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Pennsylvania Superior Court Issues a Ruling Declaring Evidence of ‘Known Risks’ of a Surgical Procedure to Be Irrelevant in a Medical Negligence Case

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In any medical negligence action, almost any type of evidence has the potential to “move the needle” either in your favor or in your opponent’s favor. That’s why it is so important to have diligent and knowledgeable Pennsylvania injury counsel on your side who will know how to fight to get in all of… Read More »

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When Your Pennsylvania Medical Misdiagnosis Case May Allow You to Pursue an Award of Punitive Damages

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In many cases of medical misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to pursue compensation based upon a claim that the medical providers who erred (and injured you as a result) were negligent. However, in some more extreme cases, you may be able to pursue other bases for compensation, and those bases may allow you to… Read More »

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How A Flawed Jury Selection Process Triggered a New Trial in a Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Case

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Anytime anyone decides to pursue an injury case in court, they hope to get a fair trial. Laws and rules of procedure are written to guarantee that the parties will receive a fair trial. This is true of the entire process, including parts that occur before the trial, such as jury selection. If your… Read More »

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A Pennsylvania Woman’s Root Canal Went Awry, and Her Lawsuit Did Too Because She Litigated Without Legal Representation

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For many people, trips to the dentist are never fun. That is especially true if you are headed to the dentist’s office to get a root canal procedure. What could be worse than that, you might wonder. Well, one possibility is that your dentist commits malpractice on you while you are undergoing the root… Read More »

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How Long Do You Have to Sue in a Wrongful Death and Survival Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

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In any personal injury or wrongful death case, the law only gives you a limited period of time in which to assert your rights and seek compensation. Wait too long and your opponent is entitled to seek (and obtain) a dismissal of your case. In any type of wrongful death case, then, it is… Read More »

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Medical Defendants Unable to Force Parents to Litigate Wrongful Death Case in Allentown as Opposed to Philadelphia

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Medical negligence cases can be complicated when multiple medical providers and numerous mistakes in providing care are involved. When such a scenario occurs, and death is the result, it may require bringing a wrongful death lawsuit that names multiple hospitals, multiple doctors, multiple physicians’ groups, multiple nurses, and others. These providers may be located… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Family Recovers Almost $6M in Wrongful Death Case Arising from an Incorrectly Inserted Feeding Tube

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When someone dies due to the wrongful conduct or wrongful inaction of others, especially when those actors are medical care providers, the law potentially creates two different types of legal claims:  wrongful death and something called “survival.” The wrongful death action, as the name implies, compensates the plaintiff for the premature ending of the… Read More »

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What would nursing homes be like without the civil justice system?

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Stories of neglect are all too common in nursing homes all across America. Its estimated that 14,000 nursing home residents have died from malnutrition and dehydration alone. In addition, nearly 160,000 residents have had at least one pressure ulcer, yet only 35 percent of those with the most severe ulcers have received special care… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Court Affirms Judgment Excluding Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Case

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In a case involving medical malpractice, the Pennsylvania Superior Court determined whether the trial court abused its discretion by precluding the defendant doctor from offering expert witness testimony in the field of radiology.  At issue was whether the doctor held sufficient qualifications and expertise, beyond what is considered ordinary. Dr. Andrew Albert, an anesthesiologist, administered… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Superior Court Reverses Ruling Requiring Alleged At-Fault Physician to Disclose His Alcohol Treatment Records

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In all Pennsylvania personal injury suits, the allegedly at-fault party must owe a duty to the injured person.  If the defendant fails to uphold his or her duty under the law, and an injury results because of the failure, the injured person can receive compensation for the expenses incurred, which include lost wages and medical… Read More »

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