Veronica richards named avvo medical malpractice clients choice award for 2015

Richards & Richards, Attorneys at Law, is proud to announce that partner, nurse practitioner, and attorney Veronica Richards has been presented with the 2015 AVVO Medical Malpractice Clients’ Choice Award. AVVO is an online legal forum and directory that provides listings and reviews from previous clients about legal professionals throughout the United States. The AVVO […]

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Study examines whether military air evacuation exacerbates tbis

Thanks to the efforts of researchers, we continue to learn more about traumatic brain injuries, including some of the causes of this devastating condition and some of the viable treatment options. In fact, a group of researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine recently completed a study that could have a profound impact […]

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why does the military facilitate doctor patient sit downs after mishaps

In the past, our blog has discussed how many hospital systems have introduced programs enabling patients and physicians to sit down and talk in a constructive atmosphere in the wake of a serious medical mistake, and how the majority of states, including Pennsylvania, have now passed so-called “doctor apology” laws. Interestingly enough, this push toward […]

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study c sections rates too high at many us hospitals

As much as expecting parents want to plan every detail when it comes to the impending birth of their child, the simple fact is that there is much that is simply beyond their control. Indeed, a mother may go into labor several weeks earlier or later than expected, or may even end up delivering the […]

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Why medical professionals must take fainting episodes seriously

Thanks to television and movies, many people believe that the act of fainting is nothing too serious and, if anything, an experience to share a laugh over once the person has recovered. While it’s true that many fainting episodes ultimately prove to be harmless, experts warn that medical professionals must not be too dismissive of […]

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Report highlights growing problem of diagnostic errors

A recently released report by the Institute of Medicine, a division of the┬áNational Academy of Science, indicates that while many of the patient safety initiatives undertaken here in the U.S. focus on issues like surgical errors, medication mistakes and other types of harm in hospital settings, there is at least one major medical danger that […]

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Have researchers developed a dialysis like machine to treat sepsis

Every year, millions of people around the world will fight an ultimately losing battle with sepsis. Indeed, statistics from the Mayo Clinic show that there are anywhere from 200,000 to three million cases of this condition here in the U.S. every year. While the unfortunate reality is that modern medicine has yet to devise a […]

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Questions arise over lack of transparency in upmc mold cases

Last week, our blog discussed how recent reports have outlined how two patients who underwent heart transplant procedures at UPMC Presbyterian hospital died last October and this past June after contracting a fungal infection in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit. As shocking as this was, we also discussed how these same reports revealed that a […]

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Medical facility testing new approach to duodenoscope sterilization

Over the last year, our blog has been closely following the patient safety threat posed by contaminated duodenoscopes, which are essentially specialized endoscopes placed down the throats of patients and used to treat a variety of digestive system disorders. To recap, the problem with duodenoscopes is their design is such that biological material can remain […]

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hospital negligence mold may have caused deaths at presby

Medical malpractice and wrongful death cases caused by hospital negligence can happen in all sorts of ways. Whether it is Legionnaire’s Disease believed to be caused by drinking water, or a serial infector like David Kwiatkowski who swaps out fentanyl with saline to get high, cases of negligence in the medical community are widespread. One […]

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