Friday, October 5, 2018

Several Children Hurt In School Bus Accident

According to the Philadelphia police, the driver of a Toyota Camry attempted to make a left hand turn and struck a school bus head on.

Multiple Children Hurt In Collision 

Despite being encased in a much larger vehicle, between six and eight children on the bus were hurt and taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the car, who officers reported was traveling at a high rate of speed, sustained a dislocated hip and head injuries and was listed in critical condition at the hospital.

Bus Accidents Can Change Lives 

The cost of medical care required by the victims of bus accidents may cause financial hardship. While many believe that insurance will cover all of their medical bills but often the policy limits are reached before all medical care is obtained.

That's why the victims of a bus accident, or the parents of a minor involved in a bus accident, can file a lawsuit. Through a bus accident lawsuit, the plaintiffs may be able to recover compensation that will allow them to get the medical care that they need.

At Monheit Law, our legal team can help you fight for the compensation that you need. Don't wait to call our local law offices to learn more:

Monheit Law
100 S Broad St #1218a
Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-398-7397

Monheit Law
630 Fairview Rd, #104
Swarthmore, PA 19081
215-398-7515

Monheit Law
1368 Barrowdale Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-866-2018

Monheit Law
2332 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
215-302-0095

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Two Motorcycles Collide, Killing One Rider And Injuring Another

Nearly everyone has seen a group of motorcycle riders on the road and it's no secret that those who love their bikes enjoy spending time with other who do as well. Unfortunately, if not enough space is left between motorcycles, a crash that may have only involved one person can impact others.

Motorcycle Accident Kills Rider In Southwest Philadelphia


Police have reports that one motorcycle rider has been killed and another injured in a crash in Southwest Philadelphia. According to their reports, the accident occurred when one rider lost control of his bike and it crashed into a second bike.

The man who died was the one who lost control of his motorcycle. The other rider is still recovering at a local hospital.

Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits Can Help Victims Recover 


Even if the driver who causes the accident doesn't survive, the victims of the accident can file a lawsuit against their estate. A motorcycle accident lawsuit can provide the plaintiff with compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, and lost wages. Compensation comes through either a settlement or an award but it can be difficult to obtain compensation without the help of an attorney.

At Monheit Law, our attorneys have our clients best interests at heart. Call one of our local offices to learn more about how we can guide you through the legal process and help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Monheit Law
100 S Broad St #1218a
Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-398-7397

Monheit Law
630 Fairview Rd, #104
Swarthmore, PA 19081
215-398-7515

Monheit Law
1368 Barrowdale Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-866-2018

Monheit Law
2332 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
215-302-0095

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Second Victim Of Dump Truck Crash Dies From Injuries

The second victim of a devastating accident involving a minivan and a dump truck has passed away from her injuries in the hospital.

Two Women Killed In Collision With Dump Truck

On July 31st, 2018, two women riding in a minivan were traveling through Burlington when their vehicle crashed into a much larger automobile - a dump truck. Police still aren't sure what caused the collision, however, all three involved in the accident were injured with the most severe injuries being sustained by the women in the minivan.

Both women were rushed to a nearby hospital where the van's passenger, a 69-year-old woman died almost immediately. Just a few days later, 78-year-old friend also died from her extensive injuries.

Police have indicated that the driver of the dump truck stayed at the scene of the crash and cooperated with their investigation.

Wrongful Death vs Personal Injury

In this case, it is possible that either a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit will be filed. It all depends on what the police determine caused the accident.

If it is discovered that the driver of the dump truck was acting negligently and that their actions resulted in the crash, the loved ones of the two women who died may be able to pursue legal action against him in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. However, if it is determined that the driver of the van was responsible, the truck driver may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against their estate.

Another possibility exists - if the crash was caused by a defective part on one of the vehicles, all of the accident victims may be able to pursue legal action against the manufacturer or designer of that part.

To learn more about the legal rights of auto accident victims, contact our local law offices:

Monheit Law
100 S Broad St #1218a
Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-398-7397

Monheit Law
630 Fairview Rd, #104
Swarthmore, PA 19081
215-398-7515

Monheit Law
1368 Barrowdale Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-866-2018

Monheit Law
2332 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
215-302-0095

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Woman Killed By Fiance's Dogo Argentino

A women has died after being attacked by her fiance's dog in their front yard.

Police Officer Forced To Shoot Dog

At around 7:15 am, a driver noticed that the woman was being attacked by a large dog in the front yard of her own home. The driver called the police, who arrived and found that attack still in motion, with the woman on the ground in the bushes and the dog actively assaulting her.

The police officer attempted to intervene but the dog charged him and he was forced to fatally shoot the dog.

The woman was seriously injured from the mauling and was rushed to a nearby hospital where, despite doctors best efforts, she died from her injuries.

Police officers are questioning her fiance about the attack.

Dog Bites Can Cause Permanent Damage

All dogs, but particularly large breeds, have a powerful bite which can literally be bone crushing. In addition to breaking bones, their sharp teeth can cause damage to the tendons, nerves, and skin of a victim.

