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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 [...]
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. [...]
David Carney

New Study Uncovers Underreported Complications of Robotic Surgery

A recent study discovered that patients are suffering from neuropathy as a complication of robotic surgery, but these nerve injuries are not always reported. Nerve injuries such as neuropathy, also called nerve damage, may result from the way [...]
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. [...]
Jackie Fedeli

Lawrence Cohan Assumes Role as Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association President

On June 16, Anapol Schwartz Shareholder Lawrence Cohan was named President of Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA). For more than 30 years, Cohan has obtained justice for victims injured by asbestos, medical malpractice, dangerous medical [...]
David Carney

Da Vinci Deaths Caused by Robotic Surgery Complications

The amount of surgeries performed with the assistance of a da Vinci robot has tripled from 2008 to 2012. Surgeons use the da Vinci Surgical System because it is believed to increase precision. It can also decrease recovery time for traditionally [...]
Lawrence Cohan

When Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery Goes Wrong

According to a 2012 article published in The Atlantic, each year about 200,000 Americans undergo some type of bariatric surgery . The most frequently performed weight loss surgery is gastric bypass surgery, which has been revolutionized over [...]
Stephen Pokiniewski

Finding a Lawyer To Help You

We rely on doctors to tell us what’s wrong. While no one likes finding out that they have a serious condition or illness, you don’t want your doctor to fail to diagnose a serious problem. Not knowing that you have a problem could be more [...]
David Carney

Injuries that Can Occur during Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci Surgical System is a multi-armed robot controlled by a surgeon sitting behind a magnified, high-resolution image of the surgical site. In 2012, da Vinci robots were used in about 400,000 surgeries across the U.S. This high-tech [...]
Stephen Pokiniewski

A Misdiagnosed Heart Attack May be Common but It Can Also Be Serious

A heart attack is serious. Patients are often advised to go to the emergency room if they believe they are suffering symptoms of a heart attack. However, while you as a patient may be doing your part, the doctors and staff may not always be [...]