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May 2017 Archives

Emergency room error a factor in Pennsylvania woman's death

Fast and accurate treatment is critical for positive health outcomes in the emergency room. Permanent disability or even death can result from an emergency room error. Recently, the family of a deceased woman won their appeal to reinstate a wrongful death lawsuit against a Pennsylvania hospital.

Falling accidents in Pa. nursing homes can bring penalties

Elderly and disabled people depend on nursing homes to provide consistent, compassionate and competent care. When nursing homes fall short in providing safe care, nursing home residents can suffer. Whether it is from abuse, neglect or falling accidents, residents can experience a range of injuries, some of which are fatal. Recently, a Pennsylvania nursing home was penalized with a downgraded license due to one resident's fatal fall. 

Pennsylvania court grants medical malpractice case a new trial

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. An appeals court offers the chance to have a case reviewed, allowing another chance for justice to succeed. Recently, a Pennsylvania woman was given another chance to plead her medical malpractice case in appeals court.

Nanny cameras may help prevent nursing home abuse

Worries about what goes on behind closed doors in residential care facilities may keep families up at night. A neighboring state has taken steps to help alleviate some concerns over nursing home abuse. If it proves successful, perhaps Pennsylvania will consider a similar program.

Family sues over alleged misdiagnosis that leads to death of man

Seeking care from those who are trained to properly diagnosis and treat an illness is the normal reaction by those who are suffering from injury or disease. The worry that a doctor or hospital staff may miss important signs and symptoms may be rebuffed by most medical providers. However, as many Pennsylvania families know, even an experienced doctor is capable of a misdiagnosis that can lead to far worse problems than the original complaint.

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