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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Did your flu shot make you sick

With the approaching of flu season again, more and more people are going to be receiving flu shots. Almost everyone is encouraged to get a flu vaccination in order to prevent the spread of the influenza virus with very limited exceptions such as infants and those with serious allergies to flu vaccine. One reason many […]

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Medical mistakes mount in hospitals during the summer months

Going to the hospital during the summer months may be a bad idea as medical errors increase starting in June and ending in September. If you are planning an elective procedure, choose a time other than the summer. What makes summer the most dangerous time for you to be hospitalized? Human errors rise in the […]

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Medical malpractice cases are helping improve patient safety

There is reason to be optimistic in the field of medical malpractice. Check out this article in the Wall Street Journal, highlighting the fact that insurers and medical specialty groups are reviewing thousands of medical malpractice lawsuits that have either been tried or settled. One of the reasons for the review is to identify issues […]

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