Medical Malpractice Lawyers Against Philadelphia Abortion Clinic

Kermit Gosnell, doctor from your nightmares, was recently indicted on 8 murder charges (seven infants and a young Bhutanese refugee that died after a procedure at Gosnell's clinic) after federal agents raided his Philadelphia practice and found it's conditions and practices to be abominable. But how did Dr. Gosnell keep open a practice that operated with unqualified personnel, deplorable conditions, and a wealthy history of medical malpractice? Depraved Medicine and the Lax Security that Allowed it to Continue The jury at Gosnell's indictment theorized why Gosnell was able to carry on the way he did for so long. “We think the … [Read more...]

Bedsore Prevention Tip #13: Educational Programs

As nursing home abuse attorneys, we have found that one of the most effective ways to prevent nursing home abuse and neglect is to be properly educated in the needs and care of your loved one. Each and every nursing home patient has unique needs which calls for the implementation of unique care plans. Nursing home patients that are susceptible to bed sores and pressure ulcers are in particular need of staff awareness and education. As we always state, “Prevention is always the best medicine when it comes to preventing nursing home abuse and neglect, such as bed sores and pressure ulcers.” Tip #13: The Importance of Educational Programs … [Read more...]

Defective Product Sales Cost GlaxoSmithKline $750 Million

An article published by the New York Times speaks of the $750 million settlement the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay to end a number of civil and criminal complaints regarding knowingly defective medicines they put on store shelves for years. Such defective products include contaminated diaper cream, and an inaffective antidepressant. Twenty other medicines were sold with "questionable safety," including the diabetes drug Avandia, the heart drug Corteg, and the acid reflux drug Tagamet. The article goes on to say: "[New lawsuits] have asserted that drug makers misled patients and defrauded federal and state … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Negligence Ends in Resident Disappearance and Large Verdict

The Pheasant Point Retirement and Asisted Living Residence in Molalla, Oregon was home to 75 year old Ruby Larson. Ruby was admitted to the home in May of 2007, suffering from dementia, short-term memory loss, and disorientation. She had no recollection of her own medical needs, and had a history of wandering off. The staff at Pheasant Point was aware of Ruby's condition, as well as the inherent risks associated with it. During her stay there, Ruby wandered off 4 seperate times. The fourth time, July 23, 2007, she never returned. Teams from three surrounding counties searched and found nothing. She was declared legally dead by judge's order … [Read more...]

Criminal Charges Filed in Bucks County Hyperthermic Death

Yesterday, we posted a wrongful death blog about the tragic, hyperthermic death of Bryan Nevins at the Woods Services care center in Langhorne, PA. At this time yesterday, it was unclear whether charges would be pressed against any person or persons responsibile for the care of 20 year old , severly autisitic Bryan Nevins. Last night, Stacey Strauss turned herself in to Middletown Police, was arraigned, and was charged with fatally neglecting Bryan Nevins. Her bail was set at $50,000. Strauss' official charge was "neglect of a care-dependant person," a first degree felony that carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. She … [Read more...]

Do I need a lawyer to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in NJ or PA?

First of all, why would you want to file a medical malpractice lawsuit on your own?! Do I believe that an average, intelligent person can handle their own divorce or file suit in small claims court?  Absolutely.  However, when it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits, I firmly believe that a person must be represented by an experienced trial attorney. Most licensed attorneys won’t even take a medical malpractice case because they are so complicated and risky.  Hospitals have deep pockets and hire only the best lawyers to handle their medical malpractice suits.  These attorneys have exceptional trial skills and comprehensive medical … [Read more...]

Who Is Really To Blame For Contaminated Heparin?

I read an interesting post by a fellow blogger regarding the dangerous Chinese import saga. While I don"t entirely agree with his argument, I think his thoughts are worth re-printing in their entirety: "Ask yourself this question, How important is the health, safety, and well being of my family?" First it is toys from China being recalled because of various safety issues, but more specifically from lead in the paint. Now there is a recall on blood thinner [Heparin] manufactured in China, which is causing deaths in patients. It is obvious in the Chinese quest for money it is willing to put our health and the health of our children at … [Read more...]