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Medical Malpractice

Schmidt Kramer partner Scott Cooper participated in a medical liability panel at the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society annual meeting on Friday. The panel was composed of Widener University Commonwealth law school students and medical students from the Penn State College of Medicine. They debated the potential implications of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision about changing venue […]

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In August, WellSpan York Hospital did not report a patient’s death within 24 hours of it happening, which is a violation of Pennsylvania’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act. The patient care inspection report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health says no one helped the patient for more than an hour. The patient […]

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Informed Consent in the Context of Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on January 22, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

Before treatment is provided, medical professionals are required to give the patient information regarding the treatment’s risks. If a medical professional failed to obtain your informed consent before providing treatment that caused you harm, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. Our Harrisburg medical malpractice lawyers go over the basics of informed consent in […]

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Why Medication Errors Happen and How to Avoid Them

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on August 06, 2018 in Medical Malpractice

Many people take medications for ongoing medical conditions as well as to treat one-time events. These medications are intended to help the patient manage the condition. However, medication errors can occur that cause greater harm to the patient. A medication error can be a devastating experience, especially when you are on different types of medication […]

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Child Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on May 15, 2018 in Medical Malpractice

Parents are careful about the people that they allow access to their children, including doctors, nurses, counselors and other health care providers. When a health care provider’s mistake causes injury to a child patient, the child’s parents may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the health care provider. If you believe that […]

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Medical Malpractice Laws in Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on November 17, 2017 in Medical Malpractice

When patients are receiving medical treatment, they expect to be treated with the proper care. In most cases, they do receive quality care. However, in some instances, patients may be hurt because of mistakes or careless acts by medical professionals. If you believe a medical professional harmed you while you were receiving treatment, contact a […]

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Elements of a Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice Claim

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on June 30, 2017 in Medical Malpractice

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 hospitals and health care facilities across the nation, often involving life-threatening conditions like cancer, heart attack, […]

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Components of a Medical Malpractice Case

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on March 31, 2017 in Medical Malpractice

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 to file a claim against a medical practitioner. An experienced medical […]

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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 being paid to the individual who filed the lawsuit. The study looked at paid lawsuits that were filed over […]

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Local Hospitals Found to Register Higher Mortality Rates

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on December 16, 2015 in Medical Malpractice

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 conditions that lead to hospitalization in Pennsylvania. Some of the medical conditions or procedures include heart attack, pneumonia, and […]

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