When a doctor in Pennsylvania is trusted to properly treat a problem but ends up making the problem worse, this medical professional may be held accountable through the legal system. One logger in a different state said his spinal injury was not properly treated, which caused him to become a paraplegic. He chose to sue three doctors, and he and his wife were recently awarded more than $2 million for his medical malpractice case.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which helps to recognize the challenges that individuals with disabilities face both in Pennsylvania and other states. These individuals face difficulties not only with overcoming their disability-related barriers but also with convincing others that they are greater than their disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance, also known as SSD, exists to help to alleviate some of the financial difficulty that comes with no longer being able to earn a living.
When a nursing home in Pennsylvania fails to exercise care and causes a resident's death, the facility may be held financially responsible. In one out-of-state case, a nursing home has been blamed for causing a woman's death by not following the orders of a doctor. The administrator of the woman's estate has filed a nursing home neglect suit against the facility.
One careless act by a doctor can cause debilitating harm to a patient in Pennsylvania. An individual in a recent out-of-state case said she recently experienced this at a hospital. She has thus sued the hospital as well as a physician there, alleging that medical malpractice on their part caused her to suffer a stroke.
Suffering a disability in Pennsylvania can be both physically and emotionally challenging. Fortunately, Social Security Disability, or SSD, exists to help to remove some of the financial burden that comes with not being able to work a job due to the disability. There are several conditions that actually make a person eligible for the expedited disability process through Social Security, which means he or she can get his or her financial benefits even sooner.