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December 2015 Archives

Errors related to medical malpractice can have long-term affects

After a devastating bodily injury it can be overwhelming just deciding what a Pittsburgh resident should do next. When that personal injury was suffered at the hands of a doctor or hospital staff, the decision can become even more complicated. People who have suffered injuries at the hands of hospital or doctor error usually have a hard time trusting medical care again, and for good reason. However, there are ways to recoup the financial losses associated with such a personal injury.

Pennsylvania family files suit after work death at steel plant

In Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, there are many workers who make their living in the manual labor industry. Whether working with machines, dangerous products or extreme heights the workers are subjected to conditions much more life-threatening than in other lines of work. These workers perform and work hard in order to bring a decent wage home to support their families. This is why it is such a tragedy when a PA worker dies due to a work related death at a steel plant not far outside of Pittsburgh.

Calculating damages in birth injury and wrongful death cases

On this blog, we often discuss how damages are calculated in wrongful death lawsuits. These lawsuits concern highly emotional matters, but the calculation of damages itself is highly technical. This contrast can be uncomfortable for many people, but it is important to understand.

OSHA rights offer safety, aim to protect Pittsburgh workers

Pittsburgh is the home of many labor-intensive jobs that require workers to be vigilant about their safety and their surroundings. However, the employer also has requirements that are set to ensure the correct safety precautions are being followed by Pittsburgh businesses and workers. These Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, along with state regulations, are set in order to prevent workplace injuries and workplace deaths. OSHA regulations grant Pittsburgh workers a host of rights designed to protect workers from injury, illness and death.

Pittsburgh's nursing home residents are at risk of neglect

As Pittsburgh's elderly population continues to grow exponentially, there is an increase in the demand for nursing homes and other care facilities for this generation. While nursing homes can be a great solution for the elderly and their family, sometimes residents of nursing homes do not receive the best care. This can result in nursing home neglect or even nursing home deaths. However, health care professionals and the general public may not understand the full extent of the problem. In fact, studies have been conducted in order to gain a clearer understanding into this problem.

Pittsburgh medical malpractice victims may seek recourse

Hospitals aim to offer only the best in medical care prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. But what happens when that treatment is incorrect or even harmful to the patient? Most Pittsburgh residents never imagine that their lives or health could be in danger due to a medical diagnosis or course of treatment. However, this is a possibility, as too many Pittsburgh residents already know.