There are many types of incidents that can merit a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania: car accidents, fatal workplace accidents and incidents at medical facilities which stem from negligence, among others. Recently in South Whitehall, an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease has prompted a
Thanks to a few well-publicized cases, in the United States there is often a perception that lawsuits are always on the rise. However, at least in Pennsylvania, medical malpractice cases seem to be heading in the opposite direction. According to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, there has been a decline of over 43 percent in malpractice cases filed across the state from the early 2000s.
Members of the law enforcement community travel the roadways every day to keep residents of their communities safe. That does not make them immune to the same issues that befall the people they are supposed to protect however.
When people go to a doctor for medical treatment, they expect to get appropriate treatment that helps to control or alleviate the problem. Sadly, this is not always the case. In some situations, the doctor does not provide treatment that meets the standard of care that has been set for a specific condition. Failing to live up to the established standard of care can lead to patient harm.