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February 2016 Archives

Justice Scalia's death brings up question of death declaration

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death was quickly picked up by just about every news outlet in the country. Justice Scalia dutifully served his country, offering his opinion on hundreds of U.S. Supreme Court decisions. According to reports, he was found deceased in a cabin in Texas and died of natural causes. However, the process for declaring death is different in Texas than it is in Pennsylvania, and this has raised some questions as to the method in which Scalia's death was determined.

Seeking wrongful death suit after criminal trial is advisable

Some of people's worst fears involve the sudden loss of a loved one. Sadly, for some Pittsburgh residents, this fear becomes a reality. Sometimes an untimely death results in a criminal trial, such as certain cases involving a car accident.

Certificate of merit and Pittsburgh medical malpractice claims

There are instances where medical actions or advice do not have a favorable outcome for the patient on the receiving end. When medical treatment is inappropriate or even harmful, it is possible that this is due to doctor or hospital error. Legal claims arising out of these kinds of circumstances are referred to as medical malpractice cases. These claims seek compensation for the financial and emotional woes that Pittsburgh residents affected by medical malpractice have suffered.

Wrongful death: why does time and carelessness matter?

If someone has made a mistake and injured or even caused the death of an innocent person, they should be held accountable. While this is true, the law only allows a certain amount of time after a person's death to make such a claim. Although this process may seem inherently complicated, it is actually simple at its premise. Wrongful death suits aim to put responsibility on a party, or parties, that caused the death of a person.

All about birth injury, what to look for if suspecting negligence

The happiest moment in a parent's life is the birth of their child. But what if the arrival of a baby boy or baby girl renders the child unexpectedly injured? It is possible that during the strain of labor an infant can suffer an injury on their way out of the womb. There are times when this injury can be attributed to the attending physician or hospital staff.