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PA Supreme Court issues decision on wrongful death claims

When it comes to wrongful death claims, there usually consist of several claims related to a person's untimely death. One portion of those claims can relate to survivor claims, which are a specific type of damage loved ones may seek after an unexpected death. Wrongful death lawsuits can vary greatly in their details and complexity, which can make deciding whether to litigate or arbitrate a tough decision for those who have lost loved ones. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a ruling concerning arbitration and certain types of wrongful death claims.

Products' liability can put burden of injury on PA manufacturer

Consumer products are subjected to a number of tests and trials before they are released for consumer use. Despite this thorough and rigorous testing, some products are still in a defective condition, usually unbeknownst to regulating industries, the company itself or most importantly, the consumer. Although there is usually no malicious intent on behalf of companies that are accused of a products liability suit, this is irrelevant. Those injured due to a dangerous or defective product can explore their rights under products' liability law.

Where might one be exposed to asbestos and work injury?

Whether your career has lasted years or even decades, it's possible that a worker may be been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. Asbestos is an agent that can cause long-term illness like mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. Over many years, millions of workers have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace, usually by inhalation. A workplace injury due to illness can result from asbestos exposure.

Fatal accidents that can qualify for a PA wrongful death lawsuit

The unthinkable has happened to a family member or someone that you love. A fatal accident has taken their life too early. For some Pittsburgh families, this tragedy befalls them and life is never the same. Some fatal accidents are due to the negligence of another.

Nursing home chain to ordered to pay $2 million to patients

A troubling case related to nursing home abuse has surfaced in a Pennsylvania nursing home chain that cares for the elderly. After loved ones reach a certain age or medical condition, it is often family member's best option to consider moving their loved one to a nursing home. Usually sons or daughters need to make this difficult decision for their aging parents. This likely gives many PA families a scare, since they themselves likely know loved ones living in a Pennsylvania nursing home.

Helping families cope with the long-term effects of birth injury

The birth of a child is an incredible, emotional time for families, but it can be very dangerous for mother and child. When problems arise in pregnancy or the labor itself, they can lead to brain damage and other types of injury for the child. These injuries can create disabilities for the child for the rest of his or her life.