Firm Blog: Medical Malpractice

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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