Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Committed to Working for Patients in Pittsburgh and Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Thousands of people die or suffer unnecessarily severe medical complications because of the careless and dangerous actions of doctors and healthcare providers every year. Unfortunately, because medical practice and medical malpractice cases are both particularly complicated fields, many patients either fail to realize that they have been victimized by medical malpractice or simply fail to report their harm because pursuing a medical malpractice case may seem like an uphill battle, especially for patients recovering from serious illness or injury.
Patients in Pittsburgh and the surrounding community have turned to Berger & Lagnese, LLC, for help protecting their rights after becoming victim to medical malpractice for decades. When you choose Berger & Lagnese, LLC to represent you in your medical malpractice case, you gain access to our decades’ worth of experience and carefully honed contacts within the medical community—in fact, we even have a licensed physician on our staff who is available to review your case and help us determine how best to proceed.
Over the years, we have recovered millions for our Pittsburgh-area clients, and have successfully obtained some of the largest medical malpractice verdicts since Pennsylvania initially began tracking compensation awards. If you or a loved one are suffering because of a doctor or healthcare worker’s mistake, call us today to see how we can help secure your financial future so you can get the care you need.
Unacceptably Common Forms of Medical Malpractice Our Lawyers Often See in Pittsburgh
While our lawyers understand that medical practice is an exceedingly difficult field and that most doctors and healthcare workers do their best to protect patient safety, we see certain types of unacceptably negligent behavior that constitutes medical malpractice in our Pittsburgh medical facilities all too often. We have the resources and experience necessary to handle any type of medical malpractice case, but primarily handle cases involving:
- Surgical errors
- Disease misdiagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Obstetrical negligence
- Failure to diagnose cancer or other diseases
- Cerebral palsy
- Pulmonary embolism
- Uterine rupture
- Breast cancer misdiagnosis
We all understand the importance of receiving regular testing and consultation with an experienced physician in order to detect disease early and prevent adverse complications to the extent possible. When the negligence of a medical professional causes a patient to suffer harm, we believe in fighting to hold that negligent individual financially accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
Berger & Lagnese, LLC: Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fighting for Pittsburgh Patients’ Rights for Four Decades
Whether you suffered harm because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, technician or even the Pittsburgh-area hospital itself, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers are here to get to the bottom of what happened in your case. In general, three different forms of compensation may be available in your case, including:
- Economic damages. These include actual financial expenses caused by the malpractice, such as the cost of additional ongoing medical care, lost wages, the cost of medical devices, etc.
- Non-economic damages. These include compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and similarly subjective forms of damages.
- Punitive damages. Punitive damages are only available in cases involving especially egregious or intentional actions and are imposed as punishment for the healthcare worker who committed the malpractice, or the facility that permitted the malpractice to persist.
Contact Our Experienced Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyers to Discuss Your Case Today
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, we know that it can be difficult to determine whether you have been a victim of medical malpractice, which is why we invite all patients who believe they may have been harmed by a negligent physician or hospital to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers. Call us today, or fill out this secure online contact form, so that we can schedule a time to evaluate your case with no financial risk to you.
About Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh is the county seat of Allegheny County and is home to approximately 308,144 residents as of 2018, although an estimated 2.4 million additional people live in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania and is the 26th largest city in the United States, and is known for its ties to the steel industry.
Since the decline of the steel industry beginning in the 1980s, many technology firms have moved into Pittsburgh and the city has grown substantially in recent years—in fact, Pittsburgh was one of the few U.S. cities to actually see housing market growth occur during the nationwide recession that occurred in the late 2000s. In the past several years, Pittsburgh has consistently ranked highly among the most “livable” cities in the U.S. and has also been ranked among the best cities for millennials.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims in Pittsburgh, PA
FAQ: What is medical malpractice under Pittsburgh, PA law?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital or medical professional fails to adhere to the patient care standards developed with the medical community with respect to the treatment being provided and thereby causes a patient to suffer additional harm. This standard is something of a moving target, and it changes based upon advances within the medical community, as well as based upon characteristics specific to the patient and illness/injury.
FAQ: How do I choose a good Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer?
Because of the complexities involved in establishing the relevant “standard of care” and other necessary elements in a Pittsburgh medical malpractice case, successfully pursuing a claim for compensation in your case requires the assistance of attorneys and physicians who are dedicated to this specific field of legal practice. Medical malpractice cases can also be expensive to pursue, and so you should retain a lawyer with extensive experience and a solid reputation in the field to demonstrate their actual financial ability to pursue these complex cases. Our lawyers constantly strive to remain on the cutting edge with respect to innovations in the field and have successfully helped our clients recover millions in compensation over the years.