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Pregnant with Twins: Will My Babies Survive Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome?

July 31st, 2018

If you are pregnant with twins and have been diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, or if one or both of your babies have been seriously injured or died from this rare medical condition, you are likely searching for answers as to how and why it …

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Malpractice “Reform” should focus on eliminating malpractice, not legal rights of victims

April 24th, 2017

As House Republicans continue to advance their agenda in Washington in efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, one of their anticipated changes to the civil justice system includes a change to medical malpractice laws. Their proposed bill would impose a limit of $250,000 on …

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Study Reveals Leading Cause of Successful Medical Malpractice Cases

June 11th, 2016

On April 29, the New York Times health blog Well published a post titled, “Why Doctors Are Sued.” In its first sentence, it promises to reveal the answer to the question: “What kind of medical error accounts for most malpractice payments?” The answer, its author tells …

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Attorney Dr. Evan Liu Dives Deep into Medical Malpractice Law

June 2nd, 2016

Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney Evan Y. Liu, M.D. shares insight on negligence and wrongful death cases in hospitals and what to look for in medical records.

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Attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Patricia M. Giordano Provide Insight on Preparing a Case for Federal Court

March 3rd, 2016

Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers Carol Nelson Shepherd and Patricia M. Giordano presented a CLE outlining tips to fight medical malpractice claims ending up in federal court, which may be avoided by following these steps.

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Legislation to Protect Patients in New York State Fails Again

September 16th, 2015

Back in the summer of 2013, this blog wrote about statute of limitations amendment that couldn’t make its way out of the New York state legislature. Lavern’s Law is named after a Brooklyn woman whose curable lung cancer went undiagnosed for years–despite several rounds of …

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Only One in Five Medical Malpractice Cases Pay Out, According to Comprehensive Study

August 12th, 2015

Supporters of so-called tort reform measures would have the American public believe that medical malpractice cases are not only running rampant in the country’s civil justice system, but that they consistently lead to astronomical verdicts (which, in turn, are driving doctors out of business). Not …

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Even More Data Proves Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Filings Declining

July 22nd, 2015

Back in June of 2013, we published an article detailing a 45-percent decline in the number of medical malpractice case filings statewide. Armed with a few more years’ worth of data, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania corroborates these statistics, indicating that such cases are at …

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Evidence-Based Medicine Activist Explains Our Expensive Health Care System

June 10th, 2015

WNYC’s Freakonomics Radio–named after a book series by journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Levitt–recently ran a two-part series about the American health care system. The first hour (about randomized controlled medical trials) was interesting enough, but its sequel proved highly relevant to subjects this …

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