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Death and Injury Caused by Defective Guardrails

Trinity Industries, a Texas based rail transport company, is being subjected to tort liability for serious injuries, and highway deaths, caused by its defective guardrail end cap, the ET-Plus. The ET-Plus’ original design was safe, but there is evidence that Trinity secretly changed its design to increase its profit margins. Trinity knew that it was putting [...]

How to Deal with an Auto Accident Personal Injury

Transportation is an outstanding aspect of modern living. As usual, most modern conveniences have their pros and cons. One of the cons related to riding in an automobile is being involved in vehicular accidents. These accidents can involve cars, buses, bicycles, motorcycles, vans, trucks, hit-and-run, or roll-overs. A victim who experiences an auto accident personal injury [...]

SEPTA Wrongful Death – Settlement Reached in Teen’s Electrocution

The Legal Intelligencer - September 24, 2008 By Amaris Elliott-Engel A $2 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death and survival action over the death of a 19-year-old who drank at the home of a friend before being electrocuted on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Route 100 line. The deceased's parents, Benjamin S. and [...]

Sexually Assaulted Woman Wins $3 Million Verdict vs. Treatment Center

A Philadelphia jury yesterday awarded $3.025 million to a woman assaulted by a client housed at a Bucks County treatment facility for juvenile sex offenders. At the time of the assault, the client was on an excursion with a counselor from the facility who lost sight of him. The Legal Intelligencer  - June 30, 2002 By [...]

Woman Wins $2.4 Million in Suit vs. Doc Who Sewed Towel into Her Abdomen

A Philadelphia jury awarded nearly $2.5 million yesterday to a woman who had a towel left in her abdomen by the same doctor who was ordered to pay $1.7 million last week in another case for failing to diagnose breast cancer. By Lori Lichtman Of the Legal Staff In February 1992, Dr. Marvin Kalafer performed a [...]

Jury Awards $1 Million in Staple Case

The case of the "Million-Dollar Staple" has become the case of the million-dollar fax. by Shannon P. Duffy U.S. Courthouse Correspondent Based partly on "smoking-gun" proof that spewed innocently out of a fax machine, a federal jury decided yesterday to award $1 million to a Montgomery County widow despite finding that she and her late husband [...]

Tort Reform: “Loser Pays” Makes You A Loser

Commentary & Opinion on Tort Reform by Paul Lauricella Did you watch the Republican candidates debate healthcare reform?  If you listened to the candidates, you'd think that medical malpractice lawsuits are the biggest contributor to the cost of health care.  Tort reform, they tell you, will solve the problem of health care.  This kind of thinking [...]

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There Is Nothing “Fair” About Fair Share Legislation

Courtesy of Governor Corbett, the insurance industry has realized a prize it has sought for decades: the abolition of Pennsylvania’s “joint and several” liability.   Misleadingly titled “Fair Share" liability reform, this new legislation will severely restrict the rights of injured Pennsylvanians. It applies to all manner of personal injury lawsuits.  Medical malpractice actions, products liability [...]