Archive for the ‘Personal Injury’ Category

High Stakes in PA Supreme Court Race

August 26th, 2015

Whether they know it or not, in November, Pennsylvanians will cast their votes for (among other positions) three seats on the bench of the commonwealth’s Supreme Court. This is the first time three such positions have been vacant at any one time in the Supreme Court since 1704, when justices were appointed by the British…


Only One in Five Medical Malpractice Cases Pay Out, According to Comprehensive Study

August 12th, 2015

Supporters of so-called tort reform measures would have the American public believe that medical malpractice cases are not only running rampant in the country’s civil justice system, but that they consistently lead to astronomical verdicts (which, in turn, are driving doctors out of business). Not only this — they’ve argued that such cases are straining…


The FDA Is Ineffective; How Did It Get This Way?

August 5th, 2015

We’ve been writing about the ineffectiveness of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for years now. From big-name pharmaceuticals to generic drugs to plastic water bottles to herbal supplements, the agency has consistently failed to protect Americans from corporations willing to jeopardize individuals’ health for their bottom lines. The educational podcast Stuff You…


Legislation Targeting Asbestos Victims Moves Through House Committee

July 29th, 2015

Shortly after the most recent round of midterm elections, we predicted that one of the priorities of the new Congress would be to enact as many tort reform measures as possible. We suggested this might include both a push to enact the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA) and the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act,…


Even More Data Proves Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Filings Declining

July 22nd, 2015

Back in June of 2013, we published an article detailing a 45-percent decline in the number of medical malpractice case filings statewide. Armed with a few more years’ worth of data, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania corroborates these statistics, indicating that such cases are at their lowest level in fourteen years. This new document counts…


New York Implements Multistate “Uniform” Bar Exam

July 15th, 2015

One of the most daunting prospects a recent graduate of law school has to face is the dreaded bar examination. For decades, each state had its own version of the test, but in 2011, Missouri rolled out a so-called uniform bar exam that fifteen other states have since implemented. The newest, and the most high-profile,…


Judge Allows BP Clean-Up Workers to Pursue Jury Trials

July 8th, 2015

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has not been in the news a great deal over the last four or so years, but that does not mean all of the problems it created have been solved. As a part of its settlement, BP agreed to keep “the door open…


Congressional Bill Threatens Federal Class Action Lawsuits

June 24th, 2015

This blog has long advocated that the class action suit is a core component of the civil justice system, one that provides a class of plaintiffs redress from corporate wrongdoing. (See our previous post, “How Class Action Lawsuits Help All Americans” for a more detailed discussion.) Class actions are not limited to consumer protection, but…


Evidence-Based Medicine Activist Explains Our Expensive Health Care System

June 10th, 2015

WNYC’s Freakonomics Radio—named after a book series by journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Levitt—recently ran a two-part series about the American health care system. The first hour (about randomized controlled medical trials) was interesting enough, but its sequel proved highly relevant to subjects this blog has covered over the past four years, like the…


Feldman Shepherd Attorneys Sue IKEA on Behalf of Bereaved Parents

June 3rd, 2015

Everyone who owns a piece of IKEA furniture knows that it can be a real pain to assemble. But, tragically, items from the Scandinavian retailer have proven to be dangerous—and in some instances even deadly. Such is the terrible case of Curren Collas, a two-year-old boy who died last February after being crushed in his…


 
 
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