July 08, 2016
The fourth-floor balcony that collapsed in 2014After a fire escape collapsed in Center City Philadelphia in January 2014, killing one young man and injuring two other people, Kline & Specter attorneys not only filed suit on behalf of the victims, they pressed for reforms to mandate stricter…
May 09, 2016
A new study by patient safety researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published recently showed that the third leading cause of death in the United States is now medical errors. These medical mistakes claim 251,000 lives and account for 9.5 percent of all deaths each year in the…
April 19, 2016
 As people begin preparing their pools for the summer swimming season, they should take care in selecting toys for their children. Some are dangerous. Take, for instance, the Toypedo, a hard plastic missile whose design enables it to be thrown 30 feet underwater. The Toypedo has resulted serious…
April 19, 2016
The case involves an allegedly faulty rifle manufactured by Olin Corp. which in a 2009 hunting accident in Indiana County, Pa., resulted in a man having his right leg amputated and his then-10-year-old daughter losing part of a finger. Kline & Specter represents Wayne and A.T. Trask in a…
April 18, 2016
 Philadelphia Common Pleas Court has added roughly $1.3 million to the $10.1 million verdict that Andy Stern and Elizabeth Crawford won last November in a late diagnosed meningitis case. Delay damages are interest that begin to accrue starting one year after a lawsuit is filed. The case involved an…
April 18, 2016
 April 2016 is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, a month the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recognizes as a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect as well as to promote the social and emotional well-…
April 15, 2016
Among the latest product recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are the following products: Black Diamond Recalls to Inspect 1.16 million Carabiners Due to Fall Hazard Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls 110,000 Headlights and Taillights Due to Fire and Burn…
April 11, 2016
A federal judge has allowed punitive damages to go forward in Kline & Specter’s case against Olin Corp., the manufacturer of a rifle the law firm claims is defective and resulted in injuries to a father and daughter while on a hunting trip in rural Pennsylvania. Previously, U.S. District Judge…
April 04, 2016
Kline & Specter attorneys have won an early round in their case against a gun manufacturer involving injuries to a father and daughter during a hunting trip. A federal judge has allowed two plaintiffs experts to testify in the case not only about a defect in the design of the Winchester Model…
March 31, 2016
A “steady stream” of big products liability verdicts have been won by plaintiffs lawyers against Johnson & Johnson recently, notes an article in The New Jersey Law Journal. It cites a judge’s order in Dallas that the company pay $502 million to five plaintiffs injured by artificial hips and a $…
March 30, 2016
Among the latest product recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are the following products: IKEA Recalls 1,267,000 Ceiling Lamps Due to Laceration Hazard   Apple Recalls 895,000 Travel Adapter Kits and Plugs Due to Risk of Electric Shock   375,000 Snowboard…
March 15, 2016
There’s recent news that Olympus Corp., which manufactures medical devices as well as cameras and industrial equipment, has agreed to pay $646 million as the result of a kickback lawsuit that may have only seen the light of day thanks to a brave corporate whistleblower just like those we represent…
March 03, 2016
The Attorney General of Pennsylvania has released an extensive grand jury report that found at least 50 priests in the Catholic Archdiocese of Altoona-Johnstown sexually abused hundreds of children over the years. The 147-page document cited a cover-up by church superiors, including bishops.…
February 11, 2016
Shanin Specter and his team made it 2-0 against Johnson & Johnson in a case against vaginal mesh, a defective product that has caused permanent injury to women across the country. The latest verdict came on Wednesday as a jury in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court handed down a $13.5 million award…
January 25, 2016
For many, the sounds of children and loved ones talking, laughing, playing and enjoying togetherness punctuate weekend and family gatherings. Regardless of whether you're hosting a party or enjoying someone else's hospitality, the Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Kline & Specter, PC,…