Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury in Pennsylvania

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Medical malpractice occurs when a negligent act or omission of treatment from a hospital or doctor leads to injury or death. In Pennsylvania, injured patients can bring a lawsuit against the hospital or health care professional to obtain damages and compensation.

  • ContentWhen the Insurance Company Wants You to Attend a Medical Exam

    In many personal injury or disability cases, the Insurance Company will request that you attend a medical exam with their doctor. This is not a doctor that treats you or has a doctor-patient relationship with you. Instead, this is a one time exam. The exam is for their doctor writing a report on the cause and/or severity of your symptoms and injuries.

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  • ContentAggravation of a Previous Medical Condition in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

    Pennsylvania Law permits you to recover damages when you prove that a personal injury has worsened a previous medical condition or illness.

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  • ContentChiropractors and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

    Just as any other type of medical practitioner, when a chiropractor consults with a patient he or she is expected to make an initial determination of what might be wrong with the patient's health, then create a plan to begin the healing process. When a patient is misdiagnosed or improperly treated for their pain, they will not likely find the relief that they are looking for, and may even experience worsened conditions.

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  • ContentHow a Negligent Diagnosis Can Affect a Patient

    When a doctor makes a negligent diagnosis, the consequences for the patient can be devastating.

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  • ContentInfant Wrongful Death Due to Medical Errors

    Negligence resulting in the death of an infant at, or shortly after, birth is avoidable.

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  • Content6 Things You Should Know about Your Medical Malpractice Case

    When you or your family member have been severely injured at the hands of the medical professionals you trusted with your care, it can be difficult to even understand where to begin. You feel angry, you feel frustrated, and you want justice for the wrongs done to you. A medical malpractice case may be able to help you move forward, but it may not.

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  • ContentMedical Malpractice 101

    Doctors are a group of the most respected professionals in the United States and the world. It’s a position they deserve; the years of education and training they must go through are intense and grueling. But despite the accolades they receive -- or perhaps because of them -- it’s easy to forget that doctors and other medical professionals – are human. And humans make mistakes.

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  • ContentAbout Misdiagnosis in Medical Malpractice Cases

    When a person shows symptoms of a medical condition, such as a terminal illness or injury, they expect a doctor to be capable of providing them with the correct answers. If a doctor fails to correctly diagnose the obvious symptoms or gives an incorrect diagnosis, the patient may be a victim of medical malpractice.

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  • ContentIs Your Doctor Experienced Enough to Operate on You?

    When you need a medical operation, you will naturally have a lot of concerns and questions about your health and your recovery, but one question that may not immediately occur to you is: how experienced is your doctor at the surgery they are going to perform on you? It should, however, be among the top of the list of your questions regarding surgery.

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