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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.

PennDOT Releases 2017 Crash Statistics

Last year, Pennsylvania made history in regard to the state’s crash statistics, according to PennDOT.

Mass Recall of Misdiagnosed Patients in UK, PA Misdiagnosis Case Goes to Supreme Court

More than 3,000 neurology patients in the UK are being reevaluated for misdiagnoses, and a misdiagnosis case is now under review by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

First-Ever Robot Assisted Spinal Surgery Happens in Philadelphia

In the first procedure of its kind, right here in Philadelphia, a robot assisted in spinal surgery.

Can Your Blood Type Affect Emergency Care?

In the chaotic atmosphere of an Emergency Room, timing can be critical. According to a new study, so can blood type.

Best Practices for Construction Jobsite Safety

In honor of “Construction Safety Week” - key strategies for keeping workers free from injury.

Risks and Benefits of C-Sections

There are advantages to having a baby by Cesarean section, one being a lesser instance of birth injury. But do those benefits outweigh the risks?

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Improve Patient Care?

It stands to reason that medical malpractice insurance protects physicians when they make errors. But if physicians were immune from lawsuits, would care decline?

Statistics on Plane Accidents and Airline Safety

After the shocking Southwest Airlines accident last week, many people are wondering just how safe it is to fly.

PA Ranks #2 in Medical Malpractice Claims

A recent study ranked the best and worst states for doctors to practice, citing working conditions, wages and the cost of doing business. Pennsylvania landed somewhere in the middle.

Distracted Driving in Pennsylvania

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. What are the accident statistics?

Certain Birth Injuries Can Result in Mental Illness

A new study found that children with certain types of birth injuries have a higher risk of developing mental health issues as teenagers.

Product Recalls in the US: 2017 Statistics

The FDA has just released its 2017 enforcement statistics—from warnings to recalls.

Hospital Patients Left with Pain

Opioids are powerful drugs that help manage surgical and other intensive pain. A national shortage is causing several problems.

Pennsylvania Precludes Paying Price of Potholes

PA law says that you cannot be compensated for damage to your vehicle by a pothole on a state road. Bodily injury, however, may be a different story.

Case Example: Infection After Surgery Leads to Blindness

When an infection after surgery caused a man to lose his vision in one eye, a jury awarded the man and his wife $6,000,000.