When Pennsylvania residents seek medical attention, they rely on the education and experience of those treating them to provide them with the best care possible. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes are made, or a negligent action is performed that can lead to serious injury or illness. When this happens, patients may feel overwhelmed, angry and lost, and may choose to pursue medical malpractice claims.
Recent statistics show that 20 percent more Americans have qualified to receive Social Security disability following the election of President Obama. Some are saying that the increase in benefits recipients has put the program on the edge of financial insolvency. So many Americans are depending on Social Security disability benefits for their daily life expenses that any sign that the program is no longer financially viable is certainly cause for concern for Pennsylvania residents and the rest of the nation.
Readers of this blog may remember a recent post regarding the Pittsburgh Veterans Association hospital. The quality of care given by this hospital has been criticized by veteran patients of the facility and their families, and a number hospital negligence claims have been filed against the medical center. In the most recent case, relatives of an 83-year-old veteran brought forward a lawsuit against the hospital for allegedly causing their father's death.
The worst thing almost any Pennsylvania mother can experience is the loss of a child. It is important for doctors to give patients a level of care that meets the standards of the medical profession in order to give mothers and their babies the best chance possible before, during and after birth. One mother has filed a claim for medical malpractice against the hospital where she delivered her child, in addition to several other defendants, after she lost her baby as the result of alleged negligence and malpractice.