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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.

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a hospital for failure to diagnose bacterial meningitis in a 24-year-old man. The lawsuit, which names three other defendants in addition to the hospital, was filed by the man’s parents. Two of the defendants claim the man’s death had nothing to do with their actions. 

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.

 

Family members felt the manufacturing company of a surgical robot had a hand in the death of a man who died after having surgery to remove his prostate gland. The family felt that the company was too aggressive in their marketing techniques, and encouraged the doctor to operate before he was adequately trained. A jury decided that the company was not to blame for the factors that led to the man’s death.

Hospital sued after endoscopy results in brain injury

When it comes to patient care, medical professionals must always be vigilant. There is no room for error on the job. If they fail to provide the best care for their patients, serious injuries or death may occur. When this happens in California, the medical facility may be sued.

A young woman was recently taken to the hospital by her parents after she complained of stomach pains. While at the hospital, she underwent an endoscopy. This routine medical procedure left the woman with a brain injury that prevents her from speaking, moving, or seeing. Due to her vegetative state, her parents have moved her to long-term care facility. They have also filed a lawsuit against the hospital where she the procedure took place, citing negligence and carelessness. 

Cancer patients likely to deal with medication errors

When a person suffers from a life threatening disease in Pennsylvania, the treatment they receive may be extremely detailed, and must follow a specific schedule in order to avoid any additional injuries or illnesses. When medication errors occur, and patients are given the wrong drug or a dosage mistake is made, the consequences to the body can make it harder for the patient to fight off the disease that is being treated. These problems can be particularly hard on the body of a child who is fighting off a disease that threatens their lives.

Miscommunication between parents, pharmacists, and doctors may have been a primary source of confusion in a recent study that found that children who are treated for cancer at home are likely to get the wrong medication or the wrong dose of a particular medication during their treatment. Researchers viewed cases in which patients were given oral chemotherapy drugs, and determined how likely the patients were to receive the wrong drugs.

OSHA and workplace fatalities

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is required by federal law to investigate all workplace accidents involving serious injury or death. In our experience, when we have represented such injury victims, their families often take a keen interest in OSHA's investigation, but they can find it to be a frustrating experience. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/05/us-steel-nick-revetta-osha

OSHA and workplace fatalities

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is required by federal law to investigate all workplace accidents involving serious injury or death. In our experience, when we have represented such injury victims, their families often take a keen interest in OSHA's investigation, but they can find it to be a frustrating experience. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/05/us-steel-nick-revetta-osha

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