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For over a quarter of a century, our firm has worked in several unique and growing areas of catastrophic personal injury in Philadelphia. To address the many questions and inquiries we receive from clients and referring attorneys, we established our firm blog. Here, we have the opportunity to address those questions, share timely news items, highlight legal trends, and feature stories of actual cases we have handled. If you have questions or feedback, you may comment on any of the posts or contact us directly.

As a reminder, this blog serves an informational purpose only. It should not be construed as legal advice, nor does communication through or because of it mean that a formal lawyer/client relationship has been established.

40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

We count on a fire extinguisher to do its job in an emergency. What happens when it doesn’t? A massive recall is currently underway.

Study Shows Parameters for Lifesaving Cooldown of Oxygen-Deprived Newborns

Cooling down a newborn that didn’t receive enough oxygen during the birth process helps protect against birth injury. Now researchers know the safest temperature and duration for this lifesaving measure.

Informed Consent for Surgery Debated in PA Courts

Do physicians personally need to get patient consent? Giving consent to a physician or a physician assistant doesn’t seem to be that different. Yet it was significant for one Pennsylvania woman who took her case all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Falls: The Leading Cause of Death for Adults 65+

Injuries from falls can be deadly for people over the age of 65.

Pennsylvania Truck Accident Statistics

A closer look at the latest crash statistics from PennDOT and why trucking is one of the most deadly professions.

Misdiagnosis on the Rise

More than 20 percent of patients with serious conditions are misdiagnosed by their primary care providers, according to Mayo Clinic research.

ER Visits Can Lead to Painkiller Addiction

Is overprescribing painkillers in the ER leading to opioid addiction?

Accidents Involving Fireworks

Fireworks are a popular way to celebrate Independence Day. But they are also dangerous.

Antidepressants and Pregnancy

Can Women Take Antidepressants During Pregnancy? A new study says yes, but previous findings disagree.

Philadelphia Scaffold Collapse

A Center City scaffold collapse is the latest construction accident in Philadelphia.

PennDOT Releases 2016 Crash Statistics

Pennsylvania has more than 120,000 miles of roads and highways. How many car accidents occurred on those roads in 2016?

When Aviation Accidents Happen

The statistics on aviation accidents.

Scaffolding and Safety

There are 4,500 injuries from scaffold-related accidents each year.

Case Example: An Accident Triggers a Genetic Condition

A man had a genetic condition he didn’t even know about, until a low-speed, low-impact collision left him permanently disabled.

Paralyzed Man “Walks” After New Spinal Cord Treatment

New technology shows promise for spinal cord injuries.