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Unsanitary instruments utilized at local hospital can lead to HIV

UPMC Jameson Hospital has informed patients that the proper cleaning process was not followed for ultrasound probes used in internal prostate, obstetrical and gynecological exams. As a result patients who were the subject of theses exams are at risk for HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted diseases.

Requirements for medical experts in medical malpractice cases

Doctors in Pennsylvania must go through many years of school and training prior to practicing medicine. This is very important because the human body is a very complicated thing and has many different parts that need to work together to keep people healthy. So, when things go wrong people need to doctors who know exactly what they are doing to help ensure that the person is able to get better. However, sometimes the person does not get better and sometimes things get worse for them.

How do you know which nursing home is right for your family?

If you're an adult child of an aging parent in Pennsylvania, you are among many others in this state and beyond who often encounter challenges as they do their best to help their parents enjoy the highest quality of life possible while they live out their golden years. A time may come when you and your parent determine a need for him or her to move into a nursing home.

Common types of nursing home abuse

There are many things that people in Pennsylvania cannot control. One of these things is getting older. Eventually people will lose some of their physical and mental abilities and some will need to rely on others to help them with various tasks. Some need more help than others though depending on their needs. Many people will need to put their loved ones in nursing homes in order to ensure they receive the level of assistance that they need.

Punitive damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit

Going to the doctor can be scary for some people in Pennsylvania. This is generally because they are afraid they will find out that something is seriously wrong with them. However, most people still go to the doctor because they also know that they need the doctor to treat the illness or injury so eventually they will feel better. However, sometimes people leave the doctor feeling worse than when they first arrived. This could be because of unforeseen complications, but it could also be because the doctor made a mistake.

Types of damages one may receive in a medical malpractice lawsuit

When people go to the doctor in Pennsylvania it can be expensive. However, for many it is worth the cost in order to have their injuries or illnesses treated. Also, it is natural to expect that when people go to the doctor they will get better. This is not always the case, though. Sometimes when a person goes to the doctor, they end up with worse injuries or complications. Sometimes these are unavoidable due to the risks involved with the procedure, but other times it is due to the negligence of the doctors or other medical professionals.

Birth defects and birth injuries could be due to negligence

Parents who are having babies in Pennsylvania may be going through various different emotions, but generally there is excitement. There may also be nerves as well, but most parents are not thinking about all the things that could go wrong with the birth. They may have been told about some of the possibilities, but most people do not think that those things will happen to them. So, when things do go wrong and their baby is not completely healthy, it can be very devastating for the parents.

Fatigue in doctors and nurses can lead to mistakes

People in Pennsylvania get differing amounts of sleep each night. The recommendations on what the appropriate amount of sleep is for adults varies, but each person needs to get enough sleep to feel alert and awake. If they do not get the appropriate amount of sleep, people are generally lackadaisical and they do not think through problems very effectively. For many people, the results of mistakes made while tired are not life-changing. However, mistakes can be life-altering when doctors and other medical personnel are fatigued.

Over $47 million awarded in medical malpractice case

The birth of a baby is usually a very joyous time in parents' lives as they welcome a child into this world. The hope is that everything goes smoothly and they have a healthy baby, but not every parent is that lucky. There are many things that can go wrong, and there are complications that can arise. When they do, the hope is that the medical professionals do their jobs correctly and do everything in their power to help the child. Unfortunately, from time to time mistakes are made, and a child's condition may worsen as a result.

Common reasons for medical malpractice claims

Certain issues in people's lives in Pennsylvania are more important than others. There are certain issues that people will simply let go because a fight is not worth it to them while they will fight about other issues. What is important to a person varies depending on the person, but certain issues are important issues to almost anyone. One of these issues is a person's health. Most people will do whatever is necessary to beat a disease, illness or to heal from an injury.

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