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Medical malpractice claims not limited to withholding care

When it comes to health matters, residents throughout the state of Pennsylvania rely upon healthcare providers to care for them. While often that relationship results in a positive outcome, this is not always the case. When the actions of a physician, nurse or other healthcare provider do not meet the standard of what someone in a similar situation would do, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate.

What is the CMS' Five-Star Quality Rating System?

If you are one of the many Pennsylvania residents who must find how to properly care for an elderly parent, grandparent or other relative, you know all too well how difficult the search for quality care can be. When you are looking for a nursing home in which to place your loved one, you want to feel confident that he or she will receive the right level of care and treatment. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may be able to help you in your search thanks to their Five-Star Quality Rating System.

Research looks at physician willingness to disclose errors

Pennsylvania residents who are concerned about the quality of the medical care they receive have good reason for their worries. Medical errors are known to occur in a variety of settings from the pharmacy to the operating room and beyond. Some of these mistakes may have lifelong and even fatal consequences for patients. Knowing how to stay protected against such errors while still being able to trust in the quality of care is a balancing act indeed.

Types of medication mistakes

Have you ever had problems reading a prescription you have received from a doctor in Pennsylvania? Have you or someone you know been given the wrong medication or in a way that you are not expecting to receive a drug per your doctor's instructions? These are just a couple of situations in which you may be understandably concerned about medication errors.

The tragedy of birth injuries

Though nobody deserves to suffer because of medical malpractice, it is especially heartbreaking when the victim is an infant. Delivering a baby is an incredibly delicate procedure for the health of both mother and child. A careless mistake by any of the medical professionals involved in the birth cause the death of the infant, or a lifetime of severe disability.

Pennsylvania man awarded nearly $9 million for loss of his legs

Though most doctors, nurses and other medical professionals in Pennsylvania are hardworking and dedicated, it is an unfortunate reality that medical malpractice happens. Careless mistakes in the examination room or on the operating table can have lifelong consequences for the patient. Even if the malpractice is not fatal, you could face a lifelong disability that severely affects your quality of life and ability to care for yourself.

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