Category: Medical Malpractice

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Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Case – Introduction

August 10, 2017

Any health care provider in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be held legally responsible for acts of medical malpractice. Included in the definition of “health care provider” are any licensed individuals or entities such as doctors, nurses, specialists, dentists, and even midwives that provide medical services to patients. Medical facilities such as hospitals, clinics, nursing […]

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A Primer On The Types Of Medical Malpractice Claims, Part 2

May 19, 2017

If an injury associated with any medical procedure or treatment may have been avoided by the use of the accepted standard of care by a physician, a person may be entitled to compensation for medical malpractice based on a legal theory of negligence. Not every medical procedure that fails to produce desired results is an […]

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A Primer On The Types Of Medical Malpractice Claims, Part 1

May 17, 2017

Most medical malpractice lawsuits may be listed under one of the following main categories of negligence by a physician: Surgical errors Negligence related to pregnancy and childbirth Misdiagnosis Errors in prescribing or administering medication Emergency room negligence Surgical Errors It is not uncommon for surgeons or anesthesiologists to make mistakes during surgery. The most common surgical errors […]

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An Easy Primer On Medical Malpractice

May 11, 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. Filing a claim for medical malpractice requires a lengthy analysis […]

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A Primer On The Types Of Personal Injury Cases, Part 2

May 4, 2017

Not all accidents result in legal claims or injuries. Some are unavoidable and actually caused by the negligence of the victim rather than the carelessness of another person. Pennsylvania accident victims may recover damages for any injuries resulting from the carelessness or negligence of another. Individuals with personal injuries may recover past and future lost […]

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Pediatricians And Malpractice

December 12, 2016

At Powell Law, one of our areas of practice revolves around medical malpractice. Pediatricians may be held liable for injuries caused by their errors and omissions in the treatment of their young patients. A pediatrician may be liable for medical malpractice for a failure to diagnose, for a misdiagnosis, or for prescribing the improper or […]

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Medical Errors Are A Leading Cause Of Death In The Country

September 26, 2016

Experts at Johns Hopkins University Medical School have  found that medical mistakes, whether from surgical or anesthesia errors, are the no. 3 cause of death in the United States following cancer and heart disease. Two physicians, Dr. Martin Makary and Dr. Michael Daniel, pose the notion that the only way to solve this problem is […]

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Doctors Must Correctly Diagnose Patients

September 16, 2016

Many once life-threatening diseases are now all but nonexistent because of powerful drugs. State of the art surgical procedures have the ability to completely heal injuries that were once disabling. Injuries that once threatened the careers of athletes are now easily remedied with advanced surgical procedures. As we move into the future, medical advances will […]

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