Philadelphia 10 Reasons Why You Might Consider Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney
People often don’t understand the importance of attorneys until they need one. Once someone is thrown into the legal system or needs compensation for a serious injury, they often realize that having a skilled, experienced legal advocate can make a significant difference in their personal lives. There are many benefits to hiring an attorney after you’ve suffered harm at the hands of a negligent healthcare provider. On...
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Nurses Say Staffing Shortage is Major Problem
A recent survey revealed that many nurses in Pennsylvania are unhappy in their jobs. The Pennsylvania Association of Nurses and Allied Professionals conducted the survey and found that the top complaint in the profession is understaffing – a problem which increases caseloads for nurses and undermines patient safety. Inadequate staffing in the nursing profession isn’t a new development, nor is it a problem specific to...
Philadelphia Researchers Find Fewer – But Higher – Payouts in Medical Malpractice Cases
Researchers at Harvard University found that between 1992 and 2014, the number of payouts in medical malpractice cases dropped by 56 percent. But the average dollar value of payouts between 2009 and 2014 was $353,000 – about 23 percent higher than the average payout of $287,000 between 1992 and 1996. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in Pennsylvania, juries issued 101 medical malpractice verdicts in 2015, with ...
Philadelphia More Patients Visiting Fewer ER Facilities
Chest pain, abdominal pain, broken bones, upper respiratory infections, back pain, skin infections, foreign objects in the body, and headaches are some of the most common reasons that people seek help at an emergency room. When you are severely ill or critically injured, you expect that you will receive prompt and proper care at the ER. Unfortunately, many people have learned the hard way that these expectations are mispl...
Attorney Sternberg recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a hospital patient who suffered significant burns from an IV infiltration which resulting in scarring. The infiltration occurred because the nurses and hospital staff were overworked and understaffed. The nurses were also ignorant of the standard of care for how to monitor and access IV infusions. The IV was placed in the wrong location and the site was not monito...