The Cost of a Funeral After a Fatal Accident

Death can be difficult to face even though it is eventual for all of us. As a result, most people don’t plan for events surrounding death, like making a will, making burial plans, or setting aside money for a funeral. This can make it more difficult for the family to deal with…

Truck Driver Fatigue and Accidents

Sitting behind the wheel for a long time can make you tired. Most drivers have experienced fatigue or even falling asleep behind the wheel at least once in their lives. It can be a frightening experience, especially on the highway traveling at more than 60 miles per hour. Truck drivers can experience…

The Cost Of Pain After An Injury

How can you put a price on pain? Juries in medical malpractice lawsuits and personal injury accidents are often required to put a dollar value on the pain and suffering an injury victim has to deal with after an accident. Calculating pain damages can be difficult, especially when the pain and suffering…

Trucking Company Violations Causing Accidents

Truck drivers are a vital part of our infrastructure, moving food, products, and goods across the country. Unfortunately, the trucking companies may take shortcuts in safety to try and save money. When trucking companies violate traffic and safety regulations, it can put the public at risk of injury.  Truck Drivers on Prohibited…

Beloved Port Richmond Crossing Guard Hit By Vehicle

An outpouring of care and concern is being spread by residents of the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia after a familiar face has been injured–a well-loved crossing guard is fighting for her life after an accident. Two individuals are facing charges after the beloved Philadelphia crossing guard was struck by a vehicle while on…

Widows Bring Wrongful Death Claim After Police Helicopter Crash

The”Unite the Right” Rally in 2017 saw neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansman, and others associated with various right-wing ideologies converging for a two-day demonstration in Charlottesville, VA. Approximately one-half mile from the rally site, a group of activists had gathered to protest the rally. Self-identified white supremacist James Alex Fields, Jr. deliberately drove…

How Serious Are Slip And Fall Accidents?

Slip and fall injuries are sometimes characterized as minor nuisances, the subject of “frivolous lawsuits” that clog up the civil courts with litigious plaintiffs bent on fleecing shopkeepers over a minor bruise. A recent settlement in Florida highlights just how untrue this characterization is, and also illustrates the serious injuries that can result from…

The Workplace Sexual Harassment Policies For The State Of Maryland

In light of the recent highly publicized allegations of sexually-related misconduct, The Washington Post reports the Maryland legislature is now tracking complaints of sexual harassment involving all staff and updating their policies regarding such misconduct. The state government maintains their policies in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Code of Maryland, and Maryland Code…

Medical Malpractice For The Military

Most Americans are protected from medical negligence through a combination of state statutes and common law. These laws require doctors to provide a specific standard of care at the same level of care any other reasonable doctor in their position would provide, thus protecting patients from uneducated or careless decisions by their…

New Law Is Introduced To Protect Medical Malpractice Victims

In the wake of a multitude of medical malpractice claims, Wisconsin state officials are making strides to pass a law that would be believed to be the first of its kind in the country. Four state representatives gathered together to propose legislation that would pave the way for implementation of the “Julie…

Illness And Death At Resorts

In what has been labeled as the most recent chapter of a very disturbing trend, a 55-year old man from New Jersey has died in the Dominican Republic and the cause of death is presently unknown. Dozens of US tourists to the Dominican Republic have experienced adverse health effects while on vacation…

Understanding When Bifurcation Makes Sense In Civil Injury Cases

Often when there are multiple defendants in a civil proceeding, the court may consider trying a defendant separately for a variety of reasons. Defendants may file a motion to bifurcate in matters if they feel that it is in their best interest. One such case that illustrates bifurcation was Jones v. Chapman in a Maryland U.S….

Ranking The Rankings: Bias In Hospital Scores

Major companies like U.S. News & World Report and Leapfrog publish annual hospital ratings both to reward top hospitals for their level of care and to help patients stay informed about the strengths and weakness of their local hospitals. But new reports call the reliability of these ratings into question. Doctors at…

STIHL Recalls Hedge Trimmers For Laceration Risk

Yard work is already hard and miserable enough. Adding a significant safety risk because of a defective tool seems like overkill. However, a popular brand has issued a recall of several thousand hedge trimmers because of a faulty trigger switch, which can cause significant injuries because of the defective product. STIHL Recalls…

Youth Sports Injuries

Schools across America take pride in their youth sports programs. Students from elementary school through high school participate in sports. Many children will start at a young age, and then later proceed onward to higher levels of athletics. Popular sports in the U.S. for children and teens include hockey, soccer, and football….

Philadelphia Police Officer Charged In DUI-Related Accident

A Philadelphia police officer is facing charges of driving under the influence after being involved in a car accident while he was off duty. The accident occurred around 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020, on Roosevelt Boulevard and resulted in the officer’s vehicle flipping over. The officer was given a breathalyzer test at…

Hospital Labor Ward Mistakes Harm Mothers And Babies

Doctors, nurses, and midwives make countless mistakes every day in labor wards, harming mothers and babies alike. It is no wonder that obstetrics and gynecology medical malpractice insurance has some of the highest premiums in the industry. Unfortunately for many patients, the doctors and hospitals will never admit to making a mistake…

Cat Bite Injuries Can Be Serious

While it may sound like a joke at first, cat bite injuries can be just as dangerous as dog bites. Most people are aware of how serious dog bite injuries can be. We’ve written about dog bite injuries in previous blogs, and have even dedicated a page to informing the public about…

Tractor-Trailer Accident Shuts Down Pennsylvania Interstate

An accident involving a tractor-trailer recently shut down Interstate 476 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, leaving drivers stranded on the interstate during rush hour. The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered injuries from the crash.  Truck accidents can lead to devastating outcomes, especially when a tractor-trailer collides with a passenger vehicle. Due to decreased stopping ability…

Balcony Collapse Injuries In Philadelphia

With the weather warming up, people are seeking relief wherever they can find it. On warm summer nights, sitting out on the balcony can help residents and their friends stay cool. Sitting out on the balcony may not seem like anything dangerous. However, shoddy construction of a building or balcony can cause…

Mass Torts Prepared In PA Over PFC Contamination

Several of Pennsylvania’s residents in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are preparing for a mass tort lawsuit against 6 chemical companies. The residents involved in the forthcoming lawsuits have been affected by chemical companies spilling harmful chemicals into their local water supplies. The chemicals in question are known as PFC’s, or Perflourinated Chemicals….

Understanding The Pennsylvania Medical Care Availability & Reduction Of Error Fund (“Mcare”) Act

The Pennsylvania Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund (Mcare) became law in 2002. Mcare replaced a program known as the Medical Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund (CAT Fund), which was part of the Health Care Services Malpractice Act established in 1975. Mcare required that healthcare providers and entities licensed as hospitals…

Medical Malpractice Suit Follows Snowball Fight

A playful and fun snowball fight gone wrong is not typically the type of event that would land someone in a medical malpractice case. However, an unfortunate accident that occurred while two men were goofing off in the winter weather after work quickly ended their merriment. Joseph Hineman, a Delaware resident, was…

When The City Is To Blame For A Slip And Fall Injury

After a slip and fall in a grocery store, the grocery store or property owner is generally liable for the accident. However, if you slip and fall and suffer an injury in a government building, who is liable for your damages? If you are injured in a slip and fall injury on…

What To Know About Catastrophic Injuries

If you were injured due to someone else’s mistake, you might be thinking about bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. When you do, you might hear the term catastrophic injuries at some point, especially if this is the category your injuries fall into. What does this term mean, and how will…

Hit-and-Run Vehicle Accidents Reach All-Time High

Data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows hit and run vehicle accidents occur approximately every minute on U.S. roadways. In 2016, there were approximately 2,049 hit and run accident fatalities, the most since 2009, and a total of 737,100 hit and run accidents occurred in 2015. Dr. David Yang, executive director…

Automobile Liability Insurance Coverage Minimums In Pennsylvania May Be Insufficient

Did you know that the required minimum liability insurance limits in Pennsylvania have not changed since 1974? There have been legislative initiatives to address this concern, yet none implemented, as the levels remain at $15,000 per person, $30,000 per accident, and $5,000 for property damage. The majority of states maintain higher minimums of bodily…

Grisly Discovery At A Car Wash

*This post contains material which may be disturbing to some readers* A United States District Court in Montana recently had a rather horrific torts case added to its docket. A woman, Kimberly Kriege, is suing a trucking company, CRST Expedited, for the emotional trauma she suffered after finding a man’s face on…

Federal Investigation Into Deadly Boat Fire

The FBI is conducting an investigation of a boat fire that claimed 34 lives in California. Over Labor Day Weekend, a diving tour boat burst into flames along the coast of Santa Cruz Island around 3:15 a.m. on Monday. Five crew members escaped and were rescued, but 34 others, who were sleeping below deck…

New Trial Ordered In Philadelphia Slip-and-Fall Injury Case Against Marriott

Plaintiff Bryan Wright was stayed at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Horsham, Pennsylvania. While walking outside on the pavement, Wright slipped on a patch of ice. He sustained injuries to the shoulder and hip that required arthroscopic surgery. A Philadelphia jury heard this slip-and-fall case and awarded roughly $64,000 in damages to Wright….

