Paul Lagnese is a medical malpractice lawyer and president of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, a group of plaintiffs lawyers roughly 450 members strong.
He's been practicing in the Pittsburgh area for more than two decades. The Duquesne Law alumnus spoke with Ipso Facto about the rapidly changing landscape of medical malpractice litigation -- and here's a preview.
Ipso Facto: What makes a good plaintiffs lawyer?
Paul Lagnese: It's someone who has the ability to champion for that individual so they can get the medical treatment or the replacement of income they've suffered through no fault of their own because someone else -- a truck driver, a doctor, a construction supervisor -- was careless in protecting the safety of innocent people.
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For the full Q&A, visit the PG's Ipso Facto blog at http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazette.com.