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2 pedestrian women struck by drunk driver -- 1 killed

It is an unfortunate fact that tragedies occur on the roadways across the nation on a daily basis. In some cases, numerous people are killed or injured due to the negligence of one driver. Whether it is due to a negligent, distracted or intoxicated driver, these behaviors create many dangers for other drivers, bikers and pedestrians near or on the road. Moreover, a fatal incident caused by a negligent driver could lead to civil and criminal liabilities for the driver at fault.

How common is misdiagnosis and why does it occur?

Whether it is something minor or serious, residents in Pennsylvania go to the doctor or emergency room everyday. In the best case scenario, the patient is diagnosed, treated and is back in good health. But what happens if the doctor is unsure what is ailing the patient or they improperly read their signs, symptoms and vitals? This could lead to the wrong treatment plan and put the patient's health and even life at risk.

Take the Lane, Steve Schmitt

Steve Schmitt.jpegI believe that if you are a person in the Lehigh Valley who, in the past 25 years, ever walked somewhere, rode a bike, took a bus, drove a car, or took a breath of clean air, you benefitted from the life work of Steve Schmitt. He was passionately dedicated to improving the human condition in the best way he knew how...and he was good at it.

What is vicarious liability in a medical malpractice claim?

When Pennsylvania residents are hurt due to medical error, they may take certain steps to recover compensation for their injuries and losses. A negligent doctor could be held liable for their actions through a medical malpractice claim filed by the injured patient or their loved ones. In these matters, accountability could be applied to more parties than just the medical worker who made an error. Through vicarious liability, other parties could be held liable for neglectful treatment.

Consumer's right to pursue a products liability claim

When a dangerous product is unknowingly placed on the market, consumers are put at a huge risk. Our law firm understands that the life Pennsylvania consumers are put in danger when a defective or dangerous product is purchased. If a consumer injury results from a defective product, the consumer has the right to pursue a cause of action for the person's injuries, damages and losses caused by the defective product.

Paraplegic's family blames resort for skiing accident

Last month, a Midwest family decided to pursue damages relating to their teenage son's skiing accident, which left him a paraplegic. Tragically, the boy was hurt after launching himself from a ski jump at a ski resort. The accident crushed his c-6 vertebra and caused him to suffer permanently paralyzing spinal cord damage.

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