If you were seriously injured by a physician or health care provider that you trusted to protect your health and well-being, Berger and Green can help you exercise your legal rights as a victim of medical malpractice.
Our medical malpractice lawyers in Pittsburgh can help you hold the negligent healthcare provider accountable for your losses. We offer free consultations for medical malpractice victims to assess their options for recovery.
How Berger and Green Can Help You with Your Case
Our attorneys can take on every aspect of your malpractice case to hold the negligent party accountable and recover what you are entitled to in damages.
We will Determine What Compensation You are Entitled to
You can recover compensation for the losses you suffered from the healthcare provider’s negligence. Some damages we can help you recover include compensation for:
- The medical bills resulting from the malpractice
- Wage losses from time missed at work
- Future lost earning capacity if the malpractice caused a chronic disability
- Pain and suffering
- Counseling and physical therapy
- In-home health aids
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Berger and Green can help you determine what damages you can recover in your medical malpractice claim.
We will File Your Case Within the Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations is a time limit by which we must file your case. In Pennsylvania, medical malpractice victims have two years from the date of their injury or when they discover it to file a case against the negligent healthcare provider, according to PA CSA §5524.
However, according to the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act (MCARE), medical malpractice victims who discover their injuries seven years or more after the negligence occurred will not be able to file a lawsuit. We will make sure to file your lawsuit within the allotted time frame.
We Can Hire a Medical Professional to Testify
According to 231 PA CSA §1042.3, Pennsylvania medical malpractice cases require a qualified medical professional’s testimony. They basically have to say that they would have acted differently in a similar situation to show that the healthcare professional who caused your injuries was negligent.
Berger and Green can hire this expert witness to testify on your behalf.
We will Take on Your Case at No Upfront Charge
Some medical malpractice victims worry about what it will cost to get legal help. However, the medical malpractice attorneys at Berger and Green do not charge anything upfront or out of pocket to take your case.
We understand that medical malpractice victims are struggling to pay their bills already, and we want you to have a fair chance at financial recovery without digging yourself deeper into debt. That’s why we only take our attorney fees once we win your case.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medicine is not an exact science. Sometimes unfortunate things happen to patients who have received the best medical care possible.
However, all doctors and medical providers must follow a “standard of care,” meaning that they must treat their patients with the best care available and inform them of alternative treatments and possible risks within their realm of knowledge and available information.
Any health care provider can commit medical malpractice—not only a doctor—and can mean:
- The misdiagnosis of a medical condition or injury
- The improper treatment for an illness or injury
- The administration of the wrong medication
- The failure to inform a patient of any and all risks involved with a treatment or procedure
- The failure to inform a patient of any and all alternative treatments for a medical condition
If you have suffered a serious injury directly caused by a physician or health care provider’s negligence, you may be entitled to money and benefits for your medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering.
One common medical error is wrong-patient medication error. This is when a healthcare professional administers a medication meant for another patient. According to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA), medication errors can occur at any step of the process—from preparation to administration.
In just a four-month span in 2011, there were 813 wrong-patient medication errors reported to the PSA. If your loved one suffered injuries because a healthcare provider administered the wrong medication, we can help.
Medical Errors Resulting in Death
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. If a healthcare provider’s negligence caused your loved one’s death, we can help you hold them accountable.
Berger and Green can help you understand your right to receive compensation for any serious injuries that you received as a result of medical malpractice.
Working with Our Firm is Affordable
At Berger and Green, our personal injury attorneys will fight to win a fair settlement for your injuries from insurance companies that may try to convince you to settle for the lowest possible amount.
The personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green accept medical malpractice cases on an affordable, contingency-fee-basis, which means that you will not pay us any money if we do not win your case.
Call Berger and Green for a FREE Consultation
Our office is located at 800 Waterfront Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15222. We’re available 24/7. Contact our Pittsburgh office for a FREE EVALUATION to see if our medical malpractice lawyers can help. Let Berger and Green help you go after what’s yours.