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Is Pennsylvania a “No Fault” Accident State?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this November 12, 2019 at 1:40 pm
Pennsylvania is one of 12 states who utilize ‘no fault’ accident system. Within this system, they are one of the select few who employ "choice no fault," in which a driver can essentially "opt out" of no-fault insurance. What is a "Choice No Fault" System? In a choice no fault state, Pennsylvania drivers have the option of purchasing full tort...
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Lawsuit: Woman’s Legs Amputated After She Vaped CBD Product From South Florida

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this November 2, 2019 at 9:57 am
After four days of vaping a mango-flavored CBD product from a South Florida company, Erin Gilbert developed shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever, she says, and was rushed to a hospital in the U.S. Virgin Islands. For the full article click here:  
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Electronic Cigarette or Vaping-associated Lung Injury (EVALI): The Tip of the Iceberg

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this November 2, 2019 at 9:48 am
Several authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and state and local health departments, have started an investigation into the perceived widespread outbreak of lung injury attributed to the use of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or vaping products, or EVALI. To read more click here.  
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NTM Class Action

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 23, 2019 at 1:43 pm
A class action lawsuit (“the Lawsuit”) was filed on behalf of all individuals who underwent open heart surgery at WellSpan York Hospital between October 1, 2011 and July 24, 2015 or Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center between November 5, 2011 and November 5, 2015 who have not been diagnosed with and do not have current symptoms of non-tuberculous...
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E-cigarette Maker Juul Sued by PA. Family over 13-Year-Old’s Nicotine Addiction

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 23, 2019 at 10:09 am
A Lehigh County family is suing e-cigarette maker Juul after their 13-year-old son became addicted to nicotine from vaping. The family, whose names were withheld in the complaint to protect the child’s privacy, alleges that Juul designed its e-cigarettes to be addictive and marketed them in ways intended to appeal to youth, which led to their middle-school-age son’s addiction. To...
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Common Questions Regarding Birth Injuries

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:51 pm
A birth injury is trauma that a baby endures before, during or shortly after childbirth. Birthing injuries range in severity and can improve over time or result in lifelong disabilities. If a birthing injury was due to a medical professional’s negligence, a medical malpractice lawsuit could be filed to recover financial damages for current and future medical expenses. The purpose...
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What Can Cause Cerebral Palsy at Birth?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:47 pm
Each year in the United States over 10,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a congenial disorder that affects one’s motor skills and is due to abnormal brain development. Birthing injuries that can lead to cerebral palsy take place during pregnancy, labor and delivery if there is damage to an infant’s brain. A birth injury is an...
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Prenatal Care Malpractice: Causes of Prenatal Injuries and How to Prove Malpractice

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:45 pm
The prenatal stage of pregnancy is when the fetus is in the developing stage in the mother’s womb. During a pregnancy, frequent visits to the doctor are routine to ensure the mother and baby’s safety. As the mother gets closer to labor, the frequency of the doctor visits will increase. If any abnormalities in the mother or baby are discovered,...
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How Long Do You Have to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:42 pm
A birth injury is an injury to an infant that takes place during pregnancy, delivery or shortly after birth. In the United States, 7 out of 1,000 babies endure birth injuries. Birthing injuries can range from broken bones, injury to nerves and brain damage. The most common brain injury to occur during birth is due to oxygen deprivation. Statute of...
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What is Foot Drop?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm
Foot drop is the inability to lift the front part of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles. Foot drop can lead to difficulty walking which can result in lifting the knees higher or swinging the leg from side to side to avoid toes dragging on the floor. Foot drop is not categorized as a disease, but...
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What is Caput Succedaneum and Cephalohematoma?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:40 pm
Caput succedaneum and cephalohematoma are both acute trauma injuries that occur to an infant’s head typically during the birthing process. Both of these conditions require a healthcare professional’s post-birth checkups and extended observation to ensure a larger issue hasn’t occurred. An infant is at a higher risk of developing caput succedaneum or cephalohematoma if there were medical devices used for...
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Liability in Pennsylvania Slip & Fall Claims

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 3, 2019 at 12:24 pm
In the Unites States each year, the compensation and medical bills associated with slip and fall incidents reaches around $70 billion. Slip and fall injuries can have serious implications that can result in lost work, hefty medical bills and even death. One question you must ask yourself when filing a slip and fall claim is if you had any responsibility...
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