician, Internist, Therapist, Allergist, Plastic Surgeon, Urologist, Gastroenterologist, Pulmonologist, Radiologist,
Hospitals in Indiana County, PA: Indiana Regional Medical Center, Torrance State Hospital, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Health Center
Cities in Indiana County, PA:
- Homer City
- Chevy Chase Heights
- Black Lick
- Lucerne Mines
Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice Claims in Indiana County, PA
The length of time needed to resolve a medical malpractice claim depends on a number of factors, including whether the claim can be settled or whether it is necessary to file a lawsuit. If your claim goes all the way to trial and verdict, it can take two to three years from the initial filing of your complaint to trial and verdict, depending on the amount of evidence to be collected, whether dispositive motions are filed before trial, and the availability and schedule of the court.
Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC handles medical malpractice cases throughout western Pennsylvania. If you live in any of these other counties, we may be able to help you: Indiana County, Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Erie County, Fayette County, Lawrence County, Washington County, or Westmoreland County.
Usually no. Doctors and hospitals are required to carry medical malpractice insurance; most have policy coverages in the millions of dollars. The insurance company usually furnishes defense attorneys to respond to your claim. Your doctor will likely only be personally liable for any payment to you if your damages or settlement exceeds the amount of his or her insurance coverage.
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