Do You Have A Case For Negligent Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

Carpal tunnel release surgery is the most common hand surgery performed in the United States. Serious complications are rare but can be life-altering. Because of the low rate of complications, if you suffered a major injury during carpal tunnel release surgery there is a decent chance that it was caused by the negligence of the … Read more

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case If Your Bowel Is Injured During Surgery?

Injuries to the large and small bowel can result in extended hospital stays, disability, and even death. The evaluation of these cases is difficult because of the wide variety of fact patterns that can be presented, the numerous issues that must be considered in the analysis, and the reality that bowel injuries, no matter how … Read more

Do You Have A Malpractice Case For Poor Emergency Room Care?

Medical error is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. These errors are not limited to those patients admitted to the hospital but can occur in the emergency room as well. In fact they can occur before a patient is even seen by a doctor. In the ER setting typically the … Read more

Do You Have A Case For Mistreatment and Misdiagnosis of Hip Dysplasia?

Hip Dysplasia, or Developmental dysplasia of the hip, (DDH) is a congenital (present at birth) condition of the hip joint. The hip joint is created as a ball and socket joint. In DDH, the hip socket may be shallow, letting the “ball” of the long leg bone, also known as the femoral head, slip in … Read more

Do You Have A Case For The Misdiagnosis of Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infection, in which the air sacs fill with pus and may become solid. Inflammation may affect both lungs (double pneumonia), one lung (single pneumonia), or only certain lobes (lobar pneumonia). Those at highest risk for serious complications are children, the elderly, and immunocompromised adults. Misdiagnosis … Read more

Do You Have A Malpractice/Negligence Claim For Bed Sores?

Every year, many patients die from a facility acquired bed sore because of poor medical care or improper monitoring. Bed Sores, also known as pressure ulcers, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, are preventable wounds caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin. They may be a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, or hospital negligence. … Read more

Do You Have A Malpractice Case For The Misdiagnosis Of Sepsis?

Sepsis can be a life threatening condition that occurs when the body has a chemical imbalance due to an ongoing infection that can result in damage to multiple organ systems.  If sepsis progresses to septic shock, this will result in multiple organ failure, a drop in blood pressure, and possibly death.   In fact, according to … 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 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