Close Menu

Category Archives: Personal Injury

Malpractice3

Medical Malpractice and COVID-19

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

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the country have been overwhelmed in their attempt to treat so many patients while trying to stop the spread. Most of these healthcare facilities, and the medical staff within them, deserve to be applauded for the excellent care they provide… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
CovidBusiness

Can You Sue if You Contract COVID-19 at Work?

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

In early May, the family of a worker at a meat processing plant filed a lawsuit against the company in Philadelphia. The suit alleges that the company was negligent in their safety practices and that their negligence resulted in the death of the worker. As an essential service, the plant has been open throughout… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
NursingHomeMask

Lawsuits Involving Nursing Homes Spike During COVID-19

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

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought public health issues, economic issues, and even legal trouble for many. Lawsuits involving PPP loans have emerged and workers have sought to sue their employers for unsafe work conditions. Now, many nursing homes are also facing lawsuits, and so is the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Today, anyone with… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Juvenile

Can Parents be Held Liable for Their Children’s Actions?

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

When pondering the question of whether parents can be held liable for the actions of their children, the offense in question is typically a minor one, such as bullying or shoplifting. Now, a couple in Philadelphia is seeking to hold the parents of a young man liable for the wrongful death of their son…. Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
CarPassenger2

Do You Have Rights if You Are a Passenger in a Car Crash?

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

At the end of February, a man was criminally charged with a DUI-by-marijuana after he lost control of his vehicle and hit two other vehicles. In addition to the DUI charges, he also faces charges of involuntary manslaughter due to the fact that he was carrying a passenger at the time that died as… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
SlipFall3

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

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

When you fall in a store, hospital, restaurant, or anywhere else, there is a good chance that you will feel embarrassed and want to call as little attention to yourself as possible. However, this is actually not the best course of action. Like any other personal injury, the steps you take immediately following an… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
DramShop

People Hurt by an Intoxicated Person May be Able to Sue Under the State’s Dram Shop Laws

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

There are a number of consequences that can come from having too much to drink at a bar or other establishment. A person could get into an accident on the way home and, if the crash is severe enough, could even injure someone or kill them. When this happens, many drivers think that they… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Worker Safety COVID-19

Have You Been Exposed to COVID-19 While Working?

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

This information is especially important to essential workers. Have you been exposed to COVID-19 while on the job as a first-responder, healthcare worker, truck driver, delivery worker, grocery store cashier, etc.? Here are the steps you should take if you have been exposed to COVID-19 while working: Give Notice Now Immediately Seek Medical Treatment… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Snow_Sidewalk

Are Property Owners Required to Clear Snow and Ice in Pennsylvania?

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

The Supreme Court in New Jersey has recently overturned a decision in a slip and fall case that rested on the question of who is liable to clear snow on a business’ premises. Premises liability law in New Jersey is very similar to the laws in Pennsylvania, which is why all Pennsylvanians should take… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Medication3

Defective Drugs Cause Serious Harm, and Patients can Seek Compensation

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

In late January, United States District Judge Wendy Beetlestone of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania allowed a lawsuit against drug manufacturers to proceed. Multiple pharmaceutical companies were named in the suit that centered around Injectafer, a medication used when a patient suffers from an iron deficiency. The claim against the manufacturers states that Injectafer… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn