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Oversight Review Reveals VA’s Camp Lejeune Claims Processing Needs Improvement

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 6, 2022 at 10:54 am
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regional staff incorrectly processed 37 percent of disability compensation for Camp Lejeune-related claims. These errors resulted in denied claims and underpayment to veterans affected by exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a review in 2022 to determine whether Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) staff followed regulations and...
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Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 22, 2022 at 1:40 pm
PA Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving Commercial truck accidents are increasingly common in Pennsylvania. It may come as a shock to learn that according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), seventy-one percent of truck accidents are caused by distracted driving. If you or someone you love was involved in a PA truck accident due to distracted driving,...
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Seat Belts, Buses and Trains: Perfect Together or Not?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 24, 2022 at 10:26 am
When bus and train manufacturers market their vehicles without providing the purchaser with the option to use a safe restraint system, why shouldn’t they do so at their financial peril? After all, isn't that what it has done to the students and train passengers who get on board every day? Recently, a Washington to New York Amtrak commuter train derailed...
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Attorneys for the plaintiffs deliver closing arguments in Pa. ‘Kids for Cash’ scandal following more than 300 survivors testify in a civil hearing

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this November 18, 2021 at 1:33 pm
The civil hearing to assess damages in Pennsylvania's 'Kids for Cash' scandal concluded with closing arguments on October 25th in the federal courthouse in Wilkes-Barre against two judges at the center of the scandal that goes back to 2003. More than 300 survivors shared their stories. The three weeks-long hearing finished with Sol H. Weiss, a named partner with Anapol...
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Anapol Weiss Best Lawyers 2022

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 24, 2021 at 10:27 am
Anapol Weiss is pleased to share that thirteen Anapol Weiss attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 publication of Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Best Lawyers recognized firm James R. Ronca as 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia. James R. Ronca, shareholder, was recognized for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs.  Only a single lawyer in...
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Corporations Are Subject to Product Liability Suit in States Where They Market Their Products

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 4, 2021 at 5:47 pm
Holding Multi-National and Interstate Corporations Subject To Suit In The States Where They Market Their Products Is Appropriate. When the defendant’s product—designed and sold outside the Commonwealth—is used in the forum state while in a defective condition (that existed when it was first released into the stream of commerce) and the injury occurs in the forum, the tort has “arisen...
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Pennsylvania Products Liability Law and The Consumer Expectation Test of Defect

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 4, 2021 at 5:46 pm
Protecting Consumers From Defective Products Every day, millions of Pennsylvanians purchase or use products designed, manufactured and distributed by companies yearning for a profit and distributing their goods across this country. Whether the product is as simple as a ladder or a helmet, or as complex as a motor vehicle filled with electronic gadgetry, we all depend upon these consumer...
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Autonomous Vehicles—Collision Avoidance Technology

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 4, 2021 at 4:28 pm
Making It Easier and Safer: How Should The Civil Justice System Respond? In 1968, Herbie was the star of a movie called The Love Bug. Herbie was a fictionalized version of what the auto industry and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now call “autonomous” or “driverless vehicles”. Over the years, movie goers and TV audiences have laughed, cheered and...
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Helmets: Protecting The Brain

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 4, 2021 at 1:28 pm
Can more be done in the design of helmets to reduce the risk of head injury? The answer to the question is frustratingly simple: Yes.   To understand how helmet safety can be improved, we first need to understand how the brain is concussed or more seriously injured. Brain injury, which runs the gamut from a low-level injury (e.g., sub-concussive)...
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Sunscreen Contamination Cancer Lawsuit

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 22, 2021 at 4:19 pm
Notice: Thank you for visiting our informational page regarding Johnson & Johnson Sunscreen Recall claims. At this time we are no longer accepting cases regarding this recall. However, if you feel that you have any questions about other defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, recalls, or any additional legal concerns that we may help you with, please call us or fill...
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NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 21, 2021 at 12:10 pm
Premature infants often have difficulties nursing or need extra nutrition. Formulas and fortifiers (added to formula or breastmilk), are often used in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to aid in weight gain and  supplement their nutritional needs. These premature infants have the right to safe formula and fortifiers. Similac and Enfamil cow’s milk-based infant formulas and fortifiers can lead...
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Products Liability in Pennsylvania: How Attorneys Can Get Started

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 19, 2021 at 8:47 pm
Companies have a duty to design, manufacture, distribute, lease, and sell products without defects. A company is liable for harm caused by any defect it could have controlled -- even if the company took all possible care. However, the costs and risks of accepting a product defect case can be daunting, and it can take years to reach settlement or...
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