The saddest experience parents could have may be burying a child, especially if the child's death was avoidable. A Pennsylvania family may be able to move forward after a jury recently found in their favor in a medical malpractice lawsuit, but the void will always remain. The lawsuit stemmed from the death of a 2-year-old girl back in 2009.
Individuals who need medical care would naturally want to trust in the experience of medical caregivers. However, in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, this is sometimes not the case. A man recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a rehabilitation center in another state. The claim is related to the death of his spouse that was allegedly caused by a medication error after a misdiagnosis. The plaintiff alleges that although the facility was apparently on notice of substandard practices and ongoing negligence, officials failed to improve the standards to an acceptable level.
When a newborn baby undergoes surgery, it is naturally a traumatic experience for his or her parents. Under such circumstances, parents commonly put their trust in the experience and knowledge of the surgical team. Unfortunately, such trust is sometimes misplaced. Medical negligence can have devastating consequences. Pennsylvania readers may be aware of the outcome of a medical malpractice lawsuit after a medication error in another state.
Being a victim of negligent medical care can leave a person disillusioned about medical professionals and the level of care they offer. Not only will such a person suffer the physical consequences of medical malpractice but also the financial and emotional consequences. While legal recourse is an option for any Pennsylvania resident, his or her state of health may make it difficult to start the legal process.
Unless it is an emergency, when a doctor in Pennsylvania recommends surgery to resolve a medical issue, he or she is required to provide the patient with certain information. No procedures may be carried out until a patient has given consent, and he or she has the right to be fully informed about the diagnosis and the treatment recommended by the doctor. Failure to inform patients may lead to medical malpractice lawsuits.
When Pennsylvania residents suffer illness or injury, they likely believe that a consultation with a doctor may be the first step toward recovery. Sometimes, however, people end up in a worse condition after medical treatment. In some cases, patients suffer unavoidable injuries while in medical care while injuries in other instances are directly caused by medical staff failing to observe the fundamental standards of medical care. Such cases may lead to medical malpractice lawsuits.
It is only natural for people to rush to an emergency facility when they experience medical emergencies. However, many people are disillusioned by the level of care they receive, and it is not uncommon for medical malpractice lawsuits to follow such incidents. A Pennsylvania couple recently filed such a suit against a neurologist, a doctor on duty and a medical center.
Many drivers of passenger vehicles feel threatened by 18-wheelers and other large trucks on Pennsylvania roads. Considering the size and weight of these vehicles, the feeling of vulnerability is understandable. Media reports regularly describe fatalities and life-changing injuries caused by truck drivers who are exhausted from driving for periods longer than the law allows. In many cases, the vehicles that are involved in truck accidents carry massive loads that require drivers to be alert at all times.
Truck drivers who disregard road safety regulations can be the cause of devastating accidents. Trucks typically need more space than a car to come to a halt, and many truck accidents in Pennsylvania and other states occur when the drivers fail to keep a safe following distance. Driving at a rate of speed unsuitable for traffic conditions and following too closely, combined with alcohol intake, is a foolproof recipe for fatal accidents.
When an individual has to undergo a surgical procedure in Pennsylvania, it is only natural to expect the surgeon to perform at an acceptable level of professionalism. Many patients choose a surgeon with great care; however, the rest of the surgical team is hardly ever considered. The attending anesthesiologist is a paramount part of the team, and the patient's life may depend on his or her proficiency. The reality is that medical negligence by any part of the medical team may lead to the death of a patient.