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 April 2011

Hypoxic or Anoxic Oxygen Deprivation and Birth Injury Could be Fatal to Infants

April 28, 2011

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Did you know that negligent doctors, nurses, and hospitals could actually be fatal to your unborn child? When tragic cases of medical malpractice and birth injuries occur, it is important that parents contact a Pearce Law Firm lawyer and ensure that negligent medical professionals are held accountable for their actions. Some of the following actions have been found to be the cause of infant brain injury:

Some Causes of Infant Brain Injury

Delayed delivery resulting in hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the ...
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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Patients File Colonoscopy Medical Malpractice Suits Near Philadelphia and Throughout the Country

April 26, 2011

Millions of Americans in Philadelphia and throughout the country have Colonoscopy procedures each year. This is becoming a recommended routine part of basic medical care, especially for Philadelphia residents and other Americans over 50 years of age.

Colonoscopies are often very safe procedures, but it is important to remember that, if one does not choose the right doctor, injuries could occur. Many lawyers receive several complaints per year about injuries caused by Colonoscopy procedures and due to the requirements leading up ...

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Charter Bus and Boat Accidents All too Common In Philadelphia

April 21, 2011

Recent crashes in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia bring to mind the tragic Septa Philadelphia bus crash that occured back in 2008. Recent tragic accidents involving charter busses have sadly injured and killed many Philadelphia, Pennsylvania residents as well as citizens from surrounding cities.

On September 13th of 2008 an overnight accident involving a Septa bus injured 20 people in West Philadelphia. The driver of a car traveling on 51st Street was said to have struck the Route 21 ...

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Posted in: Bus Accidents

A Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Can Tell You if You Have a Case

April 19, 2011

Philadelphians often wonder whether or not they have “a case” when it comes to their personal injury. They may have been injured in an auto accident, while walking on icy roads, or at work. Sadly, many who are entitled to compensation, if even a small amount, fail to contact Philadelphia injury lawyer to begin their case and secure their settlement.

The truth is, when it comes to personal injury cases, there are many factors in determining if “a case” is truly ...

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What is Medical Malpractice?

April 14, 2011

Medical malpractice is defined as any act or failure to act by a health care professional diminishing or deviating the accepted standards of services and practices of the medical community. Some also define it simply as professional negligence.

As in every lawsuit, medical malpractice lawsuits are comprised of the plaintiff and the defendant. Medical malpractice lawsuits, however, are different than other law suits in a few distinct ways. This holds true in Pennsylvania and from state to state.

One major difference is ...

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Pennsylvania Statutes of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

April 12, 2011

Statutes of limitations are the primary reason that an individual will need to waste no time when it comes to contacting right away after they suspect they have become a victim. Statutes of limitations may prevent an individuals case from being heard or a settlement from being granted due to what is deemed excessive passing of time.

Statutes of limitations vary from state to state and by law suit/case time. Today we’re going to discuss the particular statutes of Limitations ...

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Philadelphia Arch Diocese

April 7, 2011

Over the last decade sex abuse scandals involving Catholic priests have gone widely public. The general public has been shocked and upset to learn that several now adults have come forward claiming to have been abused by one or more of the priests at their local parishes when they were children.

Several families have sought compensation for damages from archdioceses throughout the country in the last several years for pain, suffering, and emotional damage.

Recently one family of a Pennsylvania man is ...

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Posted in: Wrongful Death

State Appeals Court Upholds $1.85 to Victim in Medical Malpractice Settlement

April 5, 2011

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has just granted review in a medical malpractice suit in which a patient had argued that his doctor did not provide enough information to make an informed decision about treatment. In this case, Jandre v. Physicians Insurance Company, the appeals court upheld a $1.85 million dollar settlement to the victim.

The medical malpractice victim, Thomas Jandre suffered stroke-like symptoms back in 2003. Upon visiting the emergency room, Mr. Jandre was diagnosed with a mild form of bell’s ...

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice