Medical Malpractice

An interesting and timely study recently published in a medical journal analyzed medical malpractice lawsuits against radiologists to see if there was a discernable pattern. It was found that the most common cause of a victim filing a lawsuit against a radiologist occurred in instances where a radiologist failed to…

Whenever a patient undergoes surgery, a very important relationship of trust is built between them and the doctors, nurses, and assistants in the operating room. Everyday across America, surgeons perform near-miracles that save the lives and limbs of men and women of all ages. Conversely, surgery procedures also expose patients…

According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, there are around 6 million Americans that presently live with some level of paralysis. A significant number of individuals living with paralysis in the country, including Pennsylvania, suffered an accident that injured their spinal cord. In such accidents, less than 1 percent…

At least 23 people have died and another 300 have been stricken ill after tainted steroid medication caused a fungal meningitis outbreak earlier this month. Health officials say that as many as 14,000 people may have come into contact with the dangerous drugs, which means the death and sickness tolls…

Recently, this blog covered the outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to the epidural injections of a contaminated batch of a steroid produced by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. At that time, there weren’t any cases reported in Pennsylvania and there were only 35 reported cases and 5…

German company Fresenius Medical Care has a huge U.S. market share of products and services needed for the provision of dialysis, the mechanical process that cleans the blood in cases of kidney failure. The New York Times reports that the company is the country’s number-one provider of dialysis machines and…

An out-of-state case reminds us that often medical professionals in Pennsylvania and across the country are not immune to making mistakes. However, when medical professionals error, the consequences can be grave and such professionals need to be held accountable for those consequences. One mother sued Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical…