Wrongful or Early Discharge: Hospital Negligence

Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 14, 2023

Wrongful or early discharge from a hospital can occur when a patient is released before their medical condition has stabilized or without adequate preparation for continued care. This can result in serious harm to the patient and is a form of hospital negligence. Reasons Why Patients are Discharged Early or Wrongfully There are several reasons… read more

3 Infections That Are Caused By Medical Error

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2023

There is an already high risk for patients to suffer an infection when receiving treatment at a hospital, but especially when medical error is involved. Here are the three common types of infections caused by medical error. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection. Staphylococci are bacteria that can… read more

Is Falling in the Hospital Considered Medical Malpractice?

Posted in Personal Injury on January 11, 2023

When a patient’s fall in a hospital is preventable but caused by the staff’s or hospital owner’s negligence, it may be considered medical malpractice. However, it will depend on the circumstances of the fall.  When a Fall in the Hospital is Medical Malpractice For a fall in a hospital to be considered medical malpractice, the… read more

Deadly Risks of CT Scans in Children

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2023

CT scans are a valuable imaging tool to visualize nearly all parts of the body and diagnose disease or injury. However, pediatric CT scans have become a public health concern due to the risk of increased radiation exposure to children, which can be deadly. If you need to talk to a medical malpractice lawyer, call… read more

PA Supreme Court Order Allows Medical Malpractice Victims to File Claims in any County

Posted in Medical Malpractice on November 30, 2022

On August 25th, 2022, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania gave an Order amending Rules 1006, 2130, 2156, and 2179 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure governing venue in medical malpractice cases. The Order was based on a recommendation of the Civil Procedural Rules Committee.   History Of The Laws For Medical Claims In Pennsylvania In… read more

How to Prove Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case

Posted in Medical Malpractice on November 30, 2022

Medical malpractice cases can be difficult and complex cases. Perfection is not expected from doctors and other health care professionals. There is no expectation that every encounter with a doctor will have a positive outcome. However, in most circumstances, there are standards and protocols that govern the way a patient must be treated. When a… read more

Common Medical Malpractice Errors When Delivering a Child

Posted in Medical Malpractice on November 30, 2022

The birth of a child is usually a happy time for many families. Weeks of planning and anticipation all come down to the one day when the child is finally birthed into the world. Sadly, about 30 of every 1,000 births in hospitals are characterized by trauma, which may result in birth injuries with permanent… read more

Can I take Legal Action If I Signed A Waiver Before a Medical Procedure?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on November 30, 2022

Before you undergo any medical procedure, you will be given a stack of agreements to sign. The agreements you sign will include what is called a medical liability waiver or medical release. When a patient signs a medical liability waiver, the patient is giving their informed consent for the procedure to be carried out, and… read more

Can I Sue My Plastic Surgeon?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Surgical Errors on April 20, 2019

Cosmetic surgeons face the same professional obligations as all other medical professionals to do no harm to their patients. When a patient suffers harm from a cosmetic surgery procedure, it is possible for the patient to pursue a medical malpractice claim. However, since most cosmetic surgery procedures are voluntary, patients may have a hard time… read more

Can I Sue a Dentist for a Bad Root Canal?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury,Surgical Errors on April 19, 2019

Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures in the United States and millions of Americans undergo these procedures every year. Dentists are medical professionals and therefore have a duty of care to their patients to meet the standard of care for every patient’s condition. Each patient is unique, and every dental issue… read more