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When Medical Errors Become Medical Malpractice

Not Every Medical Error is Considered Medical Malpractice While doctors and healthcare professionals have an obligation to uphold a high standard of care for their patients, mistakes can and do occur. However, medical malpractice (a/k/a medical negligence) isn’t just making a mistake. Negligence is defined as “unreasonable conduct” on the part of the doctor or healthcare [...]

Opioid Malpractice Claims | Lawsuits

There is an Opioid Epidemic in this Country The over-prescription of opioids has led to increased dependency and countless deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses hit record levels in 2014 and jumped nearly 14% from the previous year. The sale of prescription opioids such as hydrocodone and oxycodone have quadrupled [...]

2020-02-25T16:43:51+00:00Categories: Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis|Tags: , , |

Pennsylvania Scaffolding Accidents Can Be Deadly

Take a drive around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and you will see a variety of scaffolding in use on construction projects, both big and small. Scaffolding is a temporary structure, normally set up outside of a building, which is usually made of wood or metal poles. Workers use scaffolding in a variety of ways, including during [...]

Philadelphia Amtrak Train Tragedy – Regional 188

The members of the Philadelphia law firm, McLaughlin & Lauricella P.C. extend their deepest sympathies to the victims and families of the train accident involving Amtrak Regional 188 and the victims of other accidents in recent times. We share the grief with friends and families and maintain vigilance as the situation continues to unfold. The majority [...]

2019-12-28T18:11:27+00:00Categories: Train, Bus & Transportation|Tags: , , |

Technology to Decrease Train Accidents

Railroad crossing accidents across the United States were up sharply over the last year, but the Federal Railway Administration may soon be receiving some high-tech help. Google Maps is now planning to include a significant number of public and private highway railroad crossing locations across the nation on a new app. The Google Maps app will [...]

2019-12-28T16:07:40+00:00Categories: Train, Bus & Transportation|Tags: , , |

Understanding Personal Injury Risks. What are Your Real Odds of Dying?

What are Your Real Odds of Dying? Understanding the Risks of Personal Injury Perhaps you've wondered just how high your odds of being seriously injured, or even killed, really are. The National Safety Council has put together some safety statistics, which include a table illustrating a person's odds of dying from different causes and [...]