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Scott Cooper

Medical Malpractice Binding ADR Agreement Invalidated By Pennsylvania Trial Judge

Do you believe that pre-treatment binding arbitration agreements should be valid? Do you believe that they are against public policy? In Pennsylvania, many nursing homes, hospitals, and…

Scott Cooper

Opinion – Medical Facilities Have A Duty To Protect The Vulnerable

Do medical facilities have an obligation and duty to be proactive be protect people, especially children, while they are patients at their facilities? The following letter to the Editor can be…

Scott Cooper

Pennsylvania For Profit Hospital Alleged Failure To Report Abuse – Patient Safety

The Patriot News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is reporting today about three recent instances at a local Central Pennsylvania hospital where possible sexual assaults were not reported. How does…

Joe Chapman

Hosptial Lab Tech Arrested after Stealing Fentanyl Syringes and Infecting Patients with Hep. C

In Massachusetts, David Kwiatkowski, was arrested after stealing syringes filled with fentanyl in hospitals where he worked. He was a travelling lab technician and, evidently has worked in…

Scott Cooper

Pennsylvania Department Of Health Details Emergency Room Procedure Flaws

Dave Wenner of the Harrisburg Patriot News reports today on problems with the emergency department at a local central Pennsylvania hospital, just south of Harrisburg. According to…

Scott Cooper

Dauphin County Jury Sides With Parents of 5-Year-Old With Brain Injury

Below is a verdict summary on a recent verdict in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania from today's Pennsylvania Law Weekly. What are your thoughts and opinions on the verdicts with regards to…

Scott Cooper

Child Awarded $1.1 Million In Central Pennsylvnaia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Schmidt Kramer Medical Malpractice lawyer Terry Hyman was successful on June 19, 2012 in a medical malpractice lawsuit he filed on behalf of a young boy. The case was tried in Dauphin County…

Scott Cooper

Pennsylvania Hospital Faulted By State Agency In Patient's Suicide

Below is an article from the Harrisburg Patriot News today (June 6, 2012) discussing Holy Spirit Hospital’s role in the events leading to the suicide of a patient on April 17, 2012. This…

Scott Cooper

Central Pennsylvania Hospital Put Patients “At Risk”

What is your state doing to promote patient safety? WNEP in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is reporting on an Action 16 Investigation into a troubled hospital in Schuylkill County which…

Scott Cooper

Doctor Convicted Of Inappropriate Touching In Western Pennsylvania

A western Pennsylvania doctor faces a May 2012 sentencing date for inappropriately touching more than a dozen female patients during arthritis-related exams. On March 19, 2012, an…