Category: Medical Malpractice

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 […]

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, […]