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What can cause Erb's palsy?

Not every baby grants its mother a stress-free and comfortable labor and delivery experience. Mothers throughout Pittsburgh have been subjected to a variety of medical interventions to help them bring their newborns into the world. From vacuum suction and forceps, to Caesarian section operative births, doctors have many tools to use to help women deliver their babies.

Have you been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma?

Talking about preventing asbestos exposure once you receive a diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma does you no good. Due to the fact that the time between your first symptoms and your exposure to asbestos could be as long as 30 years, what you more than likely need now is a better understanding of your illness.

When a misdiagnosis becomes a case of medical malpractice

Going to visit the doctor is a necessary evil for many Pittsburgh residents. Few enjoy stepping onto the scale, having their bodies poked and prodded, and then hearing about all of the things they should be doing to take better care of their physical systems. Often, trips to the doctor result in patients receiving clean bills of health or accurate diagnoses for the symptoms that present themselves and require intervention to resolve. From time to time, though, a patient may be dismissed by a doctor without a necessary diagnosis or with the wrong diagnosis to a serious medical condition.

What Products Contain Asbestos?

While heavily regulated, asbestos is not banned in the U.S. Companies can still important and manufacture certain products that contain asbestos. In the past, manufacturers of all types of consumer goods relied on asbestos because of its ability to insulate and fireproof products.

Instead of receiving care, some nursing home patients suffer harm

Nursing homes and residential care facilities are often utilized by individuals who cannot take care of themselves. As residents of these facilities, they may receive necessary medical support, assistance with performing daily tasks, and have their days managed by individuals who are paid to see that their needs are met. However, for an alarming number of Pennsylvanians, and individuals throughout the rest of the country, nursing and care homes fail in their duties to provide safety and support, and end up inflicting pain and suffering upon those they are charged to attend.

Thousands die each year in work-related fatal accidents

People's jobs are their means of earning a stable income and providing for themselves and their families. Without a job, a Pittsburgh resident may lack the capacity to keep a roof overhead, put food on the table, or keep the kids in clothing throughout the year. Because jobs play a significant role in the health of Pennsylvania families, many people are willing to put in long hours and take on occupational burdens to keep their employment.

When are birth issues the result of negligence?

Every Pittsburgh parent hopes that his or her newborn child enters the world with a happy heart and a healthy body. While most children are able to make it through labor and delivery without suffering any complications, others require interventions and significant medical care just to survive. After living through a traumatic birth experience, parents may wonder if the complications and challenges that their children suffered during and after birth were the result of negligence committed by the doctors and nurses present when their children were born.

Medical malpractice losses can be significant and costly

Medical accidents, and situations of medical negligence can be costly, painful, and life-altering. Pittsburgh residents who have to endure the difficultly of suffering medical malpractice injuries or losses can attest to the many challenges that accompany such an event. Aside from the very difficult process of healing from a doctor's or hospital's error or mistake, comes the financial toll of extra medical bills and lost earnings, the emotional stress of experiencing a hardship and the individual losses one feels from becoming the victim of a preventable harm.