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Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

The Pearce Law Firm, including well-known Philadelphia injury lawyer Edith Pearce, is dedicated to the personal care of each individual case. We believe in educating our potential clients on the variety of cases being filed in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The blog posts below feature accidents and events that may lead to potential law suits. Whether you need a personal injury lawyer to represent you due to car or truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, or head injuries, The Pearce Law Firm works on your behalf to provide you the compensation you deserve.

Archive for June 2010


Brain Injury Killed NFL Player; Philadelphia Parents Concerned about Football Injuries

June 29, 2010


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Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry’s family was shocked when West Virginia University researchers announced that a tissue analysis of the 26-year-old’s brain indicated he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a serious brain disease. Henry died last winter after suffering severe brain trauma and multiple head injuries when jumping from a pickup truck. Researchers speculate that his condition may have contributed to the severity of the injuries Henry suffered and his subsequent death.

Henry’s family and coaches were unaware of Henry’s brain ...

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Posted in: Brain Injury

3-Year-Old Philadelphia Boy Dies of Burn Injuries in Tragic Fire

June 24, 2010

A 3-year-old Philadelphia boy died yesterday from severe burn injuries suffered in a tragic home fire that sent four other family members to area hospitals with smoke inhalation damage and serious burn injuries. Nicholas Budzilo was trapped with his 5-year-old older brother in an upstairs bedroom when fire raced through their Port Richmond home. Their grandfather and pregnant mother were able to escape the burning home with 1-year-old toddler Jacob. Both the mother and grandfather made repeated attempts to reenter ...

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Posted in: Burn Injury

Supreme Court Personal Injury Ruling a Victory for Philadelphia Breast Cancer Patients

June 22, 2010

In a victory for Philadelphia breast cancer patients, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a $2.75 million jury award to an Arkansas woman who claimed hormone replacement drugs caused her breast cancer. Donna Scroggin was diagnosed with breast cancer after taking hormone replacement drugs widely-prescribed to ease menopause symptoms. On Scroggin’s behalf, personal injury product liability attorneys sued drug makers Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Upjohn Co., both now subsidiaries of Pfzier Inc., claiming that hormone replacement drugs they manufactured were responsible for ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

Pennsylvania Trooper Killed, Philadelphia Woman Seriously Injured in Tragic Car Accident

June 17, 2010

On the day he was scheduled to appear in court to face a DUI charge, an off-duty Pennsylvania state trooper was killed in a head-on auto accident while driving the wrong way on the Schuylkill Expressway. Police investigators said Cpl. John Quigg of Wyndmoor in Montgomery County drove his Honda Accord the wrong way up the Spring Garden exit ramp onto I-76 shortly after 1 a.m. early Wednesday morning. Driving into oncoming eastbound traffic, he crashed head-on into a Mercury ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Middle Schoolers’ Invention Could Help Prevent Philadelphia Personal Injury Car Accidents

June 15, 2010

A group of budding pre-teen scientists has come up with an idea that deserves recognition — the TEXTerminator. The brain child of a team of Bucks County middle school students from the Council Rock School District, the TEXTerminator shuts down a cell phone’s texting capabilities. Despite local laws banning texting while driving and its extreme dangers, 60% of teens and 50% of drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 admit to texting while driving. Distracted driving kills more than ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Philadelphia McDonald’s Offering Bounty on Cadmium-Laced Shrek Glasses

June 10, 2010

Concerned about the potential personal injury risk posed by millions of cadmium-laced Shrek Forever After promotional glasses sold in their stores, McDonald’s in Philadelphia and across the U.S. have started offering $3 refunds to Philadelphia consumers to return the glasses. Sold by McDonald’s stores for $2, more than 7 million of the colorfully-painted glasses have been purchased by Philadelphia and other American consumers since going on sale May 21.

Last Friday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

Natural Gas Blowouts Can Put Philadelphia Construction Workers at Personal Injury Risk

June 8, 2010

The tragic blowout at the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and the resulting destruction has focused national attention on the hazards of oil and gas drilling. Closer to home, a blowout last week at a natural gas drilling site near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania raised fears of an explosion. The blowout sent gas and polluted drill water shooting 75 feet into the air for more than 16 hours before the drill crew was able to bring the blowout ...

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Posted in: Construction Injury

Philadelphia Fire Hazard Prompts Dishwasher Recall

June 3, 2010

Kitchen accidents are a common occurrence in Philadelphia. But when dinner is over and you plunk that last dish into the dishwasher and press the start button, most Philadelphians think they’ve gotten safely through another meal. Unfortunately, a new recall indicates that turning on the dishwasher could just be the start of your problems.

Today, Edith Pearce and other Philadelphia personal injury attorneys warned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of 1.7 million Maytag dishwashers sold in ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

Bizarre 3-Car Crash Kills Philadelphia Woman

June 1, 2010

A Philadelphia woman was killed in a bizarre three-car crash in southwest Philadelphia recently. The 40-year-old woman was stopped at a red light when she was forcibly rear-ended by another car. The force of the collision propelled the woman’s car into the intersection of 61st and Passyunk and into the path of a third car. The oncoming car was unable to stop; the resulting collision ejecting the woman from her car and killing her. The drivers of the two other ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents