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Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania, based in Scranton, and Senior Care Centers of America Inc., based in Trevose, have agreed to pay $1.2 million as a result of the care Drums resident Sandra Dunkle, 61, received at their facility in Wright Twp.
Bradley Moyer of Pisanchyn Law Firm — which handled the previous cases — is representing a then-13-year-old boy who “was coerced into non consensual sexual acts with their roommate while they should have been under the supervision and care of Glade Run Corporation Defendant’s staff,” according to the suit.
After the jury in separate underinsured motorist (“UIM”) beneﬁts trials awarded the insured $75,000.00 in economic damages and $175,000.00 in noneconomic damages for an aggregate gross award of $250,000.00, the combined verdicts were reduced to a net UIM award of $150,000.00 to reﬂect a credit for the tortfeasor’s liability insurance coverage limit of $100,000.00.
Due to the death of a plaintiff, one representing the estate of a Carbondale woman who passed away from cardiac arrest three years ago while in the care of Geisinger Medical Center, another individual has been substituted to stand in for the litigation.
Michael Pisanchyn was lead trial counsel with Douglas Yazinski and Bradley Moyer sitting second chair. The Defendant Monroeton Rod and Gun Club was represented by 1) Donald Carmelite, 2) Scott Gemberling and 3) Mathew Kerris sitting second chair all from Marshall Dennehey and also 4) Patrick Heffron of Chartwell Law. The Defendant Driver was represented by Attorney Robert Muolo from Wiest Muolo Noon Swinehart and Bathgate. The trial took place for 5 days with the jury deliberating about 90 minutes.
A $2.3 million resolution will keep the community safe from bars and restaurants who serve people too much to drink, said an attorney representing Scott Bitler’s family.
This dram shop action arose from an automobile accident involving a head-on collision caused by a drunk driver after he consumed alcohol at two Northumberland County, Pennsylvania bars. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant bars served the driver alcohol while he was visibly intoxicated.
A Philadelphia jury handed down a nearly $3 million verdict against a Berks County children's residential treatment home accused of ignoring the warning signs of a mentally ill teenager's intent to commit suicide. By P.J. D'Annunzio | April 09, 2019 at 03:53 PM A Philadelphia jury handed down a nearly $3 million verdict against a [...]
BY TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER Apr 9, 2019 Updated Apr 17, 2020 Comments A Philadelphia County jury awarded more than $2.9 million to the father of a teenager who committed suicide after running away from a Berks County residential treatment facility. Calvin Long of Wernersville filed suit against Bethany Children's Home in Womelsdorf, alleging staff there was [...]
$3 million was awarded to the father of a 16-year-old girl who committed suicide in 2015 while she resided at the Bethany Children’s Home. A Philadelphia jury found Bethany Children’s Home negligent for not properly supervising the young woman, resulting in her leaving the campus unsupervised – despite the law requiring her to be supervised off the grounds while under their care.
A Philadelphia jury awarded $2.9 million to the father of a 16-year-old girl who committed suicide in 2015 while she resided at the Bethany Children’s Home in western Berks County, according to court documents.
Patrick Varine | Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:06 p.m. The family of a Scranton toddler who was attacked by a dog this past May is suing the dog’s owner, accusing him of harboring an exotic wolf-dog hybrid he knew to be dangerous. Katelyn Davis’ 2-year-old son, who is not identified by name in the lawsuit, [...]
ZELIENOPLE. Pa. — A new lawsuit has been filed against a now-shuttered Butler County youth home with a troubled history after allegations that a young child was sexually abused there. Glade Run Lutheran Services closed in 2015 amid several abuse claims that were reported to the state's Department of Human Services. A lawsuit was settled [...]
Michael DiVittorio | Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:32 p.m. The parent organization that ran a since-closed Zelienople youth home and recently settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a teenage sexual assault victim faces a new lawsuit of a similar nature. Attorney Michael Pisanchyn Jr. of the Pittsburgh-based Pisanchyn Law Firm filed the suit this [...]
The Pisanchyn Law Firm has reached settlement for its sexual abuse suit with Glade Run, a nonprofit that provides youth services. The confidential settlement will enable the family of the young victim, who suffered abuse at Glade Run’s Zelienople youth service program, to adequately care for his needs for the rest of his life. The [...]
Eric Jankiewicz Eagle Staff Writer | January 11, 2019 Only days after settling a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse, a Zelienople youth service program is being sued again over similar accusations, including claims that the program's lax supervision led to sexual assaults in 2014. “A brief review of the facts, as stated in [the victims] complaint, [...]
ZELIENOPLE — Another lawsuit alleging sexual assault has been filed against the former Glade Run Lutheran Services youth home. The Pisanchyn Law Firm filed the complaint Monday in Butler County Court on behalf of a now-19-year-old boy, who was 13 at the time of the alleged incidents. The same firm filed two separate lawsuits last [...]
The family of a 2-year-old boy severely injured when a dog bit him at Hollenback Park earlier this year filed suit against the dog owner Thursday, accusing him of negligence in the attack that occurred while the dog was in a fenced dog area.
