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 […]
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 […]
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that deaths from medical errors are likely responsible for more than 250,000 deaths annually. Shockingly, that makes medical errors the third leading cause of non-violent deaths in the U.S. Dr. Martin Makary, lead author of the study and professor of Surgery and Health Policy […]
A vast majority of plastic surgeries leave patients completely satisfied with the results. However, some procedures can leave clients feeling that the results were not even close to what was promised and expected. Although this is often elective surgery, plastic surgeons can still be held accountable for their actions and mistakes. Doctor Malpractice Doctors have a professional […]
Patients who count on their medical team to provide them with optimal care might balk at the idea that they could receive substandard care. Medical negligence and malpractice are serious issues in this country that are often overlooked. This is due, at least in part, to the fact that some people view doctors as infallible. […]
Dr. James Andrews is a name sports fans hear quite a lot as the go-to orthopedic surgeon for sports stars. Unfortunately, his name is now in the news thanks to a $180 million lawsuit filed by former Minnesota Viking defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.
A gynecologist working for the University of Southern California (USC) is at the center of multiple lawsuits filed by more than 400 patients who accused him of sexual abuse and other improper acts. The president of USC has offered former patients a proposed settlement of $215 million in October of 2018 after her predecessor was dismissed for not addressing the matter in a satisfactory manner.
There are a wide variety of injuries that can happen during the birthing process. Some of the most common relate to the head. These injuries might happen, for example, as the baby tries to squeeze through the birth canal. It’s often the head that becomes trapped, and injuries can result.
Most people use the terms “birth injury” and “birth defect” interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different. If your baby was born with a serious injury, you may want to understand the difference between these two terms.
A woman who is in labor is often in great pain. Some women choose to not have to deal with this fact of labor by asking to have an epidural. Although this is an excellent relief for many women, it isn’t without risks. Any woman who is going to ask for this procedure during her labor needs to understand the risks of it.