What Is Considered Medical Negligence?

When we go to the doctor, have a medical procedure done at the hospital, or have to visit the emergency room for an injury, we put our trust – and sometimes our lives – in the hands of the medical professionals who treat us. It may even seem inconceivable that they may, intentionally or not, make mistakes that can injure, or even cause death, to their patients. Even though they…Read More

Is Failure to Refer Considered Medical Malpractice?

Physicians often specialize in a specific area of medicine, studying to become knowledgeable in that area, while others become general practitioners. When a patient goes to see their regular doctor, the doctor may discover that the patient has a condition or symptom with which he or she isn’t familiar. In those cases, doctors have a responsibility to refer the patient to another doctor who may be able to provide more…Read More

What is Considered a Personal Injury in Pennsylvania?

Personal injury cases are the most common type of lawsuit filed in the U.S. every year. Generally, personal injury refers to the physical and mental injuries to a person, caused by someone else’s negligence. The injuries may be minor or they may be serious enough to cause a person’s death. When an injury like this takes place, the injured party (or surviving family) may have a personal injury case that…Read More

Is a Medical Misdiagnosis Considered Malpractice?

It isn’t surprising that a misdiagnosis – especially of a serious illness – can have devastating consequences. What may surprise you is just how often misdiagnoses happen. It’s estimated that as many as 20 percents of patients’ cases are misdiagnosed, which is more than medication errors and surgical mistakes, both of which garner much more attention. Even though misdiagnosis is more common, proving that its medical malpractice can be very…Read More

Is Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice?

When most people think about medical mistakes, they imagine a doctor giving a patient the wrong type of medication, or perhaps operating on the wrong part of the body. However, medical mistakes can occur in a variety of ways. In fact, diagnosing a patient with the wrong type of illness can also rise to the level of medical malpractice. Additionally, missing a medical problem entirely — which is sometimes referred…Read More

Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer Discusses the Top 5 Most Common Medical Mistakes

Did you know that medical mistakes are now the third leading cause of death in the United States? Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say that medical errors now claim more lives than car accidents and rank just behind heart disease and cancer as the top causes of death in the country. When you rely on a doctor to keep you safe and to take care of you when you’re at…Read More

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