X-rays showing traumatic brain injury symptoms.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

Whether it be a car accident, a slip and fall, or some other accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the injuries you sustained can completely upturn your life. A traumatic brain injury is one such injury that can have serious and lasting consequences and often is the result of something such as an auto accident. […]

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People driving in winter weather.

Dangers of Winter Driving

Winter is officially here and Pennsylvania drivers need to be aware of the potential dangers on the road that this season brings. Our winters do not just bring extreme drops in temperature, but also snowstorms and icy streets and highways. Stay vigilant out there to keep yourself and others safe. Always let someone else know […]

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Man at a dram shop, about to drink and drive

What Is Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop Law?

The vast majority of states have some kind of dram shop law in place. Pennsylvania is included in this majority. If an intoxicated individual has caused you harm, whether it be in a drunk driving accident or some other way, you may be able to seek compensation for damages. The term “dram shop” comes from […]

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Elderly woman suffering from bed sores at a nursing home.

Understanding Bed Sores

We trust nursing homes with the care of our most vulnerable loved ones. Nursing home care is supposed to provide us with peace of mind knowing that proper care is being provided to those that really need it. It is devastating when you hear that the people and facilities you have trusted to care for […]

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Surgeons using a surgical stapler during a procedure.

Surgical Stapler Errors

A recent report issued by the ECRI Institute names the misuse of surgical staplers as the top health technology hazard, trumping other common hazards such as sterile processing errors. The ECRI went on to say that substantial injuries, including death, result from the surgical stapler errors every year. Injury can occur not only from the […]

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Cooper, Schall & Levy discusses how a pedestrian was fatally struck by a pick-up truck.

Philadelphia Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Pick-Up Truck

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that, in 2016 alone, there were 5,987 pedestrian fatalities in U.S. traffic crashes. On top of that, close to 129,000 pedestrians received emergency room treatment for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. The CDC goes on to report that pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than occupants of passenger […]

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Cooper, Schall & Levy discusses who is liable for dog bites in Pennsylvania.

Who Is Liable for Dog Bites?

Being attacked by a dog and sustaining a dog bite injury is a scary experience. Pennsylvania law requires that owners and keepers of dogs maintain reasonable control over their dogs at all times. This includes confining their dogs on their premises and using restraint devices such as collars, chains, and leashes when necessary. Unfortunately, dog […]

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