Philly Hospital Errors Demonstrate Need for Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Last Saturday, the New York Times published an article about rampant medical negligence in a Philadelphia hospital, drawing national attention to a terrible local problem. According to the article, with broken equipment and minimal oversight, a "rogue cancer unit" at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center botched 92 of 116 procedures intended to help prostate cancer patients. The article cites many problems, from a regulatory system that allowed the doctor to revise his surgical plan after...

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Video Blog: What Makes a Good Case?

If you have been injured in a car accident, a work-related injury or other personal injury accident or hurt by medical malpractice, you may be wondering how you will pay your medical expenses, keep up with your own bills and heal from your injury. For information on personal injury matters, what makes a good case, how to retain an attorney without fronting the costs, and other common client questions, you can watch and listen to...

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Luzerne County Travesty

What a racket. Private companies come in to operate two juvenile detention facilities in Luzerne County and Butler County. Then two Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas judges allegedly accept kickbacks from the juvenile detention facilities to send juveniles for lengthy, profitable stays, regardless of the facts of the legal cases against the kids. It’s like a bad made-for-TV movie script. But the worst part of it is, that’s exactly what federal prosecutors say actually...

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Philadelphia Police Chase or Not? Tragedy beyond belief regardless.

A careening car, four young victims – was it a police chase? Even as the police investigation continues, questions persist in the deaths of three young children and a 22-year-old woman in Philadelphia’s Feltonville neighborhood on June 10, where an attempted vehicle stop by police resulted in a vehicle chase, a fleeing car and a tragedy that has rocked the city. According to an account of the crash in The Philadelphia Inquirer, officers were responding...

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Medical Amnesty Legislation in New Jersey

The recent tragic deaths of two young people from excessive drinking at New Jersey colleges have prompted action in the New Jersey Legislature. Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini introduced a bill known as the 911 Legislation or Lifeline Legislation, which provides amnesty for minors who seek medical attention for themselves or friends who have become dangerously intoxicated. Statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) reveal the dangerous risks that...

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The Effects of Automaker Bankruptcy on Injured People

Earlier this week, President Obama announced news that has been expected for months — General Motors has filed for bankruptcy, with plans to emerge as a stronger, more viable “new” corporation. This announcement came just one day after Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez approved the sale of most of Chrysler’s assets to a new company, run by Fiat. Neither event came as a great surprise; the financial troubles of both companies are well-known. However, in both...

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Philly Steps Into The Cell Phone Void

A person talking (and especially texting) on his cell phone is as impaired as one who drives while intoxicated. Both impairments are equally dangerous for others on the road and can, and often do, result in catastrophic injuries. We have handled many cases where subpoenaed cell phone records demonstrate that the at-fault drivers were using their phones during the accident. In one such case, we even proved that a local clergy person was using his...

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Accomplishing More Than Fair Compensation

Sometimes MyPhillyLawyer accomplishes more than getting fair compensation for our clients or their family. Recently, we handled a tragic medical malpractice case where a hospital allowed their nursing staff to pull extra shifts where the hospital had openings in their nursing shifts. A nurse with no triage experience signed up to work in the Emergency Department and in fact ended up as that shift’s triage nurse. With no formal triage training that nurse allowed a...

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Welcome to the MyPhillyLawyer Blog

I am really excited that MyPhillyLawyer's blog page is finally up and running. Each week I have many great legal questions posed to me on MyPhillyLawyer's Court Radio show. By the way, if you don't already know, my show airs every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on 107.9 WRNB in the Philadelphia area. If you're not from Philly, then you can still pick up the show's simulcast on www.1079wrnb.com Sundays at 7 a.m. Can you...

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