If you have your health, you have everything - or so they say. Not everyone is blessed with good or uncomplicated health issues. For those that do have health issues, the best medical care is not only expected, it's necessary. If a person received healthcare they believe to be inadequate, or even harmful, how does one proceed?
Acid reflux is a disease that is generally mild-to-moderate in its symptoms and treatment. However, since so many people struggle from this issue on a daily basis, there are many treatments available to remedy the symptoms. One newer treatment is a surgical in which a magnet is inserted in the digestion tract to prevent stomach acid from escaping the stomach and preventing acid reflux from happening. While this surgery has seen its fair share of success, it ended in tragedy for one Pennsylvania man suffering from acid reflux.
This isn't a trick question, a worsened medical condition is exactly what it sounds like: a disease, injury or illness that progresses negatively or who's symptoms get more severe. However, in terms of medical malpractice claims, it matters how, when, why and in what way a person's medical condition has worsened. This is the proof one will show when seeking a medical malpractice claim. These are a good option for those who believe their medical condition worsened after receiving medical care, diagnosis or treatment.
Medical professionals are expected to perform at a high level - as professionals as one would think. However, sometimes care from a hospital, doctor's visit or rehabilitation center just to name a few, isn't to the level one should expect to receive. If inadequate diagnosis, treatment, prescription or just overall level of care and it causes a person to suffer from further, or unnecessary injury, read on. There is a way to recover when a medical professional, facility or related medical third party causes harm due to negligence.
If your child shows signs of a possible birth injury, you will likely have many concerns about his or her future and questions about your legal rights. Although birth injuries are almost entirely preventable, many parents in Pennsylvania have sued doctors and other health care providers for negligence at the time of their children's birth. If you can establish medical negligence, you might be able to recover past and future losses, which might be crucial if the birth injury caused permanent damage. Improper care during birth is inexcusable, and neither your child nor you should have to cope with the life-long consequences of a medical professional or hospital's negligence that caused a birth injury. Too many children suffer preventable injuries during the first moments of coming into the world.
Being able to trust in the medical care you receive is important for any patient and patients should be able to trust in the medical care and treatment they receive. When a medical professional has violated their duty of care to a patient, they may be liable for medical malpractice. A medical malpractice claim can help victims and their families recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional harm suffered as a result.
In recent years, vaccination has become a hotly debated subject in Pennsylvania. While many insist that vaccines are safe and effective, some residents are doubtful that vaccines do more good than harm.
When a negligent act happens to a Berks County patient seeking health care services, often that patient will be able to recover damages for medical malpractice. Obviously, the patient or the patient's family would be the plaintiff in this kind of case. But who would be the defendant? Under the law of medical malpractice, there are a number of parties who could be liable. The question of exactly who is liable depends on the specific facts of a particular case.
Many Berks County folks are probably all too familiar with the performance review process, where their bosses describe their performance for the year and provide feedback and numerical ratings about how they did their jobs. Did you know that a lot of doctors have performance reviews as well? A recent case at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt with the confidentiality of this information and whether plaintiffs can access it to aid their medical malpractice cases.
Cases of medical malpractice can often arise when patients at a hospital suffer injury during their time there. Most patients assume that they will arrive with a bad medical condition at a Pennsylvania hospital where they will be treated and released in better shape than when they entered. Sometimes this doesn't happen, however. This blog post will discuss one medical condition that may be contracted due to hospital negligence. That medical condition is bedsores.