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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Affiliates to Pay $2.5M in Whistleblower Lawsuit

The University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) will pay $2.5 million to settle claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit that accused the hospital network of fraudulent billing and overbilling government insurance programs for neurosurgery. In some cases they were charging […]

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Medical Malpractice: Jury Finds Doctor, Hospital Liable in Heparin Brain Hemorrhage Case

The University of Pennsylvania was ordered to pay $44.1 million in Tate v. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The award is the highest medical malpractice verdict in the state to-date, this year. A Philadelphia jury deliberated for seven hours […]

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Penn State Hershey – Second Hospital to Discover NMT Infections

An estimated 2,300 patients at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, received a warning letter that they may be at risk for a bacterial infection if they underwent open-heart surgery within the past four years. According to the news […]

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Wellspan York Hospital Warns Heart Surgery Patients of Potential Infections 

Patients who underwent open-heart surgery at Wellspan York Hospital, in Pennsylvania, within the past four years may be at risk for a bacterial infection, according to hospital officials. To date, the infections may have contributed to four deaths. All four […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Injuries and Revision Surgery Complications

Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant that is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence in women. However, the design and implantation technique has caused serious complications in tens of thousands of women, such as organ […]

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Medical Malpractice Law In Pennsylvania

Many unfortunate medical mishaps – from birth injuries to failure to diagnose, to name a couple – are examples of law violations that can lead to a medical malpractice claim in Pennsylvania. If you reside in the state of Pennsylvania […]

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Patient Rights Hurt By Courts

The uncompensated victim of medical negligence – the silent crisis happening within our civil justice system. Plenty has been written and said regarding the waning of medical malpractice suits in the state of Pennsylvania. There was a 43.4 percent drop […]

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Preventable Medical Deaths Numbers Vastly Underestimated

A bombshell study published this month in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that between 210,000 and 400,000 patients die prematurely due to preventable errors. The study updates a 1999 report “To Err is Human,” which rocked the medical and […]

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New Cases of Veterans Getting Wrong Cancer Treatment

In 2008, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shut down a prostate cancer treatment program that had been running since 2002. The program was shut down after it was…

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Veterans Get Wrong Cancer Treatment At Philadelphia VA Hospital

Ninety-two veterans at a VA hospital in Philadelphia received incorrect cancer treatment. Over the course of six years, the veterans, who were being treated for prostate cancer, were given the wrong…