Firm Blog: Medical Malpractice

  • Can Misdiagnosis Create a Medical Malpractice Claim in Pennsylvania?

    April 19, 2019

    According to research conducted by the Mayo Clinic in 2017, more than 20 percent of patients who sought a second opinion regarding a diagnosis at the Clinic had been misdiagnosed – meaning that the condition they were told they had was incorrect. That same research found that only 12 percent of those seeking a second […]

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  • Types Of Medical Diagnostic Errors

    February 25, 2019

    Medical diagnostics errors occur more frequently than one would think. In a 2015 study published by the National Academy of Medicine, it was reported that most people will receive an incorrect or delayed diagnosis in their lifetimes, which can sometimes have serious consequences. Moreover, the National Academy of Medicine reported that approximately 12 million people, […]

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  • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis More Common Than Many Expect

    February 21, 2019

    Cancer is a silent killer; a genetic mutation that occurs in the cells of our own bodies that can end up becoming a widespread disease that overtakes healthy cells and cause death. Cancer symptoms can manifest in a variety of ways and may cause symptoms that are seemingly unrelated to cancer, leading patients and doctors […]

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  • Exploring a Delayed Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer

    January 29, 2019

    Cervical cancer is a form of cancer that affects the cervix, which is located at the lower part of the uterus and connects to the vagina. The most common cause of cervical cancer is the human papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV is transmitted with skin-to-skin sexual contact. It is a virus that can be carried by […]

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  • Determining Liability for Prescription Drug Injuries in Pennsylvania

    November 06, 2018

    Many people across the country wake up in the morning, grab a glass of water, and swallow a few prescription pills to start the day. These medications are typically prescribed by doctors and put together by pharmacists — all in an effort to treat a person’s condition or improve their health. You, as a patient, […]

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  • Misdiagnosis Leads to Death Every 9 Minutes

    September 19, 2018

    There is an alarming statistic out there that estimates some 80,000 deaths in hospitals across the country each year are attributed to delayed or inaccurate diagnoses. In response to this statistic, a coalition comprised of more than 40 patient advocacy and healthcare organizations was formed in an effort to improve how diagnoses are handled. The […]

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  • Failure to Perform Cancer Screenings

    June 26, 2018

    Not much is more important than your health. Making sure your body is as healthy as your mind will only make life easier and more enjoyable. Not to mention, a healthy body will lend a hand in living a long and fulfilling life. While many people make it a point to see a dentist every […]

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  • Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer

    June 21, 2018

    According to the National Cancer Institute, there exist more than 100 types of cancer in the world today. Cancer, which is a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body, can target any person, at any age, at any time. It is scary to think about, especially when […]

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  • PA Supreme Court to Reexamine Evidence in Medical Malpractice Case

    March 28, 2018

    The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has decided to reexamine one case’s acceptance of evidence in a recent medical malpractice lawsuit. The original case alleged that a doctor was negligent during the victim’s hysterectomy and that he accidentally severed her bowel during the surgery in 2013. At trial, the judge allowed the defense to explain to […]

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  • Signs of Colon Cancer You Should Not Ignore

    January 23, 2018

    According to the American Cancer Society, it can be very difficult to treat colon cancer if it spreads to nearby areas, therefore it’s important to recognize early signs and symptoms of colon cancer. Constipation.  It’s an important sign of colon cancer in the colon.  Medical literature indicates that there is correlation between constipation and an […]

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