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Top 5 Most Common Medication Errors

When we put our lives into the hands of our doctors and healthcare providers, we give them our absolute trust. Sadly, many healthcare treatments can worsen your medical condition because of dangerous mistakes. Erroneous decision-making and rampant neglect have made medical errors one of the top reasons that victims die from personal injury. Healthcare providers […]

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How Long Does Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take?

Medical malpractice lawsuits arise when hospitals or medical professionals cause harm to a patient that results in injuries and damages. Common examples of medical malpractice cases include surgical errors, misdiagnosis, failure to treat, medication errors and anesthesia errors. Your insurance company may also be responsible if they delayed a claim that resulted in worsening of […]

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What Are The Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims?

Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US, according to the Journal of Patient Safety. More than 250,000 people in the United States die every year because of medical errors, according to Johns Hopkins University. Medical malpractice occurs when doctors and healthcare professionals neglect to provide adequate or appropriate treatment, or […]

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How to File a Malpractice Lawsuit?

There are few relationships more sacred than the one between a healthcare provider and a patient. While Pennsylvania law recognizes that not every undesirable outcome is due to medical negligence, a significant portion of medical malpractice claims is proven during settlement negotiations or in court.  If you believe you have grounds for a medical malpractice […]

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What to Do if a Surgeon Makes a Mistake?

Becoming a surgeon requires nearly a decade of college, medical school, internship, residency, and specialized training. As a result, they are some of the best-trained professionals in any industry. This does not, however, mean that they are incapable of making medical errors. On the contrary: surgical errors are a common occurrence. If your doctor made […]

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Medical Malpractice Statistics 2022

What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a medical or healthcare professional deviates from the professional standards of care, resulting in injury or harm to the patient.  When someone sees a doctor, they have the right to be treated with care and diligence.  If you have been injured due to the negligent acts or […]

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What are the Chances of Winning a Wrongful Death Suit?

A wrongful death is a legal action against a person who may be held liable for the death of another person.  The death must have occurred as a direct result of the negligence, misconduct, or neglect of the other party. Pennsylvania law allows for the surviving family members of a loved one to file a […]

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What is the Pennsylvania medical malpractice statute of limitations?

Medical malpractice cases occur when medical professionals deviate from the professional standard of care in providing medical treatment and therefore cause injury to a patient. Every state in the United States has specific laws and procedures for filing civil lawsuits.  In particular, every state has a limitations deadline for when a suit can be filed.  […]

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What is a Wrongful Death case?

If you suffer the loss of a loved one due to a negligent or violent act of another, your family should not have to suffer financially. While no amount of compensation can undo a tragedy, if certain conditions are met, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages for their death. This […]

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How long do I have to file a personal injury case?

Most people do not realize that in Pennsylvania, you generally only have two years to file a personal injury case.  See 42 Pa. C.S. § 5524(2). This deadline is called the ‘statute of limitations.’ Statutes of limitation vary from state to state and even from one type of case to another. This two-year statute of […]

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