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The Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

When you see your doctor or get a procedure done, you expect the medical professionals involved in your care to adhere to certain standards and safety measures. However, that doesn’t always happen, and if a doctor, surgeon, or any other medical professional makes a mistake while caring for a patient, it results in malpractice, and the outcome can be damaging to the patient. So, what are the most common types of medical malpractice claims? We’ll go through some of the main types in this blog, what causes them[...]

Knee Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents

Some of the most debilitating injuries stem from unexpected, preventable incidents like auto accidents, physical assaults, or using dangerous or defective products. However, when it comes to impact affecting one's lower limbs, knee injuries caused by slip and fall accidents occur at a higher frequency. Below, we'll discuss the most common type of damage done to individuals' knees when these incidents occur. The Leading Types of Knee Problems Resulting from Falls There are a few different common knee injuries that slip and fall victims suffer, including: Knee Abrasion[...]

When To Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident

You or a close family member were involved in a motor vehicle collision in or around Philadelphia. You've given it some thought, but you're unsure when to hire an attorney after a car accident. The appropriate answer may be right away. Let us explain when and why (and when) that needs to be the case. Why You Need to Connect with a Lawyer Quickly After a Crash We mentioned above that you might need to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible after a wreck.[...]

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Among Health Care Professionals

We know that people self-medicate with various substances all the time. Sometimes we know these individuals personally, either our friends or family. What we often don’t consider is the percentage of those in the health care industry who abuse drugs and alcohol. Doctors, nurses, and others in the medical field are under high amounts of stress, often overworked, see tragedies every day, and, unfortunately, enough of them decide to cope with substance abuse. A drink now and then isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but a problem arises when[...]

Is Video Surveillance of Nursing Home Residents Legal in PA?

Like many other states, Pennsylvania has laws and regulations to protect people's privacy, especially when it comes to places like nursing homes where residents may need extra care. If you or a loved one resides in a nursing home, you may have wondered: is video surveillance of nursing home residents legal in PA? Privacy is an important aspect of all our lives, including those living in nursing homes. Pennsylvania recognizes this, and there are rules in place to protect the privacy of residents at assisted living facilities. What[...]

The Most Dangerous Roads in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, with its rich history and vibrant culture, is a city that never sleeps. However, as with any urban center, its charm is not without its challenges. This is especially true when it comes to the perilous network of roads that crisscross the city. PennDOT, Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation, reports that, in Philadelphia County alone (population 1,584,064), there were 10,108 vehicle accidents in 2020. That's an average of 28 crashes every day, or more than one per hour! Of these crashes: 154 resulted in fatalities 6,202 included non-fatal[...]

The Danger of Injuries from Falls Down Stairs

An American Journal of Emergency Medicine article electronically shared by the National Library of Medicine in 2018 detailed how researchers had combed through 23 years worth of emergency room records. They found that more than 24 million Americans, or the equivalent of more than a million patients annually, had been treated for stair-related injuries during that time frame. These statistics and others led them to conclude that stairs are an all-too-common source of injury and that their rates are increasing. Why do we bring this study up? Because[...]

How Long Can You Wait to File a Birth Injury Claim?

When you’re expecting a baby, you’re usually over the moon with excitement, planning their name, decorating the nursery, buying all the baby items you can think of (even some you don’t really need), and celebrating with your friends and family. Then, it’s time. You head to the hospital, ready to finally hold your little bundle of joy. You don’t expect something to go wrong during the delivery. You never thought something completely unpreventable might happen to your baby. But it has. Now you’re faced with the unforeseen reality[...]

The Dangers of Driving on Black Ice

More than 70% of our nation’s roadways are located in snowy regions, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). Any type of moisture on the road, whether it’s rain, snow, or ice, can decrease friction between vehicle tires and the roadway, limiting maneuverability and increasing braking times and distances. If you travel in or near Philadelphia or anywhere that experiences snow or winter-time precipitation, it’s important to understand the dangers of driving on black ice. What Is Black Ice? Also known as clear ice, black ice is a[...]

What Are the Treatment Options if My Child Has a Birth Injury?

When parents find themselves navigating a journey they never envisioned – a journey marked by a birth injury in their precious child, it can test the depths of their resilience, strength, and love, challenging them to redefine the very essence of what it means to be a parent.  The first question that’s often asked is, “What are the treatment options if my child has a birth injury?”  There are many treatment options for infants who’ve suffered a birth injury. The exact treatment that’s best for your child will,[...]

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