Category: Medical Malpractice

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 Medical Diagnostic Error Attorney

In October 2015, a jury awarded $2.2 million to a Pennsylvania man in a medical malpractice case. During the trial, a surgeon testified that had the plaintiff’s spinal fracture been properly diagnosed the man would be able to walk. Instead, the fracture was overlooked, and the injury caused permanent paralysis. That case is an extreme […]

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. […]

Comedy fans worldwide – including our firm's esteemed Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers – were saddened to learn earlier this month of the death of comedienne Joan Rivers during an elected endoscopic throat procedure in New York City.

Steven G. Wigrizer, a partner at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C., reached a settlement in a wrongful death and survival action against a methadone clinic. Partner Wigrizer served as the attorney for the Estate of a client who passed away as the result of a methadone overdose and a failure to provide proper […]