Hit-and-Run Driver Responsible For Fiery Philadelphia Car Crash

A hit-and-run driver is responsible for crashing into two parked vehicles in Southwest Philadelphia, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. The accident occurred at the intersection of 71st Street and Dicks Avenue in the middle of the night – the driver lost control, crashed into the vehicles, and fled the scene of…

Pennsylvania Man Brings Negligence Suit Following Hospitalization From Food Poisoning

Charles Coffield, a resident of West Alexander, PA., fell very ill shortly after consuming a serving of clam chowder at the Chincoteague Chili & Chowder Cook Off. This festival is coordinated by the volunteer fire department in Chincoteague Island. Coffield exhibited reactions including vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, cramping, high fever and more….

Salmonella Outbreak From Tainted Restaurant Food

When eating at a local restaurant, patrons may not be surprised to see a dirty utensil, chicken that is too cold, or even an unwanted hair on the plate.  Even if these things aren’t enough to get you sick, it could be a sign that there are problems in the kitchen that…

Alarm Fatigue Leaves Patients At Risk

For many medical professionals, the workplace is a cacophony of beeping medical devices. Alarms beep when a heart rate drops, when the blood oxygen level becomes dangerously low, or when there is a sudden change in brain activity. But alarms also beep every time a patient moves in bed and disrupts heart…

Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Dead

Just last week, a 47-year-old man died after being hit by a car while riding his motorcycle. The tragic accident occurred right after 2:30 pm in West Philadelphia, near the Diamond and 54th Street intersection. The motorcyclist was riding south on 54th Street when he was hit by a car that was driving…

Panera Sued Over Sandwich Mishap

When you go out to eat, you generally expect that your food will be fresh, appealing, and delicious. You would never expect your food to be potentially life-threatening to you or anyone in your family. Unfortunately, for one family in Natick, Massachusetts, this was their reality one harrowing evening. The Russo family…

Six Signs It’s Time For A New Doctor

A patient’s good relationship with their doctor is one of the most important determiners of good health care. Medical studies have shown that when patients trust their doctors and feel comfortable talking openly with doctors, the quality of care improves. Patients should be able to expect a competent doctor who listens to…

FDA Announces Recall Of Child Medications

According to the FDA, a massive recall of children’s medications produced by King Bio is underway. The voluntary recall involves products manufactured from between 2015 and 2018 that may potentially be contaminated. Exposure to various microbial contaminants may result in infections that range from mild to possibly life-threatening. A total of 32 products are…

Snake Bite At The Happiest Place On Earth

Walt Disney World is a popular vacation destination. The park, which opened its doors in 1971, is 40 square miles, has 62,000 employees, and has 52.5 million visitors every year. Walt Disney World has four amusement parks including the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park….

Fido Isn’t Always So Friendly

Dogs are popularly known as man’s best friend. With over 54 million households owning a dog in the United States, dogs are one of the most popular pets that people have. In general, dogs tend to be loyal, kind, and loving companions. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that…

Understanding New Insurance Concerns Involving Rideshare Company Liability

The booming rideshare market in the U.S. has rapidly emerged since beginning in 2012. Executives with Uber claim that the company provides roughly 2 million rides each day to those worldwide. As with most new services that enter the market, the insurance providers, regulators, management and workers lagged behind in truly addressing liability concerns….

