Francis “Skip” Townsend was a Vietnam era Veteran who served in the United States Navy. He was a family man with three grown children and was proudly married to his wife, Karen, for more than 48 years. He owned his own business as a electrician but was now retired and enjoying his grandchildren and the outdoors. His photo in his obituary shows his wearing his Shriner’s hat. His wife describes him, in the negligence death claim papers filed on
Brian Tally, a former SGT in the United States Marine Corps was severely injured due to the incompetence of several doctors and ER staff, at the VA hospital in Loma Linda, Ca. His misdiagnosis led to months of neglect and malpractice, that eventually nearly cost him his life. After nearly a year long battle with the VA’s General Counsel attorneys, Brian was denied compensation for his injuries, because the VA had concluded the accused physician
A recent Pennsylvania appellate case permitted a nursing home facility to arbitrate the negligence healthcare claims against it. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which includes arbitration, has risen as a strong alternative to the court system. The healthcare attorneys at Whitcomb Law, P.C. understand its relationship to the healthcare sector and its importance in handling civil matters in a less adversarial process.
The Rise of ADR