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Med Mal Matters: People Matter

As a personal injury law firm in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, we sue doctors, hospitals, nursing homes…basically anyone or anything with a license to provide health care. And in 30 years of practicing law, we have come to learn a few things. Take a look at the top 10 surefire tips we've compiled for health care workers to avoid ending up in court against us.

By | May 19th, 2016|Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Med Mal Matters: People Matter

The Big News with Baby Powder

Recently, there have been multiple allegations against the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson involving the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Both of these products include talcum powder, which is made from talc – a mineral containing magnesium and silicon which is mined in rock form. If you think you or someone you love has been harmed by the use of talcum powder, contact the personal injury attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.

By | May 5th, 2016|Injury Attorneys PA, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on The Big News with Baby Powder

Medical Marijuana: Is it High Time for PA?

Medical marijuana legislation has been popping up all over the country since 1996 when California first legalized the medical use of cannabis. Now, Pennsylvania is poised to become the 24th state to legalize something which is still illegal under federal law. What will this mean for you?

By | April 14th, 2016|Criminal Defense, Injury Attorneys PA|Comments Off on Medical Marijuana: Is it High Time for PA?

Access to Medical Records Now Less Painful

Anyone who has tried to get their own medical records knows it can be more of a pain than the condition that generated the records in the first place! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has produced a remedy to lessen the bureaucratic red tape for patients who seek access to their medical records.

By | April 7th, 2016|Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Access to Medical Records Now Less Painful

Is Your M.D. a D.O?

Have you ever wondered why some doctors have D.O. after their names and not M.D.? Is it a distinction without a difference? M.D.s are what most people think of when they are talking about a physician, and certainly they are more

By | February 5th, 2016|Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Is Your M.D. a D.O?

The History of the Second Amendment

The current epidemic of gun violence in America has brought with it new and fervent debates regarding gun control. Understanding the history of the Second Amendment is essential to grasping what the framers of the Constitution meant when they drafted it, and how it relates to our country today.

By | January 4th, 2016|Criminal Defense, Injury Attorneys PA, Weapons Offenses|Comments Off on The History of the Second Amendment

Top 5 Questions About Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania

Many misunderstandings persist about what actually constitutes a medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania. Read on to find our answers to the top five most commonly asked medical malpractice case questions in Pennsylvania.

By | December 21st, 2015|Diagnosis Delay / Misdiagnosis / Failure to Diagnose, Doctor and Hospital Mistakes and Infections, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Top 5 Questions About Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania

Medical Malpractice Case Filings in PA Continue to Fall

Tell PA state legislators that “tort reform” isn’t reform at all and that you oppose it in any disguise. And if you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of a medical error, call the experienced Scranton medical malpractice attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski.

NYT: Forced Arbitration is ‘Stacking the Deck’ Against Us

A three-part series in The New York Times details the increasing use of forced arbitration clauses in terms of service agreements with some of the country's largest companies, from eBay to Netflix to Starbucks. What would it take for