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Why You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage to Protect Against Auto Accidents

Under Pennsylvania law, every motor vehicle liability insurance policy issued in the commonwealth must offer the option to purchase uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. There is no requirement to purchase this coverage, and it does add

Asbestos and Toxic Exposure Notice

If you believe you were exposed to asbestos or other toxins at any jobsite, you should be aware of your legal rights.

Please note that based on new Pennsylvania law, if you were exposed to asbestos containing products or other

Surgeons Must Provide Informed Consent Information to Their Patients Directly, Not Through Nurse or Other Employee

Unless it is an emergency, surgical patients in Pennsylvania must be informed of the nature of the surgery as well as the risks and alternatives in advance of their surgery by the surgeon personally, not his or her nurse

Court Ruling Opens New Avenue of Liability in PA Asbestos Cases

A three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court recently delivered a ruling that could provide teachers suffering from asbestos-related illnesses the opportunity to sue school districts for negligence. As reported in The Legal Intelligencer, governmental immunity has prevented

Calculating Economic Loss in Personal Injury Cases

In personal injury cases, injured plaintiffs are entitled to compensation for their economic and noneconomic losses.  But to win compensation, a plaintiff must be able to present hard numbers that justify the amount requested in the Complaint. To maximize

Is Your Elder Loved One Safe from Nursing Home Abuse?

There are about 80,000 seniors in nursing homes across Pennsylvania, but no one can say how safe these seniors are — not even the government agencies who are supposed to regulate those facilities.. Last year, Ruth McCambridge, editor-in-chief of

How Are Consumers Protected from Defective Medical Devices?

In the past decade, there has been a disturbing upward trend in major negative events related to medical devices, such as injury, hospitalization, disability, and death. The dramatic growth of the medical device industry partly explains the

What Damages Are Available in Personal Injury Lawsuits?

While the criminal law system exists to punish wrongdoers, the civil law system is designed to compensate victims. Personal injury is the area of civil law that seeks to compensate injured plaintiffs for the harm caused by a defendant’s

How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

If you have been injured due to negligence by a healthcare provider, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. But how do you start? Although any private citizen can file a lawsuit without legal representation, a claim

What Is a Property Owner’s Responsibility in Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents?

Premises liability law imposes a duty on a property owner to act in a reasonable manner to discover and remedy dangerous hidden conditions that could cause harm to someone who lawfully enters the property. Let’s break that