medical malpractice Archives

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.

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.

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.  

Man suffers heart damage, sues for medical malpractice

Nearly six years after an out-of-state man allegedly suffered heart damage, an out-of-state jury recently began the process of deliberation to answer the question of who will be held accountable for the man’s injury. The man alleges he suffered heart damage due to the fact that a local hospital failed to send his blood test results to his doctor. When Pennsylvania individuals believe they are medical malpractice victims, typically, they seek out the help of an experienced personal injury attorney in order to gain legal guidance.

Man awarded $2.1 million in medical malpractice suit

A medical malpractice suit brought on by an out-of-state man for medical negligence that cost him his leg resulted in the man collecting the suit’s award recently. The 28-year-old man received $2.1 million for economic as well as non-economic losses incurred as a result of the medical malpractice. When residents in Pennsylvania suffer harm due to medical negligence, typically they are entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible party or parties.

Jury awards man $1.5 million in medical malpractice suit

An out-of-state jury recently returned a $1.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit. An out-of-state carpenter as well as his wife were the plaintiffs. The man’s health was severely affected after a resident working at an medical center failed to properly diagnose him. When medical malpractice like this occurs, Pennsylvania residents are entitled to file a claim for damages against the party or parties believed to have acted or performed their duties negligently.