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Stephen Pokiniewski

Anesthesia Error Deaths Decline

A recent Journal of Healthcare Risk Management study reported a decline in deaths related to anesthesia errors. Anesthesia involves the administration of drugs to reduce and prevent pain during surgery.  Depending on the type of anesthesia given, patients may be […]

Joseph Fantini

$1.85 Million Wrongful Settlement in Dauphin County

Harrisburg car accident lawyer Christopher Marzzacco recently settled a $1.85 million wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate and the parents of a 20-year-old man fatally injured in a truck collision. The driver of a Tiger Trash commercial refuse […]

James Ronca

Newly Mandated Controls would have prevented Amtrak Disaster

In 2008, Congress mandated that a new railroad safety feature be implemented on all systems by the end of 2015, according to NBC News. Unfortunately, the project is not expected to be completed on time and could not be installed […]

David Carney

New Drug May Help Mesothelioma Victims

People diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure may find hope with Merck’s new immunotherapy drug, Keytruda. Keytruda was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat patients with advanced melanoma. Merck recently announced it […]

Stephen Pokiniewski

New Act May Transform Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Georgia legislators are once again reviewing a bill that would completely overhaul how the state’s medical malpractice lawsuits are handled. Senate Bill 86 (SB86) would create a new administration system — the first of its kind in the country — […]

Thomas Anapol

Did Johnson and Johnson Ignore Warnings about Morcellator Cancer Risks?

Johnson and Johnson (J&J) announced in July 2014 that it would issue a worldwide withdraw of its Ethicon morcellator devices due to the potential risk of spreading undiagnosed cancer. J&J made the decision after a report published in the Journal […]

Jackie Fedeli

Study about Morcellator Cancer Risks Prompts Recall

A recent study about morcellation published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has reinforced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) April 2014 warning about a potentially deadly risk associated with morcellator devices used during hysterectomies and […]

Stephen Pokiniewski

Thousands of Potential of Medical Misdiagnosis Lawsuits Go Unfiled

The vast majority of medical misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose lawsuits are not filed, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis. These potential medical malpractice lawsuits are not brought to the attention of a medical malpractice lawyer, because a vast majority […]

Stephen Pokiniewski

What Can Go Wrong in Surgery?

Surgical complications are one of the most common forms of medical malpractice.   While each type of surgery has its own risks and complications, there are a number of different complications that arise as a result of doctor or hospital error. […]

Stephen Pokiniewski

Medical Misdiagnosis Rates Highest in the ER

Medical misdiagnosis rates are higher in an emergency room (ER) or intensive care unit (ICU) as opposed to a misdiagnosis made in the office of a primary care physician, according to a study on Patient Safety Incidents (PSI) by Healthgrades.com. […]