Category: Wrongful Death
February 8th, 2017 by Wapner Newman
Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller is proud to announce that the long civil trial stemming from the 2013 building collapse on Market Street has concluded with a $227 million settlement, which is believed to be the largest personal injury settlement in Pennsylvania history. After only four hours of deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous […]
Common sense says that someone who doesn’t do a particular activity very often, especially a complicated one, simply isn’t going to do it as well as someone who does it frequently. That holds true for professionals as well, particularly physicians. While it might be more convenient to go to a local doctor or hospital for […]
A famous French philosopher once said, “Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.” It’s certainly true that Americans work hard. A recent study found that compared to other first-world countries, people in the U.S. worked longer hours and received fewer vacation days. Adults employed full time reported working an average of 47 […]
On Oct. 7, at least 11 dams in South Carolina had failed after more than 20 inches of rain fell over some parts of the state in just a few days. The rains came from Hurricane Joaquin, and even though the storm didn’t make landfall in South Carolina, storm-related floodwaters resulted in at least 14 […]
In Philadelphia, tourists can take a sightseeing trip aboard an oddly shaped amphibious vehicle called a Duck. Ride The Ducks has locations in Philly, three other cities, and Guam, and other similar Duck tour companies are located throughout the United States. Some people wonder, though, whether these vehicles should be permanently placed in dry dock. […]
October 15th, 2014 by Wapner Newman
Steven G. Wigrizer, a partner at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C., is representing two women who were victims of the fatal Salvation Army building collapse that killed seven people in June of last year. There have been several recent developments in the case, with a trial date set for September 21, 2015. Attorney […]
October 14th, 2014 by Wapner Newman
We rightly think about the devastating emotional effects the sudden death of a loved one can have on his or her family. However, the sad reality is that such a death also puts an extraordinary strain on your finances. Bills rack up quickly. If your loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, our capable wrongful death lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you need to get you through this difficult time.
Losing a loved one can cause insurmountable grief, especially when the death was preventable and caused by someone else's carelessness. On top of the grief you feel, you will unfortunately also have to deal with the financial losses and hardships resulting from the wrongful death.
In a wrongful death claim, we fight for the compensation you need in order to be made whole again following the death. Damages may be awarded for:
Wrongful death attorney in Philadelphia, Steven Wigrizer, a partner with Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer & Brecher, settled a medical malpractice case involving the death of a 39-year-old mother of five in which the defendants failed to properly diagnose a malignant melanoma. The defendants’ negligence resulted in a three-year delay in diagnosis, thereby allowing the cancer to […]