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Oct 24

Continuous Effects for Victims of Meningitis Outbreak Caused by Tainted Steroids

By Joe Messa

One year later, Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys revisit the deadly multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak that left 64 people dead and hundreds of others sickened. The meningitis outbreak was linked to tainted steroid injections manufactured by New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass. The company has been closed since last year following an investigation that turned […]

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Sep 11

Study Says Infections Acquired at Hospitals are Expensive to Treat

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys report the results of a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. According to Harvard researchers, the five most common infections that patients acquire after hospitalization cost the U.S. health care system almost $10 billion a year. In addition to being very costly, the infections are also dangerous posing additional injuries, sometimes […]

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Jul 01

When Your Baby Has Suffered A Birth Injury

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys know that many birth injuries come as unexpected to parents during what should be a celebratory time in their lives. Often, it is difficult to understand what happened or what the lasting effects of a birth injury will mean for the parents and their child. Since there are many different types […]

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Apr 24

Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose Conditions Account for Most Medical Malpractice Claims

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys reveal that medical malpractice payments in the United States most commonly result from missed or incorrect diagnoses, according to a study that examined more than 350,000 claims made from 1986 to 2010. Researchers say that the claims associated with death and disabilities were more likely to have occurred from diagnosis-related errors. […]

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Apr 09

Common Causes of a Brachial Plexus Injury

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers detail some of the most common causes of brachial plexus injuries in infants. A brachial plexus injury happens when the bundle of nerves located in the shoulder, arm, and hand that attach to the spinal cord is stretched or torn. In infants, brachial plexus injury can result during birth when the […]

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Apr 04

Nursing Home Fined for Insufficiently Caring for Residents

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia personal injury lawyers report that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a $10,000 fine to the Rosewood Heights nursing home in Syracuse, New York. The nursing home was fined after receiving 26 violations following an inspection last year. The inspection found that employees at Rosewood Heights nursing home failed to properly […]

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