tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13802170483924923622016-01-02T06:36:07.799-05:00PA Personal Injury Law SourceHelping people injured by others understand their rights in the civil justice systemBrendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.comBlogger359125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-48091480968747456612015-04-07T18:59:00.000-04:002015-04-07T18:59:23.052-04:00Pittsburgh Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits May Soon SettleActos bladder cancer lawsuit settlement. As a Pittsburgh lawyer actively handling Actos bladder cancer lawsuits I am optimistic that my clients' cases may soon settle for money compensation.  Takeda, the maker of Actos, has offered $2.2 Billion for settlement of all current Actos bladder cancer lawsuits including Pittsburgh Actos lawsuits as reported by Bloomberg here.  If this Actos bladder Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-35188827090329458792015-04-02T09:56:00.000-04:002015-04-02T09:56:26.775-04:00Superbug Reaches Pittsburgh HospitalThe superbug CRE outbreak that struck UCLA hospital in February has come to Pittsburgh.  Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has had at least one patient confirmed to have contracted a strain of deadly carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) after undergoing an endoscopic procedure called ERCP.  At this time, it is believed that the patient contracted CRE due to certain Olympus medical scopes Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-19127350194052976002014-12-07T14:12:00.004-05:002014-12-07T14:13:06.475-05:00Target Labels Customer as Counterfeitter Hit with Big Verdict As a Pittsburgh lawyer who handles a lot of slip and fall lawsuits, I run into Target Corp. as a defendant from time to time.  I am fascinated by the extent of their electronic surveillance system that is maintained by their "Asset Protection," personnel.   Target is the industry leader in surveillance of its employees and patrons.  Unfortunately, Target can get a little carried away with the Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-21956675760347875352014-12-06T11:20:00.002-05:002014-12-06T11:22:10.768-05:00Target Can't Explain Missing Surveillance Footage - Hit with Verdict Target Stores was hit with a jury verdict for failing to have proper product guards in place, which led to a woman falling and sustaining serious injuries.  Though videos and pictures were expected to exist, which would have showed the incident, Target could not explain their absence. In the case of McFarland v. Target Corp.,  plaintiff Ms. McFarland, 50, a part-time server, was shoppingBrendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-70346923826342839082014-12-04T16:56:00.000-05:002014-12-04T16:56:00.155-05:00Verdict Against Target for Soap Spilled by EmployeeTarget Corporation was found responsible for slip and fall injuries in the lawsuit of Sapp v. Target Cor.  This slip and fall lawsuit began on Oct. 31, 2008, when the plaintiff, Mr. Sapp, an unemployed 48-year-old man, was walking in a Target store.  While shopping he slipped and fell on liquid soap. Sapp suffered injuries to both knees.  He sued Target for premises liability. Sapp contended Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-13337267012184557992014-12-03T15:29:00.001-05:002014-12-03T15:29:09.524-05:00Target Store Slip and Fall Verdict This slip and fall in a Target store occurred on July 21, 200.  Plaintiff Ms. Walker, 40, a retail clerk, was in a Target store in the Philadelphia area when she slipped and fell in one of the aisles.  When Target refused to pay fair compensation for her injuries, attorney Ed Chacker took Target to trial before a jury and got a great verdict.  Claiming premises liability, Walker sued Target Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-62767669237097726712014-05-20T11:26:00.001-04:002014-05-20T11:26:27.585-04:00Verdict in Oil and Gas Fracking Nuisance LawsuitIn follow up to my recent post on Pennsylvania private nuisance lawsuits to battle harms caused by oil and gas fracking I stumbled upon a recent $3 million verdict in Texas on a nuisance lawsuit.  Here are a few links to articles about the notable nuisance case, one of the first of its kind (most of these lawsuits are settled before trial): Fracking Went On Trial Texas Family's Nuisance Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-74990252067441585352014-05-19T18:38:00.001-04:002014-05-19T18:38:07.541-04:00Pediatrician Criticizes Fisher Price Rock n' Play Sleeper - Provides Grounds for Lawsuit?Pediatrician's critique of Rock n' Play Sleeper May Provide Basis for Child Injury Lawsuit As a parent of two small children I was quite interested to learn that Fisher Price's Rock n' Play Sleeper was the subject of a compelling article authored by pediatrician Natasha Burgert, MD titled, Dear Fisher Price... As a pediatrician and parent, Dr. Burgert felt it was irresponsible for Fisher Price Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-32294994075138168042014-05-19T17:01:00.001-04:002014-05-19T17:01:33.087-04:00Intertek Testing Services Hit with $6 Million Verdict for Faulty Safety Testing<!