By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on July 10th, 2020
A New Jersey driver who was hurt in 2017 when his car was rear-ended by an ambulance as he waited for a deer to cross a roadway is receiving a $650,000 settlement in the case. The driver, Peter Feld, had stopped on Siloam Road in Freehold, N.J., on Jan. 28, 2017, when he came upon the deer in the road, according to a June 19 story by The New Jersey Law Journal and Law.com. As...
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on July 2nd, 2020
The owners of Roundup weed killer recently created an almost $11 billion fund to pay plaintiffs in about 125,000 pending and future lawsuits cases related to cancers blamed on the chemical. So what does the settlement fund mean for existing Roundup cancer plaintiffs and for victims who have not yet filed their cases? To help clients learn what they need to know, we here at MyPhillyLawyer are providing this guide to what they need to...
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on June 29th, 2020
On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer and workers' compensation attorney Jeffrey Gross discuss the current work environment and the risks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If You Took Zantac and Have Cancer, Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Legal Rights from MyPhillyLawyer
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on June 26th, 2020
Cancer lawsuits against the makers of heartburn and acid reflux medication Zantac are soaring, especially since April 1 when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers to voluntarily and immediately withdraw Zantac from the market. The FDA order includes all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms of the drug, which is known by its generic name as ranitidine. In September of 2019, the FDA announced that low levels of an environmental contaminant known as...
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Propose Several Bills Intended to Help Philadelphia Business Owners Obtain Benefits through Business Interruption Claims
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on June 26th, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the state and local government’s efforts to combat the rapid spread of the virus, has resulted in many Philadelphia businesses suddenly finding that their income stream has completely shut off. Governor Wolf declared a state of emergency on march 6, 2020, and less than two week later he signed an executive order closing schools, many government offices and all non-essential businesses. While some businesses have been able to slowly...
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on June 14th, 2020
On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks about how Lyft is no longer offering uninsured/underinsured motorist protections for its passengers. Also, Rep. Jordan Harris discusses Lyft from a legislative perspective and answer listener questions regarding national, city and state issues.
Car Accident Lawyer Wins $1.1M Settlement for Woman Seriously Injured When Another Car Jumps Highway Median and Crashes Head-on into Her Car
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on June 12th, 2020
A car accident attorney has won a $1.1 million settlement for a 24-year-old Connecticut driver who was seriously injured in January of 2019 when a car being operated by another motorist jumped a highway median and smashed head-on into her car. The victim, Amber Nicole Castle of Norwich, was hurt as she drove her Toyota Corolla on Interstate 395 on Jan. 12, 2019, about 7:30 p.m., according to a May 19 story in The (New London) Day...
Philadelphia Businesses Are Fighting for Deserved Insurance Coverage to Offset Losses Related to COVID-19
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on June 11th, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected almost every Philadelphia businesses in one way or another. Indeed, it has been estimated that small business across the country are losing $383 billion per month, despite the best efforts of many businesses to creatively generating income in other ways. For many business owners, the reality of the sudden loss of income was only worsened by their insurance company’s refusal to provide what the business owner thought were promised...