Bisel Logo Pennsylvania Damages — Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements

2017 Edition

AUTHORS: BRANDON H. ZANAN,
TRACEY R. RICH and LISA A. RUFF

Published: December 2016
(Previous Editions: 1959, 1969 (Troutman), 2007 - 2016
Most recent supplement/update: N/A
ISBN: 1-887024-73-5

1 VOLUME, SOFT-COVER, PRICE: $166.00

PURPOSE
Designed to aid in the quick appraisal and evaluation of personal injury and death claims in Pennsylvania. Anyone engaged in personal liability matters will have unlimited use for this handy volume.

IN DEPTH COVERAGE
A carefully digested and indexed classification of awards based on the extent of injuries, taken from actual reported and unreported verdicts and findings during the past decade in the Pennsylvania State and Federal Courts located in the Commonwealth, fully reflecting the inflationary trend which has occurred.

REVISED ARRANGEMENT
The current edition was converted to soft-cover format to cover cases from 1990 onward and will be kept up to date with yearly revisions. For each case in the book, the authors have included: the verdict or settlement; where the case arose or was initially tried; a summary of the facts; counsel, judge and docket number; and the year of final decision.


Sample Text

DOG BITE

Settlement: $300,000
County: Lancaster

Summary of Facts: Minor plaintiff, a 12 year-old girl, was rescued by a neighbor after she was attacked by two dogs. Another neighbor, who was a police officer, shot one of the dogs. Defendant owner arrived and grabbed his other dog by the collar while it allegedly attempted to attack police officers when they arrived at the scene. The second dog was then shot and destroyed. Minor plaintiff sustained lacerations and contusions to her face and legs and partial avulsion of the left ear. Additional injuries included abrasions and contusions to the child's right gum, puncture wounds and lacerations to the left cheek resulting in permanent scarring of the face and legs and a permanently deformed left ear. Plaintiff father brought suit against the defendant owners of the dogs. The case settled prior to trial for the defendant's $300,000 homeowner's policy limit.

Attorney for Plaintiff: ~~
Attorney for Defendant: ~~
Judge: ~~

Schober v. Mack,
Case No. 2813-1996 (December 1996).


SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

Abdomen Foot Injections
Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injury Fractures Knee
Amputation Ankle Lacerations
Arm Arm Lead Poisoning
Finger Cervical Leg
Leg Clavicle Ligament
Ankle Coccyx Lung
Arm Elbow Misdiagnosis
Arthritis and Rheumatism Eye Mouth, Teeth and Jaw
Asbestos-Related Injuries Finger Multiple Injuries
Assault and Battery Foot Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Baldness Hand Neck
Birth Defects Hip Nerve Damage
Blindness and Visual Impairment Jaw Obstetrics
Blood Knee Paralysis
Bruises Multiple Fractures Pelvis
Burns Neck Psychological Injuries
Buttocks Nose Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Cancer Pelvis Rib
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Rib Scarring and Disfigurement
Chest Shoulder Sexual Assault and Molestation
Death Skull Shoulder
Defamation Spine Sprains and Strains
Disc Injuries Sternum Cervical
General Teeth Lumbar
Cervical Toe Shoulder
Lumbar Vertebra Testicle
Thoracic Wrist Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Dog Bite Guillain-Barre Syndrome Toe
Drugs Gunshot Tongue
Elbow Hand Toxic Substance Exposure
Electric Shock Head and Brain Tuberculosis
Emotional Distress Headaches Unconsciousness
Eye Hearing Voice
Face Heart Wrist
Finger Hip  
Food Poisoning Infection  

APPENDIX A: Damages for Delay—Pa.R.C.P. 238
INDEX

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