As Transvaginal Mesh Liability Cases Continue, Know Your Legal Rights

Juries continue to award millions of dollars in damages in pelvic mesh injury cases across the nation, including a $57.1 million jury verdict recently reached in a transvaginal mesh product liability lawsuit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. In that case, plaintiff Ella Ebaugh, a Pennsylvania resident in her 50s, underwent surgery to place Ethicon TVT-Secur mesh in her pelvic area in 2007 to resolve urinary incontinence issues. The original surgery was followed by...

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$1.125M Jury Award to Woman in Foot Surgery Med Mal Case

A former runner was awarded a $1.125 million verdict after a jury ruled that her doctor had been negligent by not receiving her informed consent before removing two bones from her foot during a surgical procedure in 2013. The plaintiff, Elena Benedetti Kline, had undergone a tailor's bunionectomy and procedure to remove a sesamoid bone in March 2013, but the doctor who performed the surgery instead removed both sesamoid bones in Kline's left foot, according...

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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Victims Get Help from MyPhillyLawyer

After 62-year-old Jacqueline Fox died in 2015 from ovarian cancer, her family sued Johnson & Johnson, the maker of the baby powder and other talcum powders she had used for more than 35 years. In February, a Missouri jury ordered the consumer products company to pay her family $72 million in damages after finding that her ovarian cancer was linked to the use of the products. More than 1,200 other women who have been diagnosed...

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Sober Thoughts About Drinking and Driving During the Holidays

Drinking and driving never mix, especially during the holidays when we are reminded over and over again to enjoy ourselves, but to drink responsibly. It's the time of year when we are inundated with public service messages about the dangers of drinking and driving, and when we see an uptick in the number of holiday sobriety checks on area roads. Just in time for the upcoming holiday activities, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the...

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Hiring the Right Lawyer Sometimes Means Getting a Second Opinion

If you go to a doctor and get questionable advice about a medical condition, it’s likely that you’ll go and seek a second opinion. So why don’t people think about getting second opinions when it comes to lawyers? Actually, it’s a good question that came up recently with a client who called MyPhillyLawyer in May seeking our help in just such a scenario. Our client, a middle-aged man in Northeast Philadelphia, was severely injured on...

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Get MyPhillyLawyer’s Free Mobile App for Legal Help Anywhere

MyPhillyLawyer now offers a free mobile app for your smartphone or tablet that provides basic legal information, contact details in an emergency and a helpful accident report capability so you can collect and fill in all the important information that's needed  if you are ever involved in a vehicle accident. The MyPhillyLawyer app is available immediately for Android devices through the Google Play Store and for Apple iPhones and iPads through the Apple App Store...

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It’s the Fourth of July Weekend: Let’s be Careful Out There

The deadliest holiday on America roads each year isn't New Year's Eve or St. Patrick's Day, both of which are typically tied to drinking and celebrating. Instead, the deadliest holiday on roadways in the United States by far is July Fourth, according to government statistics. With that in mind, we here at MyPhillyLawyer want to take a few minutes to remind everyone that we all need to take care as we travel, celebrate and enjoy...

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Memorial Day Opens the Summer Season: Let’s Be Careful Out There

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is symbolically the official start of the summer season as Americans take time to honor our nation’s heroes of wars past and take time to relax with family and friends. We here at MyPhillyLawyer wish you a wonderful weekend, but we also want to remind you to be careful as you travel and enjoy your time off. One of the first things to remember is not to drink and drive...

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How Having a Will Protects You and Your Family

If something should happen to you, is your family protected? Do you have adequate life insurance coverage? And perhaps most importantly, do you have a will that states how your assets should be distributed and a living will that provides information about the kinds of medical treatment you wish to receive if the need arises? For every family, these decisions and the planning they require are critical and immensely helpful if something should happen to...

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