Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Pittsburgh
Skilled Lawyers Working Hard for the Injured in Western Pennsylvania and Beyond
A hospital should be a place of healing and recovery, and doctors and nurses should act as the protectors of our physical well-being. Frequently, though, the opposite is the case. According to the Institute of Medicine, as many as 98,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors. In 2008, there were 1,602 medical malpractice suits filed in Pennsylvania alone. A doctor misdiagnoses a patient by failing to see a dark mass of cancerous tissue on an X-ray. A surgeon permanently damages a patient’s nerve while performing an unrelated surgery. An obstetrician fails to deliver a baby in a timely manner, resulting in the infant’s lifelong cerebral palsy. A nurse administers a patient the incorrect dose of medicine, resulting in the patient’s death.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Pennsylvania
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC we believe that you should feel safe in your hospital and in the hands of medical professionals. Our job is to ensure that incompetent doctors are barred from practicing and that hospitals and maternity wards are places of mending and new life instead of places where you have to worry about you and your loved one’s safety.
How We Can Help You
Even though some injuries are irreversible, we will help you obtain the financial support needed to repair the damage done to you and your family and to help you live your life as fully as possible with your injuries. Filing a lawsuit is important not only to obtain money to cover your medical needs and to make up for your pain and suffering but also to ensure that the health care worker or hospital that is responsible for your injuries will not harm someone else.
Silence About Medical Malpractice Hurts
According to the Institute of Medicine, the majority of medical errors go unreported, by both the patients who suffer from them and the doctors who commit them. This silence not only damages the quality of our healthcare system but also prevents those who are injured from being awarded the financial support they need to live with the injuries and disabilities suffered due to medical malpractice.
Many lawyers will take on medical malpractice cases, but our team of lawyers has a 40-year tradition of handling and winning medical malpractice cases, we understand what it takes to collect the evidence, locate the top medical experts, and organize a solid foundation of proof that wrongdoing occurred.
Contact Us Today About Your Medical Malpractice Case
If you have been injured due to the negligent care of a doctor, nurse, or hospital, you should be compensated for your injuries. Chances are that you have ongoing medical expenses and disabilities resulting from their medical mistake, and it may be that the health professional or institution that was careless with your safety is now endangering the safety of others.
The Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits We Handle
Although we handle a wide range of medical malpractice cases, we focus in the following areas:
- Birth injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Failure to diagnose cancer and other diseases
- Surgical mistakes
- Pulmonary embolism
We work on breast cancer cases involving breast cancer missed on mammogram or breast cancer misdiagnosis. These cases also include situations where breast tissue was removed for biopsy but the cancer was missed when it was evaluated.
We work on colon cancer cases including those in which colon cancer was missed on colonoscopy or a colon polyp was not properly evaluated after its removal.
We work on cases involving cervical cancer and endometrial (uterus) cancer, especially cases in which cervical cancer was missed on the Pap smear (Pap test).
We work on many other medical malpractice cases involving a doctor or hospital’s failure to detect cancer or misdiagnosis of cancer, including bladder cancer, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, and skin and melanoma cancers.
We Work on Failure to Diagnose Cases, Including:
- The failure to diagnose and treat heart attack
- Compartment syndrome
- Aortic dissection
- Pulmonary embolism (PE)
Our lawyers also work on cerebral palsy cases. Each year, 5,000 infants and 1,200-1,500 toddlers are diagnosed with cerebral palsy – and many of these cases are due to preventable delays and careless mistakes made during birth and delivery.
Our lawyers work on many cases of surgical error or surgical mistake, including hernia surgery, gall bladder surgery, gastric bypass (bariatric weight loss) surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and all types of laparoscopic surgery cases.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today!
To talk with our team of skilled attorneys about your case or to consult with a board certified physician on our staff, email us. There are laws in place that protect you in these situations, and by working together, we can protect your safety and others.