What to Do if You are in a Car Crash: A Guide from MyPhillyLawyer

Vehicle crashes can happen anytime, especially when winter weather turns slippery and nasty. That's why it’s a good idea to periodically review the correct steps to take to protect you and your passengers if you are ever involved in a vehicle crash with another motorist who is drunk, distracted or making bad choices on our roadways. These kinds of crashes happen when innocent drivers least expect them. Here's what you can do if you are...

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Winter’s Back: Here’s Your MyPhillyLawyer Winter Driving Safety Guide

Since winter began officially on Dec. 21, the Philadelphia metropolitan area has already endured several powerful winter storms, with measurable snow, ice, sub-freezing temperatures and the slippery and snarled roads that come with it all. Of course, this is only the beginning of the winter storm season. So with that in mind, we at MyPhillyLawyer again bring you some of our best winter driving safety tips from a range of experts to help reacquaint our...

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In 2018, MyPhillyLawyer is Here to Help You with Your Legal Needs

As 2017 ends, we here at MyPhillyLawyer want to thank all our clients and partners for their friendship, trust and confidence this past year and to let you know how much we value all of you. As 2018 arrives next week, we will be here as always to assist you and represent you in a myriad of legal situations, including personal injury cases, birth injuries, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice cases, workplace injuries, criminal defense, estate...

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The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know

Opioids, the highly addictive painkillers that doctors routinely prescribe to patients to mask pain, continue to be a growing burden on American society, despite all the warning signs and overdose deaths which occur regularly across our country every day. Opioids have become so pervasive and dangerous that they are now linked to a two-year drop in U.S. life expectancy, according to a Dec. 22 story by the BBC. The U.S. life expectancy fell in 2016...

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Be Safe and Drive Sober This Holiday Season

The December holidays are here, with Christmas just around the corner and New Year's Eve coming up fast, so it's a good time to reflect on the dangers of drinking and driving amid all the holiday parties and family festivities we will all likely enjoy. In Pennsylvania, the State Police are participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" impaired driving enforcement campaign through Dec. 31, joining more...

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As 2017 Closes, Get Your Legal Life Organized for 2018

The end of the year and the approach of the December holidays is a perfect time to review your personal legal matters, so you can start the new year right. It's a great time to look things over with your attorney, from making any needed changes to your will and estate, to reviewing insurance coverages, considering additional charitable gifts for tax purposes and double-checking your credit reports for accuracy. In this blog post, Saul Langsam,...

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Holiday Parties, Drinking, Driving and Your Legal Responsibilities

With the December holidays here, from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa to Christmas and more, it’s a good time to talk about holiday parties, social drinking and potential legal liabilities affecting party hosts when enjoying the season and serving alcoholic beverages to friends, family and colleagues. In Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth doesn't recognize the legal concept of social host liability, which is when a host serves a visibly intoxicated person and that person subsequently injures himself or someone...

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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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