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The Timeline Of A Medical Malpractice Case: Part 7 – Compensation

November 13, 2019

The smoke has cleared. And whether by settlement or jury verdict, a medical malpractice case comes to an end. The result: The plaintiff has recovered compensation for the harm caused by a healthcare provider’s professional negligence. Not all medical malpractice cases end favorably for plaintiffs, but many do. Typically, there are two options for payment […]

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The Timeline Of A Medical Malpractice Case: Part 6 – Litigating Or Mediating The Case

November 11, 2019

This is the continuation of an article discussing the events that occur in the timeline of a typical medical malpractice case. Today’s installment addresses litigating and settling the case once the lawsuit has been filed in a Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas. Powell Law’s attorneys have unmatched experience assisting individuals who have suffered damages caused […]

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The Timeline Of A Medical Malpractice Case: Part 5 – Filing The Case

November 7, 2019

There is nothing usual or typical about medical malpractice cases. They are technically complicated and require resources such as time and money in substantial amounts at every stage of the litigation. In addition to doctors and nurses, hospitals may also be held legally responsible for harm caused by professional negligence. This is another part of […]

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The Timeline Of A Medical Malpractice Case: Part 4 – Settlement

November 5, 2019

The first and foremost priority of the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Powell Law is helping our clients completely recover their losses. If you require legal counsel and assistance in litigating a claim for damages resulting from any incident of a medical mistake, contact Powell Law. A qualified Powell Law attorney may […]

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The Timeline Of A Medical Malpractice Case: Part 3 – Hiring A Medical Expert

November 1, 2019

For most of the last century and well into the current one, Powell Law has held medical professionals accountable for their medical errors as the attorneys at Powell Law has litigated and settled countless medical malpractice cases. James F. Mundy, Esq. has decades of experience in legal matters involving medical errors and defective medical devices. […]

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The Timeline Of A Medical Malpractice Case: Part 2 – Case Evaluation

October 30, 2019

This is the second part of a blog summarizing the timeline of a typical medical malpractice case. This installment focuses on the crucial case evaluation stage. The first part focused on the claim and hiring a qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorney to assert it. Collecting and Gathering Evidence Medical malpractice cases generate a paper […]

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The Timeline Of A Medical Malpractice Case: Part 1 – Hiring A Qualified Attorney

October 28, 2019

Medical malpractice lawsuits allow injured persons to seek and recover compensation for damages caused by the medical negligence of a medical professional. While there are specific, mandatory requirements for each medical malpractice case, no two medical malpractice suits are similar. The primary requirements of a medical malpractice case include establishing the medical professional’s duty of […]

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What Is A Statute Of Repose?

October 24, 2019

In 2002, in an effort to affect tort reform, the Pennsylvania legislature enacted the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act. One of the features of this legislation is the inclusion of a statute of repose that applies to medical malpractice cases. While most people are familiar with statutes of limitations, many are […]

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Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Explained

October 22, 2019

Powell Law has been a family operated law firm since 1906. Our longevity makes us a unique choice for representation in any type of injury case in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. What is “Personal Injury Protection,” otherwise known as PIP? All Pennsylvania drivers are required to have PIP, or “Personal Injury Protection” coverage. While […]

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