Category: Medical Malpractice

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

Can You Sue a Doctor for Bad Surgery?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury,Surgical Errors on April 17, 2019

Countless Americans undergo surgical procedures every year. Some of these procedures are to correct serious health problems, such as trauma surgery to remove a bullet from a gunshot victim or extract a tumor. Other surgical procedures are voluntary for cosmetic reasons, such as rhinoplasty and “tummy tuck” procedures. Regardless of why a patient undergoes surgery,… read more

Can I Sue My Orthodontist for Malpractice?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 12, 2019

Orthodontists are medical professionals and therefore professionally obligated to meet the standard of care for every patient treated in their facilities. You may wonder whether you have grounds for a lawsuit against an orthodontist if you are dissatisfied with his or her work on your teeth, but you may only take legal action if the… read more

Can I Sue My Chiropractor?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on March 26, 2019

Chiropractic medicine helps many people address issues they feel traditional medicine has not successfully solved. However, when something goes wrong at a traditional physician’s office, the patient has the option to sue. Does that same right exist when it comes to mistakes during chiropractic care? Can You Sue a Chiropractor for Malpractice? Like other medical… read more

Can You Sue Kaiser Permanente?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on March 12, 2019

Kaiser Permanente is one of the United States’ largest not-for-profit health plans, comprising dozens of hospitals and millions of members. For the most part, medical personnel across the country provide care at or exceeding the standard of care expected by their patients, but when patients suffer injury as the result of substandard care, they may… read more