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Medical Malpractice and Opioid Crisis

Best 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.  […]

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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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Defective Vaginal Mesh Leads to Personal Injury Lawsuit in Philadelphia

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 […]

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5 Common Birth Injuries Caused by 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 […]

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Does it Matter if My Doctor is Not Board Certified?

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 […]

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Can I Sue My Dentist for Pulling the Wrong Tooth?

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, […]

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

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 […]

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Is it Safe for My Child to Have General Anesthesia?

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 […]

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

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 […]

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