Smith & Nephew to pull metal liner in hip replacements

Smith & Nephew announced Friday that it was pulling a metal liner used in hip replacements from the market. The London company said the device is the optional metal liner for its R3 Acetabular System hip devices. Smith & Nephew said it is “not satisfied with the clinical results” of the liner because some patients needed an additional surgery to […]

Full Coverage Does Not Necessarily Mean Full Tort, Choose Wisely

Do you know the difference between “Full Coverage” and “Full Tort?”  Over the years I have had the opportunity to discuss these insurance terms with a lot of folks who learned the hard way what these mean.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked a potential client whether they have “Full Tort” and the potential client responds “Yes, […]

Claimant’s should hire an Attorney for Pennsylvania workers compensation

A recent article in the Claims Journal looks at various reasons and socio-economic groups that tend to hire Attorney’s to represent them in workers’ compensation cases.   Interesting, as you can tell, the article takes the approach that sometimes, Attorney’s are unnecessarily involved.  Given the fact the article is written by the insurance industry, that fact is not surprising. The […]

PA Justice Orie-Melvin to step aside to fight criminal charges

Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Justice Jane Orie Melvin turned herself in this morning to face nine criminal charges against her, filed by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zapala.  “In order to avoid the appearance of impropriety and in accordance with precedent, Justice Orie Melvin is voluntarily recusing herself from all judicial duties pending resolution of the criminal charges,” wrote William […]

Burden of a Proof after 500 weeks upheld

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court applied the standard burden of proof in Reinstatement of benefits to the exhaustion of 500 weeks of Partial Disability Benefits.  When a Claimant files a Reinstatement Petition to be reinstated to full total disability benefits, he must meet the burden in showing a worsening condition.  However, what about after the Claimant reaches the statutory 500 week […]

PA Superior Court grants summary judgment in dog bit case

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has granted summary judgment in a personal injury case involving a dog bite on a child.  The mother of the victim child filed a personal injury action against the Landlord of the property averring that the Landlord was in control of the property and knew or should have known of the violent tendencies of the dog. […]

The Firm!

As a second introductory post, we introduce you to the 2012 Mooney & Associates attorneys From left to right sitting:  Attorney Jeff Lawrence, Founding Partner John Mooney, Attorney Jason Imler From left to right standing:  Attorney Tyann Miller, Attorney Mark Buterbaugh, Attortney Katrina Luedtke, Attorney Rachel Shreck, Attorney Judy Miller, Attorney Goerge Swatrz, and Attorney Amy Ehrhart  ZRDQZWW5XX79 Visit us […]

Welcome to our personal injury blog

As an introductory post, we wish to welcome readers to the official Personal Injury blog of Mooney & Associates.  We are a south central Pennsylvania law firm serving the communities of Hanover, Gettysburg, York, Harrisburg, Chambersburg, Carlisle, Shippensburg, Mercersburg, Greencastle, and Waynesboro and Waynesboro areas.  Our firm vigorously represent clients in personal injury, family law, criminal defense, wills and estate […]