Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

Father dies, daughter awarded $4 million for medical malpractice

A $4 million verdict was recently handed down in an out-of-state medical malpractice case. The case involved an elderly man who had fallen down in a long-term care facility and later died. His daughter later filed a medical malpractice suit against that facility and won. Pennsylvania residents who believe they have been the victims of medical malpractice are legally entitled to do the same.

Doctor removes incorrect rib, woman claims medical malpractice

A patient who was to undergo a relatively simple procedure is now suing a doctor at an out-of-state hospital after he reportedly removed the wrong part of her body during the operation. The woman’s suit claims that, during the operation, the doctor not only removed the wrong rib, but afterwards allegedly attempted to convince her that he had never made the mistake in the first place. When Pennsylvania residents suffer similarly at the hands of medical professionals, they are typically entitled to file medical malpractice suits against the responsible party or parties.

1 severely injured in operation, files medical malpractice claim

An out-of-state woman who was seriously injured in an operation recently chose to file a medical malpractice suit against the hospital where she was treated. The suit seeks $15 million in damages. It claims that a botched surgery caused the victim paralysis, negatively affected her speech and caused other injuries. When Pennsylvania residents suffer similar harm due to the negligent care of medial professionals, they typically seek to file medical malpractice claims against the party or parties who are believed to be responsible.

Personal injury claims may result after 2-vehicle crash injures 4

Four people were injured in a recent two-vehicle crash that involved two pedestrians. The accident occurred in Guilford Township on a recent Monday in February, Pennsylvania State police said. When a Pennsylvania resident suffers a serious injury in a car accident due to another individual’s negligence, the victim is typically entitled to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.

Hospital sued by parents for medical malpractice

After a highly publicized dispute that involved the custody rights of a teen involving a medical dispute, the teen’s parents filed a suit against an out-of-state children’s hospital. The suit, which was filed on a recent Thursday in February, alleged that medical malpractice occurred, as well as civil rights violations. When a medical professional who does not perform his or her duties according to professional standards causes a Pennsylvania patient to be injured, the patient or family is typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit.

Medical malpractice suit follows young doctor’s sudden death

The parents of a young woman who died of a brain hemorrhage around two weeks after graduating from medical school filed a medical malpractice suit against the hospital where the woman received treatment. The West Pittston woman, who graduated from medical school on May 11, 2013, was to start her residency in pediatric medicine shortly thereafter, but she died just 18 days later. When Pennsylvania residents suffer injuries or die due to the negligence of a medical professional, they — or, in the event of their death, their remaining loved ones — are typically entitled to pursue a medical malpractice suit against the negligent party.

Pennsylvania car accidents: missionary killed, 3 injured

An accident occurred in Monroe Township that resulted in the death of one individual and injury to three others. A school bus collided with a vehicle that was carrying three out-of-state Latter Day Saints missionaries. When car accidents like these occur that result in the serious injury or death of Pennsylvania residents, they or their loved ones are typically entitled to file a personal injury suit — or wrongful death suit in the event of a death — against the responsible party.

Hospital to pay medical malpractice victim $9M

A hospital in another state has been order to pay a $9 million settlement in a medical malpractice case. According to the suit, a pregnant woman went to this hospital on Sept. 7, 2010, where she suffered a birth injury that severely affected her child. When Pennsylvania patients receive negligent medical care, a medical malpractice suit may be a tenable action against the party or parties believed to be responsible.

Medical malpractice suit filed after teen athlete dies

Just over four years ago, a Northampton County teen athlete began complaining of shortness of breath and weakness during basketball practice. The 15-year-old was taken to an emergency room at a local hospital in Easton, where he was treated for what his physician believed was an asthma attack. He was released, but he went into cardiac arrest and died the next day. When Pennsylvania residents suffer harm due to a medical professionals’ negligence, they or their loved ones are typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible party or parties.