Medical Malpractice Articles
This law firm is warning parents about the recall of Docusate, a laxative used to treat constipation in children and infants. The FDA has confirmed the product has been contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), a bacteria linked to an ongoing outbreak. To date, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed 58 cases of B. Cepacia, from 8 states, including Pennsylvania, linked to Docusate products.
Pulmonary embolism can be prevented by assessing a patient’s risk for developing DVT. Since major surgery is a risk factor, patients already at high risk for DVT undergo preventative measures before the surgery. Our attorneys have experience in cases in which pulmonary embolism was either poorly managed or even preventable.
Pulmonary Embolism is an emergency that kills 100,000 Americans and endangers 900,000 more annually. It is critically important that doctors assess all hospitalized patients for their risk of developing pulmonary embolism and take preventative measures. Prevention, prompt diagnosis and proper treatment of this potentially deadly condition are the keys to saving lives. Failure to diagnose, prevent and/or treat pulmonary embolism may constitute medical malpractice.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of pulmonary embolism, how it is diagnosed and treated, and what to expect as a long-term prognosis for patients with pulmonary embolism.
If you or a loved one were among those that became infected with CRE or “superbug” while a patient at UPMC, and you experienced life-threatening or life-altering complications we invite you to contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.
Olympus Corporation concealed information about the potential spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria through the use of their endoscopes. The spread of bacteria through the scope is linked to the deaths of 35 patients in the United States since 2013.
People expect that if something unexpected occurs, the best place to be is in the hospital. Regrettably, hospitals fail to implement policies and procedures to assure patients at risk are carefully monitored and alerts heeded in a timely manner. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling cases in which failure to properly monitor a patient has resulted in catastrophic injury or death.
When our loved ones are admitted to hospitals, we expect the doctors and nurses will be prepared for the worst. When we review medical records which paint the picture of disability or loss of life due to cardiac or respiratory
A sudden cardiac or respiratory arrest is often unanticipated and devastating. For many who suffer these events while at home, work, or elsewhere, by the time emergency medical help arrives it is late to avoid death or life long disability.