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What are the Laws on Product Liability in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In the middle of April, a woman filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges that she was injured by the blender, SharkNinja. As the woman’s fiancé was assembling the appliance, a blade came loose. Unaware of what it was, the woman reached out to… Read More »

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How do Damages for Loss of Enjoyment of Life Work in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In early March, a Pennsylvania appeals court upheld a man’s personal injury award for injuries he sustained in a car crash. However, that same court denied the man’s damages he was seeking for loss of enjoyment of life. The accident occurred in 2014. A government-operated bus rear-ended the vehicle the man was driving, causing… Read More »

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Personal Injury Lawsuits Involving Adults vs. Children

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Accidents happen, and they’re often the fault of another person. These types of accidents don’t only happen to adults, though. Children are also often the victims of these accidents. When children are injured due to someone else’s negligence, parents often wonder what recourse they have, and if there is a possibility of a lawsuit…. Read More »

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Who Is Liable for a Commercial Truck Accident?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In the middle of February, a truck accident occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The accident occurred when a wheel flew off a commercial tractor-trailer, crashing through a vehicle’s windshield. A family of five was in the car and the accident left a woman and child severely injured. The accident has shaken many around the… Read More »

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How Reliable is the Government Star Rating for Nursing Homes?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is a difficulty many families face. First and foremost, families want to ensure their loved one will be given quality care by supportive staff. Part of that of course, is ensuring that a nursing home follows state and federal laws. The laws… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Claims vs. Survival Claims: What’s the Difference?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Losing a loved one is never easy. However, when another person’s negligence caused the death, it ‘s often even more difficult to come to terms with it. Pennsylvania law recognizes that loved ones left behind after a wrongful death are entitled to compensation. This compensation can cover the costs related to the death such… Read More »

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Are Ski Resorts Liable for Accidents?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

It’s optimal ski weather all around Pennsylvania right now. Unfortunately, a day of skiing doesn’t always result in just good memories and improved ski skills. Sometimes, accidents happen. In fact, in early February of 2019, an Allentown man was in a fatal accident at Blue Mountain Resort. It was the second death at the… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Police Shootings and Brutality

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A black security guard was recently shot down by police during an active shooter situation in a bar outside of Chicago. The security guard had successfully detained the shooting suspect, but when police arrived, they shot and killed the security guard, who was dressed in his security uniform. Sadly, this type of story makes… Read More »

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What is a Certificate of Merit in Medical Malpractice Cases?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complicated in the area of civil law. It can be challenging to prove that a doctor or other healthcare professional was negligent, and these cases can take an extremely long time before a settlement is reached or compensation is awarded by a judge. Medical malpractice cases… Read More »

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Does Pennsylvania Place Caps on Damages?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

When someone in Pennsylvania is injured and it is the fault of another person, the accident victim may be able to file a lawsuit. A lawsuit can help accident victims claim compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, and even pain and suffering. While many states place a cap, or limit, on… Read More »

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