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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 [...]

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 “Failure to Diagnose Cancer” Medical Malpractice

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 [...]

Philadelphia Jury Awards $3 Mil. in Phila. Med-Mal Case

The Legal Intelligencer- April 10, 2008 A 12-member jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas awarded $3 million to plaintiffs in a case involving a physician's alleged failure to properly diagnose and treat a lung cancer patient. In Morganti v. Harman, Charles Morganti, now deceased, and his wife, Linda, filed suit against Leonard P. Harman, [...]

Verdict in Cancer Case Could Hit $1M

The Times Leader- April 4, 2007 WILKES-BARRE – A jury last week said a Kingston woman deserved $875,000 from a doctor who failed to diagnose her cancer. That verdict could be increased to more than $1 million if a judge decides the woman is entitled to additional damages. Carole Gustitus and her husband, Edward, filed suit [...]