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$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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Medical Malpractice and Opioid Crisis

Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Philadelphia The Pennsylvania Department of Health has dubbed the state’s opioid problem as “the worst public health crisis” in the state.   Affecting residents from small towns to major cities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, 78% of Pennsylvania counties had an overdose death rate higher than the national average in 2016.  In […]

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Testosterone Lawsuits Allege Heart Attack, Stroke, Blood Clot

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 […]

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