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How Do I Know If I Have Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

You Have Been Treated by Your Doctor and the Outcome Is Not What You Expected. You Are Worse Now Than You Were Before You Were Treated. This must be malpractice, right? - Maybe. Studies have shown as many as 250,000 people die each year because of medical errors. Thousands more are injured each year.  But the [...]

Medication Error Death – Former Vanderbilt Nurse Pleads Not Guilty

A nurse in Nashville, Tennessee has pled not guilty to charges of reckless homicide after she gave a patient the wrong medication. The nurse worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center at the time the incident occurred. Nurses across the nation have rallied around RaDonda Vaught, stating that the complete facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are [...]

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Hospital-Acquired Infections & Malpractice Liability

Hospital-acquired infections can be deadly. If they are not appropriately treated or diagnosed in time, they can result in serious long-term complications, sepsis, organ failure, and even death. This is one reason why hospital policies and procedures emphasize sterility and cleanliness in all treatment and exam rooms. It is also why healthcare professionals are urged to [...]

$55 Million in Medical Malpractice Case Against St. Luke’s Hospital – Lehigh Valley PA

Lehigh County jury awards family $55 million in medical malpractice case against St. Luke's Hospital. Crowell family sued Fountain Hill hospital and doctor, saying they botched son's birth in 2009. A jury on Monday awarded one of the largest verdicts in Lehigh County history when it ordered St. Luke's University Hospital and one of its doctors [...]

Is It Hospital Malpractice? It Depends.

Medical Malpractice Happens Everywhere. Sometimes, medical malpractice occurs in the privacy of your doctor's office. In such a case, the doctor who commits medical malpractice is legally responsible for any injuries caused by his/her misconduct.  The doctor's group or practice might also be responsible under a legal theory known as respondeat superior, a long-held rule that [...]

Frankford Hospital & Doctors Settle Med Mal “Bleed-Out” Case for $4.5 Million

The parents of a 20-year-old college student who died after hospital doctors removed his spleen settled with their son's doctors and the hospital Monday for $4.5 million, lawyers involved with the case said. Joseph Ruzzi's parents had filed a wrongful death and survival suit against Joseph's surgeon, two anesthesiologists and Frankford Hospital in Torresdale, alleging the [...]