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Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Law Blog

J & J admits to asbestos in baby powder, but it gets worse

Johnson & Johnson has been the leading manufacturer of baby power for decades. Then the company was slapped with a $4.7 billion verdict against it after 22 women claimed that the company’s baby powder caused their ovarian cancer. This July 2018 ruling led to further investigations of the company. It has now come to light …

A few common medical malpractice issues patients may face

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. …

New report released on most dangerous toys

It is hard for parents to keep up. They may be careful in their own purchases for the kids, but Aunt Ethel whose kids are grown or confirmed bachelor Uncle Steve may inadvertently go rogue while shopping for Christmas and birthday gifts. While birthdays can still be managed, Christmas may be a blur moving hands …

Trucker deaths hit record high due to human error

On the job deaths involving heavy-duty truck drivers or semi-truck drivers hit a record hit a record high in 2017. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 840 truckers died, which is up from 786 in 2016 and part of an overall 25 percent rise since 2011. This ominous news is only furthered by the …

New protocols for kids with concussions

The increase awareness of concussions and their lingering effects have been one of the major recent issues in medicine. Whether it is professional sports figures forced to follow protocols or changes in the rules for football, we see precautions all around us. This has carried over to younger children as well with parents, teachers and …

AI used to increase highway safety

Driverless cars will soon be part of the transportation landscape. An important reason for this technological advance is the reduced cost and size of the technology as well as technological advances in artificial intelligence (AI) to operate vehicles. However, AI is now being used in pilot program to predict and avoid motor vehicle accidents by …

Bedsores: Potentially serious, infection-causing wounds

There are mistakes that happen in nursing homes, like failing to check on a patient regularly or neglecting duties to a patient who is immobile. Usually, missing one check-up isn’t the end of the world, and the staff takes steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again. However, when patients go without care for a more significant length of time, that’s when the real trouble starts.

Doctor at the center of $215 million (and counting) in lawsuits

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.