West Mifflin Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Provide High-Quality Legal Representation to Clients Harmed by Medical Negligence in West Mifflin, PA
Despite the fact that the practice of medicine involves substantial scientific knowledge, medicine is never an “exact” science. Any number of factors can come into play to produce a negative result in a patient where the treatment protocol was expected to help that patient recover. Establishing that those factors constituted medical malpractice often requires a nuanced evaluation of exactly what happened in your case—making it vital that you retain legal counsel with substantial experience in medical malpractice cases to succeed in recovering the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC our skilled team of medical malpractice lawyers, doctors and investigative staff will aggressively pursue your right to recover compensation and get justice for the harm that a careless healthcare provider caused you to suffer. We believe that taking action to recover compensation in medical malpractice cases can actually help eradicate medical malpractice in West Mifflin and Western Pennsylvania, as negligent doctors, hospitals and healthcare providers should know that they will be held accountable if they provide negligent medical care in our communities.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have dedicated their careers to protecting patient safety in West Mifflin and throughout Western Pennsylvania, and have been nationally recognized for our achievements in well-known forums such as Super Lawyers. Even more importantly, we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars to hold negligent hospitals and doctors accountable for their careless actions.
Establishing When a Bad Outcome in West Mifflin Amounts to Medical Malpractice
As noted, not all bad outcomes in medicine amount to medical malpractice. We must also show that the doctor or healthcare provider’s care was negligent, meaning that it deviated from the accepted standard of care given the circumstances of your case. Common examples of preventable medical malpractice that we often see in West Mifflin cases involve:
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Obstetrician negligence
- Surgical errors
- Prescription drug errors
- Emergency room errors
- Hospital-acquired infections
An act as simple as properly sanitizing a piece of medical equipment or double-checking a lab result can prevent devastating harm to patients. Our medical malpractice lawyers are here to make sure you are compensated for that harm, both so that you can receive the best possible care necessary to treat the additional harm caused by the malpractice and to hold the person responsible for the malpractice accountable.
Berger & Lagnese Provide Client-Centric Representation for Medical Malpractice Victims in West Mifflin, PA
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers get to know our clients personally and will keep you apprised of your case progress every step of the way. When you choose our team to protect your rights, you can rest assured that you are more than just a file number and that we will always be available to answer your questions and make sure your goals and concerns are understood and accounted for. While we can never promise a given outcome, we only take on cases where we believe we can win and are determined to obtain full compensation for each and every one of our West Mifflin clients.
Contact Our West Mifflin Medical Malpractice Lawyers to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation to Discuss Your Case Today
While medical malpractice can be difficult for an untrained patient to identify, if you suspect that you were the victim of malpractice in West Mifflin or elsewhere in Western Pennsylvania, call our offices today to schedule a free initial consultation to tell us what happened in your case. You can also contact us via this secure online contact form, and we will respond promptly.
About West Mifflin, PA
West Mifflin is a borough of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and was named for Thomas Mifflin, the first governor of Pennsylvania. Thomas Mifflin was also a signatory to the United States Constitution and was the first Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army. West Mifflin is home to approximately 20,000 residents and, while West Mifflin is primarily residential, it also boasts one of the oldest amusement parks in the country, Kennywood Park.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims in West Mifflin, PA
FAQ: What if my doctor performed a procedure to which I did not consent? Can I sue for medical malpractice?
The answer to this question is “maybe”. In some cases, a doctor might be entitled to perform a procedure to which you did not consent—for example, in emergency situations, the doctor might have to take steps quickly to save your life or prevent severe harm and might not have adequate time to obtain patient consent. Further, even if the doctor does perform a procedure and you did not consent, you must be able to show that you were harmed as a result and that a reasonable doctor would not have performed the procedure without consent under the circumstances. In some cases, failure to obtain consent will amount to actionable medical malpractice, so call our offices and we can set up a free consultation to evaluate your case in greater detail.
FAQ: What happens if I win a medical malpractice case against my negligent doctor?
Aside from paying compensation, will the doctor be punished for his or her actions? Not always. In fact, the doctor or hospital’s insurance company will likely be the entity that provides compensation if you win a medical malpractice lawsuit. In some circumstances, the doctor could lose his or her license to practice medicine in Pennsylvania, but that would only be the outcome if your case was especially shocking or if the doctor has repeatedly been sued for medical malpractice. Despite this, the doctor will be made aware of his or her negligence, as will the hospital or facility that retains that doctor’s services. Tarnishing a doctor’s reputation can provide substantial “punishment” even in cases where he or she remains able to practice medicine, and your charges may motivate the doctor to exercise greater caution in the future.