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Med Mal Matters: People Matter

As a personal injury law firm in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, we sue doctors, hospitals, nursing homes…basically anyone or anything with a license to provide health care. And in 30 years of practicing law, we have come to learn a few things. Take a look at the top 10 surefire tips we've compiled for health care workers to avoid ending up in court against us.

By | May 19th, 2016|Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Med Mal Matters: People Matter

Access to Medical Records Now Less Painful

Anyone who has tried to get their own medical records knows it can be more of a pain than the condition that generated the records in the first place! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has produced a remedy to lessen the bureaucratic red tape for patients who seek access to their medical records.

By | April 7th, 2016|Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Access to Medical Records Now Less Painful

Is Your M.D. a D.O?

Have you ever wondered why some doctors have D.O. after their names and not M.D.? Is it a distinction without a difference? M.D.s are what most people think of when they are talking about a physician, and certainly they are more

By | February 5th, 2016|Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Is Your M.D. a D.O?

Top 5 Questions About Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania

Many misunderstandings persist about what actually constitutes a medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania. Read on to find our answers to the top five most commonly asked medical malpractice case questions in Pennsylvania.

By | December 21st, 2015|Diagnosis Delay / Misdiagnosis / Failure to Diagnose, Doctor and Hospital Mistakes and Infections, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Top 5 Questions About Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania

Medical Malpractice Case Filings in PA Continue to Fall

Tell PA state legislators that “tort reform” isn’t reform at all and that you oppose it in any disguise. And if you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of a medical error, call the experienced Scranton medical malpractice attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski.

Tell Nursing Homes to Stop Stealing Seniors’ Rights

Nursing homes have come a long way in the last 50 years. A wider range of facilities are available. Geriatric medicine and technology have advanced. Methods of treatment have evolved, and philosophies of caring for the elderly have undergone several rounds

By | October 8th, 2015|Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence|Comments Off on Tell Nursing Homes to Stop Stealing Seniors’ Rights

Don’t Get Terminated by Robotic Surgery

Many of us have seen films or television shows in which intelligent robots rebel against their human creators, turning what was had been a great technological achievement into an existential threat to humanity. In 2015, these scenarios no longer belong entirely in the realm of science fiction; luminaries such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have famously warned of the possible dangers of developing artificial intelligence.

By | September 10th, 2015|Dangerous Products, Defective Medical Devices, Defective Products, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Don’t Get Terminated by Robotic Surgery

Surgical Outcome Registries Would Protect, Empower Patients

Does surgery work? That may seem like an odd question. Of course surgery works, you might think. People have surgery all the time. Doctors wouldn’t perform surgical procedures if they didn’t help, right? Those are reasonable responses, but the fact is

By | July 30th, 2015|Doctor and Hospital Mistakes and Infections, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice, Obstetrical and Gynecological Malpractice, Surgical Mistakes|Comments Off on Surgical Outcome Registries Would Protect, Empower Patients

Pediatrics Study: 1 in 3 NICU Deaths Preventable

If you or someone in your family has recently experienced the death of an infant child, please accept our deepest sympathies. When you’re ready, the Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski would like to hear your baby’s story. Not every infant child’s death can be prevented, but some of them can. Your experience might help us prevent the same thing from happening to another baby.

By | April 23rd, 2015|Birth Trauma / Birth Injuries, Doctor and Hospital Mistakes and Infections, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Pediatrics Study: 1 in 3 NICU Deaths Preventable