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WellSpan York Hospital Failed to Comply with State Law in Reporting Patient Who Died in August

In August, WellSpan York Hospital did not report a patient’s death within 24 hours of it happening, which is a violation of Pennsylvania’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act. The patient care inspection report from the Pennsylvania… Read More

How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?

After an accident, a victim may experience physical pain, emotional distress or psychological trauma due to his or her injury. While a personal injury insurance claim can help compensate you for any medical expenses and lost wages, you can only obtain… Read More

Pennsylvania Courts Continue to Side with Insureds in UM/UIM Coverage Stacking Disputes

In the wake of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Gallagher v. Geico in January, in recent months state courts have made rulings in favor of insureds in disputes about stacking underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM). January’s… Read More

Attorney Jessica Mitchell Provides Legal Services at Veterans Hospital

On Friday, September 20th, Schmidt Kramer Attorney Jessica Mitchell volunteered her time at a pro bono legal clinic at the VA Medical Center in Lebanon, PA. On behalf of the firm, Jessica helped provide free legal consultations and advice to veterans… Read More

How to Lower the Risk of Injury in a Manufacturing Job

There are a lot of manufacturing workers in Pennsylvania, and that means a lot of people may be at risk for an injury in a manufacturing plant. While there is no way to completely protect yourself from injury, there are steps you can take that may help… Read More

Are Farmers Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Some farm workers are not covered by Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system. However, there is a lot of confusion about this issue that often leads injured farm workers to not report an injury, even though they may be eligible for benefits. It is… Read More

Attorney Jessica Mitchell and Her Family Took Part in Alzheimer’s Walk, Helped Raise Over $5,000

On Saturday, Schmidt Kramer attorney Jessica Mitchell and her family participated in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Johnstown, PA. With the generous support of her family and friends, Jessica was able to raise $880 toward Alzheimer’s care, support… Read More

Abbie Trone Appointed as Young Lawyer Division Liaison for Pennsylvania Bar Association

Abbie Trone was recently selected to be YLD (Young Lawyer Division) Liaison for the Appellate Advocacy Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  The Appellate Advocacy Committee communicates between the bar and the state and federal bench on matters… Read More

What You Should Know About Continuing Disability Reviews

Even after being approved for benefits, the Social Security Administration may review your condition to determine if you still meet the definition of disability. These are called Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) and there are certain things you should… Read More

Family of Deceased Nursing Home Resident Suing Facility to Try to Prevent Harm to Others

The family of a Pleasant Acres Nursing Home resident who died last December has filed a lawsuit against the facility. In the lawsuit the family claims staff members did not watch their mother properly. She needed to be monitored closely because she had… Read More