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My Baby Has Cerebral Palsy or a Brain Injury. Is it Possible That Cerebral Palsy or Brain Injury in a Baby Resulted From Medical Negligence?

It is entirely possible that cerebral palsy or a brain injury which is present in a baby from the time of his or her birth is a consequence of medical malpractice or negligence in the process of delivery.  Understanding the causes of a brain injury or cerebral palsy resulting from delivery requires a brief lesson […]

Breach of Contract: Approaching a Lawsuit

Large corporations are not the only businesses that may need to address breach of contract issues. Small companies also run the risk of other parties backing out of signed contracts, which can have significantly negative effects. An agreement you enter into with another party can be breached in several different ways. The other parties may […]

I Was Hit By A Driver Who Has No Insurance Coverage. What Can I Do?

Studies have determined that one of seven (7) drivers in the United States may be uninsured, and one study in Philadelphia several years ago found that nearly one-half of motorists in Philadelphia were uninsured.  When an uninsured driver is “at fault”, and causes another person injury, what are the options of the innocent injured party? […]

What is Medical Malpractice, and How Do I Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

At the most basic level, the legal theory that justifies a medical malpractice claim is exactly the same as that involved in an automobile accident case:  Just like the operator of a motor vehicle has a responsibility to other drivers to operate his or her automobile in a careful manner, a physician has a duty […]

How Do Divorce Costs for Mediation and Collaborative Law Compare with Litigation?

When you want a divorce, you’ve got a variety of approaches to choose from ─ some more costly than others. While cost is not the only consideration, it’s a major one for most couples. Many marriages go on the rocks over financial stress and finances can remain hotly contested issues during divorce. Yet couples who […]

How Can You Recover Compensation in a Car Accident Case?

Perhaps somewhat illogically, your right to recover money for injuries which you sustain in an automobile accident in Pennsylvania depends to some degree on the choices that you make when purchasing your own automobile insurance. Because of this, it is very important that you understand your options when you purchase automobile insurance. If you purchase […]

What Are Some Ways to Establish Paternity Under Pennsylvania Law?

Establishing paternity is often a crucial issue when an unmarried mother seeks child support or a father wants a legal relationship with a child. Pennsylvania Code Rule 1910.15. Paternity lays the ground rules for how you can establish paternity in Pennsylvania. The main two ways are:  Acknowledgment of paternity. The father acknowledges his paternity by […]

Tips to Navigate the Divorce Process

As a family law attorney, I see clients most often at one of the lowest points of their lives.  Everything that has been familiar and stable is undergoing a major, life-altering overhaul.  The change, itself, is scary, but the process to become divorced is even scarier.  I have some suggestions to help in this transition, […]

PA Supreme Court Addresses “Error in Judgment” Jury Instructions in Medical Malpractice Cases

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that “error in judgment” jury instructions are prohibited in medical malpractice cases, ending a long-standing debate as to whether such an instruction should be permissible.  In Passarello v. Grumbine, et al., 2014 WL 502490 (Pa. 2014), the Court was faced with the issue of whether the jury should ever […]

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