The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that mental health professionals have a duty to warn of threats made by patients, even if they are made against an unspecified person. This ruling upheld a previous 2018 Superior Court decision that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian Shadyside, the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, as well […]
Tag: Wrongful Death
On October 16, 2019, Jon Perry argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the family of Lisa Maas, a woman who was attacked and killed by a UPMC psychiatric patient. Laura Maas, mother of the victim, consulted Rosen & Perry following this horrible tragedy. Pennsylvania law has long provided near blanket immunity to […]
The parents of an 18-year-old riding as a passenger in the front seat of a Tesla S have filed suit against the auto manufacturer. The car was driven by another 18 year old who was also killed when the vehicle crashed into a wall of an exit ramp in Tampa Bay, Florida. A third passenger […]
A. Wrongful Death Damages
Wrongful Death and Survival Actions Pleading, Proving and Valuing
Facing the loss of a loved one can be one of the hardest things to do in life. Your emotional turmoil can be great, and you may struggle to cope with the reality that you will never see or hear your loved one again. Precious family moments will pass without the person’s presence, and you will never again be able to celebrate life’s milestones with the deceased. Making matters worse, there may be very real financial ramifications of your loved one’s passing, including medical expenses, funeral costs and lost wages.