Two Studies On The Pill-Prescribing Culture of Doctors

By |July 18th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|

No matter what condition you have, there is a pill for it. If there’s more than one pill for it, [...]

Why Do Doctors Overstate Robotic Surgery Benefits?

By |June 24th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|

Forbes has a new article by Peter Ubel, “Doctors Can't Be Trusted To Tell Patients Whether They Should Receive Robotic [...]

Doctor Can’t Hide Behind Bad Handwriting In Stroke Malpractice Case

By |June 23rd, 2016|Medical Malpractice|

For decades, patients, nurses, and doctors alike have told jokes about doctors’ sloppy handwriting. But it’s no joke: thousands of [...]

Vaginal Tear During Delivery – New Medical Guidelines From ACOG

By |June 22nd, 2016|Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice|

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (“ACOG”) is hardly the most objective source of medical information. As we discussed [...]

Could Jeremy Carter’s Death Have Been Prevented?

By |December 22nd, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death|

Earlier this week, Jeremy Carter, the grandson of Jimmy Carter, died at 28 years old from an apparent heart attack. [...]

ACOG Improves Its Guidelines On Brain Injury At Birth (A Little)

By |May 12th, 2014|Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice|

For lawyers who represent birth malpractice victims, few phrases conjure up as much ire and frustration as “the ACOG report,” [...]

A Doctor’s “Mistake” or “Error in Judgment” Can Still Be Malpractice

By |February 15th, 2014|Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice|

In most medical malpractice cases, the default defense is: “medicine is so complex and mysterious that there is no standard [...]

The Reality of Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice

By |July 10th, 2013|Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice|

For years, I’ve written about the prevailing myths about medical malpractice law, from the falsehoods about defensive medicine to the [...]

Proving Negligent Hospital-Acquired Infection Through Bacterial Genes

By |August 31st, 2012|Medical Malpractice|

Imagine you are a medical malpractice attorney. Your client, in the hospital for surgery or childbirth or some other invasive [...]

Anesthesia Complications In Routine Surgery

By |December 19th, 2011|Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death|

The lines between conscious sedation, monitored anesthesia care, general anesthesia, and life-threatening central nervous system depression are blurry and thin.  As [...]