In this case, a tractor-trailer driver with a history of sleep apnea fell asleep behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer unit. Consequently, the tractor-trailer slammed into a line of vehicles stopped in traffic. As a result of our investigation, we learned that the trucking company did not have a safety policy in place to screen its drivers for sleep apnea.
Results count. This is why Jaime Jackson is one of Pennsylvania’s top personal injury lawyers. Jaime has achieved multi-million dollar verdicts, which you can read about on these pages. These results show how we successfully brought closure for our clients by holding wrongdoers accountable for violating the safety rules which are meant to protect us all. If you need a compassionate, personal injury lawyer with proven experience, please get in touch.
In Pennsylvania, before performing surgery, the surgeon must obtain the patient’s informed consent to the procedure. The patient’s consent must be “informed,” in other words, important information must be explained to the patient. This includes the risks, benefits, alternatives, and identity of the surgeon performing the procedure. In this case, our client died following a heart catheterization, which was performed by a surgeon who had never met the patient.
Many new cars today come with safety features as standard. However, there are also many cars where additional safety features are optional add-ons at the buyer’s expense, or the manufacturer chooses not to include the crash avoidance technology as standard equipment. In this case our client’s vehicle, which was not equipped with a lane keeping system left its lane of travel, entered the breakdown lane, and exited the roadway where it then contacted a culvert. This caused the vehicle to roll over and catch fire. Our client died in the fire.
Earlier this year, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was upheld as admissible evidence by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania as a means of confirming a diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury.