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Tag: Wrongful Death

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Decision in Favor of Family of Victim in Medical Malpractice Case

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 […]

Jon Perry Argues Before Pennsylvania Supreme Court for Victim’s Family in Medical Malpractice Case

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 […]

What might I recover in a wrongful death lawsuit?

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.