Investigators who are working to determine what caused the
May 5 plane crash in Mexico that killed 13 people will most likely examine
whether the pilot was attempting to climb above inclement weather, Feldman
Shepherd aviation attorney G.
Scott Vezina said.
What’s known at this time from news reports is that the plane
was flying from Las Vegas to the Mexican city of Monterrey with three crew
members and 10 passengers when …
For the second time in one week, a floatplane operated by Taquan Air in Alaska has been involved in a deadly crash, which again calls into question the safety of sightseeing floatplane tours in Alaska.
According to news reports, a pilot and one passenger aboard a commuter flight died on May 20 when their plane crashed into Metlakatla Harbor, just eight nautical miles away from the …
The horrific mid-air crash of two sightseeing planes in
Ketchikan, Alaska, that killed at least five people raises new concerns about
the safety of air tourism in a locale known for its mountainous terrain, along
with thick fog, snow, rain, and clouds, all of which can impede visibility.
What’s known at this time from news reports is that all 14
passengers involved in the May 13 crash of the two …
Feldman Shepherd, along with two other plaintiffs’ personal
injury law firms, recently donated funds for the purchase of a Mobile Teaching
Kitchen by Vetri Community Partnership in honor of the victims of a catastrophic
food truck explosion in 2014 that killed two people and severely injured
several others in North Philadelphia.
Through our donation, we also pay tribute to an unfulfilled dream of our clients’ family matriarch, the owner of …
In 2017, 5,147 Americans were
killed on the job — an average of 14 deaths each day. Construction workers
account for more than 20% of these fatalities. OSHA estimates that
eliminating the Fatal Four jobsite
hazards could save the lives of 508 workers each year and prevent countless
The ‘Fatal Four’
According to OSHA (the
Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the most
common causes of construction work
injury, known as …
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 …
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. …
Florida Medical Malpractice
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 …
Jason A. Daria
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 …
Affordable care Act
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 …
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 …
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 …
September 16th, 2015
Back in the summer of 2013, this blog wrote about statute of limitations amendment that couldn’t make its way out of the New York state legislature. Lavern’s Law is named after a Brooklyn woman whose curable lung cancer went undiagnosed for years–despite several rounds of …
September 2nd, 2015
Few in our society are as fragile and defenseless as seniors, particularly those in long-term care facilities. This is the reason why a proposed change to Medicare and Medicaid regulations–one that would outlaw forced arbitration as a precondition of entry into such a facility–is so …
August 26th, 2015
Whether they know it or not, in November, Pennsylvanians will cast their votes for (among other positions) three seats on the bench of the commonwealth’s Supreme Court. This is the first time three such positions have been vacant at any one time in the Supreme …
August 19th, 2015
Texas–a state that already has on the books some of the toughest and most draconian tort reform measures in the country–was until recently in the process of passing a bill that would have (according to the Texas Tribune) made “it harder for homeowners and companies …
August 12th, 2015
Supporters of so-called tort reform measures would have the American public believe that medical malpractice cases are not only running rampant in the country’s civil justice system, but that they consistently lead to astronomical verdicts (which, in turn, are driving doctors out of business). Not …
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