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A Pennsylvania Jury Awarded $6.5 for an Infant’s Catastrophic Brain Injury

A Pennsylvania Jury Awarded $6.5 for an Infant’s Catastrophic Brain Injury

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In February 2020, a Pennsylvania judge approved a $6.5 million settlement for a catastrophic brain injury. The medical malpractice lawsuit involved an infant who sustained permanent brain injuries during a routine hernia repair surgery. The infant was born prematurely, went home, and then returned for inguinal hernia surgery. A week after the surgery, her… Read More »

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Coronavirus and the Courts

Coronavirus and the Courts

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The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone around the country. Businesses, schools, and government agencies are closing across the U.S. Federal courts are putting a hold on nonessential procedures. If you have an ongoing case in Philadelphia, what can you expect? Read on to learn about how the Philadelphia courts are handling the coronavirus outbreak…. Read More »

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Philadelphia Cop Charged With DUI After Car Crash

Philadelphia Cop Charged With DUI After Car Crash

By Benedum Law |

Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is inexcusable behavior, no matter the culprit. Drunk driving puts everyone on the road at risk, including the driver, their passengers, and other motorists. We would like to hold law enforcement officers to an even higher standard, as we depend on police officers to protect us from harm,… Read More »

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The Most Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents

The Most Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents

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Two weeks ago, a college student died in a drunk driving accident in Philadelphia. The woman and her friend called an Uber ride-sharing vehicle on the night of the accident. A driver who appeared to be drunk hit the Uber vehicle and instantly killed one female passenger. The other passenger suffered serious injuries, including… Read More »

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Philadelphia

What to Do After a Car Accident in Philadelphia

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Car accidents can be jarring, traumatic experiences.  While you may be overwhelmed with the trauma of the experience itself as well as the consequences–property damage, injuries, time in the hospital, medical bills, time off of work, etc.–there are a few important steps to take right after an accident that will be of vital importance… Read More »

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Common Treatments for Severe Burn Injuries

Common Treatments for Severe Burn Injuries

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Burn injuries can be incredibly painful and debilitating. Burn injuries happen for a variety of reasons, from cooking injuries to chemical burns. Dry heat from fires, wet heat from steam, sun, electricity, and chemicals can all cause serious burn injuries. The treatment of burn injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical… Read More »

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Boating Accidents During Philadelphia Winters

Boating Accidents During Philadelphia Winters

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Many Pennsylvania residents associate recreational boating with pleasant summer weather. However, many Pennsylvania residents continue to take their boats out throughout the fall and winter. Hunters, fishermen, and recreational boat owners do not always stop using their boats when the weather turns cold. Boat accidents do not stop during the fall and winter months…. Read More »

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Pennsylvania Man Wins $10 Million Court Award after Philadelphia Slip-and-Fall Accident

Pennsylvania Man Wins $10 Million Court Award after Philadelphia Slip-and-Fall Accident

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A Pennsylvania man was recently awarded $10 million in a settlement agreement after he was forced into early retirement by devastating injuries suffered in a slip-and-fall accident. Learn more about the accident and the resulting claim below, and contact a seasoned Philadelphia personal injury lawyer for help after an accident. The plaintiff in the… Read More »

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Five of the Largest Pennsylvania Personal Injury Verdicts

Five of the Largest Pennsylvania Personal Injury Verdicts

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Philadelphia juries have been known to issue large awards when accidents cause catastrophic injuries. In certain cases involving particularly egregious behavior, Philadelphia juries will award costs for medical care, pain and suffering, lost income, and an additional amount for punitive damages. When punitive damages are included, juries can reach verdicts for hundreds of millions… Read More »

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Child Safety and Uber/Lyft Rides

Child Safety and Uber/Lyft Rides

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As rideshare services like Uber and Lyft become more popular, concerns about the safety of these vehicles have been on the rise.  One issue that has been cropping up recently is the safety of children in rideshare vehicles.  What are the legal requirements for child safety in commercial vehicles?  Can you bring your own… Read More »

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