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Doctors Give The Wrong Man A Vasectomy

“Measure twice and cut once,” is an ancient proverb. It can save a carpenter or tailor time and valuable materials. However, when it comes to surgery, it can prevent an unnecessary surgery or save a life. A doctor in Liverpool is under fire after failing to double-check that he was cutting the…

Maryland Reduces Early Elective Deliveries

Maryland currently has the 11th highest cesarean section rates in the United States—about 35% of new mothers receive C-sections in the state which is 2% above the national average. But according to a recent report by the March of Dimes, one policy may be reducing those rates. Since 2009 patient safety organizations…

Watch Out For That Brick

When Allison Friedman went shopping with friends in January of 2015 she probably was not expecting the sky to quite literally start falling. The 27 year old special education teacher had stopped at the popular clothing store, Lululemon. The shop was located at 1527 E. Walnut Street in the Center City district…

Maryland Attorney General Publically Accuses Equifax Of Mishandling Communication After Data Breach

The Baltimore Sun reports that the Maryland Attorney General, Brian Frosh, authored a public letter to Richard Smith, the CEO of Equifax. Frosh expressed concern about how 143 million Americans have had their private personal data exposed by hackers. Frosh expressed the anger that many of Maryland’s 3 million people feel that a company who specializes in maintaining…

End Distracted Driving Campaign Seeks To Reduce Accident Injuries And Fatalities

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently reported that 64% of those who responded to their poll feel that distracted driving has developed into a larger concern than it was only three years ago. Distracted driving is often associated exclusively with driver usage of their mobile devices. This report showed that 14% of drivers…

$29.5 Million Awarded To Family Of Woman Who Died During A CT Scan

Carrie DeJongh was a 40-year old married mother of four children who lived in Orange City, Iowa. In 2015, she visited Sioux Center Community Health Center, which provides medical care and services to residents of northwest Iowa, for a standard computerized tomography scan (CT scan). Roy Slice, the doctor that handled the scan, used…

Goodbye Obamacare, Hello Tort Reform

A major topic of discussion of late has been the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act or, Obamacare. While the possible repeal would mean widespread changes to the American health care system, one change that has rarely been talked about is the impact on future medical malpractice cases. A possible replacement…

13 Year Old Girl Dies Of Misdiagnosed Brain Tumor After Months Of Symptoms, Family Sues

A family in Concord, New Hampshire whose daughter passed away from the effects of an undiagnosed brain tumor has filed a lawsuit against four medical groups and three doctors who all failed to uncover the malignant condition. The 13-year-old, Molly Banzhoff, suffered from months of symptoms characterizing a pediatric brain tumor and…

Wrongful Death Case In Pennsylvania Involving Motorcyclist Possibly Under The Influence Of Marijuana

Lawrence Paden was traveling on his motorcycle down Manley Road in West Chester. Ahead of him was Kathyrn Kelleher’s vehicle which was stopped, awaiting Karen Lukenda to back out of her driveway. Paden was traveling at a high rate of speed up a hill approaching the others and collided with Kelleher’s car. Once…

EpiPen Recall

EpiPen is an injection containing epinephrine, a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. Narrowing the blood vessels and opening the lungs can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction like those stemming from insect bites, foods or…

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Faces Medical Malpractice Suit Seeking Punitive Damages

Plaintiff Shirley Arnold brought a medical malpractice claim on behalf of 70-year-old Edward Arnold. Mr. Arnold was a resident at Whitestone Care Center, which is owned by the Saber Healthcare Group and Saber Healthcare Holdings Inc. The suit alleged that Edward had fallen several times, suffered broken bones and developed pneumonia all while a…

Dr. Margaret Cuomo Under Fire For Claims Against E-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes have proven to become an incredibly popular device in recent years. The electronic cigarette, or “e-cigarette” as it is colloquially known, relies on heating flavored liquids to create vapor, which is inhaled and exhaled similarly to a cigarette. This process is often referred to as “vaping.” These devices are often…

Preemption Defense Doesn’t Hold For Medical Manufacturer On Appeal

Starting in 2010, hundreds of plaintiffs filed personal injury lawsuits against the drug manufacturer Merck, Sharp & Dohme, alleging that the osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused them to suffer serious thigh bone fractures. Fosamax is meant to treat osteoporosis by correcting an imbalance in the bone remodeling process. However, plaintiffs claimed that the…

Dozens Of Children Contract Serious Infections At Pediatric Dental Practice

A children’s dental practice is facing a class action medical malpractice lawsuit less than two months after patients began getting sick at the California clinic. In addition, parents are suing the Children’s Dental Group in Anaheim for fraud, saying dentists performed unnecessary, painful and potentially harmful procedures on their children without consent….

