Category: Medical Malpractice

Some of us can still remember the family doctor’s coming to our home with a little black bag and curing us with compassion, personal contact and concern, and probably a shot of penicillin.  Those days are long gone, with changes affecting clinical practice that include new payment and delivery approaches, electronic health records, patient portals, […]

defective knee replacement can cause more harm than good

When surgically implanted medical devices work well, they help make people’s lives better; but these devices can do serious damage when something goes wrong. Medical devices such as pacemakers, hip and knee replacements, breast implants, heart stents, transvaginal mesh, drug pumps, and metal rods that stabilize spines and broken bones can cause injuries and even […]

Hospital Injury

Unless you’re in an emergency situation, you usually have the luxury of choosing between healthcare providers in your community. What’s one of the top considerations between clinics and hospital systems? Safety. The Leapfrog Group recently released a lengthy list of report-card-style safety grades for hospitals around the country. As a Pennsylvania-based Pennlive.com feature notes, the […]

Patients’ Skepticism About Medical Treatment Is Warranted

Dr. Vinita Parkash, professor of pathology at Yale School of Medicine, recently wrote a commentary featured in WBUR-Boston’s opinion section, Cognoscenti. In the commentary, she recalls a mistake she made earlier in her career: She failed to identify cancer cells when examining a tissue sample from a 42-year-old woman. That woman later died of cancer. […]

10 Reasons Why You Might Consider Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney

People often don’t understand the importance of attorneys until they need one. Once someone is thrown into the legal system or needs compensation for a serious injury, they often realize that having a skilled, experienced legal advocate can make a significant difference in their personal lives. There are many benefits to hiring an attorney after […]

Steve Wigrizer demonstrated his trial expertise at the 2017 Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar hosted by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice on November 21, 2017 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Steve lectured and demonstrated how to handle plaintiff’s expert on direct and defendant’s expert on cross examination. Steve is a force to be reckoned during these […]

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 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 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 […]

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. […]