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Wrongful Death Archives

Holding negligent doctors responsible for fatal errors

When residents in Pennsylvania require medical attention sue to an injury, illness or a disease, the person had put a lot of trust in the health care professional caring for them. And while patients rely on the diagnosis and treatment plans of their doctors and surgeons, medical professionals may make an error. These medical mistakes could cause a patient to suffer additional medical issues or even worsen their condition, risking the person's life.

Elements of negligence needed for a wrongful death case

Pittsburgh residents don't expect their family member will become the victim of medical malpractice. When a person goes to the doctor they expect that they will get answers about what's wrong and hopefully a way to make it better. But when a doctor makes a mistake it can lead to a serious injury or even death.

Man dies because hospital makes religion mistake

Many Pittsburgh residents have ideas as to what medical treatment they would like performed on them in an emergency. For some, religion plays a part in their medical decisions as well. But it is important for medical providers to be aware of what a patient's wishes are and to make sure they do not make medical malpractice mistakes.

Military medical malpractice and Healthcare Resolutions program

Anyone can be the victim of medical malpractice, including the members of our military. Medical mistakes happen every day in Pittsburgh and across the United States, injuring thousands of people each year because of medical malpractice.

Has a medical mistake affected your family?

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.

Have you been a victim of medical malpractice?

For those who have spent time in a doctor's office, the thought of any type of medical error may never have crossed their mind. Unfortunately, such instances do occur and while one can hopefully go a lifetime without experiencing such an event, knowing how to identify some commons signs of medical malpractice can help deal with the issue in a more efficient manner.

Less care better for end-stage cancer patients facing death?

Many Pittsburgh residents have a family member or friend who has suffered from a cancer diagnosis. Because of the excellent medical care offered in Pittsburgh, many of those afflicted with cancer are able to go into remission. But not all cancers can be cured and thousands of people throughout the country die each year from cancer. According to a new study, less care for those who have end-stage cancer may be better for the patient up until their death.

Time limits apply to medical malpractice cases

Pittsburgh residents enjoy a great quality of life and wonderful medical care. Most medical providers provide expert care to their patients and are able to solve their medical concerns. But occasionally a patient suffers from a doctor mistake and medical malpractice is brought into question.

Nurse fatigue can be dangerous for patients

In the United States there are six nurses for every medical doctor which means that nurses spend much more time with patients than doctors do. For most Pittsburgh residents it means that they receive excellent care while they are in the hospital. But many nurses are overworked and overtired and can easily make medical mistakes. Errors that occur because nurses are fatigued can be fatal for a patient.

What might I recover in a wrongful death lawsuit?

Facing the loss of a loved one can be one of the hardest things to do in life. Your emotional turmoil can be great, and you may struggle to cope with the reality that you will never see or hear your loved one again. Precious family moments will pass without the person's presence, and you will never again be able to celebrate life's milestones with the deceased. Making matters worse, there may be very real financial ramifications of your loved one's passing, including medical expenses, funeral costs and lost wages.

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