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Residents of Western Pennsylvania are fortunate to have access to some of the best doctors and nurses in the nation. However, a recent national survey which measures preventable injuries and illnesses suggests several area hospitals, including two of the region’s...
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Radiology malpractice is more common than many people realize.  Over 80 million radiology examinations are performed in the United States every year.  These radiology examinations include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT or CAT scan), Positron Emission Tomography (PET...
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There are numerous VA Healthcare Systems and Hospitals available to veterans in Pennsylvania including the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System – made up of the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center-University Drive in Oakland and the H. John Heinz III Department of Veterans...
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Before a plaintiffs' medical malpractice lawyer embarks on their mission for a client, they will embrace the relevant medical records. But, securing the medical records we need to evaluate a case can be challenging. An industry of third-party vendors hired...
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In the hectic environment of the emergency department, rapid diagnosis and emergent management of life-threatening conditions must occur. In the patient with acute chest pain and an EKG concerning for an ST segment elevation myocardial infarction STEMI, the diagnosis and...
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The classic presentation of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is that of an older age male smoker with hypertension reports exertional chest pressure that radiates to the left upper extremity he and his associated with shortness of breath. This presentation...
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In certain circumstances, an insurance company may be liable for punitive damages because of its wrongful refusal to defend, failure to provide an adequate defense, breach of its duty to settle, breach of its duty to indemnify, or breach of...
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Damages Recoverable In Pennsylvania For Insurance Bad Faith The damages recoverable for insurance bad faith committed in Pennsylvania depend on whether the plaintiff asserts statutory and/or common law claims. In Pennsylvania, there is no common law[1] tort action for the...
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Medical Malpractice: Who Can Request An Autopsy?
Attorneys Jerry Meyers and Brendan Lupetin were recently interviewed as part of a report for ABC27.com related to autopsies and medical negligence after a 53-year old woman died following a 30+ day stay in a Pennsylvania hospital. Her family has...
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New Bill Approved By Congress That Allows Active Duty Military Members To Sue For Medical Malpractice
The below article was written and distributed by the American Association for Justice. We have big news to report on military malpractice claims for active duty troops. Bi-partisan legislation (S.2451/H.R. 2422, the "Sfc. Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of...
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