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Blog: Medical Malpractice

  • Long-Term Side Effects of Forceps Delivery

    August 19, 2022

    Unfortunately, some infant deliveries experience complications or difficulties that require the use of delivery-assisting tools such as forceps. While forceps can ensure successful delivery, improper use can also cause permanent damage to a baby. Negligent use of forceps that lead to injuries to a child can give rise to a medical malpractice claim against the […]

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  • How to Gather Evidence for Your Medical Malpractice Claim

    April 20, 2022

    If you have been the victim of negligent care rendered by a medical professional, you may be entitled to pursue a medical malpractice claim. A successful claim will require extensive evidence to prove how your provider’s care was negligent and how it caused you to suffer injury or harm. Below is some important information about […]

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  • Delays in Medical Treatment: When Is It an Actionable Case?

    April 09, 2022

    When a doctor or other medical provider chooses to delay treating a patient, that patient may suffer injury or other physical harm as a result. However, not every delay in medical treatment constitutes medical malpractice practice.  Causes of Delayed Treatment One of the primary causes of delayed treatment is medical providers not knowing the patient’s […]

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  • Why Do Surgical Errors Occur?

    April 02, 2022

    Errors can occur during surgery for a wide variety of reasons, often due to mistakes or carelessness by one or more members of the surgical team either prior to the surgery or during the procedure itself.  What is a Surgical Error? A surgical error can be broadly defined as any mistake during a surgical procedure […]

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  • Why Holidays in the Hospital Put You At Risk of Misdiagnosis

    December 12, 2021

    Unfortunately, the rate of medical errors and incidents of medical malpractice tend to go up over the holiday season, especially around the holidays themselves. If you find yourself in the hospital or needing medical treatment over the holidays, you should understand why spending the holidays in the hospital is extra risky, as well as what […]

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  • Common Chest Pains You Might Mistake for a Heart Attack

    October 01, 2021

    One of the telltale signs of a heart attack is chest pain. While a heart attack normally causes severe chest pain, there are many other potential causes of chest pain. However, if you experience significant chest pain, you should seek immediate medical attention.  If you experience chest pain that is diagnosed as another condition but […]

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  • One of the Largest Respiratory Machine Manufacturers Recalls Products

    August 11, 2021

    One of the world’s largest manufacturers of respiratory assistance devices has recently announced a recall of many of its models of CPAPs, BiPAPs, and ventilators due to a defect that may cause serious injury or death for users. However, many people who rely on these recalled products for improved quality of life or even to […]

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  • Medical Malpractice Claim Requirements

    April 20, 2021

    Medical malpractice is an unfortunately all-too-common occurrence in our healthcare system. But it is important for people to remember that not every adverse or unsuccessful outcome of medical treatment means that malpractice has occurred. Instead, the law only recognizes that medical malpractice occurs under certain circumstances. What is Medical Malpractice? Under Pennsylvania law, medical malpractice […]

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  • Can I File a Lawsuit for Medication Errors?

    February 27, 2021

    While you might not think that a medication error is the most serious form of medical malpractice, they’re actually one of the most egregious, especially since they are often the most preventable.  When a doctor prescribes you a medication, you trust that they have done their due diligence and prescribed you a medication that will […]

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  • 8 Anesthesia Errors That Can Be Considered Medical Malpractice

    February 23, 2021

    What is an Anesthesia Error? Anesthesia errors occur when a mistake is made prior to, during or after the patient is administered the drug. Here are the most common types of anesthesia errors: Delayed delivery of anesthesia Failure to monitor the patient’s vitals Dosage errors Faulty equipment Prolonged sedation Failure to respond to anesthesia complications […]

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