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 is an Example of a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice cases are not always obvious right away, and they will need extensive investigations into the facts of the case. The main question the law asks of a potential med mal case is: Did the doctor or hospital follow the accepted medical standard of care when treating a patient? In this video, Philadelphia attorney Ken Rothweiler illustrates this point by offering an example of a medical malpractice case where a woman who went to an emergency room was not given the proper tests. Video Transcription: I’ll tell you about a case that I’m actually handling right now. It’s a young woman that was home one day, has three children. She started to have a headache and she’s not a hypochondriac. She didn’t run to, you know, her doctor right away but over hours that headache got worse and worse and worse, to the point it was probably the most…
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Is Post Op Pain Due to a Surgical Error?

It is not always easy to tell post-operation whether a person is experiencing pain due to a surgical error. People recovering from surgery must always inform their doctors if they are experiencing pain or unexpected side effects. In this video, medical malpractice attorney Nancy Winkler explains that people should speak up when experiencing discomfort and have family members advocate for them in hospital settings. If you are having difficulties or pain after surgery, speak to your doctor immediately and/or go to the emergency room. Video Transcription: In post-op situations, a lot of times you do have pain. You do have swelling. You might have some decreased respiration. But when you have bleeding, excessive bleeding or you have significantly decreased respiration, those are sometimes signals to your family that, “Hey, maybe I need to get answers.” You know what I always tell people is, hospitals are settings where you need to…
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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 Hospital Infections Caused by Medical Malpractice?

In some cases, hospital infections caused by medical malpractice can occur to innocent patients. When this occurs, an infection that is not recognized and treated right away can cause serious personal injury and even death. In this video, medical malpractice attorney Nancy Winkler explains how some, but not all cases of hospital infections, are caused by negligence. A person who suffered an infection at a hospital that caused a catastrophic injury should have the medical records examined by qualified attorneys and objective medical experts. Video Transcription: Oftentimes patients get infections in hospitals; because you have an infection in a hospital doesn’t mean that there’s a medical malpractice claim that you have. You know in our practice, we see a lot of folks that come in to us and they say you know I’ve developed an infection, they put a PICC line in, they treated me for the infection and it…
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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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