Can A Minor Car Accident Cause Serious Injuries?

An auto accident that causes minor damage to the car does not necessarily mean that the driver or passengers in the car were not seriously injured. Especially today, cars are built so well that some car accidents may leave nothing more than a scratch. Despite the lack of obvious evidence that your car was involved … Read more

Do You Have A Malpractice Claim For A Missed Ruptured Appendix?

Appendicitis, which is when the appendix can become swollen and painful (“inflamed”) is considered a medical emergency that affects 1 in 20 people in the United States per year.  An appendix normally becomes inflamed when it is blocked off for some reason – by stool, a foreign body, etc.  If not treated, the appendix will … Read more

Do You Have A Malpractice Case If Your Child Has A Birth Injury?

Typically, a baby is born in a head-first anterior presentation. Anterior means the back of the baby’s head is turned towards the mothers front side so the baby is facing the mother’s spine. This is known as the cephalic or vertex position and allows the baby to pass through the birth canal without injury to … Read more

How Much Staff Must A Nursing Home Have?

Nearly 1.4 million people are cared for in nursing homes.  As reported by PBS news according to federal records, since 2014, health inspectors have cited numerous nursing homes for having too few nurses. In fact this past year federal data, analyzed by Kaiser Health News, show that numerous nursing homes have fewer nurses and caretaking … Read more

How Long Do You Have To Sue A Doctor or Hospital For Medical Malpractice?

In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, if you think that you or a loved one was harmed by a doctor or other medical care provider’s malpractice and are thinking of filing suit, it is in your best interest to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.  This is because in both states there is a … Read more

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