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What Happens When Your Doctor Misreads Your Test Results?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 3:36 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you start experiencing unexplained symptoms, pain, or health concerns, your first stop may be your primary care physician. You trust your doctor to listen to your concerns and, when necessary, to send you for testing or to see a specialist. Many specialists have their own tests they like to run when meeting with new or established patients, as well. 

Test results are often an essential component of correctly diagnosing a disease or illness. When your doctor misreads your test results, you could be at risk for additional harm in the form of unnecessary disease progression, co-morbidities, and additional medical harm that may constitute medical malpractice. 

Top Signs That a Hospital or Care Center May Be Negligent

Published on Nov 4, 2021 at 5:53 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Top Signs That a Hospital or Care Center May Be Negligent

Actions that injure patients should never happen in a hospital setting. But negligent acts leading to physical harm too often occur in the very facilities intended to save lives, cure illness, and heal injuries. A failure to act can also be a type of negligence, and is especially grievous when abuse is allowed to occur in an assisted living center or nursing home. In the worst cases of hospital negligence, wrongful death can result.

For these reasons, it is important to be aware of the top signs that a hospital or care center may be negligent. With further questions, reach out to a lawyer experienced in medical malpractice to discuss the details of your case.

How to Find Complaints Filed Against a Hospital or Nursing Home in Pennsylvania

Published on Oct 7, 2021 at 9:49 pm in Medical Malpractice.

How to Find Complaints Filed Against a Hospital or Nursing Home in Pennsylvania
Entrusting your health, or the health of a loved one, to a medical care facility is a life-altering decision. It’s critical to know if there have been victims of medical malpractice, negligence, or abuse in the healthcare facility you are researching.

This article will provide information on how to find complaints filed against a hospital, nursing home, or other healthcare facility in Pennsylvania. We’ll also discuss the most common types of complaints, and where to research the professional history of a doctor or other healthcare provider. For further information, get in touch with one of our medical malpractice or nursing home abuse attorneys with questions.

Is It Possible You May Have Had Unnecessary Surgery?

Published on Mar 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When your doctor tells you that surgery is a main option for you, usually you trust your surgeons to be telling you the truth, but sometimes your surgery could be unnecessary. Whether they said you need the surgery, but you really didn’t, or they perform surgery on the wrong body part, the procedure that you went through could have been unnecessary and could be considered medical malpractice.

Is Pain After Surgery Normal?

Published on Feb 12, 2021 at 5:24 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you’re suffering from an injury or illness that requires surgery, you’re likely expecting some pain. You were probably feeling pain and discomfort before the surgery, so you know that being operated will relieve some of those feelings but create other pains and problems. While some pain is to be expected after a surgery, sometimes you can end up suffering from too much pain that wasn’t supposed to happen.

How Can I Find Out If My Doctor Has Ever Been Sued?

Published on Oct 29, 2020 at 6:43 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Whether you’re looking for a new primary care provider or need to see a specialist, choosing a doctor is an important decision. Not all physicians and health facilities provide the same level of care. In the event a mistake is made, it’s possible it could be deemed medical malpractice.

Because you want to receive the best care for whatever ailment or medical concern you have, you’ll likely want to know whether there have been any formal complaints filed against any physician you’re considering. Let’s take a look at how you can find out if your doctor has ever been sued.

How to Prepare for a Medical Malpractice Deposition

Published on Sep 24, 2020 at 7:57 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Medical malpractice claims are among the most complex areas of personal injury litigation. When you’ve been injured by a medical professional and decide to pursue a claim against them to seek compensation for your losses and suffering, you’ll want to be supported by an experienced legal representative who can explain the process to you. This way, you’ll know what to expect every step of the way.

Once your claim has reached the discovery phase, you’ll likely be asked to undergo a deposition. In order to alleviate some of the stress associated with that process, let’s take a look at how best to prepare for a medical malpractice deposition.

When Can a Hospital Be Held Liable for Malpractice?

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 6:25 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you are sick or injured and need immediate care, going to the hospital is your best choice. The doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals form a care team to treat you adequately and efficiently so that you can get onto the path of recovery as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, any member of that team can make a mistake that harms you more than it helps you. When multiple members of that team make preventable mistakes, then you could look to the hospital as a whole to recover financial damages.

You shouldn’t leave a hospital worse-off than when you entered. You deserve care that meets the standards set, and when that doesn’t happen, you deserve compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered. A Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer from Shrager & Sachs, LLC can offer you legal support that ensures you can recover financially from this injustice so you can focus on recovering physically and emotionally from your experience.

What Are the Consequences of Performing Ghost Surgery?

Published on Jul 9, 2020 at 6:48 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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No matter what type of surgery you’re preparing to head into the hospital for, it’s normal to be nervous and have some concerns. Your surgeon should address those concerns and explain to you what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. While you will be aware of some of the preoperative steps, you will most likely be voluntarily unconscious with anesthesia during the actual operation.

What Can Happen if an Anesthesiologist Makes a Mistake During Surgery?

Published on Jun 23, 2020 at 8:45 pm in Medical Malpractice.

For any patient undergoing a medical procedure or surgery, it’s normal to experience anxiety, fear, and apprehension. Part of that emotional rollercoaster is tied to the idea of anesthesia. If a patient has to undergo general anesthesia, they may be concerned about the effects it could have on their body and waking up. It’s an anesthesiologist’s job to ensure the patient understands the process. They are also responsible for administering the medications, monitoring the patient during the procedure, and ensuring everything goes as planned. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. So, what can happen if an anesthesiologist makes a mistake during surgery?

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