Dog owners are responsible for their animals actions and if the dog has a history of aggression, the victims may be able to recover financial compensation for their injuries through a dog bite lawsuit.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a dog attack, contact our experienced attorneys to learn how we can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Monheit Law
100 S Broad St #1218a
Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-398-7397

Monheit Law
630 Fairview Rd, #104
Swarthmore, PA 19081
215-398-7515

Monheit Law
1368 Barrowdale Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-866-2018

Monheit Law
2332 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
215-302-0095


Monday, June 4, 2018

$47 Million Awarded To Parents For Child's Scalp Disfigurement

The parents of a child whose scalp and head were seriously disfigured due to a doctors actions have been awarded $47 million by a 12-person jury.

ACE Bandage Wrap Causes Permanent Damage

When the child of the plaintiffs was born, she presented with subgaleal hemorrhage a rare but potentially lethal condition that must be treated quickly. There are several accepted forms of treatment in the USA but none of them include wrapping the child's head with an ACE bandage.

That, however, is exactly what the child's doctor did. He wrapped her head with an ACE bandage - tightly. Today, she has extreme disfigurement and is unable to grow hair because of his treatment. Doctors believe she will require extensive reconstruction surgery over the next few years.

Her parents sued the doctor and hospital, alleging that he did not provide her with the accepted standard of care and that the technique he used was learned in the Philippines, not the USA. After a lengthy trial the jury agreed with them and awarded them $47 million for her ongoing care and suffering.

Birth Injuries Are A Common Form Of Medical Malpractice

Each year, thousands of mothers and their newborns are hurt through medical malpractice during pregnancy, labor, or immediately after birth. While not much can be done to change the past, the future can be made much brighter if compensation is obtained.


Monheit Law
100 S Broad St #1218a
Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-398-7397

Monheit Law
630 Fairview Rd, #104
Swarthmore, PA 19081
215-398-7515

Monheit Law
1368 Barrowdale Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-866-2018

Monheit Law
2332 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
215-302-0095

Friday, May 11, 2018

Patient Wins $2.25 Million After Mistake Made During Spinal Surgery

In March of 2011, a man was admitted to the hospital for surgery - a lumbar fusion surgery. Although nervous, he was hopeful that the surgery would be successful in relieving his pain. Unfortunately, his surgeon made a mistake which would ultimately result in more pain, not less.

After being discharged from the hospital, the patient began to experience pain in his right leg and eventually developed numbness in his right calf and toes. Despite informing his doctor of his pain and numbness, the surgeon failed to order an MRI until January of 2013.

An Errant Screw

The MRI revealed that a pedicle screw was in the wrong place and that the lumbar fusion had failed. The screw was actively pushing on L5 nerve root, causing the continued pain. As a result, he had to undergo a second surgery to correct the fusion and remove the screw.

He filed a lawsuit against the surgeon, alleging that they were negligent because the screw was placed in the wrong location.

The case went to trial, but prior to trial, a high-low agreement was reached with $2.25 being the high amount. Ultimately the jury awarded over $4 million to the plaintiff, however, he will only recover the $2.25 million. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Jury Awards $68 Million To Family Of Man In Coma

Doctors are expected to do many things: listen to their patients, order testing which will correctly identify the medical ailment that is plaguing their patient, and then offer treatment. During surgery, at the very least, surgeons are expected to complete the surgery that they are performing. According to one family, their loved one's surgeon failed to complete a heart surgery before leaving the operating room and as a result, the patient has been in a coma ever since.

Surgeon Leaves Operating Theater Before Closing Patient's Chest

According to the lawsuit filed against Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry, the surgeon began an open heart procedure on a 70-year-old patient. Before completing the surgery, he left the operating room and indicated that a physicians assistant should close the man's chest.

Although physicians assistants do undergo rigorous medical training and have to pass testing in order to become licensed, they are not allowed to perform a surgical closure without a doctor overseeing the procedure.

The plaintiff's further alleged that hospital admin was aware of the fact that the surgeon would regularly leave surgeries uncompleted and that he would also leave the hospital premises before patient's were stabilized and in post-anesthesia care but did nothing to stop it.

After he left the room, the patient began to bleed excessively and had such great blood loss that he went into cardiac arrest. Although his life was saved, he has been in a coma ever since the operation six years ago.

During the trial it was revealed that the family only learned that he had left the room after an anonymous complaint was made to the state medical board and an investigation into the matter was made. Ultimately,  Chaudhry was fine, suspended for 14-days, and then required to undergo additional training.

The jury also heard about numerous complaints made by hospital staff about how Chaudhry behaved at work. Complaints addressed numerous issues including threats issued to staff members by the surgeon if they reported him for poor behavior, failing to respond in a timely manner to pages, his use of discriminatory comments about coworkers sexuality, and other issues which created an overall hostile work environment.

During the trial the defendant was not present and was simply represented by his attorney who indicated he was in Pakistan visiting family. 

Jury Finds Surgeon At-Fault 

After a lengthy trial, the jury found Chaudhry negligent and awarded the plaintiffs, who are the wife and son of the patient who has been in a coma for six years, $68 million.