misdiagnosis

When Surgeons Operate on the Wrong Body Part | Surgical Checklist

What happens when a doctor performs the wrong surgery? Or removes the wrong organ? Or operates on the wrong patient? While this may seem like the stuff of science fiction or movies, sadly that is not the case. Serious and often life-threatening surgical errors often occur in operating rooms across the country. In fact, statistics show [...]

Infections & Sepsis : Delays in Antibiotics & Medical Malpractice

Shockingly, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 25 patients will acquire an infection while in the hospital. These infections can be life-threatening, especially if not identified and treated quickly. The elderly, small children, and immuno-compromised patients are especially vulnerable to infections that can quickly get into the bloodstream and cause fatal sepsis. Untreated [...]

Living With Chronic Pain After An Accident

At any given moment in the United States, more than 100 million people are suffering from chronic pain, resulting in a cost of $600 billion per year in lost productivity and medical treatments. Because children and military personnel are not included in that figure, many believe the numbers are much higher. Chronic pain is most often [...]

Gallbladder Surgery Medical Injuries | Removal Surgery Involves A Very Real Risk

Injuries Due to Errors During Gallbladder Surgery Chances are you, or someone you know, have had their gallbladder surgically removed. This operation is called a cholecystectomy. Gallbladder disease affects 12% of adults, and each year more than 700,000 Americans have their gallbladders removed. This operation involves a surgical procedure that has become commonplace in the United [...]

Blindness Resulting from Medical Negligence – Legal Remedies

Catastrophic injuries resulting in permanent vision loss / blindness have significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences for injured claimants and their loved ones. An injury causing significant visual impairment results in pain, suffering, expensive medical care and treatments, the cost of home modifications, loss of employment prospects and wages, and a serious change in lifestyle. Catastrophic [...]

Ranked #1 – Top Pennsylvania Verdicts of 2013

Results Like These Are No Accident. McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C. Trial Lawyers — Skilled advocacy and hard work yield superior results. Never settle for a lawyer who only knows how to settle. Additional Reading: Crowell v. St. Luke's Hospital Bethlehem Campus Top Pennsylvania Verdicts - 2013 - Ranked #1 Rank: #1 Case Name: Crowell v. St. [...]

Jury Sides With Plaintiffs After Failed Cancer Diagnosis

A Bucks County jury has awarded $700,000 to a woman and her husband after they alleged doctors failed to timely diagnose her breast cancer and that one doctor, a gynecologist, altered her medical records to make it appear as though she had taken different steps while treating her former patient. According to Paul A. Lauricella, who [...]

What You Need To Know About a “Failure to Diagnose Cancer” Medical Malpractice Case

When a physician fails to properly diagnose cancer, the results can be catastrophic.  Just as an early diagnosis of cancer carries with it an increase in a patient's chances of survival, a late diagnosis can carry with it a decreased chance of survival. Not every failure to diagnose cancer, however, translates into a bad outcome.  For [...]

Social Media’s Miranda Warning: Anything You Say Will Be Used Against You

If you are thinking of bringing a lawsuit, be mindful of the latest ploy by the defense bar and insurance carriers: they want your Facebook posts. Say, for example, you are bringing a malpractice suit against a doctor whose misdiagnosis has led to a delay in the diagnosis of your cancer.  The lawyers for the physician [...]

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