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  • Meningits Decreases After Vaccine

    March 22, 2017

    Meningitis Decreases After Vaccine According to researchers in Pittsburgh, the rate of pneumococcal meningitis in the U.S. dropped significantly after the introduction of a vaccine against seven strains of Streptococcus pneumonia.   The researchers reported in the Jan. 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. On the other hand, the researchers noted a significant, […]

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  • Choline Found To Be An Essential Prenatal Nutrient

    March 22, 2017

    Choline found to be an essential prenatal nutrient A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a choline-deficient diet is associated with increased risk for heart defects during prenatal development.  Ninety percent of Americans fail to get adequate choline. Now it is confirmed that pregnant women should consume enough choline during […]

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  • Gallbladder Surgery Malpractice Patient Recovers Confidential Settlement

    March 22, 2017

    Gall Bladder surgery malpractice: patient recovers confidential settlement In a recent medical malpractice case, the patient obtained a settlement against the gallbladder surgeon; the settlement amount is confidential between the parties.  The patient sued the surgeon for negligence during removal of the plaintiff’s gallbladder. The 59-year-old patient went to the surgeon complaining of abdominal pain […]

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  • Birth Injury – You The Parent Can Sue For Emotional Distress And Trauma

    March 22, 2017

    Birth Injury – You the Parent Can Sue for Emotional Distress and Trauma If your child suffered birth injuries or damages during the pregnancy, Pennsylvania allows parents to recover damages for their own emotional distress, upset and trauma.  Berger & Lagnese, LLC helps you find out if this law applies to your case. Here are […]

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  • Improperly Sterilized Equipment At Upmc Northwest

    March 22, 2017

    Improperly Sterilized Equipment at UPMC Northwest According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, more than 140 patients who had surgery at UPMC Northwest in Venango County between January and July this year may have been exposed to potentially life-threatening illnesses such as HIV or Hepatitis.The problem is being attributed to surgical equipment that was not properly […]

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  • Zimmer Durom Hip Replacement

    March 22, 2017

    Zimmer Durom Hip Replacement The New York Times recently reported that Zimmer Holdings the largest manufacturer of surgical devices in the United States stopped sales of the Zimmer Durom hip replacement cap. Zimmer stopped sales because orthopedic surgeons who had implanted the cap in patients were finding that the cap was failing and causing patient […]

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  • Carpal Tunnel Can Be The Result Of Work

    March 22, 2017

    Carpal Tunnel Can Be the Result of Work Many people have jobs that require repetitive use of the finger and hands which can cause the pain and numbness from carpal tunnel syndrome. factory workers, assembly line workers and even people who use computers can develop the painful symptoms.  The surgery to correct carpal tunnel syndrome is a […]

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  • Three Patients Die From Mold Infection At Upmc Hospital

    March 22, 2017

    Mold Infection at UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh PA Kills Three Patients Three patients at UPMC Montefiore in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have now died from a mold infection.  UPMC Montefiore is next to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. The first two patients who died were heart transplant patients.  UPMC has shut down its cardiothoracic unit at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital […]

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  • Pa Law To Ban Mandatory Overtime At Hospitals

    March 22, 2017

    PA Law to Ban Mandatory Overtime at Hospitals The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has signed into law a bill that will prohibit health care facilities from requiring mandatory overtime of staff.  The law is set to take effect in July 2009. It will protect nurses, technicians, technologists, certified nursing assistants and […]

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  • Certificate Of Merit Rule Change

    March 22, 2017

    Certificate of Merit Rule Change Pennsylvania’s Certificate of Merit Rules have changed for medical malpractice cases.  Several years ago, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania adopted rules requiring lawyers to file a certificate of merit when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.  Those rules enabled a defendant, such as a doctor or hospital, to obtain a judgment […]

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