Regis McClelland

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Medical Malpractice: Common Terms and Definitions

Medical malpractice lawsuits can seem overwhelming. In addition to managing the emotional and physical injuries, victims and their families often have to contend with a dizzying mix of medical and legal jargon. With this in...more

3/28/2014 - Medical Liability Medical Malpractice

Maximizing Your Auto Accident Recovery

Have you ever heard stories of auto accident settlements ranging into the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars and wondered, “Where do these numbers come from?” Sure, accident victims can typically recover...more

2/21/2014 - Car Accident

How Can You Insure Yourself Against Uninsured Motorists?

Typically, after an auto accident you are expected to exchange insurance information with the other driver. But imagine one Sunday as you are driving home from brunch, another driver crashes into the side of your car as he...more

2/19/2014 - Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists

Redressing Medical Malpractice Injuries

When you head to a hospital, doctor’s office, or operating room, you expect to get flawless assistance from an expert in the field of healthcare. As medical patients, we are often quick to place complete trust in the hands of...more

2/18/2014 - Healthcare Medical Malpractice

Construction Injuries Deserve Full Compensation

Construction accidents happen in Pennsylvania every day. In the summer of 2013, for instance, a six-story building under construction on the campus of Temple University partially collapsed, severely injuring several...more

2/17/2014 - Bodily Injury Construction Accidents Construction Workers Workplace Injury

Antidepressant Use Can Be Dangerous for Pregnant Women

A recent lawsuit highlights the dangers many consumers contend accompany one of the most common antidepressants on the market: Zoloft. A Texas woman is suing in Pennsylvania federal court alleging that as a result of taking...more

2/13/2014 - Birth Defects Pregnancy Prescription Drugs

Employer Liability in Auto Accidents

Sometimes, employers can be held liable for damage or injury caused by employees in auto accidents. Many employees use company cars or drive as a part of their employment responsibilities. If an employee is involved in an...more

2/10/2014 - Car Accident Employer Liability Issues

When Tires Fly

When large semitrucks whiz by, the brief slipstream of air that accompanies their passage can create a moment of tension for any driver. But imagine an even scarier situation: as the truck passes you, its tires detach and...more

1/23/2014 - Trucking Accident

Scary Road Reality: Drunk Driving Not Limited to Passenger Vehicles

A recent discovery of a bottle of vodka in the cab of a garbage truck after an accident on Interstate-75 highlights a scary reality for drivers on the road: Even industrial truck drivers sometimes drive while under the...more

1/21/2014 - DUI

Benevolent Gesture Law Doesn’t Bar Malpractice Suits

Sometimes an apology is all it takes to mend fences ? at least the state of Pennsylvania hopes this is the case for healthcare providers who own up to their negligent actions. Recently, Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill...more

1/16/2014 - Benevolent Gesture Law Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Medical Malpractice

Sleepy Truck Drivers Create Hazards on the Road

Long-distance trucking can be a very dangerous business for drivers and passengers in nearby vehicles. Trucker Andrew Bokelman recently learned this lesson firsthand in a most tragic way. In November 2013, Bokelman was...more

1/13/2014 - Rest and Meal Break Trucking Accident Trucking Industry

Nursing Home Negligence Is on the Rise

When you placed your loved one in a nursing home, you probably did so because you felt it was the safest place. If you are like most people, you probably did some research, visited numerous nursing homes and made the best...more

1/2/2014 - Elder Abuse Negligence Nursing Homes Slip and Fall

Auto Accident Compensation

If you have been in an auto accident that was not your fault, you are likely aware of the drastic physical, mental and financial consequences an auto accident can cause. Auto accident losses can also extend to your car and...more

12/31/2013 - Car Accident Non-Economic Damages

Defective Auto Parts: When the Fault Is in Your Vehicle

A Philadelphia jury recently returned a verdict of $15 million in an automobile products liability case against Central City Toyota. The lawsuit alleged that the plaintiff, a physician, was injured when the ball joint of a...more

12/9/2013 - Car Accident Manufacturing Defects

Understanding the Difference Between Contributory and Comparative Negligence

In a car or trucking accident, contributory and comparative negligence are defenses that can sometimes be used to determine the degree of fault each driver has for the accident. They also affect how much financial...more

12/3/2013 - Comparative Negligence Contributory Negligence

Cerebral Palsy: What You Need to Know

Approximately 10,000 to 16,000 babies in the United States are born with cerebral palsy each year. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, here is what you need to know....more

12/2/2013 - cerebral palsy Disability

Surgical Errors That Show Up Later

We’ve all heard the horror stories about a surgeon operating on the wrong body part or even on the wrong patient. However, some surgical errors only become obvious after the surgery is over....more

11/26/2013 - Negligence Professional Liability Surgical Errors

The Problem of Underinsured Trucking

The effects of a vehicle accident involving a semi-trailer truck can be devastating. While driving along highways, we have all encountered an overturned truck next to a mangled car by the side of the road. The sheer size of...more

11/25/2013 - Trucking Industry Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists

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