Medical Malpractice Lawyers Plum, PA
Result-Oriented Medical Malpractice Focused on Achieving Meaningful Results for Victims of Malpractice
Medical malpractice kills hundreds of thousands of Americans every year—studies show that upwards of 400,000 patients die annually from mistakes made by hospitals in the U.S., a statistic that does not even consider those patients who are seriously injured because of medical malpractice and those who are harmed in non-hospital settings. In Plum, Pennsylvania, we are in no way immune to the risk of becoming a victim of medical malpractice.
Not every bad outcome in medicine stems from malpractice, but when preventable medical malpractice causes a patient to suffer more extensive harm than necessary, we believe in holding the careless person who caused that harm financially responsible. Our detail-oriented medical malpractice lawyers will explore every option for recovering compensation from the negligent doctor or hospital that caused the harm in your case. We realize that recovering full compensation for your injuries can make all the difference in securing your financial future, and put all of our energy into every case we take on to make sure your rights are protected.
Committed to Winning Compensation in All Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice can result from an error that is as simple as failing to take an appropriate patient medical history that would have disclosed a drug allergy or preexisting condition. Certain forms of medical malpractice are more common than others and, unfortunately, include:
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis. When a doctor fails to order the correct tests, or misinterprets the results of tests and fails to identify the correct disease, the results can be devastating. Some diseases, such as cancer, become much more difficult to treat if they are not correctly and promptly diagnosed, and waiting to diagnose can result in much more invasive treatment protocols and even death.
- Birth injuries. Birth injuries can result in any number of ways but are often the result of a doctor or medical professional who fails to adequately monitor the mother and fetus both during the pregnancy and during the labor and delivery process. Birth injuries often result from obstetrical negligence and can result in brain injuries, cerebral palsy and other significant injuries to the newborn baby.
- Surgical errors. Surgery is complex and the individuals performing your surgery must be highly trained in their field. In some cases, surgery is performed by a doctor who is not properly trained to perform the procedure or a doctor who is simply careless. Surgical errors can include leaving a surgical instrument in the patient, performing the wrong procedure, performing the correct surgery on the wrong body part and more.
- Medication errors. Advances in modern medicine have rendered medical professionals highly dependent upon the benefits of prescription drugs, but when the wrong drug is prescribed or administered—or the wrong dosage of the correct drug is used—the results to the patient can be catastrophic. Certain medications interact negatively with others, and failing to obtain a list of all drugs the patient is currently taking can amount to malpractice in some cases.
Berger & Lagnese, LLC Unwavering in the Fight to Hold Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable for Malpractice in Plum, PA
Once you have suffered harm in the hands of a negligent doctor or healthcare provider, there is no way to fully reverse the effects of that harm. Despite this, our medical malpractice lawyers are committed to making sure medical professionals pay for their mistakes when those mistakes cause a patient to suffer unnecessarily.
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If you are one of the many victims of medical malpractice, taking action to hold a negligent doctor or healthcare provider responsible for that malpractice may seem like a daunting task. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers are here to take on the burden of ensuring you receive fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Call our offices today, or fill out this secure online contact form, to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with a skilled Plum medical malpractice lawyer.
About Plum, PA
Plum is a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is located to the Northeast of the city in Allegheny County. Plum was previously established as a township, but is now organized as a borough so that many locals now refer to Plum as “Plum Borough”. Plum is one of the larger municipalities in the area, and is home to the Plum Borough School District. Plum is also known for the Oakmont Country Club, whose golf course was ranked among the five best golf courses in America and fifty toughest golf courses in America. Because of this, Plum has hosted nine U.S. Open golf championships, which is more than any other course.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims in Plum, PA
FAQ: How much compensation can I recover for my injuries in a medical malpractice case?
Is it worth pursuing a medical malpractice case in Plum? First, our lawyers will evaluate your case to determine whether it is viable—that is, to determine whether we think we can recover compensation that is substantial enough to make the time and expense of a medical malpractice case worthwhile. What that compensation might entail will depend upon your specific case, but in every case we take on, should include all of the actual expenses caused by the malpractice—increased medical expenses, lost wages and any out-of-pocket expenses incurred because of the doctor’s carelessness. Medical care can be painful and stressful, so your compensation package can also include amounts for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and other subjective matters.
FAQ: I’m having trouble getting my medical records, how can I pursue a medical malpractice case without them?
Our medical malpractice lawyers can take action to make sure you get your medical records. We will help you fill out the requisite HIPAA medical record release forms. Depending upon where you were treated, you may be able to request your medical records online, as well. You do have the right to obtain your medical records, but bureaucratic processes in hospitals can make this unnecessary difficult in some cases.