Malpractice After Men Injured In Sensitive Areas

Penile injuries can be just as damaging psychologically as they are physically. Surgical operations to the penis can be done for erectile dysfunction, cosmetic reasons, or to treat more serious diseases like penile cancer. When those operations go wrong, it can leave the man permanently disfigured and lead to impotency.  Malpractice Lawsuit…

Miscommunication Is To Blame For Much Of Medical Malpractice

In some jobs, miscommunication between employees may result in a client getting the wrong shipment, someone not showing up for an appointment, or sending an email to the wrong person. However, in medicine, miscommunication can lead to serious injury or death for innocent patients. According to CRICO Strategies, a research and analysis…

MMA And Other Combat Sports Injuries

Mixed Martial Arts is a sport that has been gaining popularity across the country. Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA as it is more commonly known, is a sport that is, at its core, a violent fight. Fighters will wear limited protective gear, and fights themselves will consist of both striking and grappling…

Proving Medical Malpractice In Philadelphia

While medical malpractice cases come in all shapes and sizes, these cases all contain some of the same core elements. Regardless of the circumstances, in order for a medical malpractice case to be successful, an injured plaintiff must be able to prove the existence of several critical factors. If you believe that you have…

E-cigarettes Exposed: All That Vapors Isn’t Gold

For many smokers battling a nicotine addiction, and for experimental teens, e-cigarettes (aka “vaping”) are an alluring phenomenon.  Malls across America have been filled with kiosks of vapor puffing salesman soliciting to both smokers and non-smokers.  E-cigarettes are commonly advertised by claiming to be a safer and more convenient alternative to smoking,…

Gym Injuries: Know What To Avoid

Many people choose to stay in shape by going to the local gym. Home workout equipment can be expensive and take up a large amount of living space. For individuals who do not have the money or space to invest in private workout equipment, a public gym is an affordable and convenient…

Cancer Town, USA?

A new academic study has yielded troubling findings, especially for a small Louisiana town. The University Network for Human Rights (UNHR) released a report this Wednesday that revealed that residents of Reserve, LA have been diagnosed with cancer at “highly unusual” rates. Reserve has been the focus of an investigative series conducted…

Tom Hanks Sued For His Son’s Car Crash

Tom Hanks is one of the most successful American actors of all time. The star of Forrest Gump, Big, and Saving Private Ryan, Hanks is also among the most well-liked and popular actors. His wife, Rita Wilson, is a successful actress in her own right, and son Colin Hanks is a rising…

AMA Advocating For Total Vape Ban

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it is calling for a total ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping devices. The AMA cited a massive surge in teen vaping, the recent outbreak of lung illnesses which has been linked to vaping, and the general lack of information about the long-term health consequences…

The Troubling History Of Treating Hyperemesis Gravidarum

This week, Slate covered a troubling topic: women whose serious pregnancy-related health concerns are dismissed by physicians, putting both the mother and fetus at risk for more severe complications. The article focuses specifically on Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Many women experience nausea and vomiting at some point during a pregnancy. What distinguishes Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) from morning…

Philadelphia Auto Accident Liability Case Against State Farm Insurance Is Going To Trial

Sharon Price brought a lawsuit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against State Farm Fire & Casualty Company claiming that she was wrongfully denied when she made a claim for underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage following a car accident. A pre-trial conference is now scheduled for June, with a trial expected to…

Trampoline Park Injuries And ER Visits On The Rise

While the greater economy stagnated in the mid to late aughts, one industry saw continuous and jaw-dropping growth. It seems like the sky is the limit for the booming trampoline park business, as it continues to draw frolicking little ones and thrill-seeking adults alike. Get Air Sports, an original on the industry…

Medical Records Company Failure To Provide Patient Access

Patients have a right to their own medical records. Medical records provide intimate information about a patient’s health, lifestyle, and medical history. These records cannot be kept from a patient who wants to look at their own medical care. Unfortunately, some patients and their families are getting no help from the medical…

New Proposal May Help Disadvantaged Hospital Patients And Reduce Readmission Rates

Hospital readmissions have become a serious concern for policymakers. So much so that Medicare established a program geared toward regulating new guidelines for providers to abide by. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program was created in 2011 in hopes of easing the burdens of insurance companies from covering excessive amounts of medical payments….

