Category: Medical Malpractice

Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer

A recent survey revealed that many nurses in Pennsylvania are unhappy in their jobs. The Pennsylvania Association of Nurses and Allied Professionals conducted the survey and found that the top complaint in the profession is understaffing – a problem which increases caseloads for nurses and undermines patient safety. Inadequate staffing in the nursing profession isn’t […]

PA Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine recently released findings of a study that found a 200 percent increase in recurrent Clostridium difficile infections, between 2001 and 2012. Known familiarly as C. diff, the bacteria that causes intestinal illness kills at least 29,000 people per year. Doctors treat C. diff with antibiotics, […]

PA Medical Errors Lawyers

Researchers at Harvard University found that between 1992 and 2014, the number of payouts in medical malpractice cases dropped by 56 percent. But the average dollar value of payouts between 2009 and 2014 was $353,000 – about 23 percent higher than the average payout of $287,000 between 1992 and 1996. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, […]

PA Heart Surgery Injury Lawyer

“Infant heart surgery mortality rates.” Pretty serious subject matter, especially if one of those newborns is yours. It is difficult to even imagine how the families of infants with serious cardiac issues handle the strain and uncertainty. Successfully navigating that journey means finding a facility that offers quality care at a reasonable price. To help […]

PA Patient Safety Week

The National Patient Safety Foundation says that up to 440,000 medical patients die each year from “preventable medical harm,” and many others suffer serious, long-lasting consequences. In an effort to reduce deaths and other adverse patient outcomes, the NPSF launched its Patient Safety Campaign, which will ramp-up outreach efforts during its 15th annual Patient Safety […]

PA Post-partum Injury Lawyer

Childbirth subjects a mother’s body to extreme stress. Torn or stretched tissues and muscles are common, and with time, those injuries may heal without intervention. But some more severe post-partum injuries go undiagnosed or untreated, leaving new mothers in extreme pain. According to the research report, “Chronic Pain in Women: Neglect, Dismissal and Discrimination,” many […]

PA Surgery Error Injury Lawyer

Have you undergone open heart surgery in the last four years or know someone who has? Health officials have released a warning linking a life-threatening bacterial infection to a device commonly used during open heart surgeries. Patients who had valve implants or prosthetic product implants are at an especially high risk. The bacteria species is […]

PA Medical Errors Lawyers

Common sense says that someone who doesn’t do a particular activity very often, especially a complicated one, simply isn’t going to do it as well as someone who does it frequently. That holds true for professionals as well, particularly physicians. While it might be more convenient to go to a local doctor or hospital for […]

Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, any powers not enumerated to the federal government belong to the states. Sounds clear enough, but in practice, it can be quite complicated. For a physician who wants to practice medicine, federal standards govern medical training and testing, but each state has its own licensing board. This […]

PA Birth Injury Attorney

Infant mortality. There’s no way to sugarcoat such an unfortunate reality. Surprisingly, the United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates (IMR) in the developed world. Often used as a measure of overall public health, a country’s IMR is calculated as the number of deaths of infants under one year old per 1,000 […]