Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Our medical malpractice attorneys review important issues on video regarding doctor and hospital errors, surgical errors and other types of medical negligence.

What It Takes to Uncover the Truth in a Medical Malpractice Case

In this video, attorney Stewart Eisenberg talks about how important it is to have an experienced lawyer to uncover the truth in a medical malpractice case. Stewart recounted a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit he handled where a medical expert told him nothing could have been done to save his client. However, Stewart trusted his experience from handling these types of cases before and continued to investigate. He eventually unearthed evidence that helped secure justice for his clients. Video Transcription I represented a young boy who was twelve years old and he lost his mother to cancer. And she was a single parent. She was going to school to get her master’s degree in nursing. She was a nurse. And she was everything to this young boy. The case started as a failure to diagnose cancer case. And that means that the doctors that she was seeing, as a young woman, failed…
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Why Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Is Devastating to Families

This video features the story of a mother who died following a delayed breast cancer diagnosis. Medical malpractice attorney Nancy Winkler discusses how devastating the woman’s cancer misdiagnosis was for her and her entire family, particularly her 6-year-old son. Even though the woman succumbed to the breast cancer before her case could go to trial, Nancy continued to fight to secure justice for the woman and her son. Video Transcription I’ll never forget this case. This will be with me forever. I represented a woman. She was thirty seven years old and had breast cancer. Unfortunately there was a significant delay in their diagnosing her breast cancer. And because of that, she passed away right before the case tried. We knew that she might pass before trial and we took what’s called a video tape deposition to preserve a testimony for trial. And this stuck with me to this day….
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Why It Is Important to Hold the Health Care System Accountable for Malpractice

As medical malpractice attorney Ken Rothweiler explains in this video, the health care system in our country does not always treat the less fortunate fairly. Ken discusses a case he handled involving a woman who went to the emergency room multiple times with severe headaches. She was sent home after cursory exams and without undergoing a CAT scan each time. Ken was able to determine that she was not given diagnostic tests, because she was on welfare. The headaches eventually resulted in the woman suffering an accident that led to her becoming a paraplegic, brain damaged and blind. No one should be made to suffer like this because of their financial status. In many instances, the best way to hold hospitals and doctors accountable for this kind of negligence is through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Video Transcription I represented a woman about three or four years ago who went to…
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How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?

In this video, medical malpractice attorney Daniel Jeck talks about the process of investigating medical negligence and proving medical malpractice. It takes dedication and experience to prove a hospital or physician made a mistake that led to a patient suffering a catastrophic injury or losing his or her life. Dan recounts a case he handled where he helped prove that an anesthesia error resulted in the death of a young girl. https://youtu.be/IHM5iPc6m0I Video Transcription Last year I handled a case. Young girl went in for a twenty-minute orthopedic procedure where they put her under general anesthetic. Probably the least amount of anesthetic you could possibly give somebody. And she never woke up. And then she died. And if you were to look at the medical records, you see absolutely nothing. They gave her the minimal amount of anesthesia. She was only under for twenty minutes. Nobody documented anything. It’s almost…
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What is the Impact of Medical Malpractice on Health Care?

There is a myth in this country that the impact of medical malpractice lawsuits are bad for the healthcare profession. This is not true, and in fact, med mal lawsuits work to improve patient safety for everyone. In this video, medical malpractice lawyer Nancy Winkler explains that while the vast majority of doctors are highly qualified and have the best interests of their patients in mind, mistakes can still be made. When this happens, a patient is entitled to know the truth about what happened and be adequately compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Video Transcription: What I hope is that medical malpractice lawsuits can improve the medical profession. What we hope is that more transparency can improve the medical profession. There are lots of good doctors out there and the only way that we have to compensate someone for a wrong is by…
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Are Drug Injuries Different than Medical Malpractice?

Pharmaceutical litigation or drug injury cases are different than medical malpractice. In most drug injury cases, the doctor is not necessarily responsible—the pharmaceutical company that manufactured and/or advertised the drug has a duty to warn doctors and patients of risks. They also have a duty to not put untested drugs onto the market. In this video, drug injury attorney Daniel Jeck explains what is pharmaceutical litigation, and offers an example of recent cases he and the law firm handled. Video Transcription One of the things that we handle here is pharmaceutical litigation, where we hold big pharmacy companies responsible for injuries that they caused by defective products that they put on the market. Or sometimes we hold pharmacy companies responsible for the failure to place an appropriate warning on a product so that the doctors and the patients are made aware of the potential dangers of taking a product at…
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What is Nursing Home Malpractice?

Nursing home doctors, nurses and staff members have a duty to residents to keep them safe and healthy. When a staff member or medical professional fails in this duty, an injury to a patient as a result may be medical malpractice and/or abuse. Nursing home residents are often unable to speak up for themselves and rely on others to alert the proper authorities when something is wrong. In this video, nursing home abuse and neglect attorney Daniel Jeck explains some of the cases he and his law firm have handled in these situations. Bedsores are a clear symptom of abuse and neglect, and bedsores can be deadly to elderly residents. Video Transcription One of the cases that we handle here at our firm are nursing home malpractice cases. These are cases usually involving elderly clients that have been in nursing homes for some period of time that have lack of…
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Is Failure to Diagnose Cancer Considered Medical Malpractice?

Failure or delay in diagnosing cancer is not just a mistake—the consequences to the patient can be fatal. In this video, Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney Nancy Winkler explains how her law firm has seen clients lose crucial time for treatment options due to a delay in diagnosing cancer, including but not limited to breast cancer. When a doctor or hospital fails to order the proper testing for patients, those individual’s lives are at stake.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRHUhHQHTqQ Video Transcription Unfortunately, a lot of what we see is not necessarily a failure to diagnose cancer, we do see that, but we also see a delay in diagnosing cancer. Over the years I’ve represented many women, unfortunately who have suffered from breast cancer and even in the face of having a palpable mass, that there was a late diagnosis in their breast cancer when the doctors didn’t have a biopsy done, didn’t have a mammogram…
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How Do You Know if You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Philadelphia Attorneys Uncover the Truth After Medical Errors Cause Injury One of the most difficult parts of being injured after surgery or medical treatment is the patients and their families often do not know what actually happened. When a client first comes through our door and suspects a medical or surgical error hurt them or their loved one, they do not have answers. Our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys investigate medical records with experts, take depositions and uncover the truth. If the evidence shows that medical malpractice was the cause of the injury, we are prepared to take the case to trial if a full and fair settlement offer is not made. Video Transcription Patients typically don’t understand what happens to them when they come to us. A lot of times family members will come to us because, you know, their family member may be in an incapacitated state, so what…
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When is a Surgical Error Medical Malpractice?

Philadelphia Med Mal Lawyer Explains a Bad Outcome vs. Preventable Error If you are recovering from surgery, it might not be obvious right away if a preventable surgical mistake has caused you harm. Of course, all surgery comes with risk. However, when a preventable surgical error by a doctor, nurse or other medical professional causes a person injury or death, that is medical malpractice. If you suspect you were injured by a mistake in surgery or if your loved one died, we can help uncover the truth about what happened. If you are having complications after surgery, get to an emergency room and/or obtain a second doctor’s opinion. Then reach out to a medical malpractice attorney. Video Transcription There are inherent risks in any surgical procedure, so anytime you go in for surgery there’s going to be some risk that the doctors tell you about, you’re going to sign the…
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