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Statute of Repose

In an effort to protect physicians, the Pennsylvania legislature in 2002 passed a law called the Statute of Repose (read the full text of the Statute of Repose). This Statute differs from Pennsylvania's Statute of Limitations in that the deadlines imposed for the filing of lawsuits are very strict. Although there are many situations where the Statute of Limitations can be avoided, there are very few exceptions to Pennsylvania's Statute of Repose in medical malpractice cases. In fact, Pennsylvania's Statute of Repose is extraordinarily restrictive and sets forth a firm time limit after which the rights of a medical malpractice victim will no longer be protected.

Statute of Repose

In an effort to protect physicians, the Pennsylvania legislature in 2002 passed a law called the Statute of Repose (read the full text of the Statute of Repose). This Statute differs from Pennsylvania's Statute of Limitations in that the deadlines imposed for the filing of lawsuits are very strict. Although there are many situations where the Statute of Limitations can be avoided, there are very few exceptions to Pennsylvania's Statute of Repose in medical malpractice cases. In fact, Pennsylvania's Statute of Repose is extraordinarily restrictive and sets forth a firm time limit after which the rights of a medical malpractice victim will no longer be protected.

STATE MOTORCYCLE HELMET LAW MAY BE RESTORED

Motorcycle enthusiasts won a big victory in 2003 by having Pennsylvania's helmet law stricken. But this decision came under scrutiny after the recent accident report of a 53 old, David Robinson. He was travelling on Quarry road and as he approached a curve, his motorcycle crossed the central line and stuck an embankment. As a result, he slid for about 150 feet and his head hit the pavement resulting in a fatal injury. Though no one can say with conviction that he would have survived had he been wearing a helmet, Capt. Tom Roche said that he believes the man may have. He said he appreciates the freedom of riders being given the choice to wear a helmet but notes that incidents such as this could be prevented. Now, a western Pennsylvania lawmaker is trying to restore the law of mandatory wearing of helmets.

STATE MOTORCYCLE HELMET LAW MAY BE RESTORED

Motorcycle enthusiasts won a big victory in 2003 by having Pennsylvania's helmet law stricken. But this decision came under scrutiny after the recent accident report of a 53 old, David Robinson. He was travelling on Quarry road and as he approached a curve, his motorcycle crossed the central line and stuck an embankment. As a result, he slid for about 150 feet and his head hit the pavement resulting in a fatal injury. Though no one can say with conviction that he would have survived had he been wearing a helmet, Capt. Tom Roche said that he believes the man may have. He said he appreciates the freedom of riders being given the choice to wear a helmet but notes that incidents such as this could be prevented. Now, a western Pennsylvania lawmaker is trying to restore the law of mandatory wearing of helmets.

A Cup of Coffee... Was McDonald's Coffee Case Unreasonable?

Millions of Americans start their day with a cup of coffee and some pay outrageous prices for their morning fix. My law school roommate went through a pound of coffee a week. Being on a tight, student budget, I often indulged as well since there was rarely anything else to drink in the apartment. I drank so much coffee that I honestly lost the attraction to do it.

A Cup of Coffee... Was McDonald's Coffee Case Unreasonable?

Millions of Americans start their day with a cup of coffee and some pay outrageous prices for their morning fix. My law school roommate went through a pound of coffee a week. Being on a tight, student budget, I often indulged as well since there was rarely anything else to drink in the apartment. I drank so much coffee that I honestly lost the attraction to do it.

Indiana Supreme Court Upholds High Standards for Personal Injury Attorneys

The legal profession often has negative connotations associated with it, especially in the field of personal injury law. When an individual thinks of a personal injury lawyer, they often conjure images of a man with a briefcase who pounds the hallways of a hospital attempting to secure business from injured patients or a man chasing an ambulance. In reality, these stereotypical images could not be further from the truth. Lawyers, in every field of the legal profession, are held to a high standard of professional ethics and conduct and the court systems go to great lengths to ensure that those standards carry on. In fact, no other profession has stricter ethical standards than the legal profession.

Indiana Supreme Court Upholds High Standards for Personal Injury Attorneys

The legal profession often has negative connotations associated with it, especially in the field of personal injury law. When an individual thinks of a personal injury lawyer, they often conjure images of a man with a briefcase who pounds the hallways of a hospital attempting to secure business from injured patients or a man chasing an ambulance. In reality, these stereotypical images could not be further from the truth. Lawyers, in every field of the legal profession, are held to a high standard of professional ethics and conduct and the court systems go to great lengths to ensure that those standards carry on. In fact, no other profession has stricter ethical standards than the legal profession.

PREMISES LIABILITY - - NOT JUST SLIP AND FALLS

When people think of premises liability, they probably immediately think of someone slipping and falling in a store or on a faulty sidewalk. However, landlords, employers, elevator companies, and even mass transit authorities can all be responsible for injuries on their property or equipment they operate. Every year, individuals are injured in accidents that occur when premises and equipment are not properly maintained or managed. These injuries can range from cuts, bruises, broken or fractured limbs, to injuries such as brain injuries or even death.

PREMISES LIABILITY - - NOT JUST SLIP AND FALLS

When people think of premises liability, they probably immediately think of someone slipping and falling in a store or on a faulty sidewalk. However, landlords, employers, elevator companies, and even mass transit authorities can all be responsible for injuries on their property or equipment they operate. Every year, individuals are injured in accidents that occur when premises and equipment are not properly maintained or managed. These injuries can range from cuts, bruises, broken or fractured limbs, to injuries such as brain injuries or even death.

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