Some States Allow Loss of Consortium Damages for Injured Children

Although “loss of consortium” damages are traditionally associated with spousal relationships, modern cases have extended the right to recover them to parent-child relationships. Referred to as “filial consortium damages,” these awards are intended to compensate the parent for the loss of affection, love and companionship that results from a child’s injury or death. Wrongful Death […]

Loss of Parental Consortium in Personal Injury Cases

In the words of the Texas Supreme Court, “The loss of a parent’s love, care, companionship and guidance can severely impact a child’s development and have a major influence on a child’s welfare and personality throughout life.” For this reason, some states have recognized a child’s right to recover for loss of parental consortium in […]

What Happened To The Men Who Signed The Declaration of Independence?

As you may know, our office is conveniently located in the Bourse Building at 5th & Market Streets in Center City Philadelphia (see directions). What you may not know is that our office is across the street from both the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. What follows is some interesting information on some of the […]

Lead Poisoning: What Everyone Should Know

Lead Poisoning is a disease caused by swallowing or inhaling lead. Over 50 percent of U.S. homes built before 1978 contain lead based paint. In the past, lead paint was used in homes on windows, sills, doors, frames, walls, floors, stairs, woodwork, molding, fences, porches, etc. Young children are at great risk because: their bodies […]

Enforcing International Law in the U.S. Under the Alien Tort Claims Act

A tort is a wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, that causes injury to another. An example of a lawsuit based on tort is one brought to recover damages caused by someone’s negligence, or for assault and battery. On a larger scale, the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) of 1789 allows non-citizens to bring civil […]