Medical Malpractice Lawyers Lawrence County, PA
Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys Help Clients Seek Compensation from Negligent Healthcare Professionals
Because every person’s medical treatment is unique, every medical malpractice claim ends up being equally unique. Whether you seek medical treatment and end up feeling worse off than before your treatment, or whether your physician or other medical professional makes an obvious mistake in your treatment, you may be left wondering whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim.
Every medical malpractice claim begins with investigating the doctor’s or medical professional’s actions, the reasonableness of those actions, and the outcomes of those actions. Unfortunately, not every bad or less than perfect outcome of medical treatment or error by a medical professional constitutes medical malpractice.
Every medical malpractice case is factually complex. That is why you need a skilled, experienced Lawrence County medical malpractice lawyer to give you the best chance at a successful medical malpractice outcome. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys have over three decades of experience helping clients to obtain the financial compensation and justice that they need to recover and put their lives back on track after suffering from negligent medical care. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys today to discuss your legal rights and options for pursuing a claim to hold your negligent healthcare professionals accountable for your injuries and losses.
When Do Medical Errors By Healthcare Professionals Constitute Medical Malpractice?
Just because a doctor or other medical professional makes an error in your treatment, it does not mean that he or she has committed medical malpractice. A doctor’s or medical professional’s error amount to malpractice only if his or her treatment fell below the accepted standard of care and that substandard treatment caused some harm to the patient. The standard of care is usually defined as the conduct that an ordinary, prudent healthcare professional of similar skill and training would have done under the same circumstances in the same community. The applicable standard of care in any malpractice case is determined by a number of factors, including:
- The particular medical procedure
- The field of medicine in which the professional practices
- The local geographic area where the treatment occurred
- The specific risk factors of the procedure, particularly the age and health of the patient
These and other factors are necessary to determine what a reasonably prudent medical professional would have done under circumstances similar to the case. If the medical professional who rendered treatment in the case did less than another reasonable professional would have, and the patient was subsequently harmed, then the medical professional may have committed medical malpractice
Berger & Lagnese, LLC Handles All Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Lawrence County
The knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers of Berger & Lagnese, LLC have helped those who have been injured by all kinds of medical malpractice, such as:
- Anesthesia errors
- Amputation errors
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room errors
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Medication errors
- Radiology errors
- Failure to Diagnose
- Surgical errors
- Wrongful death
Compassionate Medical Malpractice Attorneys Strive to Obtain Financial Recovery for Malpractice Victims
Successfully pursuing a medical malpractice claim requires significant resources. Berger & Lagnese, LLC has the resources you need to successfully pursue your claim. We are willing to put these resources and our time to work for you to develop a persuasive case on your behalf. We will handle all the necessary tasks to pursue your case, including:
- Collecting all medical records in your case,
- Investigating evidence to determine the cause of your harm or injury,
- Checking the safety record of your treating professional and the treatment facility,
- Consulting with experts to determine the applicable standard of care and to show that your treating professional’s conduct fell below this standard of care,
- Negotiating with defense attorneys and insurance companies to reach a fair and full settlement of your claim, if possible,
- Filing all legal paperwork in your case if necessary,
- Advocating on your behalf in court.
Contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC Today to Schedule a Free Consultation to Learn More about Your Legal Rights
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our dedicated and experienced medical malpractice attorneys believe that healthcare professionals should be held financially responsible when their negligent conduct harms patients. This is because financial recovery allows injured patients to heal and move on with their lives and it helps ensure that negligent healthcare professionals do not cause further harm in the future. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the malpractice of your treating healthcare professionals, contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case in further detail with one of our knowledgeable Lawrence County medical malpractice attorneys and to learn more about how our firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
About Lawrence County, PA
Lawrence County, PA is located in central western Pennsylvania and was created on March 20, 1849. It was named after James Lawrence, a naval officer who died during the War of 1812. Currently, 91,000 residents call Lawrence County, PA home.
Types of Doctors in Allegheny County, PA: Therapist, Cardiologist, Oncologist, Pulmonologist, Neurologist, Orthopedic, Anesthesiologist, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Pediatrician, Internist, Allergist, Plastic Surgeon, Urologist, Gastroenterologist, Specialty surgeons, Radiologist
Hospitals in Lawrence County, PA: Ellwood Medical Center, UPMC Jameson
Cities in Lawrence County, PA:
- New Castle Medical Malpractice
- Ellwood City Medical Malpractice
- New Wilmington Medical Malpractice
- Oakwood Medical Malpractice
- Oakland Medical Malpractice
- New Beaver Medical Malpractice
- New Castle Northwest Medical Malpractice
- Ellport Medical Malpractice
- Bessemer Medical Malpractice
- New Bedford Medical Malpractice
- West Pittsburg Medical Malpractice
- Wampum Medical Malpractice
- South New Castle Medical Malpractice
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims in Lawrence County, PA
FAQ: How long will it take to resolve my case?
The length of time it takes to resolve a medical malpractice claim depends on a number of factors. If your claim makes it all the way to trial, it can take as long as two to three years to go from the initial filing of your lawsuit to a jury verdict. If you are able to settle your medical malpractice claim, you could reach a resolution of your claim in as little as a few months.
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: Lawrence County, Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Erie County, Fayette County, Indiana County, Washington County, or Westmoreland County.
FAQ: Do I have a viable medical malpractice claim if my doctor or medical professional admitted to their mistake?
Even though your doctor or healthcare professional admitted to making a mistake in your care, that does not necessarily mean that you have a viable legal claim for malpractice. An error in care only amounts to malpractice if your doctor’s or professional’s conduct fell below the applicable standard of care and if you were harmed by such conduct.