Biancheria & Maliver, P.C.

Biancheria & Maliver, P.C.

Experienced and Thorough Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Firm Overview

Medical malpractice cases are extremely traumatic, but they are also very technical. If you feel you have been harmed by a medical professional you no doubt want answers and for the negligent party or parties to be held responsible.

At Biancheria & Maliver P.C., we pride ourselves on providing effective representation, focused on client service, for Pennsylvania physician negligence cases and West Virginia medical malpractice cases. If you need to discuss your situation with our experienced team, contact an attorney at our firm today for a free assessment and evaluation of your claim.

The medical malpractice lawyers of Biancheria & Maliver represent clients in a wide range of claims, including:

-Delay in or failure to diagnose cancer
-Hospital negligence
-Birth injuries
-Surgical errors
-Medication overdoses
-Failure to diagnose a heart attack

Our team has a level of experience and demonstrated skill at resolving medical negligence claims. We are committed to aggressively working toward ensuring recovery for the full value of your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

All Cases Are Reviewed by a Doctor and a Lawyer
Leading our medical negligence practice is Deborah Maliver, who is both an attorney and a board-certified internist. Dr. Maliver was a practicing physician prior to law school and she provides practical medical professional experience, which is a critical litigation resource for our clients. Not only does she bring a thorough understanding of the medical dimensions of a malpractice case, but she couples this with her skill in the investigation and proof of negligence claims in court.

Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Attorney Maliver personally reviews every single medical malpractice case that comes through the door. She is responsible for making the final selection of all cases. Our firm is highly selective. We only accept less than one percent of the cases attorney Maliver reviews so we can focus all of our resources, effort and time on building strong cases for compensation.

We Handle Medical Malpractice Cases of All Levels of Complexity
In Pennsylvania, the law requires every medical malpractice case to be supported by a practicing physician's certification that the case has merit. Dr. Maliver's medical experience can help represent a major advantage in establishing the likelihood that your malpractice claim will prevail in court.

Her familiarity with the standards of care required from doctors helps identify the prospects of your claim. Additionally, her network of medical specialists from many disciplines can further confirm her own judgment as to whether malpractice, negligence or fault occurred.

Clients can also take comfort in knowing that every case is personally managed from start to finish by attorney Maliver. Dr. Maliver's close involvement with every stage of your case provides further assurance regardless of the medical complexity; the facts of your case will be clearly, accurately, and persuasively presented.

Main Office

Main Office
401 Wood Street, Suite 1600 Arrott Building
Pittsburgh PA 15222



Medical Malpractice

Have you been harmed by a doctor, a nurse or other medical professional? Did someone miss a diagnosis, fail to perform a procedure correctly or administer the wrong medication?

At the Pittsburgh medical negligence law firm of Biancheria & Maliver P.C., we compassionately, but aggressively, represent plaintiffs in claims for personal injury and wrongful death damages resulting from negligent or substandard performance by doctors or other medical professionals.

If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, we invite you to contact a medical malpractice attorney at our firm today for a free and confidential evaluation of your claim.

Our firm is lead by Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer Deborah Maliver who is also a licensed physician. Dr. Maliver is board-certified in internal medicine. Her knowledge and experience gives our clients a distinct advantage in the investigation and proof of negligence claims against doctors and hospitals. She also has an extensive network of consulting physicians whose support and expert testimony has repeatedly made the decisive difference for our clients.

Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorney
At Biancheria & Maliver, we handle medical malpractice cases involving the most severe injuries caused by:
-Hospital negligence
-Negligent treatment of infection
-Errors in medication
-Emergency room negligence
-Nursing negligence
-Misdiagnosis of illness
-Delayed diagnosis of cancer
-Failure to diagnose a heart attack
-Birth injuries
-Surgical errors
-Anesthesia errors
-Radiology errors
-Informed consent issues
-Wrongful death
-Failure to properly intubate

Christine Biancheria

Biancheria & Maliver, P.C.

Attorney Biancheria graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She went on to attend law school at the University of Pittsburgh from 1991 to 1994. During those years, she was a University Scholarship Recipient, and in 1993, she was elected Student Bar Association President, won the school's Appellate Moot Court Competition and was invited to serve on the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. She was also awarded a Martin Luther King, Jr., Fellowship with Pennsylvania Legal Services Corporation in 1992 and then an international human rights fellowship to work with the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, Switzerland in 1993. After completing law school with honors, she was appointed to the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers and received the National Association of Women Lawyers Achievement Award, the University Alumni Association Student Leadership Award and the Appellate Court Competition Award.

In 2004, Attorney Biancheria was named Woman of the Year by the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pitt Women's Law Association.

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 1994

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Deborah S. Maliver

Biancheria & Maliver, P.C.

Get to Know Deborah Maliver Dr. Deborah Maliver is a third generation doctor. Dr. Maliver's parents and grandparents were physicians and, as a child growing up, she recalls discussing medicine often around the dinner table. With a strong desire to keep up the family tradition, she graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a BS in biology and attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Maliver has extensive experience in caring for adult patients with illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. One of her career goals as a physician was to screen for preventable diseases such as breast and colon cancer. She also started a small solo practice in Indiana, PA, where she cared for patients in her office as well as the hospital and Intensive Care Unit. It is this real-life experience that caused Dr. Maliver to notice the errors being made in patient care. She realized that the medical field had no way of policing itself.

It was at this point in her life that she discovered there was a need for qualified medical malpractice attorneys. After completing her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, she joined Christine Biancheria to form a small medical malpractice law firm in Pittsburgh . She believes a small law firm can provide the type of individual attention and care that clients deserve when they have become the victim of medical malpractice.

Because of her extensive medical expertise, Dr. Maliver understands the treatments and diseases people are talking about when they call her. She personally overseas every case and does not rely on a third-party explanation. Dr. Maliver was once a part of the healthcare system, and she knows exactly what questions to ask and where to look for answers.

As a physician, Dr. Maliver does not take suing a doctor lightly. However, she believes all doctors have a duty to do their very best for patients and their families. When a doctor makes a mistake, it is her job to ensure her clients get a full financial recovery. Money cannot fix the injury or bring someone back, but it can compensate people for medical bills, lost work, pain and suffering, loss of head of household by children, and the loss of your quality of life.
"If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, please call us today. Although we are very selective, I give the same amount of attention to every person that calls or emails me. We are licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia . If you cannot come to us, we will be happy to come to you." ---- Deborah Maliver, MD , Esq.


University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1995

Karesa M. Rovnan

Biancheria & Maliver, P.C.

Areas of Practice
-Personal Injury
-Medical Malpractice
-Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bar Admissions
-Pennsylvania, 2012
-U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2012

-University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
---J.D. - May, 2012
-St. Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania
---B.A. - May, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
-Pennsylvania Bar Association
-Allegheny County Bar Association
-Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
-American Bar Association



University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2012