New Pennsylvania Rule Allows Medical Malpractice Lawsuits to Be Filed in Any CountyApril 11, 2023 by James McHugh, Jr.| Medical malpractice
Pennsylvania’s highest court reversed a two-decade-old rule aimed at reducing an outbreak of doctors leaving the state due to high medical malpractice insurance rates. The state Supreme Court issued a long-awaited order allowing plaintiffs to file medical malpractice claims in any county throughout the state. Previously, plaintiffs were restricted to filing their claims where the injury or negligence occurred.
Nursing Home UnderstaffingDecember 12, 2022 by Carrie Capouellez| Nursing home abuse
When our loved ones move into nursing homes or long-term care facilities, it is because they need assistance living their lives. Therefore, families should be able to trust that their loved ones will be checked on routinely. Unfortunately for many, not all care facilities are created equal and not all staff members do their jobs.
What Patients Should Know About Medical MalpracticeNovember 21, 2022 by James McHugh, Jr.| Medical malpractice
Patients should be proactive with their healthcare choices, doing research and documenting health symptoms. They should keep a running list of questions to ask their healthcare providers and make sure they get the answers they deserve. While it’s important to trust medical providers who are more educated in their field, you should also make sure you understand what is going on with your own body. This is why it’s important to understand what patients should know about medical malpractice.
Protecting Your Loved Ones from Elder AbuseNovember 7, 2022 by James McHugh, Jr.| Elder abuse
Those who have provided care for an elderly individual understand first-hand the trials associated with the role of senior citizen caregiver. Emotions felt by caregivers range wide and run deep as many now reverse roles with senior loved ones and assume the role of nurturer. This phase of life is no doubt new territory, and…
Common Pregnancy Dangers for Mother and BabyOctober 24, 2022 by Carrie Capouellez| Birth Injuries
When a loved one becomes pregnant, it’s often a celebratory and joyful time for family and friends. Many celebrations and family gatherings are had in anticipation of the new arrival and everyone is generally in good spirits. What might surprise some people is that there are often many health risks for both the mother and…