Paul Lagnese

Paul Lagnese

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Berger & Lagnese, LLC
 | 310 Grant Street, Suite 720
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-471-4300
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Paul has spent the last 13 years mainly representing people who have been injured as a result of the negligence or carelessness of doctors and hospitals.  His cases have invovled mistakes made during labor and delivery, emergency room visits, failure to diagnose and properly treat cancer, and during surgery.

Paul has also had cases involving injuries that people have suffered at construction site and public business locations.

Paul's legal skills have been recognized by his peers as evidenced by his selection into the Allegheny Academy of Trial Lawyers, his AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell and his selection in The Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice in Pittsburgh every year since 2008. 

About Paul Lagnese

Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.bergerlagnese.com/bio/paul-lagnese.cfm

Honors/Awards:

  • In 2007 Paul was selected by his peers to be a fellow in the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers., Fellow Allegheny County Academy Trial Lawyers , 2007
  • Paul has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1997. He is currently listed as AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 , AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Paul has been selected to be included in Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice in Pittsburgh for the years 2008-2016.  He has also been selects to be included in Best Lawyer in America for Personal Injury and Products Liability in Pittsburgh for the years 2014-2016., Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Paul is currently a member of the Board of Govenors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and is a past President of the Western Pennslyvania Trial Lawyers Association.   He is also a member of the American Association of Justice and the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA).  In 1995-1997 Paul was a elected to Counsel of the Young Lawyers Section of the ACBA.   

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Paul is an officer and board member of Muriels Breath of Life a non-profit organization that raises money to help adult cystic fibrosis patients deal with medical and other expenses not covered by medical insurance.  For his work with that organization in 2014, Paul was given the  PAJ Community Service Award.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Paul has regularly served as a speaker and panel member on seminars put on by PAJ and PBI relating to medical malpractice. , Speaker

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Paul Obtained a $725,000 Judgment against University of Pittsburgh Physicians as a result of a carpal tunnel surgery that resulted in permanent nerve injury.
  • Paul obtained a confidential settlement of a legal malpractice action brought against a law firm who previously represented Paul's client in the sale of a business. 
  • Paul obtained a verdict of $2,500,000 against UPMC Shadyside Hospital as a result of death of a 24 year old young man.  After appeals UPMC paid over $3,200,000 to satisfy the verdict and interest.   , 2008
  • Paul obtained a $1,300,000 settlement for an man who was injured on a construction site because of unsafe worke conditions. 
  • Paul and Tom Kline obtained a $6,000,000 verdict in Indiana County Pennsylvania in a medical negligence case on behalf of a young girl with cerebral palsy.  
  • Paul obtained a $10,000,000 verdict against UPMC Shadyside This verdict is that largest medical malpractice verdict in Allegheny County since the Supreme Court began tracking medical malpractice verdicts in January of 2000., 2011

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • PAJ
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Office Location for Paul Lagnese

310 Grant Street
Suite 720
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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