Medical Malpractice

When you get a prescription filled at a Philadelphia pharmacy, you probably don’t think about checking to make sure it is the right dose. After all, the pharmacist is a trained professional. However, pharmacists are also humans, and just as prone to error as anyone else, but when they make…

The FDA and Stryker corporation have issued a class one recall of Stryker spinal implants. A defect in the product could cause the device to fracture and cause blood loss, nerve injury, and the need for revision surgery to replace the fractured implant. Along with the recall, orthopedic surgeons are…

As Americans, we are all very fortunate to have access to some of the best healthcare providers in the world. Many countries do not enjoy this luxury. Still, even the most astute medical professionals can make mistakes from time to time. They might make a wrong diagnosis, fail to treat…

When a doctor or nurse makes a medical error, the results can be tragic. That is why it is so important that they uphold certain standards of care. Every patient should be thoroughly evaluated and diagnosed according to those standards; still, mistakes are made. A heartbreaking medical malpractice lawsuit involving…

When a person is admitted to the hospital whether in Philadelphia or anywhere else in U.S. — it is reasonable to expect a certain standard of care. Unfortunately, sometimes medical treatment doesn’t always live up to that standard and a person may leave the hospital with worsened conditions than they…

It has been a month since thousands of patients of an out-of-state dentist learned their health may have been compromised by their egregiously negligent dentist. When a patient of the dentist contracted hepatitis C and tested HIV-positive despite no obvious exposure risks, the dentist was surprised with an investigation. Patients…

When going into the dentist for a surgical procedure, most patients can rest assured knowing their dentist not only knows how to perform the oral surgery, but that all of the medications being used are up-to-date and all of the instruments have been properly sterilized to avoid transmitting infectious disease…

Last month, we discussed how radiologists most often have claims of medical malpractice issued against them in relation to breast cancer missed diagnoses. In that post, we discussed the terrible consequences that result when a radiologist allows cancer to go untreated because they determine that a patient is healthy, when…