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Stephen Pokiniewski

How to Tell if Your Child has Erb’s Palsy

Erb’s palsy is a birth injury similar to brachial plexus palsy. Brachial plexus palsy is the loss of movement in the upper arm as a result of nerve damage during delivery.  Erb’s palsy is a similar condition that affects the upper and lower [...]
Thomas Anapol

Doctors Debate Whether Benefits of Morcellation Outweigh the Risks

Doctors began using laparoscopic power morcellators in 1993 for hysterectomies and uterine fibroid removal procedures called myomectomies. Many gynecologists viewed morcellators – which can chop uterine tissue into tiny fragments for removal [...]
Jackie Fedeli

Best Lawyers Names Jim Ronca Lawyer Of The Year

Anapol Schwartz partner James Ronca has been named Lawyer of the Year in the 2015 edition of Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers for the category of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation. Ronca has been recognized for his dedication to defending [...]
Stephen Pokiniewski

Is the Doctor Liable for Erb’s Palsy or Plexus Palsy Birth Injuries?

A difficult childbirth can often lead to birth injuries such as brachial plexus palsy or Erb’s palsy. Brachial plexus palsy and Erb’s palsy occur when the nerves around the infant’s shoulder are damaged during delivery and result in a [...]
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 [...]
David Carney

Can You Develop Brachial Neuritis from the Gardasil Shot?

Brachial neuritis, also referred to as neuralgic amyotrophy or Parsonage-Turner syndrome, is an extremely painful condition that results in intense muscle soreness and weakness. A person with brachial neuritis can suffer intense pain for a few [...]
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. [...]