Most Pennsylvania parents will do everything necessary to protect their children. To explain to a child why he or she is different than other children because of a birth injury is a heartbreaking undertaking. Knowing that the injury was caused by negligence of medical professionals and that it could have been avoided is certainly a bitter pill to swallow.
It is not uncommon for victims of medical errors in Pennsylvania to suffer lifelong consequences. If you are facing mounting medical bills for an injury or surgical error, you may be unsure of how to proceed with legal action. To have a viable claim, you will have to prove negligence, typically shown by documenting medical care that is below acceptable standards. This is commonly a complex process of investigation and preparing a strong case, and you may find the services of a medical malpractice attorney invaluable.
A Pennsylvania man whose leg was amputated after an automobile accident in 1987 has used the same prosthetics supplier for 27 years. Due to normal usage, the artificial limb needs replacement at times, and he says that the company's expertise has always impressed him. However, he claims to have received unacceptable service from the company in September last year and has recently filed a claim of medical negligence against it.
Pennsylvania residents who have suffered the consequences of medical negligence or malpractice may face continued medical expenses and, in some cases, even disabilities that will affect the remainder of their lives. However, it is not uncommon for the impact of the medical errors to become evident as time passes. Victims of medical malpractice may want to take note that there are time restrictions to filing claims to pursue recovery of damages.
Pennsylvania residents may recall the massive accident involving three semi-trucks on the icy I-80 in Jan. 2013. One of the three truck drivers that were involved in the semi-truck crash has recently filed a lawsuit against the companies who own the other vehicles that were involved in the accident. These vehicles included three trucks and a passenger vehicle.
Drivers of heavy vehicles may not always recognize the threat they pose on Pennsylvania roads. Truck accidents are known to result in severe injuries, or even fatalities, when cars are involved. The sheer weight and size of a truck traveling at a high rate of speed can make it a deadly weapon.
Every citizen has the right to proper medical treatment, even those who are inmates at a detention center. Pennsylvania residents may be interested in a recent lawsuit that was filed in another state against a detention center and a health care company that services the facility. An inmate alleges medical malpractice and civil-rights violations.
It is not uncommon for Pennsylvania individuals who suffer conditions that require surgery to obtain a second opinion, and if surgery cannot be avoided, they may want to ensure that the surgeon is qualified and capable enough not to endanger a patient’s life. However, when surgery is an emergency procedure, the patient has no option but to trust the surgeon and his staff. A man from another state recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against two doctors and a few medical institutions following the death of his wife in 2008.
For families in Pennsylvania, losing a loved one because of the negligence of other parties is surely traumatic and heartbreaking. Apart from mourning the loved one’s death, they also have to cope with the knowledge that the death could have been prevented. A couple in another state recently had to face the death of their son. They claim he was the victim of medical negligence while he was in the care of a hospital.
During pregnancy, Pennsylvania mothers need to be able to count on the medical expertise of their doctors, and it is only natural to expect excellent care from conception through the birth of the baby. The lives of mothers and their infants are in the hands of the medical caregivers during the birth and immediately afterward. Medical negligence is completely unacceptable and can lead to birth injury.