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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.

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.

Mother sues for alleged hospital negligence over missing remains

Whenever a patient seeks medical care, he or she likely places complete trust and confidence in the medical staff. However, there are situations that could result in a medical facility facing accusations of hospital negligence that caused the patient to suffer serious physical pain or emotional distress. Pennsylvania patients who have been a victim of this type of harm may also consider their legal options.

Retained objects a costly and painful surgical error

The prospect of facing a surgical procedure is often an unsettling one, whether the procedure has been anticipated or is an emergency decision. Of all the concerns that patients face, becoming a victim of a surgical error may be one of the most frightening. A Pennsylvania patient safety advocate recently warned about the importance of retrieving all items that are used by surgeons during an operation.

Doctor on trial for alleged misdiagnosis worth millions

A doctor who has specialized in treating eye ailments in a largely older patient base has been on trial after facing serious allegations. The 62-year-old doctor is accused of bilking Medicare of an estimated $105 million for alleged misdiagnosis of a relatively rare eye disease. While this trial is not taking place in Pennsylvania, it may highlight the vulnerability of some patients who place their blind trust in their medical providers.

Couple files malpractice suit for alleged hospital negligence

Pennsylvania residents usually place inherent faith in those whom they entrust with their medical care. While it is not a common occurrence, one incident of hospital negligence can have life-long repercussions. One such alleged incident resulted in the loss of a patient's limb.

Former anesthesiologist alleges medical malpractice policies

Doctors study for years and work hard to build a solid reputation as a quality care provider. Therefore, it may be unlikely that an individual doctor would voluntarily make allegations that a hospital would allow policies to remain in place that could lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit without a valid reason. While one particular doctor who has done so is not located in Pennsylvania, the story may be of interest to patients here.

Student claims misdiagnosis has caused her permanent harm

College students are so busy with trying to fit in classes, homework, a social life and possibly jobs that they may not give much thought to their health. However, a busy lifestyle and crowded living conditions may leave them more susceptible to coming down with a serious illness. Families in Pennsylvania with loved ones in college may be interested in what one student endured after an apparent misdiagnosis.

Jury decides for family at trial of medical malpractice lawsuit

In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, older individuals often develop health conditions that require special care. However, many of these conditions are treatable, and patients can still live a long life when their needs are properly met. One family recently endured the heartbreak of losing a loved one after what they claimed was negligence on the part of the hospital. A jury agreed with them and they won their medical malpractice lawsuit.

Surgical error and the wrong medication leaves woman sightless

Medical negligence claims for injuries to the eyes are common in Pennsylvania and other states. The status of one's eyesight is a critical health issue for people moving into their elder years. With good medical attention, however, most older citizens can expect to enjoy reasonably effective eyesight for the duration of their lives. Unfortunately, in a small number of cases, patients come forward with complaints of surgical error and other forms of medical malpractice against their eye doctors.

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