Category: Medical Malpractice

PA Medication Mistake Lawyer

Medications are big business. The leading pharmaceutical companies rake in billions of dollars every year, with large shares of their revenue coming from their top drug brands. We’ve all seen commercials encouraging us to ask our doctors for drugs by name, and those same drugs are heavily marketed to healthcare professionals. Data compiled by the […]

PA Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Chest pain, abdominal pain, broken bones, upper respiratory infections, back pain, skin infections, foreign objects in the body, and headaches are some of the most common reasons that people seek help at an emergency room. When you are severely ill or critically injured, you expect that you will receive prompt and proper care at the […]

PA Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Going to the hospital is an unsettling experience. Everyone bustling around with a sense of urgency. Beeps and bells and doctors being paged. Depending on why you are there, the time may drag or it may fly by. Usually the best thing about the hospital is leaving. Unfortunately, thousands of open-heart surgery patients in Pennsylvania […]

PA Cancer Malpractice Lawyer

Cancer, the second most common cause of death in the United States, is a varied disease, existing in over 100 different types. The National Cancer Institute estimates that the most widespread forms in 2015 were breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, […]

PA Surgery Error Injury Lawyer

After an airplane crash, investigators search for the “black box” – the device installed on planes that can provide clues about what happened immediately preceding the crash. Now, researchers in Canada are raising the question of whether similar technology could monitor surgeries and help prevent errors. The surgical black box is the brainchild of Dr. […]

PA Medical Errors Lawyers

In Pennsylvania, when a mistake happens at a hospital or one of several other types of healthcare facilities, it must be reported to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. The Authority was established in 2002, as part of the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act, and its primary role is to reduce medical errors. […]

PA Medication Error Injury Lawyer

The doctor-patient relationship involves a significant amount of trust. Patients rely on doctors to offer sound advice, detect illnesses, and prescribe appropriate medications, as needed. But medical professionals sometimes make mistakes. Administering an incorrect dosage of medication, or the wrong medication, can have serious consequences. Patients may be sickened – or worse, suffer a fatal […]

Between politicians calling for “tort reform” and patients’ rights advocates arguing that people should be entitled to compensation and physicians held to account for medical errors, the debate over medical malpractice can get very heated. Here are some common myths about malpractice that are not borne out by actual facts. Myth: Malpractice suits are exploding. […]

Medical malpractice and the subsequent personal injury cases can occur whenever medical professionals are involved—and now, that includes ships at sea. Until a recent ruling, cruise lines had not been liable in malpractice cases where their employees had been negligent while treating patients on board the ship. Prior to this new ruling, the only way […]

Attorney Sternberg recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a hospital patient who suffered significant burns from an IV infiltration which resulting in scarring. The infiltration occurred because the nurses and hospital staff were overworked and understaffed. The nurses were also ignorant of the standard of care for how to monitor and access IV infusions. […]