Injury Law Blog

  • Tort Reform Measures Take Hold in Several State Legislatures
    By Sean Lally, Staff Writer There is a quiet movement in the United States – one that doesn’t necessarily attract very much media attention. This movement goes by the name of tort reform, and it may appear to some as an innocuous category of legislative affairs. But behind the dry title dwells a
  • Jury awards $47M for girl's disfiguring injuries in Johnstown malpractice suit
    A federal jury in Johnstown Thursday awarded $47 million to a 5-year-old girl and her parents after U.S. District Court Judge Kim R. Gibson found Dr. John O. Chan and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center liable for disfiguring injuries the girl suffered following her premature birth at the Johnstown
  • Making the Most of Free Consultations with Attorneys
    When you decide to move forward with a personal injury case, perhaps the most important decision you’ll make is which attorney will represent you. The right lawyer will make an enormous difference in the outcome of your case and provide much-needed support when filing a claim. Before you hire a
  • When a Manufacturer is Responsible for Personal Injuries
    Accidents and injuries happen all the time. Some of them aren’t caused by the person or people directly involved -- they’re caused by a defective product. Negligent drivers cause most vehicle accidents, but one could be caused by a defective part in the car. Lawsuits covering situations where a
  • Anyone who drives a vehicle while fatigued, drowsy or asleep is a hazard to those sharing the road. The situation gets even more dangerous when the person is driving a commercial truck, which could weigh 80,000 pounds, travelling at highway speeds. Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer The recent wave of sexual harassment disclosures has had jostling effects across the socio-political sphere. Women all over the country have joined in solidarity to tell their story, and in doing so, have begun to Read More
  • When an individual is injured by the negligence of the other, or if a loved one dies unexpectedly, personal and family circumstances can change forever. The turmoil can also hamper a family’s decision-making abilities leaving you with the most Read More
  • If you haven't been in a car accident and have been driving 15 years, you’re either lucky or due to be involved in one in the near future. Car Opens a New Window. , an online clearing house for auto insurance consumers, figures you Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Takata set the stage for the completion of its Chapter 11 Bankruptcy case, after the company reached an agreement with those injured by the faulty airbag inflators, the various automobile manufacturers involved in the Read More
  • More than 10,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. because of alcohol-impaired drivers. This senseless killing and harm by those too impaired to safely drive has been a problem for as long as there have been powered vehicles. A study released in Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Side impact collisions can be catastrophic. This type of crash, also known as a T-bone, broadside or right-angle collision, tends to be devastating partially due to the ubiquitous lack of protection on the side of most Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer Last week’s unanimous Supreme Court decision, limiting the “whistleblower” anti-retaliation protection clause of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) to include only those Read More
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) caught the attention of many lawyers across the country when several leading publications released study and research works, highlighting the possible link between the long-term use of PPIs and Chronic Kidney disease ( Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Sexual harassment is more common than people like to think. If the #metoo campaign has told us anything it has told us that. In light of the recent disclosures, many people – mostly women – might feel more empowered than Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer Civil rights activists argue that blaming predatory “drive by” lawsuits brought by opportunistic plaintiffs’ attorneys—spotlighted in national news reports-- was a dirty trick used by House legislators last week to Read More
  • A number of our clients tell their personal injury lawyer that they haven't thought about their own vehicle policy for years, they just pay the premium every time it comes up and don't really look at the coverage. Many of us have had the same Read More
  • Car accidents are complicated and catastrophic by nature. Although everything may slow down when you experience an accident, there are typically more questions left behind than answers. The more catastrophic the accident, the more likely your Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer Even while DuPont’s C8 replacement, Gen X , is generating new controversy, the list of suits against DuPont’s C8 chemical used in Teflon continues to grow. Earlier in February, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine fired Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Falls among the elderly are all too common. According to the CDC, more than a quarter of all older Americans fall every year, leading to injuries ranging from broken bones to severe traumatic brain injuries. What’s more, Read More