Archive for the ‘Bucks County Med-Mal News’ Category

Allegations of Inadequate Staffing not Making Many Friends for Philadelphia’s Friends Hospital

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Magellan Health Service, the company that handles mental health care for low income patients in Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware Counties has announced that it will no longer approve services at Friends Hospital.

A Delaware County Official has said that this drastic move comes after Magellan learned that staffing levels at Friends are inadequate.  Last year state and local officials raised concerns about oversight of patients at the facility after a patient committed suicide, which in the opinion of state officials, could’ve been prevented.

Philadelphia will still refer patients for inpatient care at Friends but will not approve emergency psychiatric services.

If you, or a loved one, have been hurt by inadequate staffing levels or negligence at Friends Hospital then you may be entitled to damages for your injuries and you should seek the advice of an experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer.

Can a Pharmacist Sell Drugs Over the Internet without a Prescription?

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Federal authorities have charged a Bucks County pharmacist with several charges that could also lead to civil medical malpractice charges.  The pharmacist, Charlotte Lopacki, ran the internet pharmacy Budget Drug Rx.  In 2004 and 2005, Budget Drug Rx provided prescription drugs to customers who did not have a doctor’s prescription. In many cases, the customers had never even seen a doctor.

According to federal agents, the pharmacist shipped as many as 3,000 medications a day, six days a week to customers in 33 states.  So far, Lopacki has just been charged with three illegal sales of drugs.  If convicted, she could face several years in prison and several hundred thousand dollars in fines.

If you, or a loved one, were physically hurt by the drugs provided by this pharmacist then you may have a Bucks County medical malpractice case.  Contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer today for more information.