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WellSpan York Hospital Failed to Comply with State Law in Reporting Patient Who Died in August

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… Read More

Informed Consent in the Context of Medical Malpractice Cases

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… Read More

Why Medication Errors Happen and How to Avoid Them

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… Read More

Child Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania

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… Read More

Medical Malpractice Laws in Pennsylvania

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… Read More

Elements of a Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice Claim

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

Components of a Medical Malpractice Case

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

Medical Malpractice Study Reveals Details About Physicians Likely to Draw Claims

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

Local Hospitals Found to Register Higher Mortality Rates

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

Potentially Deadly Infections Linked to Surgical Device

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