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Joshua L. Berger

Joshua Berger’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Shollito vs. St. Clair Hospital

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Nov 01, 2001
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    We filed a case against a doctor and hospital for failing to diagnose our client's breast cancer. During the case, we discovered that our client had a mammogram which showed a nodule that the radiologist doctor determined was suspicious for cancer and he ordered a breast ultrasound to evaluate the nodule. The ultrasound showed a cyst (not cancer). The doctor concluded that the nodule and the cyst were one and the same, and that no follow-up was needed. We reviewed the mammograms and ultrasounds and determined that the cyst seen on the ultrasound was a different lesion than the nodule which was cancer. As a result, our client's breast cancer went undiagnosed and spread.
  • Lent vs. Uniontown Hospital

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    May 01, 2005
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    We filed a case against a doctor and hospital for failing to diagnose our client's breast cancer. During the case, we discovered that our client previously had a mammogram and a radiologist doctor saw calcifications on the mammogram and concluded that those calcifications were not cancer. That was a misdiagnosis. He did not order a biopsy of the calcifications or any followup. As a result, our client's cancer spread and our client died. We obtained the mammogram and discovered that those calcifications were very suspicious for breast cancer and should have been biopsied.
  • Capo vs. St. Margarets Hospital

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Nov 01, 1999
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    Our client had surgery to remove her gall bladder, called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). During the surgery, the surgeon accidentally cut the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) causing a bile leak and infection. She was taken to surgery again, but during that surgery, the surgeon accidentally cut the common bile duct causing another bile leak, peritonitis and sepsis. Ultimately, she required a colostomy and bag to evacuate her stool. We filed a medical malpractice case against the doctors and hospital involved in the surgeries and obtained an excellent settlement for our client.
  • Bauer vs. Jennings

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    $1.1 millon verdict
    Description:
    Failure to diagnose and treat thyroid cancer
  • Champlin vs. Ocampo, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    $1.82 million verdict
    Description:
    Failure to diagnose lung cancer
  • Slanina vs. Lewis, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    $625,000 verdict
    Description:
    Failure to diagnose and treat bladder cancer
  • Byers vs. Clarion Hospital, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    $800,000 verdict
    Description:
    Failure to diagnose and treat spinal epidural hematoma