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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

There’s nothing quite as overwhelming as being the victim of medical malpractice. While it’s common to believe that an error always constitutes medical malpractice, it’s important to remember that a bad outcome doesn’t always warrant a claim. Doctors and other medical professionals are not perfect and because so many common illnesses have symptoms that mimic…

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Football

    An overview of traumatic brain injury and football as a cause for such injuries.  We also discuss the recent lawsuits filed against the National Football League by retired players suffering from the effects of repeated brain injury throughout their careers. The sport of football has become one of, if not, the most popular sport in the United…

  • How Driverless Cars Could Change the Legal Landscape

    The Wall Street Journal law blog posted “Personal Injury Lawyer Says Google’s Driverless Car Bad for Business.”  In this article, New York-based personal injury attorney and legal blogger, Eric Turkewitz, shares his prediction that the introduction of driverless cars will significantly reduce the need for his services.  In May 2014, the New York Times’ blog, The…

  • Keurig Recalls 7 Million Machines for Burn Risks

    Keurig Green Mountain Inc. announced recalls of 7 million single-cup coffee makers on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. The recall follows numerous reports of consumers suffering burn injuries from the defective product. The manufacturer is offering free repair kits to anyone with the recalled machine. Product manufacturers owe a duty of care to consumers who will use…

  • Snow and Ice Removal Laws for PA and NJ Property Owners

    What is a Pennsylvania or New Jersey property owner’s obligation to remove snow and ice from their property during the winter months? If an injury occurs on someone else’s property because the owner failed to clear snow or ice, is the owner liable for the damages? We breakdown the New Jersey and Pennsylvania laws so that property owners…

  • Why Does Thanksgiving Have a Dangerous Reputation?

    Thanksgiving is consistently listed as one of the year’s most dangerous holidays – why?  A major increase of cars on the road, alcohol, and drowsy drivers all have something to do with it. With Thanksgiving only a week away, you are most likely in the process of finalizing your holiday plans.  Many of you have…

  • Barring Informed Consent in PA Medical Malpractice Cases

    Today, The Legal Intelligencer published, “Pa. Justices Urged to Bar Informed Consent in Med Mal Cases.” When a patient agrees to undergo a medical procedure, it is a standard practice for the doctor or medical professional to discuss any risks with the patient and/or have the patient sign a consent form. Informed consent describes this practice…

  • Penn State Student Victim of Lab Explosion

    A Penn State University student suffered burns from a small explosion that occurred in a campus laboratory on Wednesday evening. The Associated Press reported that the student was doing a tissue culture in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building around 5:30pm last night, October 15th. A tissue culture is a method of biological research that…

  • “Decision Fatigue” Leading to Possible Misdiagnosis, Medical Errors

    Monday, October 6th, a study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine which examined a doctor’s likelihood to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics based on time of day. The researchers recalled past studies which analyzed the decision making of judges, suggesting that they are more inclined to deny parole later in the day. The goal of this particular…

  • 5-Year-Old Car Accident Settled in Pennsylvania Court

    On June 11, 2009, a woman suffered critical injuries in a motor vehicle crash that occurred in a construction zone on Route 51 in a Pittsburgh suburb. The now 56-year-old woman was comatose for five weeks following the car accident. She also endures residual effects from her injuries, including requiring a walker and severe lapses…

  • Criminal Charges Filed After Fatal Roadside Crash in PA

    A 41-year-old Pennsylvania man is facing six criminal charges, including homicide by vehicle, in connection with a May 13 car accident that killed a Bethlehem Township man. Authorities believe that the Allentown man was under the influence of opiates at the time of the crash. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the victim had parked his…