Ambulance Accidents

You’ve been hurt, or you’ve gotten sick and you’re being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance when suddenly, the worst possible thing happens: the ambulance gets into an accident. You are already injured, and the accident in the ambulance can only make matters worse. When all is said and done, you’re…

Limo Rides Carry Serious Risk Of Injury

For many of us, riding in a limousine denotes a special occasion. Your first ride in a limo may have been after high school prom, or as part of a wedding party. Now you may want to book a limo to go wine tasting, for a special anniversary dinner, or just for…

VA Settles With Veteran Over Alleged Cocaine Misdiagnosis

The federal government has paid $150,000 as part of a settlement agreement to a patient for a claim of misdiagnosis, which involved a lab sample mix-up that resulted in doctors scolding a Navy veteran for taking cocaine and ordering him to leave the hospital. Navy veteran Eric Walker began experiencing severe abdominal pains in…

State Supreme Court Rules On Insurance Coverage Where Good Samaritan Is Hit By A Car

All U.S states have some type of “Good Samaritan” laws that offer legal protection to individuals who provide assistance to those in emergency situations. The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently heard the case of Hudson v. GEICO Insurance where a passenger of an insured vehicle left the car to help an accident victim and was then…

Over 50 Pro Wrestlers File Class-Action Suit Against WWE

Over 50 former professional wrestlers are suing the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) for long-term serious head injuries that were the result of choreographed fights for the network. In over 200 pages, the lawsuit alleges that Vince McMahon, CEO and chairman of the WWE, knew about the effects of repeated head trauma…

Millions In Settlement In Birth Injury Case

Martha Fountain was full-term when she went to the University of Iowa Health Care hospital to deliver her baby. Her pregnancy was routine and she did not expect any complications. When her contractions began, the UIHC staff administered Pitocin. After excessive contractions, the staff continued administering Pitocin. The baby was having difficulty…

Couple Seeks To Prevent Nanny Profiting From Death Of Infant

In 2013, a Boston couple experienced a devastating loss when their one year old daughter died after experiencing sudden catastrophic swelling of the brain. The baby was in the care of Aisling McCarthy, the couple’s nanny, at the time of her death. The medical examiner’s report initially listed the cause of death…

Heart Surgery Patients Could Be At Risk For Deadly Infection

Patients who go through heart surgery may feel like they’ve been given a new lease on life. Heart surgery can include a coronary artery bypass, laser revascularization, heart valve replacement, heart transplant, or aneurysm repair. Any surgery involves some risk of complication but now the CDC is warning patients who had common…

Is A Bad Bedside Manner Considered Malpractice?

It is very frustrating for patients to deal with a doctor who does not listen, is condescending, or just treats you like a number instead of a person. Unfortunately, for most patients under insurance restrictions, they may not have other options. A doctor with a bad bedside manner does not inspire confidence…

Beaten Protestors File Personal Injury Suit In Washington D.C. Against Turkish Government

A group of roughly 15 people who were recently protesting outside of the Washington D.C. home of an Ambassador from Turkey were injured after an alleged attack from those securing the area of the residence. The personal injury lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court alleging that protestors endured “repeated brutality” from the…

Exploding IPhone Case Changes Jurisdiction

Smartphones are commonplace in today’s world, and few are more popular than Apple’s iPhone. The handheld device has had several different models and comes out with a new version each year. While the public makes widespread usage of these devices, there have been certain cases where these electronics are not as safe…

Lawsuit Highlights Inadequate Detox Care In Correctional Facilities

In Cincinnati, OH, a 25-year-old Jason Pittman, tragically died after an arrest landed him in jail during a heroin withdrawal episode. Pittman was jailed for failing to meet terms of his probation while suffering withdrawal symptoms. Pittman was taken into the jail on September 13th. His condition led to extreme dehydration, which…

Whistleblower Fired After Complaining About PPP Fraud And Harassment

A former employee of a large Wendy’s franchisee has filed a whistleblower complaint after alleging the owner was fraudulently misusing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for personal use. The lawsuit comes at a time where small businesses are upset about the types of businesses that received PPP loans when their local businesses…

Hospital Pays Ransom To Hackers

Recently, a hospital in Los Angeles had to pay $17,000, or 40 bitcoins, during a cyber attack when hackers installed malware and held hospital medical records ransom. For a short period of time hospital staff at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center had no access to their patient’s medical history, medications, and test results….

