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Wilkes-Barre Hospital Among 39 PA Hospitals Fined for Preventable Medical Errors

Nobody wants to go to the hospital. Everyone who does, however, shares two common goals: spend as little time there as possible, and leave in better condition than when they arrived. Federal authorities recently have begun to crack down on hospitals

By | April 9th, 2015|Doctor and Hospital Mistakes and Infections, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Wilkes-Barre Hospital Among 39 PA Hospitals Fined for Preventable Medical Errors

Contaminated Children’s Tylenol Plea Underscores Need for Oversight

If you think you’ve purchased a defective medication, notify the company and give them a chance to address the situation. Do not discard the product, though, and keep it in a safe place. Then call the Scranton med mal and personal injury attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski. We can help.

By | March 26th, 2015|Defective Drugs, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Contaminated Children’s Tylenol Plea Underscores Need for Oversight

Jury Finds Defective Drugs Caused 46DD Breast Development in Boy

Once exclusively marketed for use in adults, psychotherapeutic drugs are now prescribed to hundreds of thousands of American children to help them overcome challenges that could otherwise cripple both their academic and social development. If you believe that you or your child has been adversely affected by the childhood use of Risperdal or similar antipsychotic medication, call the Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys of Scartelli Olszewski for a consultation about your options.

By | March 12th, 2015|Defective Drugs, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice, Obstetrical and Gynecological Malpractice, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Jury Finds Defective Drugs Caused 46DD Breast Development in Boy

When ‘Routine’ Surgery Leads to Dire Consequences

If there’s anything we’ve learned at Scartelli Olszewski, there’s no such thing as routine surgery. This was the case with the family of a child born with hypospadias, a minor and relatively common birth defect that afflicts about one out of every 200 boys born in the United States. After apparently failing to notice the abnormal placement of the urethra, the doctors proceeded with the scheduled circumcision, leading to disastrous consequences.

By | February 12th, 2015|Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice, Obstetrical and Gynecological Malpractice, Surgical Mistakes|Comments Off on When ‘Routine’ Surgery Leads to Dire Consequences

Helping Victims of Faulty Hip Implants to Get Back on Their Feet

Hip replacement surgery has come a long way. Since 1891, when a physician in Germany introduced a prosthetic hip joint crafted from ivory—some later implants used tissue from pigs’ bladders—the materials have become progressively more advanced. The surgery itself has become

By | January 15th, 2015|Defective Medical Devices, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Helping Victims of Faulty Hip Implants to Get Back on Their Feet