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November 2014 Archives

Investigators cite medical negligence in Joan Rivers' death

Many Pennsylvanians loved Joan Rivers, and some loathed her. Her wit and humor, whether on TV or the red carpet or onstage, was brash and unflinching. For most people, the sudden death of the 81-yer-old comedian and TV personality came as a shock. She reportedly died while undergoing what were supposed to be routine medical procedures. Almost immediately afterward, New York state authorities began investigating to determine if medical negligence was involved in her death.

Going the extra mile for workplace death cases

Annually, a considerable number of workers in Pennsylvania, as well as in the rest of the nation, lose their lives in the workplace. Although many of these deaths are caused by accidents, some workplace deaths are due to employer negligence, which makes them preventable in the first place. A victim's family can be devastated by the loss of a loved one. However, they can also suffer financial injuries, especially when an employer is not held accountable for their negligence. Our law firm can help families during this crucial time.

What should Pennsylvanians know about "statute of limitations?"

Many Pennsylvanians may think that they can file a legal action anytime they want to, since it is their right to do so. However, there are certain laws that must be followed before filing a lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit, in particular, cannot be filed anytime. It is in the best interests of Pennsylvanians to know such nuances in case they need this information in the future.

Knowing the signs of nursing home abuse

Pennsylvanians often take their loved ones to nursing homes so that their medical and other needs can be taken care of more efficiently. They also take them there so the elderly can enjoy the twilight of their lives and ride off into the sunset, so to speak. Although most nursing homes provide appropriate care and quality service, there may be others that fail to perform their duties, which can result in abuse. It is essential for Pennsylvanians to know the signs of nursing home abuse. Knowing the signs of abuse is crucial as repeated and persistent abuse can often result in nursing home deaths.

Pennsylvanians' call for justice after a loved one's death

Deaths can be caused by accidents on the road, workplace incidents or accidents in a medical setting. Regardless of when and where it happens, an unexpected death is devastating to surviving family members and friends. However, the impact of the death can be more devastating if the family learns that it was caused by someone else's negligence. In that case, the death could have been avoided. In such a situation, even as they grieve, Pennsylvania families may wish to consult with our Pittsburgh-based law firm.

What can Pennsylvanians do when they buy a defective product?

Every day, millions of products ranging from food to clothes to toys to appliances are manufactured and sent out to consumers in Pennsylvania and across the United States to use. However, many products may have defects that can cause injuries and even fatalities. Although most of those products are safe to use, there are some that can be hazardous to consumers. It is in the best interests of Pennsylvanians to know if they have a viable product in their hands or a product liability case waiting to happen.