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When To Contact a Lawyer? (Part II)

Earlier, we explained why you should contact a lawyer promptly after an injury-causing incident, and we offered some specific illustrations of the reasons why this is especially true for medical malpractice cases (we often call them “patient safety” cases) and motor vehicle and truck accident cases. Experienced medical malpractice lawyers and experienced truck accident lawyers know [...]

Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse – The Horrid History

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the oldest and largest youth organizations in the United States. In 2017, there were nearly 2.3 million youth members across the country and nearly 1 million adult volunteers leading those members. Over the years, the organization has changed and no longer mirrors the program that was originally founded [...]

New Jersey Child Sex Abuse Survivors Have More Time to File Claims

In February of 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a Bill lengthening the statute of limitations for childhood sex abuse survivors. This law effectively allows increased time for survivors of childhood sex abuse to file civil lawsuits against their abusers and the negligent institutions that harbored these perpetrators. Prior to this legislation, the [...]

Compensation for Victims of Pennsylvania Clergy Child Sex Abuse

Victims of Pennsylvania Child Sex Abuse by Clergy Can Seek Compensation Through The Survivors’ Compensation / Reparations Fund Program When the Pennsylvania State Grand Jury report was released earlier this year, it highlighted horrible accounts of child abuse involving more than 300 priests throughout six Dioceses in the State of Pennsylvania. More than 1,000 child victims [...]

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 [...]