New Mexico Management Of Medical Malpractice Compensation Fund Lawsuit

New Mexico maintains a Patient Compensation Fund designed to assist healthcare providers in paying malpractice claims which surpass the $200,000 threshold for personal liability. The state has a cap (limit) on claims of $600,000. The Superintendent of Insurance Office oversees the program led by John Franchini.  A lawsuit was filed by active members of…

To The Extreme – Doctor Sentenced To Life Behind Bars

When a health care provider is found guilty of committing medical malpractice, the outcome for the provider usually involves the payment of damages and, in some cases, the suspension or loss of their medical license. However, in a rare occurrence, a doctor in Dallas was recently sentenced to life in prison for…

Miami Butt Lift Procedure Ends In Death

Plastic surgeons advertise their services in the newspaper, on billboards, and even on bus stops. Looking at their websites, you can find impressive examples of how the doctors can totally change a person’s appearance, making them look younger, and giving them other enhanced assets. Of course, they never advertise the surgeries that…

Pennsylvania Railroad Worker Files Suit Against Employer For Injuries

A locomotive engineer, Jeffrey Kalfas, of South Park, recently filed a civil suit against Union Railroad Company after enduring injuries while aboard one of their locomotives. Union Railroad Company began around 1896 and today is a Class III regional railroad that has long served the steel industry in western Pennsylvania.  The suit filed in…

Philadelphia Birth Injuries Resulting In Spina Bifida

A diagnosis of spina bifida can be a devastating blow to an expecting mother. In some cases, a doctor or medical professional can be held liable for a child’s spina bifida and resulting complications and injuries. If you believe that your child’s spina bifida was caused by a Philadelphia doctor’s medical malpractice, the…

Mother Of Deceased Man Who Brought Wrongful Death Claim In Pennsylvania Says She Will Drop The Lawsuit

Approximately three years ago, Lois Spaziani’s son was shot to death by a police officer in Easton following a dangerous high-speed chase. She brought a lawsuit shortly thereafter on behalf of her son Richard Scheuermann III. The Express Times reports that she authored a letter to District Court Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehlm, stating her…

Negligence Claim Involving Doctors In Training

Medical malpractice involves a doctor, physician, or healthcare worker who makes a mistake that causes injury to a patient. Doctors and hospitals may also be found negligent in their oversight or supervision over other workers. Similarly, a supervising doctor could be found responsible for oversight of a medical student who injures another,…

Pennsylvania Court Allows Plaintiff To Pursue Punitive Damages In Wrongful Death Case Alleging Record Falsification

Plaintiff Terri Allfrey is pursuing a wrongful death claim against the Golden Living Center nursing facility located in East Stroudsburg after her mother, Mary Ann Miller, died shortly after being admitted to the facility. Based on certain allegations, the claim seeks punitive damages that the defense filed a motion to have dismissed. U.S. District…

PA Med Mal Case Highlights Risk Of Unnecessary Surgery

A 41-year-old Pennsylvania woman had a robot-aided hysterectomy and lymph node operation after receiving a diagnosis of having endometrial cancer by a gynecologist. She had signed a “consent to surgery/anesthesia” document agreeing to the procedures. Following the surgery, the patient was told that her samples were defined as “pre-cancerous”, which she claimed to…

Suspensions Are Rare For Pill Mill Doctors

Prescription pain medication can be a great benefit to patients who are suffering from painful conditions like chronic back pain. However, it is clear from the opioid epidemic that these powerful pain pills were overprescribed and their potential for addiction were underrepresented. A lot of deference is given to doctors and medical…

Abusive Misdiagnosis

A jury in New Jersey has awarded a child and his mother $45 million in a medical malpractice case. The lawsuit was filed by Sabrina Bonilla on behalf of her son. It claimed doctors at the former South Jersey Regional Medical Center failed to diagnose her son’s leg fracture in 2005. Ms….

