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I live in Pennsylvania, how do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?

From a distracted nurse who forgets to submit lab work to a doctor who rushes through an exam and fails to fully address your concerns, at some point …

Answered by Mark W. Tanner

What are the penalties for marijuana possession in Pennsylvania?

Marijuana is categorized as a Schedule I drug under the Pennsylvania Drug Device and Cosmetic Act, meaning that it has no legitimate medical use. It …

Answered by Matthew M. McClenahen

What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust in Pennsylvania?

Everybody needs a will. A will is a legal document that determines what happens to your property and possessions when you die. It allows you to leave …

Answered by Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr.

How Do I Get Custody of My Child in Pennsylvania?

There may be no divorce issue that is more important, or more emotional, than child custody.In Pennsylvania, child custody is determined according to …

Answered by Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr.

Do I Need A Lawyer For Adoption In Pennsylvania?

Some websites will tell you that there are two ways to adopt, through an attorney and through an agency. However, hiring a Philadelphia family …

Answered by Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr.

What Kinds Of Damages Can Sexual Abuse Survivors In Pennsylvania Pursue?

Sexual abuse and assault survivors deserve justice, including compensation for the terrible events they have gone through. Those events have already …

Answered by Evan Kelly

Can Victims Of Assault And Battery File A Lawsuit In Pennsylvania?

If you are a victim of assault and battery in Pennsylvania, you have already faced pain and stress trying to obtain justice through the criminal …

Answered by Evan Kelly

What Is A Negligent Security Claim In Pennsylvania?

A negligent security claim is a type of premises liability claim. In Pennsylvania, owners must keep their property safe for visitors. If they know, …

Answered by Evan Kelly

How can I prove negligence in a products liability case in Pennsylvania?

From the crib your child sleeps in to the car you drive, as a consumer, you have a right to assume that the products you purchase and use are safe. …

Answered by Alan M. Feldman

What should I do immediately after suffering an injury in Pennsylvania?

Suffering any injury puts a stop to your normal life. From severe pain or illness stopping your daily behaviors to causing you to miss work to …

Answered by John M. Dodig

My child, born in Pennsylvania, has poor motor control, can’t walk or stand and the doctor diagnosed him with kernicterus. What is kernicterus and could it have been prevented?

Kernicterus is a physically devastating condition that is caused by jaundice in a baby that was left untreated by the child’s doctors and …

Answered by Anthony T. DiPietro

How Quickly Do I Need To Act After A Trucking Accident In Pennsylvania?

Trucking accidents are always unexpected. When one happens, the accident victim and/or loved ones should promptly deal with the aftermath.Most …

Answered by Christopher J. Marzzacco

What Compensation Can I Recover After A Vehicle Accident In Pennsylvania?

No one expects to be in a car accident — and few are truly prepared to deal with the aftermath of a car accident. The most pressing need is …

Answered by Christopher J. Marzzacco

How Do I Know If I Have A Personal Injury Case In Pennsylvania?

Being injured in an accident is a devastating thing to go through. It is made worse when the accident was another person or party’s …

Answered by Christopher J. Marzzacco

Can I file a lawsuit for sexual abuse in Pennsylvania?

Typically, people think about sexual abuse and other violations being tried in criminal court. However, Pennsylvania state law allows survivors of …

Answered by Christopher J. Marzzacco

I was involved in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Lyft/Uber accident. What should I do?

If you have been involved in a rideshare accident and sustained injuries you should seek medical attention. After seeking medical attention, it is …

Answered by Gabriel Z. Levin

How does Pennsylvania law protect my child from school bullying?

How we define the act of bullying in a school setting has changed greatly in the past 30 years, as have the tools that bullies use to torment their …

Answered by Jay L. Edelstein

What types of workers’ compensation benefits are available to me in Pennsylvania?

With any serious injury, you are likely concerned about not just recovery, but how you will pay your bills both present and future, especially if …

Answered by Samuel H. Pond

What injuries are covered by workers’ comp in Pennsylvania?

Save for those included in a few exempt categories, every worker in the United States is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If you …

Answered by David F. Stern

Do I qualify for workers’ comp in Pennsylvania?

Most workers in the United States qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, even workers who are undocumented or only work part time. There …

Answered by Jerry M. Lehocky

Can I work while receiving workers’ comp benefits in Pennsylvania?

Whether you can work while remaining eligible for workers’ compensation benefits depends on your injury. If you were seriously injured, and …

Answered by Samuel H. Pond

Can I work while receiving disability benefits in Pennsylvania?

You can work while receiving disability benefits, but if you want to keep receiving your benefits, you will likely need to limit your work. The …

Answered by Thomas J. Giordano, Jr.

Will an OSHA violation affect my construction accident injury case in Pennsylvania?

Suffering a serious injury at work is not fair — you go to your job every day expecting to act safely and be kept safe by your managers, …

Answered by Ezra Wohlgelernter

Shortly after giving birth in a Pennsylvania hospital, my baby was diagnosed with Kernicterus and suffered brain damage. Can I sue for medical malpractice?

Expectant parents rely upon medical professionals for prenatal care, during a baby’s delivery and for post-natal follow-ups. To ensure for a …

Answered by Carol Nelson Shepherd

What is the Difference Between Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Possession in Pennsylvania?

One of the most misunderstood aspects of Pennsylvania criminal law is the difference between felony level and misdemeanor level drug possession. …

Answered by Matthew M. McClenahen

What is Pennsylvania Law Concerning Expungement and Limited Access to Criminal Records?

A clean record is important in the modern world, where criminal background checks are more common than ever. Almost any job these days requires a …

Answered by Matthew M. McClenahen

Do I Need A Lawyer For A Workers Comp Case In Pennsylvania?

If you’ve been injured on the job in Pennsylvania, you can pursue a workers' compensation claim for medical costs …

Answered by Jeffrey S. Gross

What are the Penalties for DUI in Pennsylvania?

In 2004, Pennsylvania completely revamped its DUI laws, at the same time that it lowered the BAC (blood alcohol content) threshold to .08. These …

Answered by Matthew M. McClenahen

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