November 17, 2016
It happens more than 5,000 times each year, or 14 times every day, across the United States. A child falls from a window and is hurt badly enough to require treatment in an emergency room, with about one-fourth of those children injured badly enough to remain hospitalized. Some suffer injuries that…
November 08, 2016
The largest settlement of a personal injury case in Ohio history came recently with Kline & Specter attorneys serving as co-counsel. The litigation involved a 12-year-old girl suffering catastrophic injuries when she came into contact with a downed power line. The line had fallen in the…
October 26, 2016
You may have read the headlines lately about Caroline Malatesta, a woman who fought and won a $16 million verdict against the hospital that delivered her fourth child. Because of the trauma she sustained at the hands of her nurses during the birthing process, she suffered a debilitating nerve…
October 25, 2016
Kline & Specter was among the winners when the The Legal Intelligencer recently announced the its Litigation Departments of the Year for 2016. The Philadelphia-based law firm won in the category for Medical Malpractice. The nation’s oldest legal newspaper selected firms as the best in…
October 19, 2016
Gregory Kuzma, an Arizona resident with an accounting background, noticed in reviewing a community health system’s Medicare filings that something seemed askew. He brought his suspicions to attorneys at Kline & Specter and shortly thereafter officially blew the whistle on the Arizona-based…
October 19, 2016
The National Practitioner Data Base has kept the records of medical malpractice actions for the last 26 years. The NPDB enables hospitals and other healthcare providers to check doctors’ backgrounds for medical malpractice actions filed against them. However, a loophole in the system allows many…
October 12, 2016
Of the 109 million vehicles that were subject to recalls from 2013-2015, roughly 45 million have not been fixed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has embarked on a campaign across the south from Miami to Fort Worth, Texas, to encourage vehicle owners to respond to recalls and get…
October 05, 2016
Henry Avenue carries 23,000 vehicles each day through East Falls. Several of its intersections are prone to auto accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities. A review of accident statistics from the last five years show that the intersection of Schoolhouse Lane and Henry Avenue is one…
September 20, 2016
Kline & Specter has filed suit in a wrongful death case reminiscent of the litigation for which he won a $109 million for the family of a woman killed by a fallen power line in suburban Pittsburgh. That case involved Carrie Goretzka, who was struck by a line that fell in the yard adjacent to…
September 16, 2016
Preventable injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Only heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory disease claim more lives than injuries that could have been prevented. Throughout our lives, we are exposed to unnecessary risks. Learn what you are most at…
September 09, 2016
Lawsuits are being filed across the country over exploding e-cigarettes claiming that the manufacturers made and sold defective products that are a danger to e-cigarette smokers. Plaintiffs claim the batteries that power e-cigarettes are unregulated, poorly manufactured and not adequately labeled…
September 02, 2016
Self-driving cars seem to promise a safer future on our roadways by eliminating the risk of human error. However, the recent death of a driver in a Tesla car using the Autopilot feature calls the safety of self-driving cars into question. The car accident killed Joshua Brown, 40, of Canton, Ohio…
August 26, 2016
The recall of Takata Airbags has been expanded to nearly 70 million U.S. vehicles and 100 million vehicles worldwide. In the United States only about eight million airbags have been replaced so far. Officials are prioritizing states with hot and humid climates that make the devices more prone to…
July 13, 2016
 Tom Kline was called upon by several media outlets to comment on the unsealing of controversial court documents in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, documents that cast doubt on assertions that the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno and other school officials were unaware of sexual abuse of minors prior…
July 13, 2016
Peanuts, seafood, gluten – they are all foods that have attracted heightened awareness in recent years among restaurant owners for causing allergic reactions and health sensitivities. And when serious injuries result, what follows is often a lawsuit. But in a recent article, The Legal Intelligencer…