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July 2017 Archives

Vicarious liability in medical malpractice lawsuits

Hospitals are a place where people are meant to be healed and rehabilitated, so it is often the last place that a person would expect to be injured. However, for many Allegheny County residents, that is exactly what happens when poor or inadequate medical care causes personal injury. There are ways to approach a medical malpractice lawsuit, and the best strategy will be based upon the unique personal circumstances of each case. However, there is one aspect of medical malpractice that can make a big impact if it is present in a person's case: vicarious liability.

Appeals court sends infant injury case back to Philadelphia

As technology continues to evolve, it continues to impact our surroundings in positive and negative ways. There is no industry that technological improvements do not affect, and that includes the medical industry. One Pennsylvania family, however, found out the hard way how technology can impact their medical care.

Who could be responsible for injury due to metal hip replacement?

When Allegheny residents think about medical malpractice injuries, the first thought that often comes to mind is surgical errors. While this is absolutely accurate, there are lot of ways that a medical treatment or diagnosis could adversely affect a person's health. Hip replacement surgery has been a popular option for the suffering from severe joint pain or lack of mobility due to hip issues. However, it has been found that certain hip replacements are now known to be defective or otherwise harmful to those that have received them.

Medical malpractice settlement could change outlook for injured

In life, there are unexpected surprises, twists and turns that lead us down different paths. Many people in Pennsylvania have defining moments in their lives, both positive and negative, that drastically alter their life story. For those that have suffered an unnecessary medical injury, the drastic impact this can have on a person's life is enormous. It often impacts the family as well.

Motorcycle accidents increase in summer

While in the middle of summer, it is not uncommon to see motorcycle enthusiasts head out on the roads, whether it is in the Allegheny, Pennsylvania region or anywhere across the country. It is not hard to understand why motorcyclists embrace their time on two wheels; whether it is the warm breeze in their face or the intimacy of a bike and its rider with the road, the allure and passion for motorcycle riding is tangible. But motorcyclists do have unique risks that typical car drivers do not have to worry about.

How common are brain injuries in the United States?

Throughout the United States each year, millions of injuries happen to the brain, one of the most important organs in the human body. According to statistics from the United States Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injuries, commonly known as TBIs, led to approximately 2.5 million hospital visits and nearly 300,000 stays in the hospital in 2013 alone.

Who could be held accountable for medical malpractice injury?

Doctors, hospitals and related third-parties in Pittsburgh are tasked with the responsibility of caring for our well-being, and treating or preventing our injuries and illnesses. These medical professionals and facilities owe a duty of care to their patients. While not all medical issues can be cured or completely remedied, a level of care and responsibility is expected of these parties. An inability to perform at a certain level can cause unnecessary injury to the patient.

Truck accident injuries could be due to negligence

We have all read the headlines, and possibly have even driven by the carnage on the side of the road in Pennsylvania. Occasionally, car rides do not go as planned and car accidents or even truck accidents occur that result in serious injuries for the occupants of those vehicles. It's true that sometimes accidents happen and that's why everyone is supposed to have some level of insurance to cover the losses of others or potentially losses you or your family members have suffered. However, your own insurance may not be enough in most cases, especially if the other driver or related third party was negligent for the truck accident.

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