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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…

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  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…

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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…

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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 surgery…

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Related Links: “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…

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A pair of Democratic state legislators said today they introduced bills to create government mandated nurse-patient ratios at Pennsylvania hospitals. "Studies show that patients in hospitals with higher registered nurse staffing levels are less likely…

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new trial awarded to plaintiff for juror misconduct

In Bruckshaw Admr v The Frankfort Hospital, the Pa Supreme Ct granted a new trial where the 12th juror was replaced by an alternate without the knowledge of the court or the attorneys. Court found prejudice to the plaintiff as a matter of law. Schmidt…

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On November 14, 2012, three judges of the Superior Court issued an opinion in Sernovitz v. Dershaw, which explained that the manner in which the law banning wrongful birth and wrongful death actions were created was unconstitutional. First, before anyone…

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Will Carlisle Regional Medical Center be the focus of a major television piece on fraud?  What are your opinions of the Medical Center? Reports from various sources are that CBS does indeed have its eye on Carlisle Regional Medical Center. The network's…

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Yesterday, the Chamber of Commerce issued a report which ranked Pennsylvania's lawsuit climate as 40th in the country.  What does 40th mean?  You tell me.  The report surveyed in-house lawyers from companies who gross over $100 million a year.  So that…

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