Misdiagnosis Claims Rise As Other Medical Malpractice Claims Fall
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April 6, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

From 2013 to 2017, errors related to diagnosis were the largest source of medical malpractice claims in the United States. One of the most important things a doctor does it evaluate a patient, make a diagnosis, and then begin treatment. Unfortunately, there are many factors that go into why a misdiagnosis is made and many […]

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April 5, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Medical records have always been a mess, so when the US government said that it was time for all medical records to become electronic, everyone was hopeful. Now, ten years after the process began, we have to wonder if anything is better off. There have been numerous major problems with the software tasked with the […]

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March 30, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

We know that you are likely aware by now that medical mistakes are a bigger problem in this country than most people realized. Johns Hopkins researchers say that as many as 250,000 people lose their lives each year due to errors made by healthcare professionals. If you are a regular Readers Digest reader, then you […]

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March 29, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

The last thing you ever want to hear when you are in the hospital is that you have a bowel perforation. You certainly do not want to hear that your bowel perforation was caused by a surgeon. However, we know that mistakes happen in surgery. The question is, do bowel perforations always rise to the […]

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March 23, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

Pennsylvania’s nursing home facilities have been in the news for years and the reports have not been positive. In 2015, Pennsylvania made history when the state attorney general sued the Golden Living nursing home chain for among other things, failing to provide basic care for nursing home residents. The lawsuit prompted Golden Living to transfer […]

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March 22, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

According to the Pennsylvania Medical Society, there were 107 medical liability cases tried to a jury in Pennsylvania in 2017. This number may seem to indicate that medical malpractice rates are relatively low in Pennsylvania, however, these numbers do not include cases that were settled prior to trial or before a lawsuit was even filed. […]

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March 16, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

There are a few precious moments in life. Some would say their wedding day is precious. Others would recall special birthdays or milestones in their life like graduating from a graduate program or landing that dream job. Then there are those who believe that life really isn’t the same anymore, in a good way, when […]

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March 15, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

It is something no one really talks about, but as children, one didn’t think about how we would be taking care of our parents one day. Thankfully medicine is getting better and helping people live longer, but getting older does have its challenges. Sometimes when our loved ones get older, they get older in places […]

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March 9, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court seemed like it was about to ease some nearly two-decades-old restrictions on medical malpractice lawsuits. At the request of Pennsylvania Senate leaders, the court has postponed a decision pending legislative research. At hand is whether or not to roll back a 2002 court rule that requires medical malpractice lawsuits to be […]

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March 8, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

When you go to see a healthcare professional, you expect to be treated with a high standard of medical care. The last thing you expect is to be misdiagnosed by a person who is highly trained in their field of medicine. How many medical professionals do you see a year? Consider these: Primary care physician […]

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March 2, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

When people think about surgery, they tend to get nervous. Maybe they have seen some TV shows that show errors that can be made during a surgical procedure. However, one thing that many people do not think about is just how delicate a balance anesthesia is. We know that more than 100 million surgical procedures […]

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March 1, 2019 The Weitz Firm, LLC

We have talked extensively about medical mistakes being the third leading killer in the United States, but there is still controversy about how bad the problem really is. On average, 250,000 lose their lives due to medical mistakes each year, but we do not have solid numbers about how many people live through these mistakes […]

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