When it comes to the delicate health of premature infants, every second counts. A delayed diagnosis or mistreatment can have life-altering consequences for the baby and their family. One such condition that requires prompt attention is Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). Regrettably, not all medical professionals act with the urgency or care that they should, leading to potential cases of medical malpractice.
If the signs and symptoms of spinal cord compression are not timely diagnosed and treated, conditions like an infectious abscess or hematoma can compress and starve parts of the spinal cord from oxygen-rich blood. This compression can cause permanent loss of spinal cord function.
In medical malpractice cases, permanent injury to the brain and spinal cord are often traced to one or a combination of three causes: compression due to swelling or pressure, lack of oxygen-rich blood to the brain or spinal cord (anoxia), and/or bleeding and hematomas.
Incomplete examinations can lead to misdiagnosis and permanent brain injury of spinal cord injury. Medical malpractice leading to brain injury or spinal cord injury often
A study published in June of 2022 from the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that rates of death from uterine cancer have
Evaluating A Potential Medical Malpractice Case Involving A Heart Attack Regrettably, too many patients and their families suffer after delays in diagnosis or treatment of
Many medical malpractice lawsuits result from delays in diagnosing and treating patients suffering acute compartment syndrome. Compartment syndrome is an emergency medical condition that can result in paralysis, limb loss or death, if not treated in time.
Nearly everyone who visits a medical facility experiences errors, inconvenience, or aggravations at some point in time. Most of these create a minor annoyance. You
Radiology malpractice is more common than many people realize. Over 80 million radiology examinations are performed in the United States every year, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT or CAT scan), Positron Emission Tomography (PET scan), and x-ray studies also known as plain radiographs. Given the immense volume of imaging studies and high expectations on radiologists to interpret those studies with speed and accuracy, it’s no surprise radiology is the eighth most common medical specialty to be implicated in a medical malpractice claim.
Many patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) lack overt chest pain or pressure and present to the emergency room with “atypical” signs and symptoms. As a result, the emergency provider may fail to consider the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, leading to a greater risk of serious injury or patient death. This article examines atypical symptoms of ACS in an effort to reduce instances of medical negligence or malpractice.
Osteomyelitis and discitis are infections of the spine. These diseases are rare, but can lead to serious and permanent neurological injuries, including severe pain, paralysis or difficulties walking. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of discitis or osteomyelitis is often delayed by health care providers, because the primary symptom of discitis and osteomyelitis is the very non-specific complaint of back pain.
We have compiled a list of the eight most common types of medical malpractice, based on our experience handling medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania for over 40 years. These include injuries in childbirth, surgical errors, medication & prescription mistakes, and more. Read on for the full list and details about each.