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How to choose a surgeon

As a general rule, surgeries performed with the help of robots are more technically difficult than those done through either large or small incisions. However, robotic surgeries generally allow for better long- and short-term outcomes for patients in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. Some of the benefits include less pain, shorter recovery time and a decreased chance of getting an infection. It may also be possible to limit the amount of disfigurement a person will experience.

Adaptable, humble surgeons can prevent medical mistakes

When Pennsylvania patients need to undergo an operation, they want highly qualified surgeons to perform the procedure. For most patients, this means their surgeon should have a degree from a top-flight medical school, years of experience and superb surgical skills. However, according to experts, patients should also look for a surgeon who has excellent non-technical skills, such as adaptability and humility.

Few people are allergic to penicillin

Some 32 million people in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States are supposed to be allergic to penicillin. However, a new study from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has found that only a tiny fraction of these people are actually allergic. Of the 32 million people who supposedly have penicillin allergies, 95 percent can actually take the drug safely, according to the AAAAI. Penicillin has saved millions of lives since it was first discovered to fight bacteria harmful to humans.

Pets may be victims of medical malpractice

A pet can be just as important to a family as its human relatives, and many Pennsylvania pet owners go to great lengths to make sure that their furry friends receive the best care. Much like their counterparts in the human healthcare field, veterinarians are held to certain standards, and violations can lead to medical malpractice accusations. A negligent veterinarian can cause injury or death to a beloved pet, and that vet may be held responsible for faulty procedures. 

Pets may be victims of medical malpractice

A pet can be just as important to a family as its human relatives, and many Pennsylvania pet owners go to great lengths to make sure that their furry friends receive the best care. Much like their counterparts in the human healthcare field, veterinarians are held to certain standards, and violations can lead to medical malpractice accusations. A negligent veterinarian can cause injury or death to a beloved pet, and that vet may be held responsible for faulty procedures. 

Misdiagnosis of MS leads to medical malpractice claim

Receiving an accurate and timely diagnosis for a medical condition allows a Pennsylvania patient to make informed decisions about the kind of treatment to pursue. It is critical for a physician to run the appropriate tests, to take all reasonable care in interpreting their results and to consult with colleagues when in doubt. One doctor in another state is facing medical malpractice claims for allegedly misdiagnosing patients with multiple sclerosis, leaving their true conditions untreated and their lives in disarray.

Misdiagnosis of MS leads to medical malpractice claim

Receiving an accurate and timely diagnosis for a medical condition allows a Pennsylvania patient to make informed decisions about the kind of treatment to pursue. It is critical for a physician to run the appropriate tests, to take all reasonable care in interpreting their results and to consult with colleagues when in doubt. One doctor in another state is facing medical malpractice claims for allegedly misdiagnosing patients with multiple sclerosis, leaving their true conditions untreated and their lives in disarray.

Supreme Court decision focuses on medical malpractice

Pennsylvania law states that in order to hold a doctor responsible for medical injuries, it must be proven that a victim suffered injury as a result of negligence or unprofessional action of the part of a doctor. Traditionally, plaintiffs are successful if they can show a court that a doctor caused them harm because the doctor either failed to inform them about possible risks or side effects from a recommended treatment, or acted in a careless manner during a procedure. Recent legal action has been brought before the state's Supreme Court to decide  if a judge has the right to suppress expert testimony during medical malpractice cases. 

Supreme Court decision focuses on medical malpractice

Pennsylvania law states that in order to hold a doctor responsible for medical injuries, it must be proven that a victim suffered injury as a result of negligence or unprofessional action of the part of a doctor. Traditionally, plaintiffs are successful if they can show a court that a doctor caused them harm because the doctor either failed to inform them about possible risks or side effects from a recommended treatment, or acted in a careless manner during a procedure. Recent legal action has been brought before the state's Supreme Court to decide  if a judge has the right to suppress expert testimony during medical malpractice cases. 

Medical malpractice causes death of Pennsylvania man.

Pennsylvania residents are probably familiar with the term "medical malpractice." Though the phrase has become common in news headlines nationwide, many may not be aware that it can apply to the negligent behavior of a doctor or health provider in any medical field. In the aftermath of a recent tragedy, many are learning that the branch of care known as mental health is often overlooked, and can become a breeding ground for medical malpractice.

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