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Hospital negligence blamed for death of Pennsylvania boy

A young boy left wrapped in a heating blanket has lost his life. Procedures regarding monitoring the patient and reporting the death were reportedly violated, making this a case of hospital negligence. The Pennsylvania hospital was cited for infractions, and a family is left mourning the loss of their son. 

Medical malpractice errors a factor in maternal mortality

Maternal mortality rates have been increasing in the United States. A number of factors, including medical malpractice, are thought to be to blame. A Pennsylvania program called Safe Start aims to help mothers find resources to meet medical and social needs. 

Pennsylvania hospital charged with medical malpractice

A woman's unfortunate death is part of a recent lawsuit against Geisinger-Community Medical Center. The woman's husband has filed a medical malpractice suit against the Pennsylvania hospital, alleging that its neglect to properly analyze an EKG led to his wife's death. The defendant in the case denies liability, and no conclusion has been reached in the case at this time. 

Pennsylvania bill seeks limits on medical malpractice awards

Some individuals feel that awards given to families after lawsuits actually limit the ability of nursing homes to give effective care. A bill has been introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature that would limit awards for punitive damages for medical malpractice lawsuits. A recent news story gives more information about the bill, which revises a 2002 law called Mcare.

Delayed diagnosis alleged in Pennsylvania man's death

With serious ailments such as cancer, every day that the illness goes untreated means that the person is more likely to die. Early and aggressive treatment is the best way to ensure healing from serious cancers, and a delayed diagnosis can mean death. In a recent news story, a Pennsylvania woman, the executor of her husband's estate, is suing the Department of Veteran Affairs, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to diagnose the cancer that eventually killed him.

Surgical error results in award for Pennsylvania man

Medical professionals are trained to be cautious and thorough, but sometimes mistakes happen. One man in Pennsylvania has learned about medical mistakes the hard way. A recent news story tells the man's story of a surgical error and the lawsuit that followed.   

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.

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.

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