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How Healthcare Professionals can Cause Cerebral Palsy

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

The time of birth should be a very exciting time for parents but sometimes, a child is born with a disability that clouds the experience. One of the disabilities that is very common is cerebral palsy, the most common motor disability in children. Learning that a child was born with cerebral palsy is extremely… Read More »

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Trick-or-Treating Safely During COVID-19

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Pennsylvania hard, and changed just about everything about daily life in the state. Although it was questionable just a few weeks ago whether trick-or-treating would be possible, the state is now allowing it. However, this too, is something else that will be affected by the pandemic and as such,… Read More »

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Can You Sue for a Wrongful Death by a Police Officer?

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

Recently, the Court of Appeals Division in Washington State overturned a ruling after a woman sued state police officers for using excessive force on her husband, which resulted in his death. While the trial court initially issued a directed verdict, meaning the widow could not recover damages for the death, that ruling has been… Read More »

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Tolling the Statute of Limitations in Wrongful Death Cases

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

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled on the statute of limitations in wrongful death cases. A patient underwent a CT scan, which revealed an abdominal aortic aneurysm. A doctor noticed the aneurysm but could not identify whether it had ruptured. He did not include any indication of a rupture within his report. The patient… Read More »

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What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

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

Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a report showing a nursing home had given 205 patients doses of hydroxychloroquine. The drug has been touted by some as a cure or prevention method for COVID-19, while other reports have shown it to be very harmful to some individuals, even if they are infected with… Read More »

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There are Many Potential Defendants in a Truck Accident Case

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

Trucks cause some of the worst crashes seen on Pennsylvania’s roads. Contrary to what many people think, these accidents are very different from collisions that involve two smaller vehicles. The injuries are much more serious and accident victims often find it challenging to determine which party was liable for the crash. In truck accident… Read More »

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The Who’s Who In PhillyLabor Show – July 28th, 2020

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

The Who’s Who In PhillyLabor Show Pain and Wellness hour with Sonny Banks Attorney van der Veen sat down for this awesome interview on WWDB-AM.  This interview highlights Michael van der Veen’s amazing energy and passion.  Attorney Banks and Attorney van der Veen are members of the same Mutual Admiration Society.  Attorney van der… Read More »

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What to Know About Suing the Government in Pennsylvania

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

On June 27, 2018, a one-year-old crawled onto a window ledge in an apartment building and fell 30 feet to the ground below. Now his parents are filing a lawsuit alleging wrongful death. The lawsuit names the local housing authority and other parties who manufactured the windows and locks and managed the property. The… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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