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
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.
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.
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.
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
Everyone wants to be treated at a "good hospital," but how can we distinguish the good from the bad?
If you’ve paid attention to the debate over healthcare costs in the United States, one refrain you’ve often heard from the health insurance industry is the public menace posed by the growing threat of frivolous malpractice lawsuits. We are told that
Weeks after we celebrated a holiday honoring members of our armed forces, another battle has begun, and these same veterans who have defended our freedom countless times are right in the middle of it. In the past several weeks, a crisis
Patients should be aware of certain things if they are being treated by a physician assistant, especially if they think they may be a victim of medical malpractice.
Medical errors kill more than 225,000 people and injure more than 1 million each year in the United States. At Scartelli Olszewski, we have seen the pain and suffering these medical mistakes inflict on people.