Can You Sue A Nursing Home For A Death From A Surgical Site Infection?

Nursing homes do not just serve as a permanent residency for elderly people who can no longer live on their own.  They also serve as a temporary residency for anyone who cannot return home after undergoing surgery in a hospital.  Here they serve as a rehabilitation facility for people of all ages until they can … Read more

Can You Sue A Property Owner After Slipping On Snow And Ice?

Snow and icy conditions often cause injuries such as fractured ankles, wrists, arms and many others. Individuals can pursue a personal injury claim against the property owner for these injuries. However, Pennsylvania courts apply the “Hills and Ridges” doctrine that serves as a defense for property owners. The “Hills and Ridges” doctrine only applies to … Read more

Do You Have A Malpractice Case If You Have Foot Drop After Surgery?

Foot drop – sometimes called drop foot – is the inability to lift the front part of the foot.  This can lead to your foot dragging across the ground.  This weakness in your foot will likely make it more difficult for you to walk, move about regularly, exercise, and may leave you at a bigger … Read more

Do You Have A Case If Your Shoulder Injury Is Misdiagnosed Or Mistreated?

Roughly 4.5 million Americans every year visit their doctors for treatment for shoulder pain.  This pain could result from a variety of reasons.  A lot of the time it results from repetitive, excessive overhead motions in athletics (such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting) or from normal everyday activities (such as washing walls, loading or … Read more

Can You Sue Your Doctor Or A Hospital For Missing A Fracture?

A misdiagnosed bone fracture, whether from an arm, leg, or other body part can cause irreparable damage that should never have occurred. The delay in an accurate diagnosis can prevent the bone from healing properly and cause constant pain, limit movement of the injured area, and substantial alteration of your lifestyle. When a patient arrives … Read more

Do I have a Medical Malpractice Case if my family member dies from a sudden heart attack?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. It can strike anyone, young or old, man or woman, any race or ethnicity. More than 650,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year. That represents about 27 percent of all deaths in this country, … Read more

If a Surgical Injury Is Listed as a Risk in Your Consent Form Is It Still Malpractice?

Whenever you undergo surgery or some other type of medical procedure with a doctor, you will be asked to sign a Consent Form.  What are they?  These are forms that list any type of known risk of that surgical procedure, state that these risks have been explained to you, and you have agreed to undergo … Read more

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The only thing worse than losing a family member, is when their death is caused by another’s negligence or wrongdoing. If that is the case, you may want to investigate the cause of your family member’s premature death, but the legal proceedings can be quite overwhelming, especially while still in shock and grieving for the … Read more