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COVID-19: Pennsylvania Grants Civil Immunity to Healthcare Providers and Nursing Homes

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has provided legal protection to medical professionals and healthcare practitioners against liability for good faith actions during the coronavirus pandemic. The governor signed an executive order providing civil immunity to professionals in hospitals and nursing homes in Pennsylvania. The executive order is intended to supplement Pennsylvania’s disaster declaration, which suspended… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Suspends On-Site Inspection in Nursing Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As coronavirus-related deaths increase across Pennsylvania, nursing homes in the state have less state and federal oversight. In fact, even facilities cited repeatedly for failing to protect their residents against infections and communicable diseases are not being inspected during the coronavirus pandemic. With restrictions on visitation from family members, nursing home residents are more… Read More »

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ATV Accidents in Pennsylvania: Fault and Compensation

By Needle Law Firm |

All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are three- or four-wheeled motorized vehicles that are used for a variety of purposes, including: Work on farms and ranches; Recreational use (for fun); and For rescue purposes on rough terrain. Unfortunately, ATVs are also inherently dangerous when used for off-road riding and rugged terrain because these motorized vehicles can… Read More »

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): It’s Time to Update Your Estate Plan (or Create One)

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to think about what would happen to them if they contracted COVID-19. Is your health strong enough to show no coronavirus symptoms even if you become infected? Or do you have any underlying health conditions that put you at greater risk of complications from COVID-19? Either way, during… Read More »

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Nurses Detail a Scranton Hospital’s ‘Carelessness’ That Exposed Patients to COVID-19

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Scranton hospital made national headlines after The Washington Post published an article detailing the experiences of nurses and other employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical professional spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution. The hospital’s alleged carelessness could have exposed healthy patients to the coronavirus disease. The nurses recalled being sent… Read More »

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Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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The coronavirus outbreak at multiple nursing homes across the United States is highlighting the need for facilities to adopt serious precautionary measures to avoid the loss of life and minimize exposure to the virus. After all, older adults are the most vulnerable to COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease and Control, the rate… Read More »

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Does Pennsylvania Law Impose Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages?

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Medical mistakes are more common than most of us realize. Studies indicate that medical malpractice deaths in the U.S. range from 120,000 to 250,000 per year. If the latter figure is correct, it means that doctors’ negligence is the third leading cause of death in the nation (after cancer and cardiovascular disease). In addition… Read More »

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Who’s Liable in a Truck Accident Caused by Road Debris in Pennsylvania?

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Unfortunately, other vehicles are not the only things that can enter the path of your car on Pennsylvania roads. Besides traffic, pedestrians, wildlife, potholes, and dangerous road conditions, your vehicle is likely to encounter road debris. What does road debris mean? Road debris refers to any materials and objects that are not supposed to… Read More »

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Can Injured Skiers Sue a Pennsylvania Ski Resort for Injuries?

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Pennsylvania is a popular destination among snowboarders and ski enthusiasts because the state is home to many skiing resorts. While visitors assume that these resorts are family-friendly and safe, there is always a risk of getting into a skiing accident when you least expect it. Not all skiing and snowboarding resorts in Pennsylvania are… Read More »

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Who Can Be Sued for Your Injury in Pennsylvania Uber Accident?

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Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are replacing standard yellow taxis in Scranton and other parts of Pennsylvania. While rideshare drivers are less likely to engage in reckless driving behaviors when a passenger is in the car, they can still be negligent sometimes. But what about liability if an Uber passenger was injured in… Read More »

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