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How Long Does A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In 2016, a young woman sadly took her own life while attending a college in Philadelphia. Approximately two years later, her parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the school, alleging that she was denied mental health counseling and assistance she had requested. Recently, that lawsuit was settled, four years after the case was… Read More »

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Mistakes To Avoid When Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a federal judge dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs and a Native American Tribe. Within the lawsuit, the plaintiffs alleged that a section of roadway on the Native American reservation washed away and that a man and a woman unknowingly drove their vehicle into a deep culvert and… Read More »

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Amazon Will Now Cover Portion Of Customers’ Injuries From Defective Products

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The debate has existed almost as long as Amazon itself. When consumers purchase goods from the mega online shopping site and become injured due to a defect, is Amazon liable for paying damages, or is the third party seller at fault? It is a question that has been raised in courts time and time… Read More »

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What Are The Most Common Types Of Pedestrian Accidents In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a pedestrian was struck as she was crossing a street in downtown Scranton. The woman was hit near an intersection by a vehicle that was turning at the time. The woman was knocked unconscious and has now suffered a head injury. Police are currently investigating the accident, but no charges have yet been… Read More »

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What Evidence Do You Need When Filing A Wrongful Death Claim?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Last year, a cinematographer was tragically killed on the set of a movie. The male star was holding the gun that killed her at the time, although he has stated in the past that he never pulled the trigger. Now, her family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the movie star, the producers of… Read More »

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Misconceptions About Slip And Fall Cases In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

For the second time, Montgomery County apartment owners have denied liability in a slip and fall accident that caused the death of a woman. Her son had filed the lawsuit claiming his mother had stepped into a hole on the property and hurt her ankle. The fall, the lawsuit alleges, also caused her to… Read More »

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Can You Sue If A Loved One Dies From A Fentanyl Overdose?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided a case in which the family members of a man who died from a fentanyl overdose sued the pharmacy where the man had bought the drug. In this specific case, the highest Court barred the case because the man had obtained the drug illegally. Due to the fact… Read More »

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Three Important Aspects Of Premises Liability Claims

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In March of 2019, a woman was injured in a popular big box store. The woman had entered the store to purchase a number of items, including medication for her son and storage containers. As she bent down to retrieve a storage container, a large bin from the top shelf fell and struck her… Read More »

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FAQs About Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop Laws

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A man was recently injured while inside a pub and is now suing the establishment as well as the individual that injured him. The man was inside a bar when a patron continued to be served alcohol after he became visibly intoxicated. The patron tried to take the man’s seat and was asked to… Read More »

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Four Defenses To Medical Malpractice Claims

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A man is suing a hospital because they sent his mother away from the facility after she visited the emergency room. She visited the hospital due to an altered mental status, as she suffered from Alzheimer’s. Hospital staff could not locate her later in the evening, and it was found that she had left… Read More »

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