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$6 million lawsuit claims poor treatment resulted in stroke

Certain hospitals and medical care facilities specialize in certain areas of treatment. For example, there are hospitals specializing in medical disciplines throughout Pennsylvania. Some of these specialties include children, cancer centers and burn centers. One Pennsylvania hospital, which advertises itself as a facility for high-level stroke treatment, is under suspicion due to a lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that the hospital failed to give a patient an MRI despite a neurologist's recommendation when she came to the emergency room in October 2016.

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.

Pseudomonas: A common but deadly bacteria

Patients in hospitals don't go to seek help in the hope that their condition will worsen while they are there. They are obviously seeking to have their conditions treated or managed. Unfortunately, there are some issues that are present in hospitals that can attack unsuspecting patients.

How would unauthorized care indicate a negligent physician?

Doctors attend schools for 12 or more years in order to learn everything they can about how to care for people. Nurses, nurse practitioners and other people in the healthcare field also attend school and are expected to have a number of certifications and training in order to best serve people. While doctors and other medical professionals are performing at a high level, occasionally, mistakes do happen. When those mistakes result in a patient's injury, that's a big problem.

Botched C-section could have resounding impacts for mom, baby

Did you know that nearly half of all births today are delivered by Caesarean section as opposed to a traditional birth? It is considered common practice today for doctors and other medical professionals to opt for a C-section at the time of an Allegheny county child's birth. A C-section may have been planned from earlier in the pregnancy or it could be a split second decision based on the condition of the mother and baby. However, sometimes C-sections do not go as planned and cause injury to the mother or child.

How is a physician's duty of care described and determined?

Walking into a doctor's office or rushing into an emergency room, there is a certain amount of trust one puts into doctors and healthcare staff. That trust is based on the idea that doctors are going to make the best decision for you or your loved one who is in need of care. While most visits to healthcare facilities go as planned or expected, occasionally, something goes awry. If it results in further or unnecessary injury to a patient, there may be a case for medical malpracticee.

"Res ipsa" and proving fault due to medical malpracticee injury

If an illness or injury is unusual or seemingly out of the blue, the injured person may be wondering if previous interaction with medical professionals or medical care could be to blame. If a person isn't sure exactly what or who caused their medically related injury, there is a specific type of personal injury lawsuit to seek.

High court makes ruling concerning medical patient consent

When prepping for a surgical operation, there are several steps to take and decisions to make prior to going under the knife. A doctor or other medical professional may have recommended the surgery as a treatment for a condition or injury, but there could be other medical professionals involved in the process along the way. While this is not only unavoidable and necessary, each medical professional has a specific role to play. The highest Pennsylvania court has issued a ruling concerning the role of medical professionals and obtaining consent.

Injured Allegheny County residents have the right to seek damages

Even a routine visit to the hospital for yourself or a loved one can turn into an unexpected situation. It may go smoothly on most visits, but it's that one time that can cause unnecessary injury to you or a loved one. The potential for injury at a medical facility isn't even on most peoples' radar. However, the reality is that a person can be unnecessarily injured due to a negligent decision on behalf of a medical professional, a medical facility or a related third-party.

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