Surgery is a critical aspect of healthcare and can save many lives. However, surgical errors are not uncommon and can result in serious injuries or even death. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), surgical errors account for approximately 20% of medical malpractice claims. This blog will discuss […]
Category: Medical Malpractice
A Medical Malpractice Lawyer Philadelphia PA Trusts Explains: Informed Consent
Health care providers are required to provide patients with the information they need to make an informed decision about their health care and to obtain permission before proceeding with medical treatments. A medical malpractice lawyer Philadelphia PA trusts at the Wieand Law Firm can investigate whether your physician obtained your informed consent and help you […]
Suing a Hospital for Medical Negligence: Everything to Know
Suing a hospital for medical negligence is something most of us have never considered. In fact, physicians and nurses are some of the most highly regarded professions in America. We trust these individuals to care for our health and safety at times of greatest need. Unfortunately, even highly trained doctors and nurses can make grave […]
$19.7 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict for Delayed Diagnosis
The delayed diagnosis of a spinal cord lesion has resulted a $19.7 million verdict for a Pennsylvania woman, according to Philadelphia delayed diagnosis lawyers. The Philadelphia jury rendered this verdict against Penn Medicine, and it is believed to be the highest medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania yet for 2022. The plaintiff in this case alleged […]
PA Supreme Court Approves Venue Restriction Amendments for Med Mal Claims
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently removed the venue restrictions for medical malpractice claims filed within the Commonwealth, according to a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer. The amendments approved on August 24th will empower plaintiffs to sue medical providers in counties that they regularly conduct business or have significant contacts. The new rule becomes effective on January […]
Are Medical Errors Considered Malpractice?
The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at the Wieand Law Firm are frequently asked to explain the difference between a medical error and medical malpractice. Many times, an injury suffered during medical treatment or a failure to aptly diagnoses and treat a condition can be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, not every error is […]
Can IVF Make Mistakes?
More than 1 in 10 women now seek fertility services, according to a Philadelphia IVF malpractice lawyer. Assistive reproductive technology involves complex technologies and have multiple procedural steps. While many patients achieve satisfactory results, in a subset of cases, significant errors occur. This article will review most common errors in fertility treatments and discuss how […]
Are Doctors Required to Carry Malpractice Insurance?
According to a personal injury lawyer Philadelphia trusts, there is no federal law that requires physicians to carry medical malpractice insurance. In fact, nearly 32 states do not require medical malpractice insurance nor do they have minimum carrying requirements. Other states either require a minimum level of insurance, or state that medical professionals must have […]
Should I Bother With a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Becoming injured after you have stayed at the hospital can be terrifying. You may not be sure if this is part of the recovery process, if your injuries or illness are normal, or if someone messed up when you were at the hospital or doctor’s office. Taking the next step and filing a medical malpractice […]
Medical Malpractice and Anesthesiology
Medical Malpractice Lawyer Medical malpractice lawyers handle anesthesia malpractice lawsuits on occasion. There are three types of anesthesia of varying intensity used for surgical procedures. General anesthesia is a combination of medications required for thousands of operations; it puts patients into a sleep-like state to eliminate pain and movement during procedures. Regional anesthesia numbs larger […]