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Do medical facilities have an obligation and duty to be proactive be protect people, especially children, while they are patients at their facilities?  One Central Pennsylvania facility south of Harrisburg may not have been meeting this obligation. The…

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Malpractice Caps Do Not Work: NEJM

Do capping an innocent person's damages work? That is an argument made by many people in the Pennsylvania Legislature, especially many representatives and senators from Central Pennsylvania. A new peer reviewed study would cast doubt on there beliefs…

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A man, David Kwiatkowski, was arrested today in Massachusetts after stealing fentanyl in syringes and then placing the syringes where they would be used on patients. More than 30 people have been infected with Hepatitis C, a disease the man carried since…

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Hospital Faulted for Pennsylvania Suicide

June 6, 2012 – Below is an article from the Harrisburg Patriot News today (June 6, 2012) discussing Holy Spirit Hospital’s role in the events leading to the suicide of a patient on April 17, 2012.  This event displays the continued importance of patient…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:25 AM EST Below is a verdict summary on a recent verdict in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania from today's Pennsylvania Law Weekly. What are your thoughts and opinions on the verdicts with regards to patient safety and compensating…

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PA Court Retains Decision On Physician Medical Malpractice Involving Patient Intercourse

Below is a link to the recent decision in  Thierfelder v. Wolfert, ____ A.2d ____, (Pa. Super. May 19, 2009). The defendant was a family doctor treating Mrs. Thierfelder for anxiety and depression. Defendant doctor had consensual sex with Mrs. Thierfelder…

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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Hospital In Carlisle Alleged SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

Three days ago, a story broke, that Carlisle Regional Medical Center (“CRMC”) had been taken to task by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The article said two deaths in the Emergency Department may be blamed on dangerous understaffing. If you or…

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