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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Decision in Favor of Family of Victim in Medical Malpractice Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that mental health professionals have a duty to warn of threats made by patients, even if they are made against an unspecified person. This ruling upheld a previous 2018 Superior Court decision that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian Shadyside, the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, as well …

Jon Perry Argues Before Pennsylvania Supreme Court for Victim’s Family in Medical Malpractice Case

On October 16, 2019, Jon Perry argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the family of Lisa Maas, a woman who was attacked and killed by a UPMC psychiatric patient. Laura Maas, mother of the victim, consulted Rosen & Perry following this horrible tragedy. Pennsylvania law has long provided near blanket immunity to …

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.

Settlement for PA mom who suffered brain bleed during delivery

Thinking about the excitement of becoming a new mom or dad, there are few life events that have so much anticipation or excitement. Several years ago, a young teen mom was expecting her first child at the age of 15. Something went terribly wrong and she was forced to deliver before making it to full term. During the emergency C-section at Lancaster General Hospital, the new mom suffered a catastrophic brain bleed that caused her to become quadriplegic since the day of her son’s birth.

How does one determine if medical standard of care was met?

There is a reason we seek the help of professionals when it comes to our health. It’s because they are experts that are trained to give medical advice, recommend treatment plans or medication and even operate, if necessary. We trust health care providers because they are trained to provide health care solutions for us and loved ones. But, what happens when a healthcare provider, like a doctor, fails to meet a standard of care and that causes personal injury?

Failure to read doctor handwriting properly can result in injury

We have all heard the joke that poor handwriting could be an indication that a person could or should be a doctor. Poor handwriting has often been associated with doctors both recently and doctors of the past. When doctors would write a prescription, or medical notes, they often would, and some still do, write physically rather than enter it digitally into a computer. However, computers may be a better option for some doctors as a miscommunication related to their handwriting can result in medical malpractice.

Can you run out of time to file a medical malpractice suit?

No one wants to be involved in a lawsuit. Whether you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, work accident or while under the care of a medical provider, no one wants that kind of trouble. However, the law is kind of like insurance; you hope you will never need it, but it’s there just in case. The law can help bring justice to an injured party in the form of a lawsuit

Pennsylvania man loses testicle in wrong-site surgery

A 54-year-old man from Pennsylvania recently won a lawsuit for almost $900,000, after his surgeon removed the wrong part of his body. The man experienced chronic testicular pain for 15 years in his right testicle. Although, the man later believed less invasive options were possible, his doctor suggested performing an operation to remove the man’s right testicle. However, the doctor mistakenly removed the man’s left testicle instead.