The Pisanchyn Law Firm filed suit earlier today. See some of the media that have been published all the way to Pittsburgh. We’re hoping this will make the community safer and bring attention to this issue. Can click on the three different articles below: Times Leader Trib Live Citizen’s Voice
Pisanchyn Law Firm’s recent $6.5 million recovery for the untimely death of 22-year old Wesley Sherwood due to a defective rock crusher is featured in Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review & Analysis. Click the images below to read the full story.
Article by the Times Leader – Click here to view By Patrick Kernan – email@example.com | October 13th, 2017 10:04 pm Wesley SherwoodLANESBORO — Wesley Sherwood’s family has agreed to a $6.5 million settlement with two companies after he was killed by falling into a rock crusher in 2011. Sherwood’s estate was represented by the [...]
This last Thursday a jury in Lackawanna County, sent a message to a Defendant awarding over quarter of a million dollars for his “outrageous conduct.” Specifically the jury awarded $311,498.45 with the largest portion $200,000 toward punitive damages. It took the Pisanchyn Law Firm through Attorney Douglas Yazinski and Bradley Moyer just one day to [...]
The Citizen’s Voice Staff writer @cvjimhalpin The family of a Pittston doctor who hanged himself shortly after being discharged from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital has sued the hospital alleging doctors there failed to act when he expressed suicidal thoughts during a psychiatric assessment. Dr. Steven Allan Azaravich, 33, of Pittston, was found dead July 22, 2015, [...]
The Pisanchyn Law Firm has filed a Federal Lawsuit against Butler County, its prison and their food service provider on behalf of two inmates who were sexually assaulted while serving time for low-level offenses. Attorney Michael Pisanchyn, Jr., says that the main concern of the suit is preventing future sexual assaults at the facility. “It [...]
Construction safety regulations are essential to ensure the well-being of workers and prevent accidents on construction sites. These regulations may vary depending on the country, state, or region, but some common construction safety regulations include:
Hearing protection is of paramount importance, especially for those who serve in the military, law enforcement, or work in noisy industrial environments. When a trusted company like 3M, a household name for innovation and quality, supplied the U.S. military with earplugs intended to safeguard soldiers' hearing, it seemed like a step in the right direction. [...]
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident and believe that someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions contributed to the incident, you may be eligible to file a construction accident lawsuit. Here are the general steps involved in pursuing a construction accident lawsuit:
Construction sites are known for their inherent dangers and risks, and accidents can occur due to various factors. Some of the most common causes of construction accidents include:
Construction accident attorneys are legal professionals who specialize in representing individuals who have been injured in construction site accidents.
If you’ve been bitten by a dog, it’s crucial to take immediate steps to protect your health and ensure your legal rights are safeguarded. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what you should do:
States determine dog owners’ negligence based on the specific laws and legal standards established within their jurisdictions. The process of determining negligence generally involves looking at the circumstances surrounding the dog bite incident and assessing the actions or inactions of the dog owner.
Dog bite laws vary depending on the jurisdiction (country, state, or region), so it’s essential to specify the location you’re referring to. However, I can provide you with some general information about dog bite laws in the United States as an example.
Negligence-based laws are a fundamental legal concept used to determine fault and liability in various types of civil cases, including personal injury claims such as car accidents, slip and falls, and medical malpractice.
Negligence-based dog bite laws focus on the concept of negligence on the part of the dog owner. Under these laws, a person who has been bitten or attacked by a dog must show that the owner acted negligently in some way, leading to the incident.
The party who will pay your insurance claim after a car accident will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the insurance policies involved. Here are some of the possible scenarios:
If you fall at your friend or relative’s house and sustain an injury, you may be able to pursue legal action against them for your damages. The exact course of action will depend on the specific circumstances of your fall and the laws in your jurisdiction.
With Spring here and Summer just around the corner we are about to see an increasing number of motorcyclists on the roads, ourselves included! Unfortunately the nice weather and increasing motorcyclists also means we will be seeing and hearing about motorcycle accidents.
Pain and suffering are types of damages that can be awarded in a personal injury case, along with other types of damages. The main difference between pain and suffering and other damages is the type of harm they compensate for.
Every year, thousands of people are injured in amusement parks across the globe, ranging from minor scrapes and bruises to more severe injuries that require medical attention. In this article, we will explore common amusement park injuries and the most dangerous rides that pose the greatest risk of injury.
Winning Smiles: Popular Personal Injury Settlements Who knew that a slip and fall or a car accident could lead to winning big? In the world of personal injury settlements, there are some cases that have become the stuff of legends. From spilled coffee to faulty equipment, these victories have earned their winners more than just compensation—they’ve earned them a little bit of fame and a whole lot of smiles. So if you’re looking for inspiration or just need a reason to grin, read on for some of the most popular personal injury settlements of all time.
Truck accidents can occur due to a combination of factors, and they often result from a variety of causes. Some common truck accident causes include:
From slips and falls to dog bites and more, we’ve rounded up the top 10 most hilarious personal injury claims that will make you laugh…and wince!
“Rev Up Your Safety: Avoid Motorcycle Mishaps!” – Are you ready to hit the open road on your motorcycle? Before you do, it’s important to remember to rev up your safety as well! Follow these tips to avoid any mishaps on your exciting ride.
Construction accidents are a sad reality, but that doesn’t mean we can’t build a brighter future by finding solutions.