Personal Injury Law Blog - Hal Waldman & Associates

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September 22, 2016

If you or a family member believe your condition was worsened because a medical worker, doctor, or hospital made bad decisions, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice case. Take this quiz to find out if our attorneys can help you seek compensation:

 

To schedule a free case review, please contact Hal Waldman and Associates by calling (855) 960-5540. We proudly serve clients in Pittsburgh, McKeesport, Penn Hills, and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.

September 19, 2016

Nursing home negligence and abuse is all too common across America. There are many warning signs of elderly abuse including: bedsores, unexplained injuries or wounds and wrongful death. Our nursing home abuse lawyer, Hal Waldman, can help you find justice for your loved one and recover damages for the pain and suffering your family has endured.

If you suspect your loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse or negligence, please call Hal Waldman & Associates in Pittsburgh immediately at (855) 960-5540 to schedule your FREE...

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September 13, 2016

Slip and fall accidents can lead to severe injuries, especially for pregnant women or elderly men and women. These claims can be difficult when there are no witnesses to the accident.  Our law firm has had great success recovering damages from slip and fall accidents without witnesses.

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, please call our lawyer in Pittsburgh today at (855) 960-5540 to schedule your FREE consultation. Hal Waldman & Associates offer experienced personal injury legal services to clients throughout Pennsylvania including Pittsburgh,...

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September 08, 2016

Auto accidents claimed 11 lives over the long weekend in Pennsylvania, and more than 200 people were injured during the busy holiday. Sadly, many of these crashes and resulting wrongful deaths could have been prevented. Holidays such as Labor Day are a great time to get together with family and friends, but these gatherings often involve alcohol.

Drunk driving is a common cause of car accidents along with distracted and aggressive driving. Police departments in cities such as Pittsburgh were on high alert last weekend to detect drunk driving,...

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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:

Surgical error Medication error Birth injury... Read More
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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