On behalf of The Weitz Firm, LLC on Posted in Medical Malpractice Saturday, November 10, 2018.
Emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day because illnesses and injuries are not limited to occurring on weekdays between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm when doctors’ offices are open. People visiting the emergency room are either there because they sustained severe injuries that could only be treated in a hospital or because the […]
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On behalf of The Weitz Firm, LLC on Posted in Nursing Home Abuse Friday, November 09, 2018.
You may have heard that the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s lawsuit against the Golden Living Nursing Home chain was recently revived by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The lawsuit alleges that 14 nursing homes across Pennsylvania, including one right here in Philadelphia, were understaffed in order to boost profits for the chain at the expense of the […]
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On behalf of The Weitz Firm, LLC on Posted in Medical Malpractice Saturday, November 03, 2018.
According to an article from MedScape, a court has ruled that a lawsuit can move forward against an oncologist who supposedly contributed to a patient’s death by administering chemotherapy without her consent. If that is true, then this could be a major medical malpractice and wrongful death case. When it comes to consent, we know […]
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On behalf of The Weitz Firm, LLC on Posted in Surgical Malpractice Friday, November 02, 2018.
In 2014, Larry Diener was in miserable shape. He had diverticulitis and his colon was blocked off. His doctors told him that he needed colon surgery. So, in May of that year, that is what he did. “I felt better than I’d felt in a long time,” said Diener. Unfortunately, things got worse. After an […]
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On behalf of The Weitz Firm, LLC on Posted in Anesthesia Malpractice Saturday, October 27, 2018.
We all make mistakes, but when an anesthesiologist makes one during surgery, it is never a fun experience for the patient. Errors made by anesthesiologists can have traumatic and devastating effects. Many things can go wrong when anesthesia is administered and supervised by an anesthesiologist. After all, anesthesia is supposed to medically induce sedation or […]
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On behalf of The Weitz Firm, LLC on Posted in Medication Errors Friday, October 26, 2018.
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has recommended that all hospitals in the state start measuring patients’ weigh in kilograms instead of pounds. The change is recommended in the hope that healthcare providers will make less mistakes when figuring out medication dosages. According to the story, “Errors dosing chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, and other pharmaceuticals can […]
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On behalf of The Weitz Firm, LLC on Posted in Blood Thinner Malpractice Friday, October 26, 2018.
‘My Doctor Did Not Warn What Foods To Avoid While On Blood Thinners, Can I File A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?’ Blood thinners have been prescribed by doctors for decades to treat a wide variety of medical condition. While blood thinners are used in Pennsylvania and all across the U.S. to save lives, they can also […]
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On behalf of The Weitz Firm, LLC on Posted in Hospital Negligence Saturday, October 20, 2018.
A new documentary called “To Err Is Human” has caught our eye, especially because it focuses on medical errors that happen in the state of Pennsylvania. The documentary follows a family that suffered numerous hospital errors, including a missed cancer diagnosis that lead to a death in the family. The same family also suffered from […]
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On behalf of The Weitz Firm, LLC on Posted in Misdiagnosis Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
Medicine is supposed to be a field of work for compassionate people. The idea behind medical care is that doctors, nurses and other medical professionals can come to understand the nature of a malady a patient reports and help them address it. Unfortunately, the success of medical treatment is often directly tied to both the […]
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On behalf of The Weitz Firm, LLC on Posted in Misdiagnosis Wednesday, October 03, 2018.
A misdiagnosed medical condition is every bit as serious as it sounds. If your doctor fails to properly diagnose your condition, it can lead to additional concerns that have a negative impact on your health. Any misdiagnosis is a big deal, however, some conditions have the potential to lead to a more severe illness or […]
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