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Commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions

Pennsylvania residents trust their doctors to correctly and accurately diagnose their medical ailments. In most cases, people do not have the medical knowledge to make these diagnosis on their own. Doctors, on the other hand, have years of schooling and practical training that is supposed to give them the ability to spot and treat illness and injuries.

Cervical cancer goes undiagnosed, woman sues

When a person is sick, a doctor is supposed to help. A doctor is supposed to look at all a person's symptoms and make a diagnosis. With the diagnosis, the doctor should begin a treatment plan to treat the injury or illness and get people back in their path to health.

Get the compensation your child needs after a birth injury

While the birth of a new child is an exciting time for a family, it can also be a frightening time. At any step in the birth process, something can go wrong that affects the health of the mother, the baby or both. In prefer to minimize the risk of a dangerous situation, many people rely on medical professionals. Doctors, nurses or midwives are hired to oversee the birth process and avoid injuries.

What is cerebral palsy?

When a Pennsylvania family welcomes a child, it is supposed to be a joyous occasion. A family is supposed to be thrilled at the possibilities that lay ahead for the new little baby. However, when a birth injury -- like cerebral palsy -- threatens the health and welfare of the child, parents can become distraught. Birth injuries often occur when doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals make critical errors during the birthing process. Had the mistakes not been made, the child may have a very different life.

Certain factors may increase risk of elder abuse

As a beloved family member gets older, it can become difficult for people to care for themselves. Medical conditions can require constant care and attention that cannot be done in a person's home. In these cases, nursing homes are often trusted to care for these important family members. These medical facilities are supposedly better equipped to deal with long-term medical issues.

Doctors' smartphone use tied to medical malpractice

Doctors in Pennsylvania and other parts of the country are increasingly tied to their smartphones. Smartphones are very important in the health care field, as many doctors use these devices to access patients' health data. However, increased use comes with disadvantages. Many doctors are becoming distracted by their phones during surgery and other crucial times when focus is of the utmost importance. There is concern that this could lead to an increase in medical malpractice suits.