What to Do if Your Doctor Commits Malpractice

Do not threaten, or even indicate, to the doctor that you may file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Threats will not solve your problem, but may, in fact, make things worse. So instead of threatening your doctor, we suggest you take the following steps: 1. Order all your medical records pertaining to the malpractice. You have … Read more

How to Get Punitive Damages in Malpractice and Nursing Home Claims

Punitive damages can be difficult to achieve in any case, but especially so in medical malpractice cases.  This is because ordinary negligence, or even gross negligence, does not entitle a plaintiff to a punitive damages award.  In order to be awarded punitive damages a plaintiff must establish that the defendant has acted in an outrageous … Read more

The Impact of a Misread X-Ray, CT Scan, or MRI

Doctors can order a variety of diagnostic studies to assist them in determining a patient’s injury or disease. One such group of diagnostic studies are x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. These are all non-invasive studies reviewed and interpreted by radiologists. Radiologists form a specialized field that is responsible for administering tests and interpreting the results … 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

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

Lung Cancer Claims – The Leading Killer of All Cancers

Lung cancer kills more Americans than breast, ovarian, prostate, and colon cancer combined, according to Mayo Clinic. About 230,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed annually, and about 160,000 lung cancer patients do not survive for more than five years.  Diagnosis errors account for the majority of medical malpractice incidents in the United States … Read more

Prostate Cancer Claims – One of the Most Common Cancer Among Men

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. Prostate cancer is more common in older men (greater than age 50). However, most prostate cancers that are timely treated will not affect the length of one’s life. In other words, most men die with prostate cancer but not … Read more

What Does It Take To Bring A Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice claims can be the most difficult, time consuming, and expensive civil cases to bring.  Unlike your typical auto accident or slip and fall case where it can be clear that one side violated the traffic laws, or caused someone to slip and fall, fault in medical malpractice cases is not always as clear … Read more