How Do Maryland Hospitals Rank In Safety Report?

A report was recently published showing how U.S. hospitals are performing in key aspects of patient safety. The Leapfrog Group is a non-profit organization that advocates for safety in the nation’s medical facilities. The states that performed the best included California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas. In recent years hospitals in Maryland had ranked…

Career Over: Unnecessary Procedures Cost Dr. Job; Hospital Money

When a patient undergoes an operation, the least of their worries is that the operation is necessary for their health. A level of trust exists between the patient and their caregiver in that the caregiver’s role is to provide recommendations that will enhance the patient’s quality of life. However, recently, it appears…

New Los Angeles Skyslide Already Faces Lawsuit

Less than a month after opening, the ‘Skyslide’ in Los Angeles is facing a lawsuit. Gayle Yashar and her husband visited the slide July 3rd, and she left with a broken ankle. The couple is suing OUE Skyspace LLC and Legends Hospitality LLC for damages of over $25,000. The ‘Skyslide’, an outdoor…

Understanding Maryland Law & Procedure Regarding Surveillance Footage In Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury litigation can have very significant financial consequences, particularly when the victim’s injuries are such that they limit day-to-day function and quality of the life. Plaintiffs are tasked with producing credible medical data explaining the nature, scope and likely long-term effects of the harm incurred (when applicable). One potentially substantial type of evidence…

3 Year Old Undergoes Amputation After Foot Crushed By Atlanta Escalator

Escalator accidents occur all too frequently. There are around 33,000 of these devices operating currently in the United States, situated in airports, malls, public transit centers, and office buildings. The Center for Disease Control has evaluated the dangers of riding escalators. They found that around 17,000 injuries requiring hospitalization occur from escalator…

$2.3 Million Awarded After Psychiatric Patient Commits Suicide When Prematurely Discharged From A Baltimore Hospital

Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among those between 10 and 54 years of age. Patricia Chance filed a negligence claim in Baltimore Circuit Court against Dr. Leroy Bell and Bon Secours Hospital alleging they prematurely discharged her son from inpatient psychiatric care prior to his suicide. A jury awarded $6,000 in economic and $2.3…

Philadelphia High-Speed Chase Leads To Death & Critical Condition

A high-speed car accident in Philadelphia claimed the life of a 23-year-old woman and left another in critical condition earlier this week. The accident occurred early Sunday morning on Roosevelt Boulevard when a driver rear-ended the victim’s vehicle, leading the car to collide into a tree and catch fire. The driver responsible…

Jury Sides With Defendants In Medical Malpractice Case Involving Baby Delivery

Dr. Tanya Meziere and Dr. Letitia Royster are OB/GYNs practicing in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area that recently faced a claim of medical negligence involving the care they provided for Arianna Thomas over many hours of labor. Thomas’ baby was ultimately delivered by Caesarean section (C-section) at the Southern Regional Medical Center, but prior…

As Maryland Replaces Dangerous Guardrails Another Fatality Occurs

Gonzalo Martinez and his brother were traveling along I-8 in Southern California in his Volkswagen Jetta. Data from the car’s computer showed they were driving at a speed of 75 miles-per-hour, five miles over the speed limit when they crashed into a lengthy stretch of the guardrail. Gonzalo was pronounced dead when responders arrived….

Popular Eye Drops Recalled Due To Infection Risk

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced in early July that it was recalling certain brands of eyedrops being sold at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and other pharmacy retailers across the United States. In FDA announcements related to the recall, it is being described as a “precautionary measure,” with no reports of adverse health effects to consumers…

Caban V. Golden: A Tale Of Two Lawsuits

It all started the night of October 30, 2015 when Uber driver Edward Caban picked up a drunken Benjamin Golden. Golden had called the ride sharing service after a night out drinking. Caban recorded the events of the drive on with a camera mounted on his dash, which Caban says he put…

Unnecessary Pennsylvania Surgery Could Have Been Prevented

Medical malpractice lawsuits can materialize in many ways. Damages may have been incurred due to an ill-advised prescription, a surgery that was incorrectly performed, or even when an object is accidently left within the body during a surgical procedure. Another way a medical malpractice case can originate is when a doctor recommends…

