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Medical Malpractice: What Are the Facts?

Tue, 02/24/2015

Between politicians calling for “tort reform” and patients’ rights advocates arguing that people should be entitled to compensation and physicians held to account for medical errors, the debate over medical malpractice can get very heated.

Here are some common myths about malpractice that are not borne out by actual facts.

Wearable Technology May Become A Factor In Personal Injury Claims

Fri, 02/13/2015

When accidents occur as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, the injured person may have the right to seek compensation. When an accident turns into legal proceedings, attorneys on both sides will collect as much evidence as possible to prove fault. Lawyers have gained a huge asset with new technology – personal tracking devices.

2014 Saw More Automobile Recalls Than Ever Before

Thu, 02/05/2015

Recalled products are linked to approximately 30 million injuries each year. When the potentially dangerous product is a vehicle that millions of people rely on each day, ensuring safety is increasingly critical. According to a New York Times analysis, 2014 was the worst year on record for automobile recalls.

Cruise Lines Are No Longer Immune To Medical Malpractice Responsibility

Thu, 01/29/2015

Medical malpractice and the subsequent personal injury cases can occur whenever medical professionals are involved—and now, that includes ships at sea.  Until a recent ruling, cruise lines had not been liable in malpractice cases where their employees had been negligent while treating patients on board the ship. 

Inclement Weather and Heavy Traffic Can Leads to Huge Accidents

Tue, 01/13/2015

During the frigid winter months, icy roads and poor visibility are a concern for all drivers. Even when extreme caution is taken, accidents can occur as a result of the dangerous conditions. Recently, an enormous accident chain of up to 50 vehicles in New Hampshire proved just that.

Future Is Unclear For Product Liability Cases

Fri, 12/12/2014

Pennsylvania Court Verdict Overturns 1978 Case

Nearly 30 million injuries are sustained each year in the United States due to defective products, making products liability one of the most common, yet complex, legal arenas. However, a recent decision in Pennsylvania has drastically changed the way these cases will be handled.

Wrongful Death Suit Over Air Bags Filed in Federal Court

Mon, 12/08/2014

There are endless factors that can contribute to any wrongful death case. When automobile accidents are involved the elements that must be considered to reach a decision are even more varied and expansive.  Sometimes defective vehicles or their internal components are accountable in wrongful death cases.

Construction Accident Death in New Jersey

Mon, 12/01/2014

Working in and around construction sites is extremely hazardous by nature. Accidents can happen at any time and caution must always be high. A tragic occurrence from Jersey City, NJ proves just that.

A man delivering sheet rock to a construction site for a new residential tower in downtown Jersey City was tragically killed earlier this month. He was struck by a tape measure that had plummeted from 50 stories above the ground after being dislodged from a worker’s belt. The one-pound tape measure bounced off nearby equipment and hit the man in the head.

Joan Rivers Elective Surgery and Possible Medical Malpractice

Fri, 09/26/2014

Comedy fans worldwide – including our firm's esteemed Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers – were saddened to learn earlier this month of the death of comedienne Joan Rivers during an elected endoscopic throat procedure in New York City.

These Three Famous Car Accidents Prove Tragedy Doesn't Discriminate

Wed, 09/17/2014

As attorneys who have long represented car accident victims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we know that these incidents do not discriminate.

No matter how smart or popular or wealthy or glamorous a person might be, like a Murphy's Law of Tragedy, accidents in general and car accidents in particular tend to happen when people least expect them.

Consider these three famous car accidents that took the lives of well-known celebrities at the height of their careers:

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