Firm Blog: Medical Malpractice

  • The Failure to Diagnose Spinal Cord Abscess

    August 17, 2021

    A failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis of a medical condition can lead to catastrophic or life-threatening consequences. One commonly misdiagnosed condition includes a spinal cord abscess, which can have a serious impact on a patient’s life if not promptly identified and treated.  What is a Spinal Cord Abscess? A spinal cord abscess, also known […]

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  • Impact of Failing to Read an MRI, X-Ray, or Mammogram Correctly

    May 22, 2021

    Radiology scans are used to diagnose a wide variety of injuries and diseases, including broken bones, ligament and tendon tears, and cancer. Examples of radiology scans include MRIs, X-rays, mammograms, CAT scans, and ultrasounds. The doctors who specialize in interpreting the results of radiology scans are called radiologists, while the actual scans themselves are usually […]

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  • Common Examples of Hospital Negligence

    February 19, 2021

    Hospitals have earned the reputation of being an establishment that can help us get better. Whether a patient is admitted to the hospital for surgery, to give birth or to obtain emergency services, they go to get help – not to get hurt.  Unfortunately, hospital negligence happens all too frequently- and here, in Pennsylvania, it’s […]

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  • Why Would a Doctor Fail to Perform a Biopsy?

    December 01, 2020

    Biopsies are an essential component of correctly diagnosing and treating a condition. While they are commonly used to help diagnose cancer, they can also be used to diagnose many other medical conditions. They also can be used to examine the status of existing conditions. Below, we will take a look at the different types of […]

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  • Common Misconceptions About Prostate Cancer

    November 15, 2020

    Myth: My Chances of Getting Prostate Cancer Are Low Because No One in My Family Has It While you don’t need a direct relative to have cancer in order to be diagnosed with it yourself, your chance of developing it increases if someone in your family has the disease. The risk of developing prostate cancer […]

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  • Was My Lung Cancer Misdiagnosed?

    June 25, 2020

    Did you know that lung cancer can be misdiagnosed as acid reflux? This startling fact shows just how easy it is for doctors to miss a serious medical condition such as cancer. Below, we will take a look at what lung cancer is, how it is misdiagnosed and how an experienced medical malpractice attorney can […]

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  • Filing a Claim for Failure to Diagnose a Stroke

    June 13, 2020

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. They are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with someone suffering a stroke every 40 seconds, according to statistics. Strokes are also the leading cause of long-term disability. The long-term (and often severe) […]

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  • Can Medical Negligence Result in Cerebral Palsy?

    May 29, 2019

    Cerebral Palsy Statistics Experts estimate that over 10,000 newborns are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year. In addition, about 764,000 Americans report suffering from at least one symptom of the condition on a regular basis. Cerebral palsy can be caused by medical mistakes that occur during pregnancy or as the child is being delivered. Unfortunately, […]

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  • When Do Surgical Errors Rise to the Level of Medical Malpractice?

    May 22, 2019

    Surgical Injury Statistics Statistics indicate that over 4,000 patients undergoing surgery are injured each year. These medical mistakes can be disastrous on a patient’s health, and they are preventable in most cases. Read on to learn more about the common causes of surgical errors and what your legal rights may be if you have been […]

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  • Can Medical Negligence Result in Cerebral Palsy?

    April 26, 2019

    Experts estimate that over 10,000 newborns are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year. In addition, about 764,000 Americans report suffering from at least one symptom of the condition on a regular basis. The prevalence of this disorder is caused by medical mistakes that occur during pregnancy or as the child is being delivered. Unfortunately, the […]

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