Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serious About Recovering Compensation for Patients Harmed by Negligent Doctors
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, we specialize in protecting the rights of clients who have been harmed by medical malpractice in McKeesport and throughout Western Pennsylvania. Medical malpractice can take place in any number of situations and, to someone untrained in the practice of medicine or law, pursuing a medical malpractice case can seem daunting. For most of our potential clients, it can be difficult to even know where to begin to get the compensation you need to move forward. This is where our experienced medical malpractice lawyers come in.
We understand that the level of compensation we are able to recover for our clients can impact them for the rest of their lives, and because of this, we take our responsibilities seriously in providing the highest quality legal representation possible for each and every one of our clients. We have four decades’ worth of experience successfully representing clients who have been harmed by the actions of negligent healthcare providers and have the resources necessary to take on insurance companies and large hospitals. If you believe you have a case for medical malpractice, call us today so that we can begin working to establish your right to financial compensation for the harm you have suffered.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Typically Handle
We handle all type of medical malpractice cases, regardless of how simple or complicated it may be to establish liability given the facts of your case. Medical malpractice cases that we have handled in the past have involved:
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Medication and prescription drug errors
- Failure to diagnose a disease
- Delayed diagnosis
- Anesthesia errors
- Cases involving hospital-acquired infections
- Emergency room errors
Regardless of how your injury occurred, we provide a free initial consultation to all of our potential clients so that we can help you evaluate options for recovering compensation in your case.
Berger & Lagnese, LLC Advocate Vigorously to Maximize Compensation for Clients Harmed by Medical Malpractice
When you or a loved one are harmed by medical malpractice, it can be difficult to know what your next steps should be as you struggle to recover physically and emotionally from that harm. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will be by your side every step of the way and will leave no stone unturned in recovering the maximum amount of compensation possible in your case. We will work to:
- Analyze your medical records, including any charts and documentation prepared by your medical team,
- Consult with expert witnesses to determine the level of care that your doctor should have provided,
- Evaluate how the level of care your doctor actually provided compares to the acceptable level of care,
- Investigate to determine whether the hospital, doctor or caregiver has a history of negligence or safety violations,
- Negotiate with the insurance companies and defense attorneys to reach a full settlement award if possible,
- Prepare all documentation necessary to take your case to trial,
- Advocate on your behalf in the courtroom to obtain the maximum compensation possible in your case.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
Suffering harm at the hands of a trusted physician or medical professional is always a traumatic experience. No amount of money can ever truly make up for the physical suffering that you may have to endure as a result, but our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight to recover full compensation so that you do not have to suffer financial harm in addition to your physical harm. Call us today, or fill out this secure online contact form, to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced McKeesport medical malpractice lawyers.
About McKeesport, PA
McKeesport is located in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area in Pennsylvania and is currently the second-largest city in Allegheny County with a population of about 19,245. McKeesport was initially settled by Scottish immigrants, the McKee family, who were drawn to the area in 1755 because it sits on the intersection of two rivers—the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers. This was the impetus for McKeesport’s name—the area was originally known as McKee’s Port. More recently, McKeesport was known as an industrial hub for steel manufacturing, although many steel plants in the area closed in the 1980s.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims in McKeesport, PA
FAQ: Will I have to go to trial to recover compensation in a McKeesport, PA medical malpractice case?
Not always. Many hospitals and healthcare providers would prefer to settle a case rather than enduring the time and expense of a lengthy trial that could even generate adverse publicity for their facility. Despite this, we are always prepared to take our cases to trial unless we are able to obtain a full and fair settlement for your harm. Settling out of court is a viable option in some cases, but it is important to understand that some medical professionals will be unwilling to admit liability because of the fact that the admission could significantly damage their future career prospects.
FAQ: What is the difference between economic and non-economic damages in a McKeesport medical malpractice case?
Available compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit is divided into three primary forms of compensation: economic damage, non-economic damages, and punitive damages, which are only available in especially shocking cases and are designed to punish the doctor involved. Economic damages represent the actual financial cost of the malpractice to the victim and include your medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages when you cannot work because of the harm you suffered, etc. Non-economic damages are more subjective and intangible and require expert testimony as to how the malpractice impacted your life. Non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases include things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship, loss of financial support, loss of enjoyment of life and more.