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September 2013 Archives

Pennsylvania misdiagnosis suit awards patient millions

A verdict was ruled against a doctor who was employed by a Pennsylvania medical facility. He was ordered to pay out almost $10 million for malpractice resulting from a misdiagnosis. The Pennsylvania doctor has since filed to appeal that ruling, but the court has declined hear the case again.

Bed sores serious risk, sign of neglect in nursing homes

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is something that is often stressful and difficult for Pennsylvania residents. Family members must first come to grips with the reality that the care a loved one requires is beyond their capabilities. Then they must decide which facility would best suit their needs. Because the elderly can be targets for neglect, which could create dangerous bed sores that could have serious consequences, the decision is that much more agonizing. Some states have recently reported on the most common medical issues associated with medical care, likely giving the family members of loved ones even more to consider.

Pennsylvania agency determines cause of many medication errors

Medical staff in our state and across the country rely on computer systems to keep track of patient medication times and dosages. These electronic medical records systems are designed to improve the quality of patient care, but the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority recently released a report showing that these systems caused about 300 medication errors in our state since 2003. The problem, according to the report, is that the default settings in the system are not always changed to reflect the individual needs of each patient.

Veterans' benefits lawyer may help caregivers receive benefits

War is a traumatic experience for those directly involved in combat. Many people come home to Pennsylvania and other states from overseas wars after they have been injured and rendered physically disabled. Others end up with severe psychological problems related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is why a veterans' benefits lawyer will work hard in order to ensure those who have served the country receive the help they earned while in combat.

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