Predicting a Hospital’s Quality of CareJune 27, 2022 by James McHugh, Jr.| Hospital negligence
There are often multiple potential options to choose from for hospital care. Healthcare choices are serious decisions but reliable ratings and metrics for these facilities can be hard to come by. Some patients in need of care and/or their loved ones helping with the search will look to ratings compiled by the federal government agency…
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility MalpracticeJune 9, 2021 by James McHugh, Jr.| Hospital negligence,Medical malpractice,Wrongful Death
Substance abuse is a growing epidemic in the United States. In fact, Pennsylvania is currently experiencing some of the highest numbers of drug overdose deaths in the country. Despite a growing recognition of the problem as a disease, few people get the treatment they really need to recover. And obviously not all addiction treatment programs…
MRSA and Other Hospital InfectionsMay 18, 2021 by James McHugh, Jr.| Hospital negligence
Although people go to hospitals seeking treatment for their illnesses and other medical conditions, hospitals can pose serious health risks to patients. While special measures are taken to ensure the environment is sterile and clean for patients, the large number of ill patients present in hospitals can cause infections like MRSA to spread quickly via weakened immune systems.
What is Medical Negligence?November 18, 2020 by James McHugh, Jr.| Hospital negligence,Medical malpractice
As a patient, you put a certain amount of trust in the doctor you choose to provide you with a medical diagnosis and medical treatment. If the doctor you chose does not provide you with appropriate care, medical negligence may be involved. Medical negligence can be defined as an act or failure to act by a medical professional that deviates from the accepted standard of care. Most medical malpractice claims involve medical negligence. If medical negligence caused significant harm to a patient, the victim and/or their family may have a good case for medical malpractice.
Federal Trade Commission Blocks Philadelphia Hospital Merger Over Patient CareApril 16, 2020 by James McHugh, Jr.| Hospital negligence,Medical malpractice
The Federal Trade Commission has blocked a merger between healthcare systems Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network. The merger was blocked due to the quality of patient care, arguing competition between the two healthcare systems increased the quality of patient care. If the merger moved forward as planned without intervention from the FTC, the combined…