Category: Wrongful Death

Some of us can still remember the family doctor’s coming to our home with a little black bag and curing us with compassion, personal contact and concern, and probably a shot of penicillin.  Those days are long gone, with changes affecting clinical practice that include new payment and delivery approaches, electronic health records, patient portals, […]

Baby wrongful death

Why is it still on the market? Consumer Reports asked this very important question when reporting the findings of its investigation of dozens of infant deaths related to Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play sleeper. On April 5, after Consumer Reports asked for comment about their then-ongoing investigation, the federal government and Fisher-Price issued only a warning about the sleep […]

Accidental Deaths Are in Peak Season

Despite endless back-to-school sales and Halloween displays, summer isn’t over. That’s good news for the crowd that enjoys being able to indulge in balmy August days and temperate September evenings. It’s also a reminder to everyone to remain vigilant about seasonal accidental deaths. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), accidental deaths peak during the […]

Patients’ Skepticism About Medical Treatment Is Warranted

Dr. Vinita Parkash, professor of pathology at Yale School of Medicine, recently wrote a commentary featured in WBUR-Boston’s opinion section, Cognoscenti. In the commentary, she recalls a mistake she made earlier in her career: She failed to identify cancer cells when examining a tissue sample from a 42-year-old woman. That woman later died of cancer. […]

Legal Award

Wapner Newman is proud 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 verdict and decided the Salvation Army […]

Ride The Duck

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. […]

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 […]

Burn injury lawyer in Philadelphia, Steven Wigrizer, a partner with the law firm of Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer & Brecher, settled a motor vehicle collision on behalf of a married, 36-year-old owner of an excavating company who tragically died 92 days after sustaining second and third degree burns over 61 percent of his body and severe […]

Wrongful death attorney in Pennsylvania, Steven G. Wigrizer, a partner with Wapner Newman, settled a death medical malpractice case involving the death of a 21-year-old mother of a newborn child in which the defendants failed to control significant and protracted postpartum hemorrhage. After hours of bleeding, the woman suffered a cardiac arrest and fell into […]

David E. Sternberg and Steven G. Wigrizer, partners in the law firm Wapner Newman, have filed a negligence suit against the Barber National Institute on behalf of the estates of the two residents who died in an April fire at the Millcreek Township group home. The men, Guy Lombard and Jeff DiLoreto, were killed in […]