Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a disease can have severe consequences, from permanent injuries and disabilities to death if your condition is not diagnosed soon enough.
Unfortunately, this is one of the more common medical errors that occur in… Read More
If you have suffered an injury due to a doctor or medical professional’s negligence, you may have the option to pursue a medical malpractice claim.
However, there are several elements of a medical malpractice claim that you must be able to prove in order… Read More
A surprising study on medical malpractice was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The study, which was performed by researchers at Stanford University, analyzed several thousand medical malpractice lawsuits that resulted in money… Read More
The most recent report form the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council has revealed that some local hospitals have significantly higher than expected mortality rates.
The report determined mortality rates and readmission rates for 17 common… Read More
Three patients who underwent open-heart surgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA, have contracted a potentially deadly infection as a result of contaminated surgical devices.At this time, the hospital staff denies any medical… Read More
A study published last month in Anesthesiology medical journal revealed an alarming amount of medication errors occur quite frequently in hospital operating rooms across the nation, making drug-related mistakes a leading contributor to America’s rising… Read More
Dr. Karen Murphy – acting secretary, Department of Health
Karen Murphy is the Acting Secretary of Health in Pennsylvania. Dr. Murphy has extensive knowledge of the health care industry and is a proven executive who has demonstrated her ability to… Read More
Joan Rivers reportedly died after an “unplanned biopsy” was done during a routine throat procedure. Many newspapers are now reporting her family is planning a $100 million lawsuit over her death. Rivers died last Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in… Read More
Posted on Aug 21, 2014
A jury recently found Wilkes-Barre General Hospital owed a man's family over a million dollars because of the failures at the hospital. It appears from a news article in the TimesLeader that after Mr. Struzzzeri came out of… Read More
“New England Journal of Medicine” Says Malpractice Caps Do Not Work
The Power of the Words, “I’m Sorry”
As we’ve noted before, occasionally a doctor’s, surgeon’s, or hospital’s mistake means that a patient’s… Read More