For many Pittsburgh area residents, surgery is inevitable. Surgeries are necessary for life-threatening ailments and other circumstances. Most surgeries go as planned but surgical errors and medication errors during surgery can be common.
When a Pittsburgh resident goes to the doctor they assume that the doctor will accurately treat their condition. They don't expect that they will wind up in a worsened condition. But this is what happened to a Pennsylvania man who claims that a group of doctors failed to diagnose his spinal fracture.
Pittsburgh-area residents expect that their doctor makes a timely diagnosis of what is ailing them and comes up with a treatment plan. They don't expect that their doctor is too rushed to see what is really wrong and instead have a failure to diagnose a serious condition. A widow in nearby Buffalo is suing the medical center, ER doctor, and others for a failure to diagnose her now-deceased husband.
Although the Presidential election is over a year away many candidates have been announced and the debates have started. Pittsburgh residents are already reading about the candidates in the paper, including one candidate, Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson is a retired surgeon who has been accused of surgical errors.
When a new baby enters the world families are overcome with excitement and anticipation. The delivery process is usually stressful and overwhelming and some families like to have it on film. A film of the baby's arrival can be a good memory of the baby's first moments in the world. But a hospital is no longer allowing the delivery to be filmed. This can lead to a family not having evidence of a birth injury caused to their newborn.
The birth of a child is an amazing time for Pittsburgh parents. These parents have been waiting for their new arrival for months and have been anxiously planning for it. Nurseries have been painted, cribs have been assembled, clothing has been washed and folded; all of the other preparations have been made. Most births go as planned but unfortunately birth injuries frequently occur. When a birth injury happens who can be held liable?
The death of a loved one is a sad time for Pittsburgh families. But when the death is caused by another person's negligence, it can be especially traumatic. Sadly, nothing can bring back the loss of a loved one to medical malpractice but families have legal rights available to them.
When Pittsburgh residents have to spend time in the hospital they assume they will get their injury or illness taken care of and feel better soon. Usually this is the case, but occasionally a patient develops a worsened condition because of negligence. Negligence can occur in many ways, but a recent Pennsylvania court case centered on the failure to diagnose bedsores in a patient.
Many Pittsburgh residents have heard the reports of people who have suffered from surgical errors. Many times these surgical errors are preventable and cause great harm to patients. A surgeon in the Cleveland area has been found guilty of performing unnecessary procedures on dozens of patients in order to collect insurance payments.