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February 2014 Archives

Proposed veterans' benefits legislation shot down by the Senate

Pennsylvania is home to numerous veterans, some of whom spent years overseas. A recent piece of legislation brought before the Senate was intended to improve and expand the various veterans' benefits they receive -- such as education and health care benefits, for example. Unfortunately, the legislation was shot down by the Senate after 60 essential votes -- that were required to keep the legislation active -- were not obtained.

Woman files medical malpractice claims over foot surgery

Recently, an apparent victim of medical malpractice commenced a lawsuit against her surgeon. The woman claims that her doctor performed two surgeries unnecessarily, which caused her permanent injury and harm. The surgeries were intended to correct pain in her foot that resulted from an accident that occurred while the woman was at work. Doctor negligence and medical malpractice is a common occurrence in Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation, and it can result from a wide variety of circumstances.

Are America's soldiers getting their veterans' benefits?

Veterans put their lives on the line to protect the rights and liberties that all of us cherish. How is it, then, that the Department of Veterans (VA) -- according to some reports -- fights them tooth and nail in order to avoid giving them the benefits they so justly deserve. In countless wars, veterans have become disabled by gunshot wounds and/or have contracted post-traumatic stress disorder and other injuries. Vast numbers of veterans in Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation are currently uninsured, unemployed, homeless and waiting for helpful veterans' benefits, but they might never receive them unless they take action.

Family of Pennsylvania doctor files medical malpractice claim

A hospital is faced with a lawsuit after a patient died under their care. The family of a patient, who was also a doctor, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Pennsylvania medical facility, claiming that staff members were negligent in giving appropriate and timely care. The hospital has responded to the suit.

Nursing home neglect involving elderly man results in fine

Nursing homes in Pennsylvania are held to a high standard when caring for elderly patients. For instance, they are expected to provide a safe environment complete with medication, food and other basic necessities. Failure to do this, which some consider nursing home neglect, can cause outrage among the elderly patient's family members and the public at large. Such was the case for one man in a recent out-of-state case, where a 65-year-old man is believed to have been dropped off at an apartment with no food or phone after not being able to pay his nursing home bill.

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