Category: Medical Malpractice

Why Patients and Healthcare Workers Face Infection Risks in Medical Facilities

It turns out that the transfer of some healthcare-associated infections (HAI) may stem not from the atmosphere or surfaces of a hospital, long-term acute care facility, or inpatient rehab center, but from the actions of staff members. In other words, germs are hitching a ride on the very people who are trying to prevent them […]

Understaffing in Nursing Homes Is a Major Problem in the U.S.

It’s not uncommon to hear concerns from loved ones of the 1.4 million individuals who have been moved to American nursing homes. Among the most frequent complaint is a lack of skilled professionals available when residents require assistance. Now, concerned family members’ voices are being vindicated by statistics uncovering staffing inefficiencies at skilled care facilities […]

Does FDA Approval Really Mean a Medical Device Is Safe?

If you exhibit skepticism when you see the latest, greatest medical discoveries that have received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, you’re not alone. Many people are beginning to wonder whether the medical devices and products marketed to physicians and consumers might actually fall far short of their touted attributes. A recent opinion piece from […]

Patient Safety Organization Lists Diagnostic Errors as Top Concern

ECRI Institute, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization that focuses on safety and quality in medical patient care, lists diagnostic error as its top concern for patient safety in 2018. The Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations 2018 is based on reported incidents, member requests for information, and input from experts. But, the report notes, […]

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. […]

A Mother's Story Highlights Importance of Transparency in Healthcare

Leilani Schweitzer is a patient liaison for Stanford University Hospital. It’s a job she acquired after her 20-month-old son died at the hospital, due to a medical error. Schweitzer’s son first fell ill in their hometown of Reno, Nev., where he was misdiagnosed as having the flu. When his condition didn’t improve, he was taken […]

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 […]

Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Fatalities

When hospitals need to deliver medicine rapidly to a seriously ill patient, they may use a central line – a tube inserted into the heart. The medicine moves through the tube, and the heart pumps it throughout the body. This procedure can save lives, but it can also cause a central line infection, which in […]

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 […]

PA Postpartum Malpractice Lawyer

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among affluent nations. Every year, about 50,000 women suffer from severe complications of pregnancy, and about 700 women die from complications. A new study has revealed one of the possible reasons for the high maternal mortality rate: Nurses may be unaware of the dangers mothers face […]