Landlord Premises Liability For Rental Properties That Have A Swimming Pool

Property owners may find themselves liable for injuries that occur on their property, as they generally have a duty to keep the property free of dangerous conditions that they are, or should have been, aware of. The laws of landowner injury liability are referred to as premises liability laws. Landlords face premises liability concerns…

Colorado Woman Receives Second Largest Payout In State History After Staff Is Held Liable For Her Paralysis

A good relationship between a doctor and a patient is essential in regard to good patient health outcomes. Patients literally put their lives in the hands of physicians, exhibiting a degree of vulnerability and trust that is unparalleled in comparison to other industries. But in an era where medical malpractice claims are…

Correctional Healthcare Company With Office In Philadelphia Facing Claim Of Medical Malpractice

Fatalities stemming from medical mistakes are estimated as the third leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. A former inmate at a Kansas prison has filed a claim of medical negligence against the Department of Corrections (DOC) and Corizon Health, their contracted healthcare provider. Sarah L. Cook alleges that the defendants failed to…

Pennsylvania Family Files Wrongful Death Claim After Prison Suicide

The family of Veronique Aundrea Henry, who committed suicide at the York County Prison, filed a wrongful death suit in a Pennsylvania District Court. Henry had a lengthy record of criminal activity with convictions for theft, forgery, and drug possession. She was being housed at the York County facility on murder-related charges when she…

How The Recent Increased Usage Of Scribes By Physicians May Impact Medical Malpractice

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, approximately 87% of office-based physicians utilize an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) or Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. Such significant adoption does not come without consequences, as physicians struggle to learn to use the systems in an efficient manner and time traditionally devoted to patients becoming…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Rule On Critical Duty Of Mental Health Providers

The case of Maas v. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside will be heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The court is tasked with clarifying the duty that those who provide mental health services have when a patient expresses a desire to harm another individual. The Supreme Court would essentially be expanding the duty of these professionals if the…

$1.93 Million Award In Medical Malpractice Case Involving Failure To Diagnose Prostate Cancer

Michael Gunter, a military veteran of the Vietnam War and retired U.S. Postal Service worker, began prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening when he turned 50 years old. PSA is a protein, which if elevated, can suggest the presence of prostate cancer. Gunter sought his routine care at the Marion VA Medical Center, who…

Bizarre Medical Malpractice Case: Surgeon Failed To Sufficiently Create A Medical Record Documenting The Procedure

Medical providers are required to maintain proper notes and documentation when caring for patients for many reasons. In medical malpractice, claims these records are critical to understanding the nature of the care provided and to assess whether the applicable standards were met. What happens if no record exists, or the documentation is…

New York Subway Sees Rash Of Injuries

In recent years, more and more younger people have moved into urban areas like Baltimore and Philadelphia. Once there, they have shown a tendency to rely heavily on public transportation, like buses and subways, and other ride-sharing platforms like Uber and Lyft, rather than own their own vehicles. Unfortunately, no transportation system…

Wrongful Death Claim Filed In Pennsylvania After Contractor Is Electrocuted & Drowned In Harvey’s Lake

Dakota Watkins, a 24-year-old man from Tunkhannock, was recently working at a property on Harvey’s Lake to correct an electrical failure on a boathouse near some boat lifts. Watkins was unexpectedly shocked by a large electrical surge that caused him to lose consciousness and he fell into the lake where he drowned. …

No End In Sight For Buttock Implant Surgeries Gone Wrong

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) over the past few years buttock implants and lifts continue to rise. Last year alone, more than 2,800 buttock implant surgeries were done in the U.S., up 35% over the prior year. Buttock lifts were also on the upswing, increasing 39% to over…

Roadway & Pedestrian Safety Campaigns Underway As Children Are Back In School In Maryland

Across the state of Maryland, approximately 900,000 students attend public schools. Local agencies have been actively working to increase awareness about the many potential safety concerns with children on or near roads, particularly near school zones. Greg Slater, of the state’s Department of Transportation, says that it is important to emphasize school and highway safety concerns. …

$4 Million Jury Award In Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Case Involving Death Of Newborn

When medical professionals make errors involving patient diagnosis, the results can be deadly. Diagnostic errors are among the leading causes for claims of medical malpractice. In 2016, approximately 110 Pennsylvania malpractices cases ended with a verdict following a trial. Of these verdicts, roughly 93 (84.5%) were in favor of the defense. One recently concluded…

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