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Child awarded $1.7 million over Little League injury
Monday, February 12th, 2018

An Allegheny County jury recently found a borough in Pittsburgh and two local athletic associations responsible for a brain injury that a child sustained during a Little League game. The child was awarded $1.7 million according to PennLive.com. While sitting in the first base dugout watching his Little League teammates at bat, Zachary Hoffman was […]

Personal injury claims + social media = problems
Friday, January 26th, 2018

When you make a personal injury claim, or file a personal injury lawsuit, you put your life under a microscope. Your attorney will work very hard to make sure you receive full compensation for your injuries. The insurance adjuster or attorney who is defending the person or entity you are making a claim against or […]

Daughter files lawsuit against Virgin America airlines over elderly father’s death
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

While traveling on a Virgin America airlines flight from San Francisco to Boston, 93-year-old Romulo Valdez died from cardiac pulmonary arrest. Now his family, including his daughter who was aboard the flight, is suing the airline company for staff negligence. According to The Chicago Tribune, Nicette Balukjian and her father, Romulo Valdez, were traveling on […]

Plaintiffs win first Xarelto trial
Thursday, January 11th, 2018

In early December of 2017, a Philadelphia jury found that the pharmaceutical manufacturers are responsible for a woman’s injuries after taking Xarelto, a blood-thinning medication. Bayer and Johnson & Johnson have been ordered to pay nearly $28 million in damages. This is the first time a jury sided with the plaintiffs in a Xarelto trial. […]

Oregon family files lawsuit over toddler’s death in over-heated room
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Two-year-old Taqwa Dakhlalla died in her sleep last December when the thermostat and heater in her room in Portland, Oregon malfunctioned, causing the temperature in the room to rise to an excessive level. She was found dead the next morning in her crib. Her parents, Janna Walton and Abdullah Dakhlalla, filed an $8 million lawsuit […]

Nearly $86 million settlement for double amputee
Monday, November 27th, 2017

Robert Montagano was recently awarded nearly $86 million for an incident in 2014 that caused him to lose both of his legs. According to PRNewswire, Mr. Montagano was a truck driver who delivered bundles of carbon steel tubing on his trailer bed to a job site. One bundle rolled out of place when the crane […]

Mother wins $6.5 million settlement over son’s death in rock crushing incident
Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Wesley Sherwood was killed in 2011 when he fell into a rock crushing machine at B.S. Quarries in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It is believed that Wesley was attempting to clear rocks that had jammed the crusher when he fell into the machine. The 22-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Following his death, Wesley’s mother, […]

Injuries or death caused by airlines
Monday, June 12th, 2017

Our office frequently reviews claims for injuries received on airline flights, private planes and helicopters.  Air travel—far from the romantic images of the past—exposes families and business people to the hazards of an industry constantly cutting corners with safety and training. Stories of passengers injured by harsh or careless actions surface nearly daily.  While commercial […]