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December 2017 Archives

C-section errors can result in injury to mom and baby

Delivery by caesarean section is nearly as common in the United States as traditional births, which leads many people to think it is a simple procedure. It is not. Thinking that a c-section is not a serious surgical operation is incorrect, and one should not undermine the serious nature of the procedure. Also, one should note the possible unwanted side effects that a c-section could have on mother and baby. For the unlucky ones that do experience a surgical accident or other unwanted side effect due to a c-section delivery, there may be more to the story.

PA supreme court upholds extended statute of limitations

If a loved one has been injured or even killed by negligent health care, it's tough to think about anything else. The pain and hardship this can put on an Allegheny family is unmatched. Most medical care is top notch; however, a percentage of patients do experience injury or even death. A recent medical malpractice case in which the statute of limitations was challenged was upheld by the Pennsylvania's highest court.

Avoid injury by taking properly prescribed medication

Thinking about the treatment options for injured or ill, many think of medication in the form of pills. There are many illnesses or injuries that are often prescribed medication in a pill form, either to help with curing or maintaining the symptoms of a person's injury or illness. It's amazing the impact that a medication can have on our ill or injured selves, it can really make a difference for a person who is suffering. However, being prescribed the wrong medication or dosage can be a disaster.

How prevalent are birth injuries?

It's an expectant parent's worst nightmare. Something has happened that has injured or otherwise harmed your unborn child or to your child during childbirth. There can be a lot of confusion and stress surrounding these injuries. Oftentimes, birth injuries are not expected or anticipated and can happen very quickly, forever impacting your child's life.

Medical malpractice law, an overview from origin to today

When it comes to the law, we know that it doesn't always line up with what we expect. Why is that? Well most of U.S. law is based on the centuries old 'common law' principles. These principles may seem antiquated today but really they have been updated for our society and values. How has this shaped the face of medical malpractice law today?

Trial underway, accusations of negligence against PA nursing home

Making the decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is a tough one. A loved one's failing health is often the reason behind seeking the care that a nursing home or assisted living facility can offer. Scary accusations of negligence and even wrongful death in these facilities make people even more wary of them.

Knowing what to do after a car crash is half the battle

The roadways in and around Pittsburgh are well known for being among the busiest in the entire country. It doesn't matter if you're traveling on the parkway or one of the many hills that surround the city, you know that there are always other vehicles in close proximity.

How does one prove negligence in a medical malpractice case?

Medical providers and medical staff strive to do their very best in every situation that involves a patient. Whether diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation or something in between, there are a lot of moving parts and experiences that a person may have with medical care. Generally, things go according to plan when a patient comes in contact with medical care. For those who believe they were injured in a medical-related incident, how does one prove negligence and fault?

Olympus scopes lawsuit, injuries due to product design defect

With technology continually revolutionizing the way the world operates and the things we are able to do, sometimes it's hard to keep up. As discussed previously, technology affects every industry, including the medical industry. Mostly, technology does move the industry forward and allows hospitals, staff and related third-parties to provide a better quality care experience. However, sometimes well-intentioned technological advances can have the opposite effect.

Improperly managed pregnancy puts mom, baby at risk of injury

When you are expecting a little one, it changes everything. Whether this is your first child, or your second or third, each pregnancy is different and will require different things and will also present different challenges. Many parents will tell you that their first child's pregnancy was infinitely different from their second child's pregnancy, and so on. This is why it is important for parents to be aware of the necessary care when expecting a child.

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