Rear End Auto Accident Claims

In Pennsylvania more often than not when one driver hits a stopped car from behind, the rear ending driver is going to be at fault.  This is because of a Pennsylvania statute entitled “Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed”, 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 3361.  This statute is also known as the “assured clear distance ahead” rule.  … Read more

Gallbladder Surgery Malpractice

Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder stores digestive fluid from the liver called bile that’s released into your small intestine to breakdown fats during the digestion process. Gallstones, hardened deposits of digestive fluid, can sometimes form in your gallbladder. Gallstones can … Read more

DVT and Pulmonary Embolism – One of the Leading Causes of Preventable Hospital Deaths

Pulmonary embolisms (PE) contributes 5 to 10 percent of deaths in hospitalized patients, making it one of the leading causes of preventable hospital deaths.  Some studies estimate a pulmonary embolism affects up to 1 million people in the United States per year with 100,000 to 200,000 of these events being fatal.  One way a pulmonary … Read more

How to Bring a Claim Against a City or the State

A personal injury case that involves a government employee or agency such as a city or state presents unique challenges in Pennsylvania. Such cases occur when struck by a government vehicle, or a slip and fall because of a dangerous property condition at a state-owned building. Government employees and agencies are protected by the Pennsylvania … Read more

Thistle Law Firm Listed as Top 19 Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Philadelphia for 2018 by Expertise.com

Expertise.com, which rates service professionals over 100 categories across 1,000 cities, has listed the Thistle Law Firm as one of the top 19 medical malpractice firms in Philadelphia for 2018. https://www.expertise.com/pa/philadelphia/medical-malpractice-attorney If you believe you or a loved one has been harmed by medical negligence, the attorneys at the Thistle Law Firm are here to … Read more

How to Get Your Medical Bills Covered after an Auto Accident

Having an auto accident and dealing with mounting medical bills can be very stressful.  Fortunately, even if you do not have health insurance, there can be some initial coverage for those medical bills under your or someone else’s auto policy.  These medical benefits are called first party, or personal injury protection (“PIP”) benefits.  Auto insurers … Read more

Reporting Slip and Falls at a Business

If you have a slip and fall on the property of a business, you should report it to someone who works there – preferably a manager or someone else with authority.  This will lead to an incident report being made about your fall, and someone from the store investigating it.  This is important for two … Read more

Lung Cancer Claims – The Leading Killer of All Cancers

Lung cancer kills more Americans than breast, ovarian, prostate, and colon cancer combined, according to Mayo Clinic. About 230,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed annually, and about 160,000 lung cancer patients do not survive for more than five years.  Diagnosis errors account for the majority of medical malpractice incidents in the United States … Read more

Prostate Cancer Claims – One of the Most Common Cancer Among Men

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. Prostate cancer is more common in older men (greater than age 50). However, most prostate cancers that are timely treated will not affect the length of one’s life. In other words, most men die with prostate cancer but not … Read more

What Does It Take To Bring A Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice claims can be the most difficult, time consuming, and expensive civil cases to bring.  Unlike your typical auto accident or slip and fall case where it can be clear that one side violated the traffic laws, or caused someone to slip and fall, fault in medical malpractice cases is not always as clear … Read more