Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 4:57 pm
In 2002, the Pennsylvania Legislature created an organization called the Patient Safety Authority(PSA) that would help to alleviate patient injury by eliminating medical errors by recognizing pr0blems and finding the solutions to them.
After this law passed hospitals in Pennsylvania are supposed to notify the family of patients when a serious event occurs. The most recent report said that 8,270 serious events and 218,400 incidents were reported to the PSA in 2009. Unfortunately, the number of serious events has not decreased since hospitals began to report them.
If you or a loved one has been injured after an error by a health care professional, contact the Scranton improper treatment lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrmas, P.C., by calling today.