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Shipping container falls onto truck, killing worker at Packer Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia

July 13th, 2017

At around 12:30pm on Monday, July 10th, 2017, a shipping container fell onto a pickup truck, killing a worker at Packer Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia. Port Authority officials have determined that it appears a piece of equipment used to lift the large shipping containers, known …

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Opioid Abuse

Preventable Opioid Deaths in Hospitals: The Epidemic No-one is Talking About

July 13th, 2017

While the scourge of opioids and rash of deaths due to heroin and related opiate drugs on our streets has received enormous attention, there is another threat lurking in our hospitals that is taking lives of innocent and vulnerable patients unnecessarily. Feldman Shepherd attorneys have …

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Trucking Accidents

Overworked Truck Drivers — A Menace on America’s Highways

July 10th, 2017

Following his resignation after just one month on the job as an aircraft mechanic in California, Feldman Shepherd client Gary Williams was driving back to his home in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  On March 2, 2012 at about 2:00 a.m., Mr. Williams was traveling on Interstate 80 …

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Roosevelt Boulevard claims another pedestrian life

June 29th, 2017

At 12:30am on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, 35-year-old Errol Catchings was fatally struck by two vehicles on Roosevelt Boulevard. The accident occurred near Wyoming Avenue, at the border of the Hunting Park and Olney neighborhoods, when Catchings walked off the curb into traffic, police said. …

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Florida Medical Malpractice

Florida Supreme Court Rules Medical Malpractice Caps Unconstitutional

June 20th, 2017

Last week, Florida’s Supreme Court ruled that arbitrary caps on awards to medical malpractice victims are unconstitutional.  The court, in a 4-3 ruling, found that the cap enacted in 2003 did not prove to reduce malpractice insurance rates. Instead, this cap unfairly impacted the most …

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Jason A. Daria

Pedestrian struck and killed on Roosevelt Boulevard

April 25th, 2017

The Roosevelt Boulevard claimed another victim this year. On Sunday afternoon April 23rd, 69-year-old Melford Pinckney was crossing the roadway around the 4000 block of the Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia, when he was struck by an SUV traveling southbound, police said. The driver of the …

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Affordable care Act

Malpractice “Reform” should focus on eliminating malpractice, not legal rights of victims

April 24th, 2017

As House Republicans continue to advance their agenda in Washington in efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, one of their anticipated changes to the civil justice system includes a change to medical malpractice laws. Their proposed bill would impose a limit of $250,000 on …

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Feldman Shepherd Attorneys Sue IKEA on Behalf of Bereaved Parents

June 18th, 2016

Everyone who owns a piece of IKEA furniture knows that it can be a real pain to assemble. But, tragically, items from the Scandinavian retailer have proven to be dangerous–and in some instances even deadly. Such is the terrible case of Curren Collas, a two-year-old …

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Study Reveals Leading Cause of Successful Medical Malpractice Cases

June 11th, 2016

On April 29, the New York Times health blog Well published a post titled, “Why Doctors Are Sued.” In its first sentence, it promises to reveal the answer to the question: “What kind of medical error accounts for most malpractice payments?” The answer, its author tells …

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