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-68569459952900038132014-05-19T16:42:00.001-04:002014-05-19T16:42:40.855-04:00Pennsylvania Nuisance Lawsuit to Combat Fracking Harms Oil and gas fracking can harm Pennsylvania residents.  A lawsuit can fix the harms.  Fracking can harm Pennsylvania real estate, causing the value of residents’ homes and property to decrease.  Oil and gas fracking has also been claimed to cause physical harms to people in certain circumstances.  While there are a number of possible claims that a Pennsylvania land owner may bring against an oil Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-46091671654842336342014-01-08T23:15:00.000-05:002014-01-08T23:15:01.434-05:00Pennsylvania Deposition Objections<!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if !mso]> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-47852884902905621962013-06-05T11:53:00.003-04:002013-06-05T11:53:57.857-04:00Failure to Timely Treat Plagiocephaly Leads to Surgery, Disfigurement While deformational plagiocephaly in infants is not life-threatening, it can lead to disfigurement detrimental to children's well-being.  See, Diagnosis and management of deformational plagiocephaly. The current recommendations for the prevention and treatment of infant plagiocephaly is: 1) more parental education is needed to minimize the development and progression of deformational Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-86831358193190955192013-03-19T18:15:00.003-04:002013-03-19T18:16:17.454-04:00Customer Left Alone on Treadmill in Sears Falls DownSears Corporation was sued in premises liability for a fall sustained by a customer enticed to try out a treadmill.  Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer  Joseph Chaiken of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania obtained a $150,000 verdict in this fall down lawsuit of Gerben v. Sears Roebuck. In this case, the female plaintiff, in her 60's at the time, suffered injury in a fall which occurred at the Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-82290772592742280422013-03-13T10:52:00.001-04:002013-03-13T10:53:42.136-04:00Target Employee Sees Puddle and Leaves to Get Safety Cones, Patron Falls in Mean TimePennsylvania personal injury attorney Edward Chacker of Gay, Chacker & Mittin obtained a great result in a slip and fall case against a Pennsylvania Target Store.  On July 21, 2003, plaintiff Christina Walker, 40, retail clerk, was in a Target store in the Philadelphia area when she slipped and fell on water in an aisle resulting in a premises liability lawsuit. Claiming premises liability, Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-41354982713837727172013-03-10T20:31:00.000-04:002013-03-10T20:32:00.584-04:00Fall Over Concrete at Renovated Target Store Leads to VerdictA Pennsylvania Target Store was the originating site of premises liability lawsuit resulting in a sizable verdict.  In the matter of McCune v. Irwin & Leighton, Co., the plaintiff was expertly represented by Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer Brandon Swartz of top tier Philadelphia law firm, Swartz Culleton.  This case arose in the course of Plaintiff's work when he was delivering rubbish Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-35922880796047731962013-03-09T16:58:00.004-05:002013-03-09T16:59:35.284-05:00Costco Sued for Defective Automatic DoorA Pennsylvania Costco was successfully sued for products liability and premises liability as a result of an allegedly defective automatic door.  The plaintiff in this case was well represented by Pennsylvania personal injury attorney Joe Melillo. In this premises liability lawsuit brought against a Pennsylvania Costco and other, the plaintiff, Lear was seriously injured on December 8, 2004, whenBrendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-46761981926991634022013-03-07T12:51:00.001-05:002013-03-07T12:51:43.499-05:00Great Outcome in Tough Manhole Cover Fall DownSince I have been reviewing a lot of premises liability slip/trip and fall lawsuit outcomes in Pennyslvania I thought I would write about a great outcome recently obtained by my good friend and awesome Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer, Chris Apessos of Ainsman, Levine & Drexler. In the case of Alegre v. Folino Construction the plaintiff and attorney Apessos had a legitimate but tough liability Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-50785920138856912772013-03-06T10:50:00.004-05:002013-03-06T10:51:24.194-05:00Trip Over Beanbag Chair in Target Leads to VerdictA Pennsylvania Target store was successfully sued for premises negligence related to a bean bag chair left in an aisle.  