Personal Injury Law Blog - Hal Waldman & Associates

Injury Attorney Serving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Nearby Communities

August 17, 2016

Medical malpractice involves an array of negligence or oversight by medical professionals and facilities. The most common type of medical malpractice claim we see involves failure to diagnose. This usually occurs when you go to the doctor or emergency room and the staff fails to recognize a potential medical condition or injury.

Some other common circumstances of medical malpractice include:

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August 12, 2016

Motorcycle accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries, and you don't necessarily need a witness to prove your claim. There are many circumstances that lead to motorcycle accidents, and it's common for no one to witness the event. Our lawyers in Pittsburgh can build a compelling case for you based on the available evidence and your injuries.

If you've lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, we can help you file a wrongful death case. No amount of compensation can ease the pain...

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August 08, 2016

It’s no surprise that the summer heat brings a rise in swimming pool accidents. Whether it’s unintentional drowning, diving mishaps or slip and fall accidents, thousands are injured each year, and a large percentage of these accidents take place at a residential pool. Unfortunately, the majority of pool accidents involving children under 5 lead to death or long-term health issues from near-drowning.

There are regulations in place to prevent injuries and fatalities at residential Pennsylvania pools, but sometimes negligence, malfunctioning equipment or missing emergency equipment...

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August 05, 2016

As if going to the dentist isn't painful enough, one suburban man got way more than he bargained for when his dentist dropped a tool down his throat during a routine procedure. Janus Pawlowicz was having root canal surgery at an Illinois dental clinic when his dentist told him that she had dropped an instrument somewhere and couldn’t find it.

"The dentist, on the day of the procedure, knew that she dropped a tool but didn't know what happened to it. She looked around the room and couldn't find it," said Rob Kohen, Pawlowicz's attorney.  "She told me when she found it, she will be calling me," Pawlowicz said. But the phone never...

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August 04, 2016

Ford is recalling about 830,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Mexico because parts in the side door latches can break and the doors can open while the vehicles are moving. The recall will cost Ford about $270 million. 

Door latches have been problematic for Ford during the past two years. In May of 2015 the company had to recall 692,000 small and midsize cars for a similar latch problem. At the time, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned owners of the cars to get them repaired as soon as they get a notice from Ford.

The recall announced today, Thursday Aug. 4, covers certain 2013 to 2015 Ford Escape SUVs...

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July 28, 2016

Each state has specific laws and limitations when it comes to medical malpractice cases. Pennsylvania statute of limitations on medical malpractice is two years from the time you recognize or should recognize the injury. Your injury must be the direct result of negligence or a violation of the standard of care expected of all Pennsylvania doctors, nurses and healthcare facilities.

Pennsylvania also requires a “certificate of merit” for your medical malpractice case. This means a medical expert must review your claim and determine if there is valid proof of medical negligence,...

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July 27, 2016

Summer is the best time to dust off your motorcycle and hit the open road with a smile only the freedom of the ride can bring, but summer also comes with an increased risk of motorcycle accidents. Our lawyers in Pittsburgh want to remind you of the importance of Pennsylvania helmet laws and other safety measures you can incorporate into your motorcycle rides.

July is Women’s Motorcycle Month – a time to celebrate the increasing number of female riders. Statistically, women focus heavily on motorcycle safety and precautions...

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July 26, 2016

Text Neck, What Is It?

Slumping your shoulders makes you resemble one of our long-extinct ancestors, and if you don't stand up straight, no amount of exercise will give you the hot bod you're after. But we live in an age where digital mobility and connectivity grow more important every day, and can get in the way of good posture. Your cell phone can be a pain in the neck …literally.

The average human head weighs 10 pounds in a neutral position (that’s when your ears are over your shoulders). For every inch you tilt your head forward, the pressure on your spine doubles. So if you're looking at a smartphone in your lap, your...

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July 26, 2016

Dealing with an auto accident is a complicated process. When an uninsured drunk driver hits you, this process becomes even more confusing. You may be wondering whether you can recover damages from the accident. Luckily, you can turn to your own auto insurance. Our lawyer in Pittsburgh can help you get the compensation you deserve to cover your expenses from the accident and any resulting personal injuries.

If you’ve been in an auto accident caused by an uninsured drunk driver, please call Hal Waldman & Associates in Pittsburgh...

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July 22, 2016

It's summer and time for road trips. With so much time spent behind the wheel, there are a number of items that no vehicle should be without—particularly in the event of an accident or emergency. Consider the following seven motorist must-haves before you hop in the next car, and be sure to contact Hal Waldman and Associates if you suffer injuries in a car accident. 

Spare Tire & Jumper Cables: Flat tires and dead batteries are an inevitable part of life. Another inevitability is that these components will fail at the worst possible time. Avoid hassle and hazards by keeping a replacement tire and jumper cables on hand at all times... Read More