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  • What Is Erb’s Palsy and Is It Caused by Medical Mistakes?

    May 09, 2017

    Birth Injury Lawyer in Pittsburgh 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 LLC, we are tireless advocates for the rights of parents whose children have been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy caused […]

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  • Falling Objects In Construction Zones

    February 24, 2017

    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 […]

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  • Construction Accidents & Independent Contractors

    February 22, 2017

    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 LLC is here with answers. […]

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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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  • Common Causes Of Truck Accidents Driver Fatigue

    November 10, 2016

    Operating an 80,000 pound commercial truck can be a challenging task even under perfect conditions. Given the immense size and weight of these vehicles, drivers must exercise attentive control and precise adjustments in order to safely maneuver through traffic. Unfortunately, tight deadlines and immense pressure from trucking companies may sometimes prompt drivers to skip mandatory […]

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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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  • Common Accidents On Construction Sites

    October 12, 2016

    There exists a common misperception that construction sites are always going to be dangerous no matter what and construction in juries are unavoidable. According to OSHA and other industry group research, the exact opposite is true—most construction and industrial accidents are avoidable if proper safety rules are followed. While it is true that heavy equipment, […]

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