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August 2014 Archives

Pittsburgh plane crashes cause a significant number of injuries

Every year, millions of Americans take to the skies to travel all over the world for both business and pleasure. While a majority of these flights will occur without a hitch, some of these trips will not be as successful. Aviation accidents, whether they involve private or commercial airplanes, can lead to devastating injuries and even death amongst its pilots and passengers.

Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries

Most of our readers know by now that actor Tracy Morgan was involved in a serious accident involving a commercial truck. This case has shown that many drivers do not realize that commercial trucks can be especially dangerous. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, large truck crashes resulted in just under 5,000 deaths and over 100,000 injuries in 2006. Commercial trucks can weigh over 25 times as much as a passenger vehicle and can carry hazardous or flammable materials. Because of this, truck accidents are highly likely to result in serious and fatal injuries.

Understanding birth injuries

Expectant parents in Pennsylvania have much to look forward to with the births of their children. When birth injuries happen, however, those bright futures can be quickly dimmed. A problem in the delivery process can happen before, during or after the actual birth. Cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy are two of the most common conditions that babies can suffer from after such a problem.

Woman suffers head injury and dies after pedestrian accident

Injuries from car accidents can include anything from mild contusions to severe head trauma. Those who suffer injuries to the head can experience severe headaches, dizziness, loss of consciousness, paralysis, and tragically, even death. One woman who was recently involved in an accident in Franklin Park suffered from blunt force injuries to her head, which sadly lead to her death.

Pennsylvania physician subject of errors in multiple states

A single medical malpractice case can relate to a wide variety of problems or situations. Because every patient is unique, no two cases are truly ever alike. From surgical errors to missed or incorrect diagnoses, the range of outcomes can also vary greatly. Birth injuries are another form of medical error that poses great risk to Pennsylvania residents.

Wrongful death suit filed against casino after fatal car accident

When a fatal car accident occurs, many courts look to the drivers involved to determine who is at fault and therefore liable for damages. When drunk driving is involved, businesses may also be held liable for damages that occur during the accident.

Parents prevented from filing medical malpractice claim

The laws governing instances of medical malpractice can vary greatly from state to state. From damage award caps to statutes of limitations and more, many nuances exist in this area of law. Pennsylvania residents who have been affected by a failure to diagnose a condition can be left with lifelong damage as a result. In some cases, loss of life occurs and family members are the ones left to grieve.

New rule on discovery of attorney-expert relationship

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently adopted a change to Rule 4003.5 which explicitly prohibits discovery of communications between attorneys and their experts. The new change, which was triggered by the Barrick case which we handled, goes into effect on August 9th of this year.

Couple claims organ amputation an error

Medical errors have made many headlines in the past year. In some cases, defendants are able to receive compensation for their injuries or losses. These can result from many situations including medication errors, missed or incorrect diagnoses, problems occurring during births and more. Surgical errors are another common form of medical malpractice that Pennsylvania patients can face. A single surgeon mistake can result in sometimes extreme situations.

Spouse’s damage award thrown out by judge

Pennsylvania residents are logically concerned about the safety of their healthcare. Reports about various medical errors seem to abound regularly in the media. From medication errors to a failure to diagnose, the range of negligent actions and associated injuries is great. Certainly for victims, the impact of any instances of medical malpractice can be severe and long-lasting. Family members are also frequently affected and may even be due compensation as a result.

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