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Are Psychological Work Injuries Compensable In Pennsylvania?

February 26, 2020

Did you know that psychological and mental injuries may be compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Act? Therefore, it’s important to know that these types of injuries are divided into three distinct categories, and each one carries its own burden of proof. *The first category of psychological injury involves a mental condition that occurs during or […]

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Powell Law In 2020: Approaching 115 Years Of Service

February 24, 2020

Almost 115 years ago, in 1906, James J. Powell, Sr. founded Powell Law based on the principles of “honor, integrity, and trust.” As one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s oldest law firms, our attorneys and staff have adhered to these principles for well over a century. The attorneys and staff at Powell Law cherish these principles and […]

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About Nursing Malpractice

February 20, 2020

For most of the last century and well into the current one, Powell Law has held medical professionals accountable for their medical errors as it has litigated and settled countless medical malpractice cases. Powell Law lawyers have vast experience representing those affected by medical negligence. James F. Mundy, Esq. has decades of experience in legal […]

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When A Healthcare Professional Other Than A Doctor Is Negligent, Who Do I Sue?

February 18, 2020

Doctors are not the only individuals who commit professional malpractice. Nurses often fail to meet the due standard of patient care. Nurses are licensed healthcare providers who owe their patients an independent professional duty that is distinct from the professional standard of care to which doctors are held. Determining liability is a complex issue when […]

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Medical Devices And Then There’s MAUDE

February 12, 2020

Many doctors trust a database known as MAUDE (Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience) to help them identify defects, malfunctions, and other issues that have the potential to harm patients. MAUDE stores medical device reports that mandatory reporters, such as healthcare professionals and patients, submit to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Doctors and patients alike have […]

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Some Information About EVALI And Vaping

February 10, 2020

In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised American consumers of all ages to avoid e-cigarettes while awaiting the results of ongoing federal and state efforts to investigate a nationwide epidemic of severe lung injuries associated with the use of vaping products, also known as e-cigarettes.  Federal and state health agencies have […]

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The Duty Of Care In A Premises Liability Case

February 6, 2020

The owners of any business or private property owe visitors a duty of care. This duty means that they must actively protect visitors from dangers and other hazards that may cause injury. The duty of care that a property owner must observe depends on how the visitor is legally classified or categorized. These classes or […]

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The Elements Of A Premises Liability Case

February 4, 2020

Premises liability lawsuits are more commonly known as slip and fall cases to most laypersons and even attorneys. A premises liability case in its simplest form is someone suffering an injury on the property of another. In order to prevail in a premises liability lawsuit, the injured person must prove all the following elements: The […]

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The Leading Causes Of Accidental Deaths

January 31, 2020

When we think of accidents, we tend to think of motor vehicle or traffic accidents. Of course, a slip-and-fall and poisoning are other examples of accidental occurrences. Accidents occur at work, public places, private buildings, and even at home. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the last five years indicates […]

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