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Faster Treatment of Sepsis Saves Lives, According to Study

Septic shock is a drastic bodily response to an infection that causes organ failure and death if not timely diagnosed and treated. Statistics show that one in every five cases of sepsis ends in death. There are over 1.5 million cases of sepsis per year in the United States, of which over 300,000 end in […]

4 Tips for Preventing Medication Errors

Patients put their trust in medical professionals, day in and day out. They trust that their medications are properly prescribed for their needs. Far too often, however, a patient will suffer an adverse reaction to prescribed medications. While these errors should be caught early on, it helps for a patient to double check what they’re […]

Miami Breast Cancer Patient Awarded $21.6 million in Medical Malpractice Verdict

A Miami nurse with breast cancer has been awarded 21.6 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The 47-year-old nurse has devoted her life to medical mission trips, bringing medical aid to distressed areas. What she did not know was that she herself had cancer while teaching others how to detect possible cancers within them. When […]

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed in Flesh Eating Bacteria Case

The family of an Albany man recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the emergency physicians, as well as the medical group that failed to provide him with proper medical care, resulting in his death from a flesh-eating bacteria. The man visited Holzer Clinic of Athens in April, 2016, but allegedly wasn’t properly diagnosed and […]

Alert: Leapfrog Releases 2017 Medical Mistakes Report Card

According to the Leapfrog Group, about 1,000 people die every day in the United States from preventable medical errors. That adds up to about 400,000 people a year. Plus, 10 to 20 more people suffer serious harm due to preventable medical errors. With over 45 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases, our law firm […]

The Lifelong Effects of an Amputation Injury

People that have an amputation injury can suffer effects that last their entire lives. If the amputation is necessitated because of a medical error, or is made worse because of something a medical professional failed to do, patients may be able to sue for medical malpractice. The key to winning a medical malpractice lawsuit involving […]

How Medical Malpractice Can Result in Organ Failure

Patients that are victims of medical malpractice can also end up suffering organ failure and not realize the two are related. Patients that do not receive proper treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions can end up suffering organ failure as a result. If you have received medical care for internal bleeding, Pneumothorax, ruptured […]

Survival Statute of Limitations Faces Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently heard arguments on the following question: In medical professional liability claims, when does the statute of limitations applicable to survival actions begin to run? At issue is whether the statute of limitations begins to run before or after the time of death. The case arose out of Dubose v. Quinlan, […]

Self-Driving Ambulances in Pennsylvania: Medical Innovation or Future Liability?

Soon, your rush to a Pennsylvania hospital might be driverless. Possible? Not just possible, but likely, according to a Pittsburgh expert in emergency medicine. Autonomous Ambulances: Good for Patients? As Uber tests self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, this question comes up: If self-driving cars, what about self-driving ambulances? Dr. Paul Porter, Allegheny Health Network Emergency Medicine […]

Hospital mix ups put newborns at risk

When you went to the hospital or birthing center for the delivery of your child, you were probably nervous about the well-being of your baby. The arrival of your child was a significant event, and the hospital stay likely brought joyful visitors and tender moments of bonding. However, for the staff of nurses and doctors, […]