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Fatal Workplace Accident Triggers Award of Workers’ Compensation Benefits and a $900K Civil Settlement

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Unfortunately, fatal workplace accidents not only cause massive emotional harm to the loved ones left behind, they can sometimes also set off an entire series of legal consequences. Your time and energy is best spent on your family. Leave the legal concerns to the experienced professionals by retaining a skilled Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney…. Read More »

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Statutes of Limitation and How Long You Have to File a Survival Action in Pennsylvania

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In any personal injury or wrongful death circumstance, one thing that is important to note is that different legal “causes of action” (in other words, legal bases for suing and obtaining compensation) may have different “statutes of limitations.” In a practical sense, this means that different claims may have different deadlines after which you… Read More »

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How Long Do You Have to Sue in a Wrongful Death and Survival Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

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In any personal injury or wrongful death case, the law only gives you a limited period of time in which to assert your rights and seek compensation. Wait too long and your opponent is entitled to seek (and obtain) a dismissal of your case. In any type of wrongful death case, then, it is… Read More »

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Medical Defendants Unable to Force Parents to Litigate Wrongful Death Case in Allentown as Opposed to Philadelphia

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Medical negligence cases can be complicated when multiple medical providers and numerous mistakes in providing care are involved. When such a scenario occurs, and death is the result, it may require bringing a wrongful death lawsuit that names multiple hospitals, multiple doctors, multiple physicians’ groups, multiple nurses, and others. These providers may be located… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Family Recovers Almost $6M in Wrongful Death Case Arising from an Incorrectly Inserted Feeding Tube

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When someone dies due to the wrongful conduct or wrongful inaction of others, especially when those actors are medical care providers, the law potentially creates two different types of legal claims:  wrongful death and something called “survival.” The wrongful death action, as the name implies, compensates the plaintiff for the premature ending of the… Read More »

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Quarry Worker’s Death Leads to $6.5M Settlement in Wrongful Death Action Against Equipment Manufacturer and Employer

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Any time an accident claims the life of a loved one, it is a tragic loss. When that loss happens because someone else acted improperly or wrongfully failed to act, the pain can be that much worse. In those situations, though, the law does allow your family to seek compensation and hold accountable those… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Courts Decide that a Mother Didn’t Have to Share Lawsuit Settlement Proceeds With Her Child’s Father

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It is an unfortunate fact of life that, sometimes, a sudden receipt of a large sum of money brings about people seeking a portion of those funds. Perhaps it is a lottery win, a sizable inheritance, or a money judgment in a civil trial. If you’ve lost a loved one due to the misconduct… Read More »

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Fatal Car Accidents and Pursuing a Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Claim

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Fatal car accidents may be caused by a variety of factors and lead to either a sudden death accident or an eventual death fatal accident.  Throughout Pennsylvania, surviving family members or dependents of the person who passed away may face medical bills, funeral expenses, and other accident-related costs. By pursuing a wrongful death claim… Read More »

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What Constitutes a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania?

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Determining what constitutes a “wrongful death” claim is important for surviving spouses and family members. Actions that cause or contribute to the death of an individual form the basis of a wrongful death claim. Some actions are attributable to people, while in other circumstances, a company may be responsible for fatal injuries that take… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Court Upholds Vicarious Liability and Corporate Negligence Claims in Wrongful Death Case

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In a recent case, the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed allegations of vicarious liability and corporate negligence against a hospital and its treating physicians. Procedurally, the administrator of the estate of Mr. Arthur Denmark appealed from a trial court dismissal of his claims against a hospital and its entities.  Mr. Hurst, the administrator, named four defendants in his… Read More »

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