Kinds of Product Liability in Pennsylvania

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August 18, 2018
What You Should Do If Injured by a Defective Product in Pennsylvania

Types of Product Liability Claims in Pennsylvania

Consumers expect all products that they purchase to be safe for use or at least contain instructions with warnings about possible dangers. If a manufacturer’s product is defective and causes a person to suffer injuries, the victim may be entitled to various damages. Product liability actions apply to all kinds of different items, including motor vehicle parts, prescription medications, and others. Pennsylvania places a statute of limitations (time limit) of two years on product liability claims, which makes it critical for victims to seek legal representation as soon as possible after being injured by a defective product. Were you recently […]
August 14, 2018
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident in Harborcreek Township

How Informed Consent Works in Pennsylvania

Virtually all medical procedures involve a certain degree of risk for the people undergoing them. Doctors thus have both a moral and legal obligation to fully inform their patients of all possible dangers. This is known as informed consent. When a person undergoes a procedure and suffers a serious injury that he or she did not know could result, that individual may be able to file a medical malpractice claim for lack of informed consent. Most physicians will require patients to sign consent forms that are intended to indicate the patients understand all possible risks, but that paperwork alone is […]