April 4th, 2023
By Ezra Wohlgelernter
A recent article in The Inquirer regarding the new state rule allowing victims of medical malpractice to file lawsuits in the county where the medical provider has its principal place of business is replete with misstatements that lead the reader to incorrect conclusions.
November 8th, 2022
On August 25, 2022, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order effectively ending the special venue rule, which for the past 20 years has provided that injured patients could only file lawsuits against healthcare providers in the county where medical treatment occurred. This article written …
September 7th, 2022
Recent legislative developments in California are instructive as to how justice gets turned on its head when damage caps are imposed on victims of medical malpractice.
In 1975 — the same year that the Vietnam War ended, Patty Hearst was arrested for armed robbery, and the …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Affordable care Act
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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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