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UTI Drug Elmiron Causes Blindness

UTI Drug Elmiron Causes Blindness

A prescription drug to treat bladder pain syndrome had the unintended effect of causing vision loss, resulting in blindness for one woman in Texas, according to MedNews. The drug, sold under the brand name Elmiron, had no warning label; studies connecting the drug with eye damage had not yet been published. The patient started the […]

Kids and Dental Injuries

Kids and Dental Injuries

Young children’s teeth are prone to injury. Dental injuries can happen at any time: on the playground, at sports practice, even roughhousing with siblings at home. Since being prepared may help with the severity of the injury, parents should have a working knowledge of how to handle tooth trauma, according to a recent article in […]

OSHA Marks 50 Years of Safety

OSHA Marks 50 Years of Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is marking half a century of workplace safety oversight, despite having fewer enforcement resources than in its 50-year history, according to a recent report. OSHA was created in 1970 with a law signed into effect by President Richard Nixon with a mission to protect workers from hazards on […]

December 7, 2020
Appeals Court Rejects Gunmaker Protection

Appeals Court Rejects Gunmaker Protection

A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled a federal law unconstitutional this fall, paving the way for gun manufacturers to be held accountable in Pennsylvania for gun injuries if their weapon is used in a crime, reported an article in Bloomberg Law. At issue is the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shields gunmakers […]

September 22, 2020
5 Things to Remember When Filing a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit

5 Things to Remember When Filing a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit

When someone’s negligence has caused you injury, the best outcome, of course, is to receive fair compensation for your losses. But what factors should you consider to avoid a less-than-fair settlement, or denial of the claim entirely? A recent article in the South Florida Reporter shares some actions that can help your case. Document the […]

Municipal Liability – Sovereign Immunity – Governmental Immunity – When You Can Sue the City and for What

Municipal Liability – Sovereign Immunity – Governmental Immunity – When You Can Sue the City and for What

In Pennsylvania, the law limits when you can sue the state or a municipality, including the City of Philadelphia. The concept of “sovereign immunity” provides a defense for both the state, or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and municipal governments, unless a statutory exception applies. The exceptions to the state’s immunity are detailed at 42 Pa.C.S. § […]

Prison Civil Rights Violations – Prison Assault and Abuse – Prison Inmates’ Suicide as Possible Civil Rights Violation

Prison Civil Rights Violations – Prison Assault and Abuse – Prison Inmates’ Suicide as Possible Civil Rights Violation

When prison officials assault or abuse inmates, the inmates may sue those officials and the municipality that runs the prison. A plaintiff inmate can hold the corrections officers directly responsible for the assault or abuse through theories of assault and battery or negligence. The inmate may also hold the municipality directly responsible through a claim […]

Premises Liability, Vicarious Liability and Negligent Security Cases for Victims of Assaults and Falls at Clubs, Bars and Restaurants

Premises Liability, Vicarious Liability and Negligent Security Cases for Victims of Assaults and Falls at Clubs, Bars and Restaurants

If you’ve been injured in a club, bar or restaurant, you may be able to seek compensation from the business for your losses, bills and pain and suffering. There are different theories of liability and different elements that you need to prove depending on the circumstances of how you were injured. If you were injured […]

Jurisdiction: Where Can a Corporation Be Sued and Why Does It Matter?

Jurisdiction: Where Can a Corporation Be Sued and Why Does It Matter?

One of the determinations to be made before filing a lawsuit is where can each of the parties be sued so as to determine where a lawsuit is best filed. Recently, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that general jurisdiction by consent my be established where a defendant’s only contact with Pennsylvania is the defendant’s […]

So You Were in an Accident With a Person Who Did Not Own the Car – Can the Owner Be Responsible?

So You Were in an Accident With a Person Who Did Not Own the Car – Can the Owner Be Responsible?

Whether it be in the employer-employee setting or in the permissive user/family member situation, persons driving cars are often not the actual, listed owner. In those circumstances, after an accident, it is possible to sue  the owner and assert a claim for negligent entrustment and sue the driver and assert a claim for negligence. Pennsylvania […]