August 29, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

You place a loved one in a nursing home hoping that those responsible for their care will treat them with the respect they deserve. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Instances of nursing home abuse are statistically fairly common in the United States. This doesn’t mean you should never consider trusting such a facility to care […]

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August 15, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Beloved Hollywood actor Bill Paxton passed away on February 25, 2017. He had suffered a stroke 11 days after undergoing heart surgery. Although his first surgical procedure, which was meant to repair a damaged valve and address an aortic aneurysm, was planned, Paxton also had to undergo a second emergency procedure the day after his […]

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July 27, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

A patient goes to the hospital to improve their health. Unfortunately, in some instances, a visit to the hospital can result in a patient developing a new health condition. This may happen when a doctor or member of the staff is careless. Sepsis is one particularly noteworthy example of a health issue that has been […]

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July 12, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Surgeons and their teams must take all necessary precautions to avoid accidentally harming patients in their care or leaving them vulnerable to injury or infection. This can require carefully following detailed procedures. Failure to do so may result in harm. Surgical malpractice can even cause a patient’s death. Surgical errors may occur for a variety […]

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June 28, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Physicians and other healthcare professionals are held to very high professional standards. This is as it should be. Doctors have the opportunity to play a critical role in the lives of their patients. Unfortunately, that means that they also have the power to do harm or allow harm to befall a patient if they are […]

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June 14, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

We visit the emergency room because we need urgent medical attention. When heading to the emergency room, we expect to receive the treatment we need. We do not expect to be harmed as a result of negligence or malpractice. Unfortunately, physicians and other healthcare professionals can make mistakes in an emergency room setting. In some […]

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May 26, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Treating patients and performing any of the numerous other tasks involved in being a medical professional can be demanding both physically and mentally. To ensure patient safety, it is critical that health care workers get proper rest. Sadly, it is not uncommon for medical professionals to be fatigued at work. This can result in errors […]

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May 10, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Performing surgery, diagnosing conditions, prescribing medications, and performing virtually any other type of complex medical task requires attention and vigilance. If a physician is not in peak mental condition, they can potentially make errors that can cause serious harm or even death to patients.  Naturally, it is absolutely unacceptable for a doctor or other such […]

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April 27, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Nursing home abuse takes many forms. Unfortunately, instances of nursing home abuse also remain fairly common throughout the country. Just as nursing home abuse can involve various types of behaviors and neglect, nursing home abuse can also occur for many reasons. The residents of nursing homes tend to be members of a vulnerable demographic. Their […]

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April 12, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Surgical errors can have devastating consequences. Pravalika Gayatri Putalapattus, a seventeen-year-old high school student from Virginia, knows this all too well. In 2016, her cousin Sirisha underwent brain surgery in India. The purpose of the surgery was to remove a cancerous tumor. Sadly, a surgical error during the procedure resulted in Sirisha’s death. Pravalika’s initial […]

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March 24, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Surgical centers and healthcare facilities are essential to public health. People all across the country and the state of Pennsylvania rely on surgical procedures to bring their lives back to normal. Thus, such a facility is incredibly important to citizens’ health and must be properly maintained to the best of their ability. Amongst all of […]

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March 8, 2022 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Healthcare facilities are ripe with important operations, including everything from surgeries to mental health psychiatric assistance. There are, therefore, many different mechanisms that healthcare facilities have in place to improve overall public health. However, such environments may oftentimes have certain complications and mishaps that occur within their walls. Many Philadelphia firms such as The Weitz […]

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