Suffering a disability that keeps one from being able to continue working can understandably be frightening. This is especially the case for individuals in Pennsylvania who are their households' primary or sole breadwinners because their loved ones depend on them heavily for their support. Fortunately, Social Security Disability Insurance is designed to help these individuals to obtain the monetary benefits they need when they can no longer work.
When a doctor in Pennsylvania fails to exercise a reasonable degree of care in the operating room, the patient under his or her care may end up being harmed instead of helped. In this situation, the physician may be held accountable through the legal system. One woman in a recent out-of-state case involving alleged medical malpractice said she suffered harm as a result of her surgeon's carelessness.
When nursing homes fail to exercise a reasonable degree of care in Pennsylvania, the homes' residents may end up suffering health-wise as a result. One nursing home in a different state was recently accused of not delivering proper care to its residents. Two lawsuits related to nursing home neglect have thus been filed against the facility.
Facing a disability as a child can take a toll on the child both emotionally and physically. Children who are disabled in Pennsylvania may receive Social Security child disability benefits through the Social Security Administration's SSI program. However, these individuals under 18 years old must meet the administration's definition of disabled.