Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis topped the list of medical malpractice claims family physicians faced.

Diagnosis Issues Among The Top Reasons for Medical Malpractice Claims

The number-one claim made in medical malpractice cases against family doctors in 2021 was that a doctor had failed to diagnose a patient correctly or that a diagnosis was improperly delayed, according to the Medscape Family Physician Malpractice Report 2021. Medscape surveyed 402 U.S. family physicians between May 21 and August 28, 2021. The survey asked about medical malpractice claims the doctors had faced during the previous year. The survey discovered that 41 percent of...


If You Took Zantac and Have Cancer, Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Legal Rights from MyPhillyLawyer

Cancer lawsuits against the makers of heartburn and acid reflux medication Zantac are soaring, especially since April 1 when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers to voluntarily and immediately withdraw Zantac from the market. The FDA order includes all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms of the drug, which is known by its generic name as ranitidine. In September of 2019, the FDA announced that low levels of an environmental contaminant known as...


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Here’s How MyPhillyLawyer is Working on Behalf of Our Clients During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

On behalf of MyPhillyLawyer, in these unprecedented days of the COVID-19 coronavirus that threatens our communities and has shut down much of our nation and our world, I wanted to communicate with you, our clients, friends and potential clients, to let you know what we are doing in reaction to this crisis. Our offices in Center City Philadelphia are closed in accordance with the city’s shutdown order so that we may all practice social distancing...


Medical Malpractice Attorney Gets $6M Settlement for Family of Neil Armstrong, the First Man on the Moon, After He Died in 2012 Due to Complications Following Heart Surgery

A $6 million settlement has been reached by a medical malpractice attorney for the family of Neil Armstrong, who was the first human to walk on the moon, after the former astronaut died following heart bypass surgery in 2012. The settlement, which was kept secret for years after it was reached in 2014, came to light in July of 2019 after an anonymous source sent copies of legal documents in the case to The New...


Med Mal Lawyer Wins $6.48M Verdict for Family of Child Born with Birth Defects Due to Blood Pressure Medicine Prescribed for Her Then-Pregnant Mother

A child who was born with serious birth defects after her mother continued to take blood pressure medication while she was pregnant has been awarded $6.48 million in damages by a Georgia jury to pay for her ongoing medical treatments. The girl, now 8 years old, suffered brain damage, kidney damage, cognitive issues, skull abnormalities, intestinal problems and other medical issues due to the blood pressure medicine that was prescribed for her mother, Terry Franklin,...


Med Mal Lawyer Wins $2.4M Verdict for Man in Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Case

After going to see a doctor for an undisclosed medical condition in December of 2010, a former New Jersey man did not seek additional treatment because his doctor didn't communicate that any further medical investigation should be sought. But just a little more than three years later, the patient, Mark Heiser, was diagnosed in February 2014 with stage IV kidney cancer that had spread to his pancreas and required the removal of his left kidney,...


MyPhillyLawyer Philadelphia Car Crash Attorneys Offer July 4 Safety Tips

As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, Philadelphia's car crash attorneys, MyPhillyLawyer, wants to remind our friends and clients to enjoy the holiday week safely, whether you are taking a road trip, heading to the beach, having family and friends over for a BBQ or relaxing at a swimming pool. The July 4th weekend may be fun and relaxing, but there are also some somber reminders that can help the holidays be more enjoyable and...


MyPhillyLawyer Personal Injury Law Firm Assists in Securing an $80 Million Jury Verdict for a 75-Year-Old Philadelphia-Area Woman Who Was Seriously Injured by Transvaginal Mesh Surgery

Philadelphia personal injury law firm, MyPhillyLawyer, provided legal assistance in a recent transvaginal mesh surgery case that won an $80 million verdict for a 75-year-old Philadelphia-area woman who suffered serious injuries following the medical procedure. MyPhillyLawyer assisted the law firm of Kline & Specter in Philadelphia on the case, which was filed on behalf of plaintiff Patricia Mesigian of Media, Pa., who had suffered multiple injuries after the erosion of an Ethicon Prolift transvaginal mesh...


Personal Injury Lawyer Wins $22.5M Medical Malpractice Settlement for Family of a 6-Week-Old Baby Who Suffered Permanent Brain Damage Due to Oxygen Deprivation During Surgery

A Wisconsin family has reached a $22.5 million medical malpractice damage settlement after their 6-week-old son suffered brain damage following surgery to correct a birth defect involving his spinal cord. The boy's parents, Ramasurreddy and Neeraja Mallidi, of Fitchburg, Wisc., had taken their infant son to the University Of Wisconsin Health System's American Family Children's Hospital to correct a tethered spinal cord, in which the boy's spinal cord was stuck to surrounding tissue, according to...


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