What You Should Do if You Are Injured in a Car Accident

If you are one of the millions of people each year who was injured in an auto accident and are dealing with rising medical bills, lost wages, ongoing pain, etc. there are some important steps you need to take to help get those bills covered and to bring a successful auto claim. The first is … Read more

What to Do if Your Doctor Commits Malpractice

Do not threaten, or even indicate, to the doctor that you may file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Threats will not solve your problem, but may, in fact, make things worse. So instead of threatening your doctor, we suggest you take the following steps: 1. Order all your medical records pertaining to the malpractice. You have … Read more

What Happens When the Wrong Medication is Prescribed by Your Doctor

If your doctor prescribes the wrong medicine and you suffer an injury, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. However, a doctor is only liable if he or she actually made the mistake, not someone else, such as a pharmacist or the drug company. It sounds simple, but it can be difficult to prove … Read more

How to Get Punitive Damages in Malpractice and Nursing Home Claims

Punitive damages can be difficult to achieve in any case, but especially so in medical malpractice cases.  This is because ordinary negligence, or even gross negligence, does not entitle a plaintiff to a punitive damages award.  In order to be awarded punitive damages a plaintiff must establish that the defendant has acted in an outrageous … Read more

The Impact of a Misread X-Ray, CT Scan, or MRI

Doctors can order a variety of diagnostic studies to assist them in determining a patient’s injury or disease. One such group of diagnostic studies are x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. These are all non-invasive studies reviewed and interpreted by radiologists. Radiologists form a specialized field that is responsible for administering tests and interpreting the results … Read more

Cases Involving Injuries to Your Back

An injury to your back following an auto accident, slip and fall, or during surgery (such as a cut nerve) can be severely debilitating.  This is because your back includes your spinal cord with nerves running to all parts of your body.  Serious damage to those nerves can cause numbness, weakness, pain, or even loss … Read more

What It Means to Have Uninsured and Underinsured Auto Coverage

Pennsylvania and New Jersey, like every state, requires you to purchase and maintain automobile insurance in order to legally drive a car.  This is called “financial responsibility”.  This insurance will include bodily injury liability – coverage for when a driver causes an accident and causes bodily or physical harm to someone. However both states only … Read more

Limited Tort vs Full Tort Auto Coverage – What Do They Mean for You?

Pennsylvania drivers are given two options when selecting auto insurance coverage. They must chose between Limited Tort or Full Tort coverage. Depending on which option you choose your ability to recover damages, if you are involved in an auto accident, could be restricted. Limited Tort, with less expensive premiums than Full Tort, provides limited coverage … Read more