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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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 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 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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