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Blog: Medical Malpractice

  • What Does Informed Consent Have to Do with Medical Malpractice?

    January 25, 2018

    When undergoing any medical procedure or visiting with a doctor to receive a diagnosis, you will probably be given a variety of paperwork to fill out. Doctors have to inform patients appropriately about the risks assessed with any medical treatment or procedure. For both legal and medical purposes, this is known as informed consent. If […]

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  • Liability for Birth Injuries to Babies

    January 18, 2018

    What happens if your baby sustains birth injuries during labor and delivery? Can anyone be held responsible? Having a child should be an exciting and safe experience, but unfortunately, questions of liability can arise if your child has sustained severe injuries because of a medical professional leading up to the birth or in the labor […]

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  • Can Emergency Medical Treatment Lead to Medical Malpractice?

    January 11, 2018

    Any situation in which a doctor owes you a duty of care and breaches that duty of care in the diagnosis, treatment or lack of treatment to you, could lead to medical malpractice. During emergency situations, it’s important to realize that there are particular rules that apply that are not the same as other medical […]

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  • What You Need to Know About Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases

    January 04, 2018

    Have you been injured because of a doctor’s negligence or reckless behavior during a procedure or in diagnosis and treatment? If so, you may be entitled to pursue a medical malpractice claim. You might think that the facts of your case are obvious or that your injuries and damages speak for themselves. However, any case […]

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  • Medical Malpractice & Surgical Robots

    December 27, 2017

    The use of robots in surgery has been heralded as a breakthrough that allows for more precise and less invasive surgical work, allowing patients to heal faster and reducing the risk of infection. However, when robots have hidden defects in their design or manufacture, serious injuries can result even when the medical team performs the […]

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  • What to Do If You’re a Victim of a Medical Error

    December 21, 2017

    In a 2016 study of medical error rates in the United States, researchers at Johns Hopkins University concluded that medical errors are the country’s third leading cause of death. Approximately 80,000 to 160,000 people are negatively affected by medical errors each year, according to the researchers. While not all medical errors rise to the level […]

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  • Lawsuits for Brain Surgery Malpractice in PA

    December 19, 2017

    Brain surgery, also known as “neurosurgery,” encompasses a wide range of procedures used to treat conditions in the brain, skull, and spine. Medical professionals who specialize in neurosurgery devote their lives to refining their skills in this highly precise field—and when a mistake occurs, serious injuries can result. All neurosurgery carries risks, which experienced physicians […]

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  • Changes to Informed Consent in Pennsylvania

    December 13, 2017

    For many years, Pennsylvania medical practices have relied on their staff to provide paperwork to patients and help them understand it. One of the items typically included in this paperwork is an “informed consent” form, outlining the potential risks of the procedure so the patient can understand them. Recently, however, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled […]

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  • Anesthesia errors: Can you be “put to sleep” for too long?

    December 05, 2017

    Having to undergo surgery can be a scary situation to be in. In the end though, surgeries are meant to heal and help and should not come with any added burdens. Unfortunately, a lot of surgeries require some form of anesthesia and with that comes a risk. All too often you hear or read stories […]

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  • Medical Malpractice Basics

    November 30, 2017

    Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured due to a doctor’s negligence. Medical malpractice can happen when your trusted medical professional fails to properly diagnose your condition, improperly treats your condition or fails to warn you about the known risks of treatment. A doctor must always gain the patient’s informed consent before going through […]

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