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Patient Strokes, Treatment and the Law: Issues to Consider

April 4th, 2022

When a patient suffers a stroke, proper diagnosis and prompt treatment can mean the difference between recovery with little or no disability and permanent brain damage, disability or death. Learn the issues to consider when evaluating a potential stroke malpractice case, including possible theories of …

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birth injury

Florida’s NICA Program: A Tragic Lesson on How Tort Reform Harms Birth-Injured Children

October 29th, 2021

A series of reports by investigative journalists at ProPublica and the Miami Herald shines a spotlight on what can go horribly wrong when parents are stripped of their right to sue when their child is catastrophically injured at birth due to medical negligence. “Birth Rights: Investigating …

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birth injury

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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Affordable care Act

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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