Electronic Cigarettes And How They Can Be Dangerous

When electronic cigarettes first started coming out about a decade ago, they were heralded as a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco, and an effective way to help people quit smoking altogether. According to polls, the use of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. increased exponentially between 2013 and 2015, rising from 2.6% of…

Patient Suffers Brain Damage After Medical Device Failure

A Bellevue, Washington software developer, Dennis Montgomery, underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm in 2013. The treatment required the use of a medical device known as the “Penumbra Coil 400.” The Penumbra Coil 400 and other similar coil devices are the primary method used to treat brain aneurysms. Normally, all goes well,…

Mystery Vaping Illness Claims Fifth Life

We have been covering the mysterious lung illness, which appears to be associated with vaping, for many weeks now. What began as a group of Wisconsin teens experiencing serious lung issues and developed into dozens of cases of severe lung disease across the United States, it is now a fatal health condition…

How Is Privacy Maintained For My Personal Information & Financial Data In Civil Filings?

Throughout the U.S. in recent years, a widespread problem that has emerged involving unauthorized access and usage of data such as credit card numbers, account information, and social security numbers. Many individuals have been victims of “identity theft” where the criminal may create credit accounts under another person’s identity. Civil court case filings may have documents…

Federal Judge To Rule On Appeal In Wrongful Death Case Involving A Mentally Disabled Maryland Man

A Washington Post story reported on a case involving Richard Rochford, a Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputy, who was working security at a movie theater. In 2013, the manager pointed out to Rochford that a man had entered a movie without paying. Rochford encountered Robert E. Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, and attempted to persuade him to…

Dangers Of Tanning Salons For Sun In The Winter

Going through the winter season in Philadelphia can be gloomy. At the height of winter, during the solstice on December 21st, residents get a maximum of 9 hours and 20 minutes of daylight. This compares to more than 15 hours of sun at the height of summer. With almost 6 hours less…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Rule On Injury Case Where School Seeks Governmental Immunity

The case of Brewington v. Philadelphia School District has reached the Supreme Court. The Commonwealth Court had allowed a Philadelphia Public School student’s family to pursue damages when a 9-year-old boy was injured after running into a concrete wall in a gymnasium that the plaintiff’s felt should have had protective wall padding….

Maryland Legislature Considering $500 Fines For Texting & Driving

Across Maryland, the problem of distracted driving has continued to grow. Lawmakers are looking to pass a law raising penalties for text messaging while driving to $500. The House of Delegates passed the bill recently; however, early indications show it may be difficult for it to pass through the Senate. Similar legislation has previously…

Organizers Hit With Six Lawsuits After Fyre Festival Disaster

The promise of a celebration called Fyre Festival – two weekends of exclusive appearances from the hottest celebrities and most prominent performers – consistently graced the screens of many who are active on social media. Online influencers as well as influential figures in pop culture like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner showed…

Study Finds Increase In E-cigarettes Poisoning Children

E-cigarettes have gained so much popularity, they are somewhat of a worldwide phenomenon. While they can be a helpful device for quitting real cigarettes, the public often overlooks the dangers of these devices. We have made an effort to discuss the dangers of e-cigarette usage in the past. As these products continue…

A New Trial Possible In Infant’s Medical Malpractice Case

A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed by David Pitts Jr. and Kenyetta Gurley, on behalf of their daughter Lyric Pitts against Dr. Rhoda Jones, an ER doctor in Louisiana. Kenyetta brought Lyric, who was seven months old at the time, to the emergency room at Hood Memorial Hospital after Lyric had vomited…

One Injured In Maryland Rear-End Collision

Three cars were involved in a rear-end crash in Valley Lee last week. When police arrived on the scene at Piney Point Road and Reindeer Way at about 2:10 p.m., they observed serious damage to the three cars involved. They also saw one person trapped in a Honda sedan. Firefighters were able to remove…

Wrongful Death Cases Filed After Deadly Plane Crash

Cases of wrongful death are being filed across the country after two devastating plane crashes. In March, a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed and killed all 157 of those on board of Flight 302. This is less than six months after Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea killing…

Settlement Reached In Philadelphia Court For Slip-and-Fall Case Where Defendant Allegedly Hid Evidence

Dennis Demnicki was in the lobby of First Quality Enterprises awaiting a sales meeting when he slipped on water located near the receptionist and was knocked unconscious. The manufacturing company located in King of Prussia, PA faced a personal injury lawsuit in a Philadelphia Court stemming from the incident. The company’s safety manager was…

Bizarre WV Medical Malpractice Case Involving Death Of 21-Year Old

Tammy Clements, the mother of Joshua Martin, filed a medical malpractice case in Cabell County Circuit Court against Micah LeMaster and Dr. Elizabeth Mott. Mott’s employers were also named: Marshall University Internal Medicine Residency, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital. The defendants are alleged to be responsible for Martin’s death after he…

First Death For Bike Sharing Programs In U.S.

