Philadelphia Accidental Deaths Are in Peak Season
Despite endless back-to-school sales and Halloween displays, summer isn’t over. That’s good news for the crowd that enjoys being able to indulge in balmy August days and temperate September evenings. It’s also a reminder to everyone to remain vigilant about seasonal accidental deaths. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), accidental deaths peak during the warmest months of the year. (In other words, now.)...
Philadelphia Patients’ Skepticism About Medical Treatment Is Warranted
Dr. Vinita Parkash, professor of pathology at Yale School of Medicine, recently wrote a commentary featured in WBUR-Boston’s opinion section, Cognoscenti. In the commentary, she recalls a mistake she made earlier in her career: She failed to identify cancer cells when examining a tissue sample from a 42-year-old woman. That woman later died of cancer. Parkash notes that diagnostic errors receive less attention than oth...
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Wapner Newman is proud that the long civil trial stemming from the 2013 building collapse on Market Street has concluded with a $227 million settlement, which is believed to be the largest personal injury settlement in Pennsylvania history. After only four hours of deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous verdict and decided the Salvation Army was 75% responsible. The collapse led to the death of seven people and the inj...
Philadelphia Ride The Ducks Wrongful Death
In Philadelphia, tourists can take a sightseeing trip aboard an oddly shaped amphibious vehicle called a Duck. Ride The Ducks has locations in Philly, three other cities, and Guam, and other similar Duck tour companies are located throughout the United States. Some people wonder, though, whether these vehicles should be permanently placed in dry dock. In May, a Ride the Ducks vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian in Philad...
The Philadelphia Burn injury lawyers at Wapner Newman settled a motor vehicle collision on behalf of a married, 36-year-old owner of an excavating company who tragically died 92 days after sustaining second and third degree burns over 61 percent of his body and severe smoke inhalation injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The man was stopped and waiting to make a left-hand turn when he was struck in the rear by...