Lower Burrell Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Westmoreland County Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight to Protect Patients Harmed by Negligence in Lower Burrell
When we require medical treatment to take care of a condition, injury, or illness, we expect that the care we receive will help us recover to the fullest extent possible. However, in rare cases, a healthcare provider may render negligent care or treatment that can worsen a patient’s condition or even inflict a new illness or injury. If a healthcare provider’s actions or omissions rise to the level of medical malpractice under Pennsylvania law, you have the right to recover compensation for your financial losses incurred as a result of the harm you’ve suffered, such as your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The dedicated Lower Burrell medical malpractice lawyers at Berger & Lagnese strive to protect our clients’ rights after they’ve been the victim of negligent medical care. We believe that requiring negligent medical professionals to provide our clients with maximum compensation for their losses not only puts our clients in the best position to recover from the harm they’ve suffered but also encourages those professionals to ensure that they perform their duties in the future according to the accepted standards of care.
If you or a loved one have been injured or harmed by a healthcare professional’s actions or omissions, contact us today to learn more about how our firm can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Medical Malpractice Causes Serious Injury or Death for Patients in Lower Burrell Cases
Medical malpractice can be committed by any healthcare professional in any kind of setting, such as a hospital, surgical treatment, facility, nursing home, or doctor’s office. Examples of medical malpractice that our attorneys have seen in their decades of experience include:
- Performing a surgery or other medical procedure without obtaining valid informed consent from the patient or their representative
- Performing a surgery or other procedure without relevant training and skills needed to competently perform the procedure
- Failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis
- Prescribing or administering the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of medication
- Birth injuries, such as failing to perform a C-section or failing to monitor the condition of mother and child during pregnancy and delivery
- Surgical errors, like performing surgery on the wrong site, performing the wrong surgical procedure, or leaving equipment inside a patient
Any incident of medical malpractice can cause significant harm to a patient, even death in extreme cases. This is why our attorneys strive to ensure that our clients receive the compensation and justice they deserve by holding negligent healthcare professionals responsible for their mistakes that cause harm to patients.
Experienced Attorneys at Berger & Lagnese Know What It Takes to Succeed in Complex Medical Malpractice Claims in Lower Burrell, PA
The seasoned medical malpractice attorneys of Berger & Lagnese understand that healthcare professionals render critical services to the community. We know that a healthcare provider’s job is difficult, stressful, and requires extensive education and training to competently complete. But we also believe that healthcare professionals owe each patient a duty to ensure that the care provided meets the required standard of care. When a professional’s care falls below this standard, we will fight to establish each of the elements of our client’s medical malpractice claim, such as:
- The duty that your healthcare provider owed you
- Your healthcare provider’s conduct that breached the duty of care owed to you
- How the breach of this duty caused you harm
- The damages you’ve suffered as a result of the harm caused by your healthcare provider’s breach of his or her duty
Contact Our Firm Today to Schedule a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Lower Burrell Medical Malpractice Case
If you or a loved one have been injured or harmed by a negligent healthcare provider, you may wonder what you need to do to pursue a medical malpractice claim to hold the provider responsible and obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve. Contact Berger & Lagnese today to set up a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Lower Burrell medical malpractice attorneys. Call our offices or fill out our secure online contact form and a member of our legal team will respond promptly.
About Lower Burrell, PA
Lower Burrell is a city in Westmoreland County, located approximately 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. In the 1760s, European settlers began settling in the area where present-day Lower Burrell is located. Burrell Township was created from portions of Allegheny Township in 1852; in 1879, Burrell Township was divided into Upper Burrell and Lower Burrell. The present-day cities of New Kensington and Arnold were subsequently carved from Lower Burrell. While Upper Burrell remained a somewhat rural community, Lower Burrell developed into a residential and commercial area. Lower Burrell continued to grow until the 1980s, when it became the victim of the collapse of heavy industries in Western Pennsylvania. Since the 1990s, Lower Burrell has experienced a slight economic rebound from the lows of the 1980s.
Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice Cases in Lower Burrell, PA
FAQ: How will I know if I have a viable medical malpractice claim after experiencing a bad outcome from my medical treatment?
If you believe you may have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is imperative that you speak with a medical malpractice attorney at Berger & Lagnese, Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge and resources to evaluate your case to determine whether the care you received fell below the applicable standard of care in your case. Our firm works with a board-certified physician whom our attorneys can consult with to help us determine whether you have an actionable claim.
FAQ: What kind of compensation could I expect in my medical malpractice claim?
The amount of compensation you may receive in your medical malpractice claim will depend on a number of circumstances specific to your case. However, bear in mind that, in order to obtain significant compensation, you will need to have suffered serious harm or injury from your healthcare provider’s negligence. No matter what, our firm will fight to obtain the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to under the law to cover your losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or loss of consortium.
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