McLaughlin & Lauricella

About McLaughlin & Lauricella

The law firm of McLaughlin & Lauricella P.C. specializes in medical malpractice, sexual abuse, hazing abuse, personal injury and accident law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with primary law offices in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Board-certified trial attorneys and the firm's co-founders, Slade H. McLaughlin and Paul A. Lauricella are nationally recognized as lawyers that win big cases and jury verdicts. Please read more about Slade McLaughlin. Please read more about Paul Lauricella.

Elderly Witnesses Can Create Delicate Situations at Trial

Having an elderly witness break into tears during cross-examination has the potential to infuriate juries, or humanize otherwise unsympathetic witnesses, and, according to several trial lawyers, attorneys handling those witnesses should use caution. During the Salvation Army building collapse trial last week, the 91-year-old building owner whose property toppled onto the Center City Salvation Army facility, [...]

Automobile / Motor Vehicle Accidents on the Rise in Pennsylvania

The first six months of 2015 saw a 7 percent increase in motor vehicle fatalities in Pennsylvania, with an estimated 552 people losing their lives. Nationwide, there was a 14 percent increase in motor vehicle deaths, with 36 states reporting increases in the first six months of 2015 as compared to the same time period in [...]

SPOTLIGHT the Movie – Slade & Paul Moderate A Philadelphia National Crime Victims Conference

At the 2016 meeting of the National Crime Victims Bar Association, Slade McLaughlin (far left) and Paul Lauricella (far right) moderated a discussion on the Boston Archdiocese sex scandal depicted in the Oscar winning movie, Spotlight, with the reporter, attorney, and victims depicted in the film. The conference was held in conjunction with the National Center [...]

Surgery Errors – “Never Events” Should NEVER Happen

Every day thousands of surgeries occur across the country in hospitals and outpatient clinics. These surgeries range from routine procedures such as tonsillectomies, to more serious and potentially life-threatening open heart surgeries and brain surgeries. Whenever you or someone you love is undergoing a surgical procedure, you place a great deal of trust in the surgeon [...]

Understanding Vestibular Dysfunction After a Car Accident

Following a motor vehicle accident, it is relatively common for a person to experience some level of dizziness. While the injury may be diagnosed as whiplash, injuries to the neck can also affect the area of the brain which is responsible for coordination, balance, and spatial awareness. Any time the normal feedback from the neck area, [...]

How To Choose A Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Do You Need An Attorney?

“Medical Malpractice” is a legal term used when a person is harmed by the carelessness and/or negligence and/or lack of reasonable medical care of a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider. Medical malpractice is loosely defined as a violation of professional standards of care which causes harm to the patient. Many lawyers claim to “specialize” in [...]

Philadelphia Sex-Abuse Victim Settles Clergy Claims

The plaintiff in a civil clergy sex-abuse case has settled his claims against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the three men who allegedly abused him. Billy Doe, who alleged he was abused by priests Charles Engelhardt and Edward Avery and Catholic schoolteacher Bernard Shero, agreed to dismiss his case against the three men pursuant to a [...]

The Top 10 Most Common Birth Injuries

Whenever an infant is harmed by the actions or inactions of a doctor or other healthcare professional, medical malpractice may have occurred. The top 10 most common birth injuries associated with medical malpractice stem from injuries sustained during childbirth and include the following: Related Pages & Articles: ML-Law - Birth Injury Specialists | Common Birth Injuries [...]

Insurance Rates Soar After Auto Accident

If you are a generally safe, low-risk driver who is involved in an automobile accident you may be shocked to see your insurance premiums jump as much as 40 percent. In fact, across the nation, when a person has an automobile claim resulting in more than $2,000 in bodily injury, he or she can expect insurance [...]

Technology to Decrease Train Accidents

Railroad crossing accidents across the United States were up sharply over the last year, but the Federal Railway Administration may soon be receiving some high-tech help. Google Maps is now planning to include a significant number of public and private highway railroad crossing locations across the nation on a new app. The Google Maps app will [...]


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