Firm Blog: Medical Malpractice

  • Beaver County Suit Claims Opioid-Related Industries Lied About Drugs’ Addictive Qualities

    November 29, 2017

    Beaver County statistics report that there have been 279 reported cases of overdose deaths from 2012 to 2017. Pharmaceutical companies are legally protected by certain legislation. To hold these companies criminally liable, the Attorney General would need to bring a case against them. Individuals hurt in medical malpractice cases can still seek a resolution through […]

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  • Family of Patient Who Refused Blood Transfusion on Religious Grounds May Not Pursue Medical Malpractice Claim, Says Court

    September 14, 2017

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that the family of a patient who repeatedly refused blood transfusions on religious grounds may not pursue a medical malpractice claim related to the patient’s death, according to a recent article in the Legal Intelligencer. The patient involved in the case was hospitalized with […]

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

    May 19, 2017

    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 […]

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  • Emergency Room Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Stroke

    January 19, 2017

    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 […]

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  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of Spinal Epidural Abscess

    January 03, 2017

    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 […]

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  • Gentamicin Toxicity Malpractice Attorney

    December 13, 2016

    Gentamicin Toxicity is the single most common known cause of Bilateral Vestibulopathy. Gentamicin is a very powerful antibiotic that has very serious and dangerous side effects. It typically is only used to treat very serious infections caused by Gram-negative organisms and should not be used when treating common but less serious infections. Symptoms of Gentamicin […]

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  • Misdiagnosis of Lung Cancer or Delay Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

    December 01, 2016

    When a suspicious lesion appears on an imaging study of the lung (X-Ray or CT Scan typically), the obvious concern is for lung cancer and the only way to exclude or confirm a cancer diagnosis is through a biopsy. A biopsy is indeed the “gold standard” when it comes to determining the true character of […]

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  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of a Heart Attack

    November 29, 2016

    Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of a Heart Attack Oftentimes, people go to the emergency room, URGI Care centers (Med Express), or their family doctor complaining of symptoms that may be caused by an impending heart attack. Typical symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the arm or below the […]

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  • Delayed Diagnosis: How to Prove a Doctor Is at Fault

    October 26, 2016

    When a patient comes to a physician for a medical diagnosis, they have the right to assume that their doctor will do everything they can, within reason, to identify their injury or illness. When a medical condition is not diagnosed right away, it can lead to serious health problems. Missed diagnosed injuries or delays in […]

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