As we begin the New Year, I want to again thank each and every one of you for your kind referral of cases to our law firm. THANK YOU! It is really helpful to us and we appreciate the business!! Thank You Thank You Thank You!
Mother Recovers $7 Million For Child’s Death By Dog Mauling
A mother, whose son was mauled to death by two dogs, received more than $7 million by a jury recently. The child was 10 years old whenhe was attacked and killed by a pit bull/American bull mix that belonged to the family of a friend. Do you feel that pit bull owners are unfairly singled out by the media for any pit bull incidents? We handle dog bite injury cases!
PALM TREES IN PITTSBURGH IN JANUARY??
Did you see the article in the newspaper about a company that will plant palm trees in Pittsburgh for you for less than $400.00? Yes, I mean the real thing. You can now actually have a palm tree in your back yard. The problem of course is the winter weather in the Burgh. No palm tree can survive it. However, some people so love palm trees that they are willing to pay that price to see live palm trees.
CAN A DENTIST BE SUED FOR PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR RECKLESS CONDUCT?
A dentist allegedly improperly removed an infected back molar, and then broke the victim’s jaw. Additionally, the dentist caused permanent injury to the patient, including numbness, nerve damage, impaired speech and lingering pain. Under those circumstances a claim for punitive damages can be made according to the Court! This is important because punitive damages are IN ADDITION TO ones regular damages!!
PENN STATE SANDUSKY JURY CONVICTION CONFIRMED BY THE PENNSYLVANIA SUPERIOR COURT
The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the conviction of former football coach Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts relating to sexual abuse of young boys. One of the main contentions by Sandusky’s lawyers was that they did not have sufficient time to prepare the case for trial. However, the Court said that any error was harmless because Counsel admitted, even if he had time to review all the records, it would not have changed his trial strategy.
$11 MILLION VERDICT IN TOPAMAX CLASS ACTION CASE
A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $11 million to the parents of a child born with congenital defects due to an anti-convulsant drug his mother took during pregnancy. Topamax is a drug prescribed to control migraine headaches and hand tremors during the first trimester of pregnancy. The pharmaceutical company, who made the drug, knew about the risk of birth defects associated with Topamax and did not give adequate warnings to users.
$800,000 SETTLEMENT AGAINST A MACHINE MANUFACTURER
A Pennsylvania case has resulted in an $800,000 award for an aluminum production factory worker who suffered partial amputation of several of his fingers when his hand was sucked into a paint application machine in 2010. The manufacturer failed to properly design the machine because it failed to add proper safety guards to the machine.
If you have a case in which you or a family member has suffered serious injuries due to the failure of the machine to have adequate safety mechanisms on it, please contact our office. We handle these kinds of cases and would be happy to talk to you about your case at no charge. These cases are called product liability cases.
Life Without Parole For Juvenile Murderers: Is it retroactive?
The United States Supreme Court has decided that life without parole for juvenile offenders is unconstitutional. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the ban on mandatory life sentences without parole for juvenile offenders is not to be applied retroactively to cases decided before the decision.
Expungement Of Your Arrest Records
Did you know that you have a right in certain circumstances to ask the Court to have your arrest expunged or wiped away? Yes, of course, we do expungement cases!
Injury Law: When Does A Compression Fracture Occur?
A compressionfracture occurs when the normal vertebral body of the spine is compressed to a smaller height. The additional pressure is what causes your pain. I really feel for all you injury victims and what you endure daily!
Congratulations to Janet M. who won the December, 2013 $50.00 Wal Mart gift card from our drawing.
Now for this month’s chance to win a $50 gas card
The Rose Bowl football game is played in what state?
Hint: it’s not Florida!
Happy New Year!!!