When a Pennsylvania resident is suffering from a medical condition, it is vital that he or she be diagnosed in a timely fashion -- particularly if the medical condition is life-threatening. In many cases, a life-threatening condition is easy to treat and correct if discovered in a timely fashion. When a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis results in injury or death, it could give rise to a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Victims of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania may be interested to hear about a woman in a southern state who is a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit against a hospital. The woman's lawyer says that the hospital committed medical malpractice while she was receiving care from the facility. The lawsuit was filed last October in the 24th Judicial District Court.
Authorities in another state have arrested a former nurse and accused her of abusing one of her elderly patients. Police say that the ex-nurse was employed by a health care facility that catered to the elderly. She has been charged with nursing home abuse relating to her inappropriate treatment of a 96-year-old woman, who was being treated by the facility. The 27-year-old ex-nurse was taken into custody on a recent Tuesday.
Many Pennsylvania parents who have special needs children may want to know whether their children can qualify for child disability benefits. In fact, child disability benefits are provided by two different government programs. Those programs are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security.
No matter who you are, you will probably rely on the opinions and services of a doctor at some point in your life. Indeed, Pennsylvania residents rely on health care practitioners to provide them with the best medical care they can possibly receive when they need it most. However, this is not always what we receive. Sometimes, issues of medical malpractice arise, and Pennsylvania residents suffer serious injuries as a result.