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Category: Medical Malpractice

Testosterone Lawsuits Allege Heart Attack, Stroke, Blood Clot

Posted January 12, 2017 | Medical Malpractice

Millions of men in the United States are affected by low testosterone (“low T”) which is associated with effects such as erectile dysfunction, weight gain, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbances, and even anemia (too few red blood cells). Testosterone-boosting medications have been marketed by drug companies as a remedy for these ailments. However, testosterone replacement therapy… read more

What Are the Leading Causes of Death in PA?

Posted January 15, 2016 | Medical Malpractice

In 2013, the leading causes of death in the United States were heart disease (611,105 fatalities), cancer (584,881 fatalities), and medical malpractice (about 440,000 fatalities).  But does Pennsylvania follow the same trends?   

Defective Vaginal Mesh Leads to Personal Injury Lawsuit in Philadelphia

Posted January 4, 2016 | Medical Malpractice

Earlier this month, jury selection began in the trial for a pelvic mesh injury lawsuit filed by plaintiff Patricia Hammons. The suit, which will be argued in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, was filed by Hammons in 2013 after a now-discontinued defective medical product called Prolift failed to work as designed and marketed. Parts… read more

5 Common Birth Injuries Caused by Malpractice

Posted November 29, 2015 | Birth Injury,Medical Malpractice

Malpractice occurs when a patient is injured or killed because a doctor fails to take the normal precautions that another doctor would take under the same set of circumstances. Malpractice can occur during all sorts of medical procedures, ranging from complex brain surgery to basic physical exams, and can be committed by all different types… read more

Does it Matter if My Doctor is Not Board Certified?

Posted October 27, 2015 | Medical Malpractice

All doctors must be licensed in order to practice medicine. However, medical licensure is not the same as board certification, which is a separate and voluntary professional standard. That means it is possible for a legally practicing, fully licensed doctor to lack board certification. But what does that mean for the plaintiff in a medical… read more

Can I Sue My Dentist for Pulling the Wrong Tooth?

Posted October 1, 2015 | Medical Malpractice

The National Practitioner Data Bank, which was created by Congress to track information about malpractice claims, reports that there are about 8,500 dental malpractice lawsuits every year. Among the many different medical mistakes that are made by careless dentists, one of the most common is wrong-site tooth extraction. If your dentist pulled the wrong tooth,… read more

My Doctor Failed to Diagnose My Cancer, What Are My Options?

Posted September 30, 2015 | Medical Malpractice

Cancer is extremely common in the United States. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 1,658,370 new cases will be diagnosed in 2015, or about 4,543 new cases each day. Yet despite this enormous number of diagnoses, even more cases will go undiagnosed – even after being examined by a doctor, dentist, or dermatologist. If… read more

Is it Safe for My Child to Have General Anesthesia?

Posted September 10, 2015 | Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury

Human teeth are incredibly sensitive.  Without the use of numbing agents like Novocain, even minor dental work would be excruciating.  But for major procedures, like having wisdom teeth pulled, local anesthetic isn’t always sufficient.  In these cases, the dentist might have to use a general anesthetic to render the patient completely unconscious.  General anesthesia has… read more

What was the Cause of Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy?

Posted August 26, 2015 | Birth Injury,Medical Malpractice

Cerebral Palsy is among the most common causes of chronic disability in children. It is a disorder that impairs control of body movement. Its symptoms often include reduced muscle coordination, spastic or exaggerated type movements, muscle stiffness and gait/balance issues. Although cerebral palsy affects a person’s muscle movement, it isn’t caused by problems in the muscles or nerves.  It is… read more

How Often Do Doctors Make Mistakes?

Posted August 7, 2015 | Medical Malpractice

Phobias about hospitals, doctors, and dentists are common – but then again, so are serious medical mistakes.  While most medical professionals do everything in their power to provide their patients with precise and skillful care, the alarming reality is that hundreds of thousands of people are injured or wrongfully killed every year because of doctor… read more