Last week a 25-year-old bicyclist died in Chicago, marking the first death involving a bike-sharing program in the United States. Virginia Murray was turning left on her Divvy bike when a truck collided with her. She died a few hours later a local hospital. Bike sharking came to the United States in…

Distracted Pedestrians Causing Injuries And Fatalities In Vehicle Collisions

Distracted walkers are increasingly creating dangerous situations for themselves and others. Many individuals seem unwilling to put away their distracting mobile devices—even when crossing intersections. The problem is often attributed primarily to children or teenagers; however, Sam Wamugu, a researcher who has studied the issue, says that people of all ages are participating in…

Oversight And Negligence Lead To The Downfall Of A Florida Doctor

An emergency room doctor, Dr. Ajaib Mann, was ordered to pay $2.4 million after losing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Jerry Pettigrossi was admitted to Northwest Medical Center after complaining of loss of strength in his legs. An attending physician placed Mr. Pettigrossi on the regular medical floor instead of the telemetry floor…

$11 Million Award In Birth Injury Case That Led To Intellectual And Social Delays

A jury in Ohio’s Summit County awarded $11.35 million to the family of a boy who experienced a brain injury following a two-week medical malpractice trial. Matthew and Lisa Ellis brought a claim against Dr. Laura Fortner and Atrium OB/GYN Inc. stating that negligence was demonstrated during their son’s birth, leading to disabilities that…

Attorney Fails To Appear In $5 Million Personal Injury Case Hearing Involving The Daughter Of Reverend Al Sharpton

The NY Post reports that Manhattan Court Justice Alexander Tisch stated that counsel for the plaintiff in a May 2017 compliance conference failed to appear in court. Tisch suggested that further absences could lead to a dismissal of the $5 million slip-and-fall case brought by Dominique Sharpton against the city. Previously, Sharpton was said to have…

Number Of Deaths From Traffic Accidents Are Not Encouraging

We have not seen a large drop in the number of traffic deaths in recent years, but the volume does appear to have stabilized. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there have been approximately 80,000 roadway fatalities in the prior two years. This will mark the third consecutive year of 40,000 such fatalities….

Sexual Assault In The Workplace

Research suggests that 1 in 5 females are sexually assaulted at some point and they are victims in vast majority of sexual assaults. An estimated 63% of these assaults go unreported to authorities. Sexual violence is a concern in society influenced to an extent by larger systems of a social nature including workplaces.  On average,…

Skier’s Death Leads To Ruling On Assumed Risks

There are inherent risks to any sport, and liability or injuries can belong to the individual participant, to manufacturers of sporting gear, or to owners of sport parks and arenas. This past spring, the Colorado Supreme Court considered whether ski resorts are liable for ski injuries resulting from avalanches. In May, the…

$750,000 Settlement Agreement Reached During Jury Trial In Injury Case Involving Maryland Company

A settlement was reached during the second day of a personal injury jury trial case in Columbia, SC where a law clerk exiting the courthouse slipped on a set of slick steps. The settlement of $750,000 was agreed upon between plaintiff Patrick Mohan and Crockett Facilities Services, a Maryland-based service provider. Crockett…

Philadelphia Jury Awards $15 Million In Personal Injury Case Involving Intoxicated Commercial Truck Driver

Following a three-week trial, a Philadelphia jury awarded plaintiff Isaac Espinoza a $15.57 million award after he was struck by a commercial truck. Espinoza had stopped on the side of I-81 to help a friend whose vehicle became disabled. Ricky Hatfield was an independent truck operator who had been working for J.B. Hunt Transport Inc….

