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.

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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.

It’s the Law: Clear Snow and Ice from Your Vehicle

Ice flying from the top of trucks or cars is clearly a road hazard. Did you know it’s also against the law?

Toyota Recalls 600,000+ Vehicles Due to Air Bag Malfunction

Toyota has announced a massive recall of vehicles due to an air bag malfunction.

Spinal Injury Underscores Danger of Trampoline Parks

A young man suffered a spinal cord injury at a popular trampoline park but signed a waiver before entering. Does this release the facility from all liability?

2017 Safest Year for Air Travel

Aviation deaths have been steadily falling for the last two decades.

Flu Misdiagnosis Leads to Death

Many news reports this winter are focusing on tragic deaths from undiagnosed flu. Even more tragic is when an illness misdiagnosed as flue leads to a young girl’s death.

Case Example: Unsafe Rooftop or Careless Worker?

When a technician falls 10 stories to his death, is it his lack of safety equipment or the roof’s lack of fall protection that is the cause?

Whitemarsh Garbage Truck Kills Person

A person was killed in an accident involving a garbage truck in Whitemarsh Township.

Amazon Not Liable for Third-Party Vendor Product Defects

A woman walking her dog was blinded in one eye by a defective leash that she bought on

Spinal Injury and Spine Stabilization

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal cord injury while making a tackle last week. However, this was a type of injury that could be treated with spinal stabilization. What is this procedure, and what does it mean for the future of the injured?

Uber, Lyft and Liability

The popularity of on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft has raised a pivotal question. Whose insurance comes into play when there’s an accident?

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.