June 07, 2017

On May 25, Andy Stern and Elizabeth Crawford obtained an arbitration award of $95.6 million for a Philadelphia woman catastrophically injured in the 2013 Market Street building collapse. It was the largest-ever personal injury recovery for a single person in Pennsylvania history. It followed a 17-week trial that ended in a liability verdict and a subsequent settlement of $227 million for the seven people killed and 12 injured in the tragedy. The Salvation Army, found 75 percent liable at trial,...

Tags: Premises Liability, Plekan Case
May 10, 2017

Wrongful Death and Medical MalpracticeLosing a loved one is a heartbreaking experience for any family. When that loss is caused by medical malpractice, the trust you placed in medical professionals to care for your loved one feels betrayed. The surviving family deserves answers and compensation for their loss.

A wrongful death claim can be pursued against a medical facility and medical professionals, such as nurses...

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death
May 05, 2017

In the last decade alone, there have been a reported 435 shootings by Philadelphia police officers, with 103 civilians killed. And across the country, many police shootings have been captured on video by witnesses, sparking highly publicized protests and police firings and suspensions. In some cases, they have also resulted in lawsuits. One such case involved the 2014 shooting in West Philadelphia by plainclothes police officers of an innocent college student working as a food deliveryman to earn money to pay his tuition. Philippe Holland suffered bullet wounds to his leg and face. He survived the shooting but suffers seizures and other...

Tags: Police Shooting
April 26, 2017

Legal Help for Brain Injury Victims When someone you love suffers a brain injury, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help or what your next steps should be. Whether injured by medical malpractice, a blow to the head, or another type of accident, victims of brain injuries often require extensive medical and rehabilitative care, and their injuries can have long-term effects on their quality of life.

As experienced brain injury attorneys...

Tags: Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
March 24, 2017

Medical Malpractice Case Each medical malpractice case is unique. There is no set timeline for how long your case will take. To reach a final settlement or verdict in your case, it can take months to years. However, at Kline & Specter, PC, we understand that the serious injuries sustained because of medical malpractice are a costly burden to you and your family. Our attorneys fight to hold the responsible parties accountable...

Tags: Medical Malpractice
March 16, 2017

Wrongful Death Losing a loved one is among the most traumatic events that a family can endure. When the loss is caused by the negligence of someone else, the family is often left with questions, confusion, and a strong desire for justice.

At Kline & Specter, PC, our wrongful death attorneys help families seek the justice they deserve and the compensation they need after losing a loved one. You may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit if you are...

Tags: Wrongful Death
March 08, 2017

Plaintiffs in cases that result in a jury verdict in their favor are allowed to also collect “delay damages,” or interest that begins to accrue one year after a lawsuit is filed, a provision intended to reduce delays in cases reaching trial. Should a defendant appeal a verdict, plaintiffs are also entitled to post-judgment interest if they prevail and a jury award is upheld.

The amount of these interest payments is no small potatoes, as Kline & Specter attorneys Andy Stern and co-counsel Elizabeth Crawford recently demonstrated in a case against Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A verdict of $10.1 million has now grown to...

Tags: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Settlement
March 08, 2017

Misdiagnosis of medical conditionA significant number of medical malpractice cases are due to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a medical condition. Lack of a correct diagnosis can lead to incorrect or delayed treatment, worsening of a patient’s condition, and in severe cases, resulting in death.

In a case of misdiagnosis, the responsible medical professionals are...

Tags: Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Misdiagnoses, Delayed Diagnoses
March 07, 2017

In a decision that included important rulings on medical costs for victims of medical malpractice, Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld a $10.1 million verdict against Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The recent ruling stemmed from a case in which a Philadelphia Common Pleas jury in late 2015 found for a mother and her son, whose delayed diagnosis for meningitis at the CHOP emergency room resulted in deafness and developmental and learning delays.

In its ruling, a Superior Court panel unanimously upheld the largest portion of the verdict -- $7.5 million for the child’s pain and suffering. The defense had claimed the...

Tags: Medical Malpractice, verdict
February 28, 2017

Birth Injury LawyersThe birth of your child should be one of the most important and celebrated moments in your family’s life. However, a birth injury can instead cause your child and family unforeseen pain and loss. When you suspect that your infant has been harmed during birth because of the negligence of medical professionals, there are important steps you can take to protect your child and your legal case.

Seek Medical Help for Your Child

The first priority is always your baby’s well-...

Tags: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Cerebral Palsy