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4th of July Fireworks Injuries

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jul 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 4th of July is just about here. In a “normal” year, Independence Day means outdoor barbecues and setting off fireworks. Unfortunately, this is not a normal year. COVID-19 will see a lot of people staying away from backyard gatherings, or socially distant grilling. However, a lot of people wil...

$140 Million Settlement for 255 Malpractice Claims

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

More than 2 years ago, in February 2018, we wrote about a settlement award of $40 million in a medical malpractice case involving an orthopedist convicted of fraud. Dr. Spyros Panos was a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in New York, who was convicted of federal health care fraud. A year later...

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jun 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 15th was the 15th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Department of Justice observed the date, condemning elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. According to the DOJ, during the COVID-19 pandemic, “when seniors are most vulnerable and isolated from their families and loved ones by s...

Can a Genetic Test Predict Birth Defects?

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jun 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Early forms of genetic testing have been around for more than 50 years but genetic testing for pregnant mothers has really increased over the last couple of decades. Prenatal genetic testing can detect birth defects after only 10 weeks of pregnancy. These tests can inform parents and doctors abou...

Serious Burn Injuries and Defective Gas Grills

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the weather warms up and stay-at-home orders loosen, many people in Philadelphia will be looking to get outside for some grilling with close friends and family. After more than 4 months of COVID-19 restrictions, outdoor barbecues are a way to allow close family and friends to hang out while ...

After Reporting Birth Injury Mother is Investigated

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the worst things a mother can experience is a birth injury that harms a newborn child. One of the other worst things for a mother is to be falsely investigated for child abuse. For a woman in Michigan, these two things happened hand-in-hand. Doctors Did Not Listen to Mother's Complaints ...

Unnecessary Dental Procedures

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jun 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many people hate going to the dentist. However, proper dental care is necessary to keep a healthy smile. Sometimes a dental procedure is necessary to fill a cavity, fix a broken tooth, or address an infection. Unfortunately, some dentists are performing unnecessarily dental operations to bill Med...

Balcony Collapse Injuries in Philadelphia

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jun 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the weather warming up, people are seeking relief wherever they can find it. On warm summer nights, sitting out on the balcony can help residents and their friends stay cool. Sitting out on the balcony may not seem like anything dangerous. However, shoddy construction of a building or balcon...

Beware of Miracle Medical Treatments

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jun 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the time of COVID-19, many people are searching for the treatment that will protect them from the dangerous virus. Unfortunately, with all of the misinformation and changing directives, some people fall victim to scams or miracle cures that actually cause more harm than good. Most of these fal...

TV Doctors and Botched Surgeries

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jun 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV,” is from a commercial in the 80s selling cough syrup. Like any commercial, viewers should be wary of the claims made to sell a product. Unfortunately, the lines between real doctors and advertisements are more blurred. It can be difficult for viewers to kn...

Will Dog Bite Injuries Increase With More Adoptions?

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jun 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Before COVID-19, Philadelphia residents could walk into a dog shelter and find dozens of dogs looking for a good home. With more dogs than adoptive families, many dogs had to be put down. Since COVID-19 and with the stay-at-home orders in Pennsylvania, and across the country, shelters are running...

Even the Best Doctors Can Make Dangerous Mistakes

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jun 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

A confident doctor can go a long way in ensuring you feel safe and secure before undergoing medical treatment. However, confidence in the doctor may also mean the victim of a medical mistake is less willing to pursue a medical malpractice claim. Even the best doctors can make dangerous mistakes a...

COVID-19 Precautions for Pregnant Women

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jun 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Children who are infected with COVID-19 do not appear to be as sick as adults. Children are also less likely to experience severe illness or symptoms. However, there may be higher risks for young infants and pregnant mothers who are infected with the virus.  If a doctor or medical professional f...

Informed Consent and COVID-19

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jun 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

The coronavirus epidemic has had a major impact on day-to-day life.  There is still a lot of uncertainty going forward as people try to return to normal life. Any fact-to-face interaction can present a possible risk of transmission of COVID-19, including doctor visits, surgery, or mental health c...

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