Category: Medical Malpractice

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Why Medical Malpractice Cases Require Experienced Legal Representation

July 10, 2018

Theoretically, anyone can handle their own legal case without a lawyer. Never say never.  Whether it’s a good idea depends on a variety of factors. Some areas of the law of the law are more complicated than others. Anyone assuming the role of legal counsel must have the ability and expertise to analyze the technical […]

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Can I Sue Someone Who Isn’t A Physician For Malpractice?

June 1, 2018

Properly litigating a personal injury case ensuring that our clients complete and total recovery of their losses is always the first and foremost priority of the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Powell Law. If you require legal counsel and assistance in litigating a claim for damages resulting from a personal injury based […]

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Electronic Health Records May Prevent Adverse Medication Events

May 3, 2018

When taking prescribed medication at the direction of a physician or other health care provider, Pennsylvania residents must be cautious and take the time to understand all directions for use of the pharmaceutical product to prevent medication errors. Simply double-checking labels at the pharmacy is an effective prevention tool. If a problem is suspected at […]

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Medical Malpractice Claims And Prescription Medications

May 1, 2018

Over a century ago, in 1906, James Powell, Sr. founded a law firm to serve Northeastern Pennsylvania, primarily the growing towns of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. With offices in Scranton, Stroudsburg, Moscow, and Taylor, today, Powell Law serves a far greater area than Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Powell Law provides experienced and effective legal representation in personal injury, medical […]

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The Statute Of Limitations For A Medical Malpractice Claim

April 23, 2018

Any Pennsylvania health care provider may be held liable for acts of medical malpractice. The definition of “health care provider” includes licensed individuals or entities such as doctors, nurses, specialists, dentists, and even midwives that provide medical services and care. Medical facilities such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and emergency care centers are also health […]

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Some Information About Birth-Injury Lawsuits

February 16, 2018

There are few things, if any, as devastating to a parent as a child born with a birth injury of any type or magnitude. What was supposed to be a moment of utter and extreme happiness turns to a deeper concern, often fraught with guilt, for the present and future welfare of the child. A […]

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How Are Personal Injury Lawyers Paid?

November 30, 2017

Many clients wonder how personal injury attorneys are paid. At Powell Law, a consultation with our experienced attorneys is FREE! For over a century, yes, over a century, the attorneys at Powell Law have litigated on behalf of Pennsylvania personal injury and motor vehicle accident victims. Properly litigating a personal injury case so that our […]

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How Many Jury Members Decide A Personal Injury Case?

October 31, 2017

If you have been injured in any type of accident and require legal assistance in determining whether you have a valid cause of action for personal injury, contact the Powell Law Firm. Our decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice for representation in personal injury matters. The United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions […]

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Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Case – Certificate Of Merit

August 29, 2017

Incidents of medical malpractice occur every day in Pennsylvania. No matter what causes the injuries associated with any medical procedure or treatment, if such injuries could have been avoided by the use of the accepted standard of care, a person may be entitled to compensation. Pennsylvania law requires the filing of a Certificate of Merit […]

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Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Case – Damages

August 24, 2017

Any health care provider in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be held legally responsible for acts of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice, like most personal injury cases, is based on the legal theory of negligence. In Pennsylvania, an important element is the existence of damages that represent a plaintiff’s losses. To have a viable medical malpractice case, […]

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