The plaintiff in this Pennsylvania trip and fall lawsuit was well represented by Pennsylvania personal injury attorney William E. Averona. In the case of Davis v. Target Corporation, the plaintiff alleged that the Target store allowed a dangerous condition to exist in its Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-5774557256740892352013-03-05T08:58:00.002-05:002013-03-05T08:58:49.808-05:00Man Falls Due To Defective Toilet Seat in Best Buy StoreIn researching Pennsylvania premises liability negligence lawsuits filed against Best Buy only a few cases turned up.  The only fall lawsuit I found against Best Buy Stores was the matter of David v. Best Buy handled in Federal Court by Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer Arthur Novello. In Davis, on May 8, 2005, the plaintiff , 75, and retired pharmacist, was in Oceanside, Calif., visiting hisBrendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-61808367550032919922013-03-04T11:09:00.003-05:002013-03-04T11:10:25.797-05:00Slip On Ice In Giant Eagle Parking Lot Leads to Lawsuit Over Fractured HipGiant Eagle was sued back to 1982 in a Pittsburgh premises liability lawsuit titled f Hailes v. Giant Eagle.  The plaintiff in this case was well represented by Pittsburgh injury attorneys  Dennis C. Harrington and Dina G. McIntyre.  This case concerned a slip and fall on snow with claims of premises liability related to snow removal and negligent parking lot design leading to a fractured hip. Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-1951407360103419372013-03-03T15:21:00.000-05:002013-03-03T15:25:54.132-05:00Verdict for Woman Slips on Wet Tile Glue in Giant EagleGiant Eagle was successfully sued by Pittsburgh personal injury attorney Joshua Bloom on a theory of premises liability in the case of Danenas v. Giant Eagle.  This was a tough Pennsylvania slip and fall lawsuit with a solid outcome. Read about other local outcomes for lawsuits against Giant Eagle over the past several years at Electric Door Malfunction, and elsewhere on this blog. In this case Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-70300569851586825972013-03-03T08:52:00.002-05:002013-03-03T15:27:14.319-05:00Electric Door Malfunctions, Knocks Giant Eagle Customer Down Fracturing Her HipA Pittsburgh Giant Eagle was the site of a premises liability and product liability lawsuit due to a malfunctioning electric door filed in Allegheny County.  The plaintiff in this Pittsburgh premises liability suit was well-represented by Pittsburgh personal injury attorney Greg Evashavik of Evashavik, DiLucente and Telow.  Giant Eagle was not the only defendant in this case.  Read about other Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-6701814365912327402013-03-02T17:12:00.001-05:002013-03-02T17:12:48.264-05:00Woman Slips and Falls on Soda Spill on Giant Eagle FloorIn the Pennsylvania premises liability lawsuit of Melcersky v. Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer Joseph Gaydos obtained a solid verdict in a tough case.  This was a slip and fall case in  Pittsburgh Giant Eagle where the plaintiff, a female in her late 60s to early 70s, claimed that she slipped and fell as a result of soda which the defendant failed to clean from the floor of its Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-56186961569419253052013-02-28T21:41:00.001-05:002013-02-28T21:42:21.658-05:00Pepsi Cube Tower Collapses on Giant Eagle CustomerTurning now to Pennsylvania premises liability lawsuits against Big Box stores, I will examine a few cases filed against Giant Eagle.  The first premises liability case resulted in a settlement from injuries sustained from the collapse of a giant soda case display.  Not surprisingly a great settlement was reached because superstar Pittsburgh personal injury attorney Jon Perry of Rosen Louik and Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1380217048392492362.post-68356796412111058162013-02-27T22:01:00.007-05:002013-02-27T22:02:15.869-05:00Bathtub Falls On Woman's Head in Home DepotAnalyzing another Pennsylvania premises liability lawsuit against Home Depot, we look now at the case of Coleman v. Home Depot well handled by Pittsburgh personal injury attorney Brian Fife. The plaintiff alleged that she was shopping in the defendant's home improvement store when she was struck in the back by a tub enclosure which fell from a cart pushed by one of the defendant's employees. Brendan B. Lupetin, Esqhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06385195983505006856noreply@blogger.com0