Technology To Detect If Driver Was Texting At Time Of An Accident

According to recent National Highway Transportation Safety Administration data, there were approximately 391,000 injuries and 3,450 fatalities in 2016 that involved drivers who were distracted in some way. Agencies in several states are looking into a new gadget called the “textalyzer.” This device is capable of detecting if a driver that was involved in…

Deadly Risk Of Parkinson’s Breakthrough Drug

During the early clinical trials of a new Parkinson’s treatment drug, Nuplazid® (pimavanserin) showed promise. Still, many doctors and physicians were cautious about the potential harmful effects that began to show up during the trials. The drug was awarded expedited approval in spite of the concerns. However, by March of last year,…

Cramped Airline Seats Injure Passenger

Some businesses and industries that are held to a higher standard than others. One of these is the airline industry, which is supposed to have an absolute responsibility to make sure that people are not harmed while on the plane. Just because they have this heightened responsibility, however, does not mean that…

Mississippi Crash Heads To The Courtroom

A deadly bus crash took place in Mississippi last month, taking the lives of four people and injuring 35. A CSX freight train was traveling east when it collided with the north-bound bus. The collision pushed the bus nearly 300 feet down the tracks. Now, fifteen of those passengers are filing lawsuits…

How Medical Records Access Can Affect Your Case

As a patient, you are entitled to review your medical records. These records are important to retain in order to track your medical history, and in the event of a personal injury lawsuit, crucial to helping build your case. Of course, sometimes not all medical records are immediately at your disposal, or…

Hundreds Of Veterans Died While Waiting For Care At VA Hospital

It has been almost two years since whistleblowers outed the VA hospital for falsifying patient records. The Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, Arizona was changing records to hide the fact that patients were waiting much longer than reported before receiving medical care. The VA kept separate documents so that they…

Philadelphia Woman Sues McDonald’s After Slip & Fall

Brenda Cleveland visited a McDonald’s restaurant on South Broad Street in Philadelphia recently where she incurred significant injuries after tripping over a curb that was uneven. The claim filed in a county court names the McDonald’s Corporation and the property owner and management company as defendants. She alleges that the defendants demonstrated negligence by…

Liability For Property Damage & Personal Injury From Potholes On Pennsylvania Roads

The long winter has taken its toll on roadway surfaces with many motorists encountering large potholes capable of significantly damaging tires, rims, ball joints, struts, exhaust systems and more. The Philadelphia Inquirer cited a report from AAA that annual damage from potholes in the U.S. is an astounding $3 billion. Ryan Slicker was driving…

Pennsylvania Man Awarded $2.75 Million Following An Accident Resulting In A Leg Amputation

Anthony Dos Santos brought a civil personal injury claim against Whitewater West Industries in a Lehigh County court after losing part of his leg in a construction accident. Dos Santos was 23 years old when he and two other workers were moving 40-foot long steel objects with forklifts. Whitewater West is a manufacturer and service provider for amusement…

More People Died From Selfies Than Shark Attacks In 2015

Yesterday a 16-year-old boy was fatally struck by a train while attempting to take a selfie in India. Selfies are normally associated with narcissism and ‘duckfaces’, but a growing trend of deadly selfies has exposed a darker side to these pictures. In 2015, dozens of people died while attempting to take selfies,…

Six-Year-Old Girl Electrocuted At MGM National Harbor In Maryland

According to officials with the Prince George County Fire Department, a six-year-old girl incurred serious injuries “consistent with an electrocution” last week just outside of the MGM National Harbor Resort in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The Department’s Assistant Chief, Alan Doubleday, says the girl remains in critical condition and another man who attempted…

Judgment Proof: When Even The Strongest Car Accident Case Can Recover No Compensation For The Victims

A disturbing surveillance video caught a driver running into and injuring a small handful of teenagers standing on the sidewalk. The driver of the car then backed away and fled the scene of the car crash. The accident happened on the evening of Sunday, October 13, in Stoneham, Massachusetts, just north of Boston….

Bicyclist In Philadelphia Injured In Sinkhole Crash Awarded $3.2 Million

Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson declined the City of Philadelphia’s request for a new trial in the case of Degliomini v. Philadelphia Phillies; however, the $3.2 million verdict previously awarded in trial was reduced to the $500,000 statutory limit for claims against governmental entities. Plaintiff Anthony Degliomini was riding a bicycle in a charity event on a city…

Medical Malpractice And Arbitration Agreements

Litigation can be an arduous and expensive process for all involved parties. To reduce the potential burden, many members within the healthcare industry include clauses within their agreements with patients that stipulate the use of arbitration in place of a trial should a dispute arise. Essentially the agreement asks the patient to…

$250 Million For Those Harmed By GranuFlo

In February of 2016, Fresenius Medical Care (“Fresenius”) agreed to settle over 10,000 lawsuits that had been filed against it over one of its kidney dialysis products, GranuFlo. The company will pay out $250 million to settle various lawsuits brought by patients and family members of patients who were injured by the…

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