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How to Find Complaints Against a Doctor or Hospital

The Importance of Researching Doctors When you are looking to be seen by a medical professional, you naturally go online and do a bit of research. Whether you need a diagnosis, second opinion, treatment plan, medication management, therapy, yearly preventative care appointment, or a simple medical consultation, you want to find doctors and medical facilities that are known for professionalism…
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Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania Years After Treatment?

Medical malpractice cases are considered to be civil cases, which means they are under a strict deadline known as the statute of limitations. This means that a victim of medical malpractice must file a lawsuit within a specific time frame in order to have their case considered valid. Specifically for injuries caused by negligence from a medical professional, the general…
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Children Hospitalized for Common Medication Errors in Pittsburgh, PA

The most vulnerable hospital patient is a child. Patients in hospitals are trusting and vulnerable all at the same time. As a child, you are taught that doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are here to help us get healthy or recover from injuries. We are also taught that these medical professionals have our best interest in mind when treating…
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Misdiagnosis Leads to Death Every 9 Minutes

A new statistic has been released that shows every nine minutes a person in a hospital across the United States dies due to a delayed or an incorrect medical diagnosis. Diagnosing an injury or illness is very difficult, even with today’s technology, research, training and education of the medical professionals handling your situation. If you believe that your doctor has…
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Emergencies & Medical Malpractice FAQ

Any medical assistance in an emergency situation is usually welcomed. As far as liability is concerned, there is generally a high bar set for legal action against first responders in an emergency context. However, that high bar to legal action does not completely absolve first responders from all responsibility in Pennsylvania. In the law’s eyes, a medical malpractice injury that…
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I Was Falsely Diagnosed With Cancer — Can I Sue?

All too often you hear stories of patients who have been misdiagnosed as not having cancer when in reality they do. The doctor or medical professional may miss signs or thinks the symptoms are related to something else. It is an all too common occurrence that leads to many cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits. Along the same lines, there are also many…
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Beaver County Suit Claims Opioid-Related Industries Lied About Drugs’ Addictive Qualities

Today’s health care standards and health-related technological advances make this generation potentially the most health-care conscious generation in history. While our society experiences this unprecedented level of health care success, doctors, surgeons and drug companies are not infallible. When a hospital, doctor, pharmaceutical company or other health care professional injures a patient through either negligence or omission, the patient can…
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$10M Medical Malpractice Verdict Awarded for Clinic’s Misdiagnosis

A Luzerne County jury recently awarded a patient $10M as compensation for a medical misdiagnosis that caused a delay in treatment and care. The patient accused a medical clinic and its doctors of malpractice in failing to diagnose his infected cyst in a timely manner. In 2013, the patient visited the medical clinic, where he was diagnosed with hemorrhoids and…
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