Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy
Free Consultation
No Fees Until You Win

August 2016 Archives

Certain steps by drivers can avoid commercial truck accidents

According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,921 people lost their lives in 2012 in crashes involving commercial trucks nationwide, including in Pennsylvania. Another 104,000 people were injured in truck accidents. For other road users, these numbers are alarming, and motorists may feel threatened when they have to share the roadways with big rigs.

EHR errors may lead to medical malpractice lawsuits

The advancement of technology has had positive impacts on various industries, including the medical industry, in Pennsylvania and other states. Electronic health recording (EHR) is rapidly replacing handwritten medical records and even written prescriptions by doctors. EHR allows physicians access to medical records of patients, regardless of where and by whom patients were treated before. However, system and operator errors can lead to medical malpractice lawsuits.

Driver accused of killing teenage friend in fatal auto accident

No person would want to be responsible for the death of a friend. However, it is quite common to see reports of fatal car accidents in which the negligence of drivers caused the deaths of passengers. A man from western Pennsylvania has to face the consequences of such an auto accident that claimed the life of his friend.

Truck accidents: 3 airlifted after suffering critical injuries

When cars are in the way of out-of-control commercial trucks, the occupants of the cars often have slim chances of survival. Truck accidents on Pennsylvania highways often result from drivers not taking note of the traffic conditions ahead. Three occupants of two cars were fortunate to survive a recent crash that involved multiple vehicles.

Widower alleges medical negligence in failure to diagnose cancer

There is an increased risk of harm doctrine in Pennsylvania state that is similar to the loss of chance law in some other states by which a doctor can be held liable if his or her negligence is determined to have increased the risk of harm to a patient. For example, with a disease such as cancer, not caused by the doctor, negligence such as incorrect treatment or failure to diagnose could reduce or eliminate the survival chances of the patient. A widower in another state recently filed a lawsuit against an imaging company and a doctor who is one of its directors, alleging medical negligence in failure to diagnose breast cancer.

Send Me an Email to arrange a Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy
731 Lehigh Street
Easton, PA 18042

Toll Free: 877-245-0251
Phone: 610-365-7892
Fax: 610-258-9498
Easton Law Office Map

20 East Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Toll Free: 877-245-0251
Phone: 610-365-7892
Fax: 610-258-9498
Bethlehem Law Office Map

Review Us
Back To Top