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June 2013 Archives

John Gismondi Awarded The Legal Intelligencer's Lifetime Achievement Award In Philadelphia

The Legal Intelligencer, America's oldest daily legal newspaper and the most trusted source of Pennsylvania legal news, information and analysis, celebrated its 170th anniversary by honoring some of the most influential attorneys in Pennsylvania, including John Gismondi.

John Gismondi Awarded The Legal Intelligencer's Lifetime Achievement Award In Philadelphia

The Legal Intelligencer, America's oldest daily legal newspaper and the most trusted source of Pennsylvania legal news, information and analysis, celebrated its 170th anniversary by honoring some of the most influential attorneys in Pennsylvania, including John Gismondi.

Lawsuit filed after medical device threatens woman's life

Some people in Pennsylvania become nervous at the prospect of undergoing surgery. Fortunately, the majority of surgeries have positive results. Surgeons can make mistakes, however, and when these surgical errors happen they can have devastating results. 

Diagnosis errors found in large percentage of studied cases

When a person seeks the help of a physician, they expect the best care, and doctors have taken an oath to provide the appropriate treatment for each individual situation. This is especially important in cases where time is of the essence, and receiving the proper treatment in a timely manner can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. If the patient suffers from a misdiagnosed cancer and the problem is not discovered quickly, the disfigured cells are then allowed to grow and spread throughout the body until it may be impossible to save the person.

Musical performance may have led to brain injury

The Billboard Music Award Show is an event honoring the bestselling musical artists in the United States. Awards are given out in several different categories based on chart performance, number of downloads, and airplay. The awards show also features performances by popular musicians. The evening is supposed to be a fun celebration for music insiders and fans from all over the country, including Pennsylvania. At this year's show, however, the light hearted fun turned dangerous and one fan is suffering the consequences. 

Researchers looking for exclusions to consent rule in study

When a patient is brought to a hospital in Pennsylvania with a brain injury, doctors immediately begin treatment to minimize the damage to the rest of the brain and the body. After a traumatic brain injury, serious damage to the brain can begin immediately if the right treatments are not used quickly.  Treatments and drugs that are used in hospitals are tested by researchers for several years before they receive the approval of the FDA, and each patient involved in one of these studies must agree to be a part of the study, with very few exceptions.

Disabled man sues hospital for medical malpractice

When you visit the emergency room in Pennsylvania, you trust that medical professionals will do everything in their power to treat your ailment. In reality, however, physicians make mistakes just like everyone else. Occasionally, these mistakes can lead to costly medical bills, a lifetime of disability, or even death.

Sexual re-assignment surgery at the base of negligence lawsuit

When a child is born, both the mother and the baby place their trust in health care professionals, such as doctors or nurses, who make choices regarding how to care for them. If a medical emergency arises with a newborn or mother, doctors have taken an oath that requires them to take all appropriate steps to prevent birth injuries or serious illnesses. If the doctor or other health care professionals fail to meet the requirements of this oath, they may be held responsible for the injury or illness that results from the decision.

Understanding NTSB investigations after accidents

This week's news that the NTSB issued preliminary findings in a recent major train derailment in Connecticut demonstrates that the NTSB investigates more than just airplane accidents. http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_23393187/track-inspection-found-problems-before-conn-crash

Understanding NTSB investigations after accidents

This week's news that the NTSB issued preliminary findings in a recent major train derailment in Connecticut demonstrates that the NTSB investigates more than just airplane accidents. http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_23393187/track-inspection-found-problems-before-conn-crash

Hospital sued for failure to diagnose meningitis

Deadly diseases can sometimes present themselves in seemingly innocuous ways. It is up to doctors in Pennsylvania to determine whether symptoms are evidence of a common complaint or something more serious. When they fail to properly make that distinction, they may face a lawsuit.

Medical malpractice filings drop in Pennsylvania

It was certainly no surprise when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week released their latest statistics showing that the number of lawsuits filed against doctors and hospitals continues to drop. http://www.pacourts.us/news-and-statistics/news?Article=318

Medical malpractice filings drop in Pennsylvania

It was certainly no surprise when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week released their latest statistics showing that the number of lawsuits filed against doctors and hospitals continues to drop. http://www.pacourts.us/news-and-statistics/news?Article=318

Family loses lawsuit against surgical robot manufacturer

Patients who are taken into surgery place their trust in the doctors and other medical professionals who are trained to handle the procedure. In order to avoid complications, doctors in Pennsylvania are trained on any surgical equipment that is used during the procedure. If a surgeon mistake occurs, the patient may suffer serious illness, or even death in the most tragic of situations. In these cases, the family may choose to investigate who is at fault for the death of a family member.

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