A Nursing Home Must Notify a Resident’s Doctor and Family of Significant Changes to that Resident

If a member of your family has an accident or significant change in their medical condition – such as declining health, bed sores, etc. – while a resident at a nursing home, it must notify both your doctor and you by statute.  According to the Nursing Home Reform Act §483.10(g)(14) a nursing home must immediately … Read more

Stroke Malpractice Cases

Stroke is the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer in the United States. More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the United States. Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke. There are two kinds … Read more

Rear End Auto Accident Claims

In Pennsylvania more often than not when one driver hits a stopped car from behind, the rear ending driver is going to be at fault.  This is because of a Pennsylvania statute entitled “Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed”, 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 3361.  This statute is also known as the “assured clear distance ahead” rule.  … Read more

Gallbladder Surgery Malpractice

Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder stores digestive fluid from the liver called bile that’s released into your small intestine to breakdown fats during the digestion process. Gallstones, hardened deposits of digestive fluid, can sometimes form in your gallbladder. Gallstones can … Read more

DVT and Pulmonary Embolism – One of the Leading Causes of Preventable Hospital Deaths

Pulmonary embolisms (PE) contributes 5 to 10 percent of deaths in hospitalized patients, making it one of the leading causes of preventable hospital deaths.  Some studies estimate a pulmonary embolism affects up to 1 million people in the United States per year with 100,000 to 200,000 of these events being fatal.  One way a pulmonary … Read more

How to Bring a Claim Against a City or the State

A personal injury case that involves a government employee or agency such as a city or state presents unique challenges in Pennsylvania. Such cases occur when struck by a government vehicle, or a slip and fall because of a dangerous property condition at a state-owned building. Government employees and agencies are protected by the Pennsylvania … Read more

Thistle Law Firm Listed as Top 19 Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Philadelphia for 2018 by Expertise.com

Expertise.com, which rates service professionals over 100 categories across 1,000 cities, has listed the Thistle Law Firm as one of the top 19 medical malpractice firms in Philadelphia for 2018. https://www.expertise.com/pa/philadelphia/medical-malpractice-attorney If you believe you or a loved one has been harmed by medical negligence, the attorneys at the Thistle Law Firm are here to … Read more

How to Get Your Medical Bills Covered after an Auto Accident

Having an auto accident and dealing with mounting medical bills can be very stressful.  Fortunately, even if you do not have health insurance, there can be some initial coverage for those medical bills under your or someone else’s auto policy.  These medical benefits are called first party, or personal injury protection (“PIP”) benefits.  Auto insurers … Read more