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National Dog Day

National Dog Day

For many of us, we celebrate our dogs every day.  We love them and treat them like family.  National Dog Day is held every year on August 26.  It celebrates all dogs, whether mixed, pure, adopted, rescued, etc. National Dog Day was created in 2004 by animal welfare advocate and pet...

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Ex Parte Communications with Plaintiff’s Treating Physician Warrant Sanction

Ex Parte Communications with Plaintiff’s Treating Physician Warrant Sanction

Bobbi Ann Mertis (Mertis) filed a medical malpractice action against anesthesiologist, Dr. Dong-Joon Oh (Oh), alleging that he negligently performed a femoral nerve block in connection with a knee surgery performed by Dr. Eugene Kim (Kim). Oh retained Attorneys James Doherty and Grace Doherty Hillebrand from the law firm Scanlon,...

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School Zone Safety Tips

School Zone Safety Tips

Students of all ages are returning to school this week, which means school driving zones are back. The school day begins with bus drop offs, kids riding bikes or walking to school and parents dropping their kids off before work. During the morning and afternoon student commutes, it is extremely...

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“Inquiry Notice” for Establishing the Statute of Limitations

“Inquiry Notice” for Establishing the Statute of Limitations

On August 15, 2017, Gilda DiDomizio (DiDomizio) commenced a medical malpractice action. DiDomizio claimed the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) misdiagnosed her with sarcoidosis, and this misdiagnosis delayed the cancer diagnosis and limited her treatment options. By way of history, in August 2011, DiDomizio had an extensive smoking history and...

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Back to School Time

Very soon, we’ll begin to notice that the sun is dipping into the horizon just a little sooner each evening. The first few days of milder weather tend to creep in, reminding that the autumn season draws ever closer. While one could argue that these signs begin to signify the...

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A New Challenge

If you’re stuck in a rut and looking to switch up your daily routine, try a monthly challenge. A monthly challenge can be anything you want to improve upon or accomplish within one month. According to an article from Healthline, it can take anywhere from 18 to 254 days to...

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Power of Attorney

Many people are familiar with the term “power of attorney,” but understanding what that means can be a little more complicated. “Power of attorney” is often encountered in dealing with a loved one’s medical treatment when that person may not be able to make decisions for him or herself, but...

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Be a Friend this School Year

It is hard to believe that it is the middle of August! With August comes the start of another school year. It is a bittersweet moment for a number of families. Some may be walking their youngster into the first day of kindergarten, while others are watching their high school...

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Steps to Become a Lawyer

You have decided that you want to become a lawyer, and now you are thinking about what is to follow. As in any destination in life, there is no set, definite path to follow when pursuing a license to practice law. Some people decide they would like to become lawyers...

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What is Respondeat Superior?

The legal world is known to use words and phrases that are not often utilized in day-to-day vernacular. In turn, the use of these uncommon phrases and terms can often complicate matters for a lay individual with no legal training. The purpose of this blog is to familiarize you with...

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