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Blog Posts in 2017

  • FDA Sends Warning Letters to 14 Companies That Sold Illegal Cancer Treatments

    On April 25, 2017, the Federal Drug Administration announced they had posted warning letters to 14 U.S.-based companies selling products that falsely claimed could cure, prevent, treat, or diagnose cancer. The FDA explains that despite their marketing claims, these products are not approved by the FDA and could be dangerous to consumers. Director of the Office of Enforcement & Import Operations, ...
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  • What Is Erb's Palsy and Is It Caused by Medical Mistakes?

    Birth Injury Lawyer in Pittsburgh – (888) 353-7088 A negligent doctor that tugs on a child’s arm during birth can inflict Erb’s palsy, a permanent form of nerve damage that may cripple the arm entirely. At Matzus Law LLC, we are tireless advocates for the rights of parents whose children have been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy caused by medical negligence. We are ready to fight for you and your child ...
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  • What Is Cerebral Palsy and Is It Caused by Medical Mistakes?

    Was your child born with Cerebral palsy? Call a Pittsburgh birth injury lawyer – (888) 353-7088 Cerebral palsy – sometimes abbreviated to CP in medical documents – is the deformity or weakening of a child’s muscles and motor control caused by brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth. CP is often considered one of the worst forms of birth injuries , as it is currently incurable and is ...
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  • Falling Objects in Construction Zones

    There is a reason why hard hats are required in construction zones – falling objects are a constant hazard. Even when safety regulations are in place, mistakes are made and large, heavy objects can come crashing down. So what can you do if you are a construction worker who has suffered serious injury due to a falling object? Matzus Law LLC is ready to help you file a claim in order to recover fair ...
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  • Construction Accidents & Independent Contractors

    Construction zones are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the world. Even when safety precautions and regulations are in place, serious construction accidents happen. Injured workers deserve to be compensated for these accidents – but when you are an independent contractor, who pays for your injuries? Matzus Law LLC is here with answers. Workers’ Compensation In some cases, independent ...
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  • Emergency Room Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Stroke

    Oftentimes, patients present to the Emergency Room with multiple complaints that can give rise to different potential diagnoses. For example, the patient may present to the Emergency Room with primary cardiac symptoms, but also complain of arm and hand numbness. In addition to including a cardiac problem (myocardial infarction or heart attack ) as part of the initial differential diagnosis, an ...
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  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of Spinal Epidural Abscess

    Overview A spinal epidural abscess can threaten the spinal cord or cauda equina by compressing the spinal cord or surrounding nerves and also by vascular compromise. If untreated, an evolving infection in the spinal epidural space can compress or impinge on the spinal cord, producing sensory dysfunction, motor dysfunction and ultimately progress to paralysis or death. Early recognition of this ...
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