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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Doctors are universally respected, with good reason, and hold a high place in our society.  However, even the very best doctors have bad days.  Unfortunately, when a doctor has a careless moment or day, there can be catastrophic results to the patient.  For example, the failure to order proper and necessary testing can lead to […]

My Baby Has Cerebral Palsy or a Brain Injury. Is it Possible That Cerebral Palsy or Brain Injury in a Baby Resulted From Medical Negligence?

It is entirely possible that cerebral palsy or a brain injury which is present in a baby from the time of his or her birth is a consequence of medical malpractice or negligence in the process of delivery.  Understanding the causes of a brain injury or cerebral palsy resulting from delivery requires a brief lesson […]

What is Medical Malpractice, and How Do I Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

At the most basic level, the legal theory that justifies a medical malpractice claim is exactly the same as that involved in an automobile accident case:  Just like the operator of a motor vehicle has a responsibility to other drivers to operate his or her automobile in a careful manner, a physician has a duty […]

PA Supreme Court Addresses “Error in Judgment” Jury Instructions in Medical Malpractice Cases

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that “error in judgment” jury instructions are prohibited in medical malpractice cases, ending a long-standing debate as to whether such an instruction should be permissible.  In Passarello v. Grumbine, et al., 2014 WL 502490 (Pa. 2014), the Court was faced with the issue of whether the jury should ever […]

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