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How Are Personal Injury Lawyers Paid?

November 30, 2017

Many clients wonder how personal injury attorneys are paid. At Powell Law, a consultation with our experienced attorneys is FREE! For over a century, yes, over a century, the attorneys at Powell Law have litigated on behalf of Pennsylvania personal injury and motor vehicle accident victims. Properly litigating a personal injury case so that our […]

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How Many Jury Members Decide A Personal Injury Case?

October 31, 2017

If you have been injured in any type of accident and require legal assistance in determining whether you have a valid cause of action for personal injury, contact the Powell Law Firm. Our decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice for representation in personal injury matters. The United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions […]

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Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Case – Certificate Of Merit

August 29, 2017

Incidents of medical malpractice occur every day in Pennsylvania. No matter what causes the injuries associated with any medical procedure or treatment, if such injuries could have been avoided by the use of the accepted standard of care, a person may be entitled to compensation. Pennsylvania law requires the filing of a Certificate of Merit […]

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Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Case – Damages

August 24, 2017

Any health care provider in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be held legally responsible for acts of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice, like most personal injury cases, is based on the legal theory of negligence. In Pennsylvania, an important element is the existence of damages that represent a plaintiff’s losses. To have a viable medical malpractice case, […]

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Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Case – Causation

August 22, 2017

Incidents of medical malpractice occur every day in Pennsylvania. No matter what causes the injuries associated with any medical procedure or treatment, if such injuries could have been avoided by the use of the accepted standard of care, a person may be entitled to compensation. Filing a claim for medical malpractice requires a lengthy analysis […]

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Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Case – Violation of the Standard of Care

August 17, 2017

Any health care provider in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be held legally responsible for acts of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice, like most personal injury cases, is based on the legal theory of negligence. In Pennsylvania, one of these elements is the existence of a duty and its breach. While any negligence case requires that a […]

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Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Case – Introduction

August 10, 2017

Any health care provider in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be held legally responsible for acts of medical malpractice. Included in the definition of “health care provider” are any licensed individuals or entities such as doctors, nurses, specialists, dentists, and even midwives that provide medical services to patients. Medical facilities such as hospitals, clinics, nursing […]

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A Primer On The Types Of Medical Malpractice Claims, Part 2

May 19, 2017

If an injury associated with any medical procedure or treatment may have been avoided by the use of the accepted standard of care by a physician, a person may be entitled to compensation for medical malpractice based on a legal theory of negligence. Not every medical procedure that fails to produce desired results is an […]

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A Primer On The Types Of Medical Malpractice Claims, Part 1

May 17, 2017

Most medical malpractice lawsuits may be listed under one of the following main categories of negligence by a physician: Surgical errors Negligence related to pregnancy and childbirth Misdiagnosis Errors in prescribing or administering medication Emergency room negligence Surgical Errors It is not uncommon for surgeons or anesthesiologists to make mistakes during surgery. The most common surgical errors […]

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An Easy Primer On Medical Malpractice

May 11, 2017

Incidents of medical malpractice occur every day in Pennsylvania. No matter what causes the injuries associated with any medical procedure or treatment, if such injuries could have been avoided by the use of the accepted standard of care, a person may be entitled to compensation. Filing a claim for medical malpractice requires a lengthy analysis […]

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