Medical Malpractice

Earlier this year, PBS featured a report revealing that poor women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to lose their jobs during cancer treatment. Why Are Poor Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Losing Their Jobs? In addition to telling the personal stories of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer and…

A 10-year-old girl from Memphis, Tennessee was misdiagnosed with strep throat and suffered a fatality from leukemia days later. After two days of complaints of severe stomach pain and discomfort, the girl’s mother brought her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with strep throat and administered an antibiotic shot. Within 24…

The CDC reports that a deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection, which may result in organ failure if contracted, has spread to the US. Over 50 people, mostly in New York state, fell ill with the hospital-acquired infection, and almost 30 healthy fungus carriers were identified in three other states. Individuals who have…

Investigators from the State Department of Health and the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission discovered on Monday that at least 30 patients received infections from mishandled injections at the Osteo Relief Institute. Back on March 7, the Wall Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey facility, which treats patients who have knee pain, closed…

With reports that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, could be drastically altered or even repealed making headlines, it is fair to wonder, how would an Obamacare repeal impact medical malpractice damages? Would an Obamacare Repeal Impact Medical Malpractice Damages? The Legal Intelligencer featured a story regarding…

In January, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a trial court’s decision to prevent a doctor from testifying as a medical expert in a personal injury lawsuit involving an injury that was allegedly the result of a car accident. The case in question involved a 2012 car accident where a vehicle…

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has revived a lawsuit concerning a hospital’s liability if it allows suicidal patients to leave and they take their life. Why Did the Pennsylvania Superior Court Revive This Case? The case, Martin v. Holy Spirit Hospital, involved a woman with a history of mental health problems…

The Legal Intelligencer recently featured an article that explained the challenges that can come with pursing medical malpractice mediation. How Does Medical Malpractice Mediation Work and What Are the Challenges? The first thing that must be done is determining whether a medical malpractice case can be mediated or not. The reason…

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Recently, a woman’s medical malpractice claim was dismissed because of a post she made on her Facebook page years earlier. Per The Legal Intelligencer, in the woman’s claim, she alleges that her doctor mistakenly diagnosed her with multiple sclerosis (MS) when she was actually suffering from Lyme disease. However, on December 22, a…