What is the Difference Between a Wrongful Death Action and a Survival Action?

In Pennsylvania, the law recognizes two different types of lawsuits when a person dies through either negligent or intentional circumstances. These actions are known as wrongful death and survival actions. There are several differences between the two actions, and it is important that families in need of legal advice understand the significance of these differences. […]

Alcohol Drinking Surgeons

The JAMA Network published a story in June 2012 on doctors’ personal lives interfering with their professional lives. Such interference could affect the welfare of patients and lead to medical malpractice or wrongful death. Around 52.5 percent of surgeons in a study reported a work-home conflict, burn out, depression or drinking alcohol.  The study was […]

Wrongful Deaths Cases in Philadelphia

PennLive.com reported on May 29, 2012 that a baby boy died of head trauma in a vehicle crash near the College Street on-ramp of Interstate 81 North in South Middleton Township, in Pennsylvania, state police at Carlisle, PA stated. The family of someone who dies in a car crash may have a claim for a […]