A Possible Solution to PA’S (UN) Fair Share Act – Maximizing Your Recovery

Pennsylvania recently amended its long-standing law regarding joint and several liablity.  Joint and several liability applies when more than one party is responsible for an injury. Under the old law, any party at least one percent at fault was jointly and individually liable for all of the damages. This protected the injured victim when the most responsible party had insufficient insurance or assets. This has now changed … [Read more...]

Why Not Cap Hospital CEO Salaries Too?

Governor Cuomo of New York has proposed to cap medical malpractice awards at $250,000. A New York legislator, Deborah Glick, has submitted a bill capping hospital CEO salaries at $250,000 also. If $250,000 is enough to cover a lifetime for a medical error, according to Ms. Glick, then it should be enough for a CEO's yearly salary. What a refreshing idea! … [Read more...]

Not So Independent Medical Exams

Defendants and their insurance companies often schedule an injured accident victim to a so-called "Independent Medical Exam". Most of these exams are a farce. The examiner could write his or her report even without an exam. These doctors are usually bought and paid for by the iinsurance companies. The earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single year examining plaintiffs, writing reports and testifying. For a … [Read more...]

Sobering Drunk Driving Commercial

Many of my clients are victims of drunk driving auto accidents. For anyone who thinks about drinking and driving, here is a very sobering commercial. Click below: … [Read more...]

Many Doctors Disciplined But Escape Licensing Action

According to the National Practitioner Data Bank, from 1990 to 2009, over 10,000 doctors had clinical privilege actions. This means restriction or revocation of their privileges. However, almost 6000 of these doctors had no action taken against them by their state licensing board. Almost 2000 of these doctors had the most serious violations. The state licensing boards are sleeping on the switch. To improve medical care, … [Read more...]

Less Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Being Filed in Pennsylvania

According to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, in 2009 there were only 1,533 medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 42 percent decline in medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania since 2000. … [Read more...]

Hot Coffee Director: Tort Deform Myths

Check out this interview with the director of Hot Coffee. This film debunks the myth that there are too many frivolous lawsuits. Every consumer should watch this movie before being tricked by the propaganda of the insurance industry and Chamber of Commerce. Hot Coffee Interview: … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Myths

Here is a video that addresses many of the medical malpractice myths: … [Read more...]

Texas Personal Injury Attorney

In my many years of experience, I encounter many different lawyers, very few of which have the experience necessary to call themselves experts. When I meet an attorney that does personify expertise I like to give them my recommendation. One such attorney is Houston wrongful death lawyer Michael Grossman. This experienced trial lawyer has spent the past 20 years helping injured victims of accidents throughout the state of … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Car Insurers May Prorate Deductibles

            If you are in a motor vehicle crash and you have collision coverage with your automobile insurance company, your insurance company may pay for the damages to your vehicle regardless of who was at fault. This is often done as a matter of convenience and to expedite payment.  If another driver or entity is at fault, your insurance company will then make a claim for reimbursement against the other driver and his … [Read more...]

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