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Understanding Pennsylvania’s Inheritance Tax

By Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP |

Recently AOL released a story titled “Best states to die in…for taxes,” outlining the states where it is most costly for loved ones left behind when someone passes away. The story focused largely on the inheritance tax, which applies in Pennsylvania as well as five other states. What is this inheritance tax? How much… Read More »

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Frightening Facts About Johnson & Johnson Every Consumer Should Know

By Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP |

For years Johnson & Johnson has faced allegations and lawsuits that some of their products cause cancer. The company has always denied such accusations, but in February they disclosed that federal regulators had questions about the baby products sold by the manufacturing giant. The problem for Johnson & Johnson is a big one. It’s… Read More »

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SSDI vs. SSI: What’s the Difference?

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Those that are unable to work still need to cover the costs of day-to-day living. To do this, they often hear terms such as “SSDI” and “SSI”. These are possible options that can help disabled individuals with their expenses. What are these terms, though? What do they mean, and how are they different? Most… Read More »

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Can I Choose My Own Doctor if I’m Injured at Work?

By Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP |

In Pennsylvania the workers’ compensation system allows most workers injured on the job to receive insurance benefits to cover the costs of their injury. There are though, many requirements and procedures injured employees must follow. Likewise, there are just as many questions surrounding these procedures. One of these, and one of the most complicated,… Read More »

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Living Wills, Advanced Directives, and Why They’re Important

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When most people think of estate planning, they often think the only thing they need to do is create a will. This is a very important step of estate planning, as it allows someone to retain control over their assets, child custody, and other important factors upon their death. However, wills are not the… Read More »

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FDA Finds Link Between Breast Implants and Cancer

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It was in early February 2019 that the Food and Drug Administration released a report stating they had found a link between breast implants and cancer. According to the report, 457 currently suffer from a rare type of cancer known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The cancer is not breast cancer,… Read More »

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Contesting a Will in Pennsylvania

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A last will and testament can sometimes cause disagreements within a family. There are times though, that those disputes go further than just simple squabbling. Someone may argue that the will is actually invalid and wish to contest it. In Pennsylvania, this is a possibility. However, those wishing to contest a will must fulfill… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and Third Party Claims

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The line between workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits is sometimes blurry. When injured on the job, most people automatically think they must go through workers’ compensation in order to claim benefits. However, this isn’t always the case. When a third party has caused the accident that resulted in injury, the employee can… Read More »

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Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

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It’s unfortunate, but it’s a fact. The Social Security Administration denies more claims than it approves. That means that many people eligible, and in desperate need, of benefits are left with nothing to help them through a very difficult time. The reason for the denial is most often not because a person does not… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decides Insurance Stacking is Allowed

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It was good news for Pennsylvanians recently when the state’s Supreme Court ruled that individuals injured after an auto accident could stack their insurance. The 5-2 decision involved a motorist injured after a motorcycle accident, and the insurance company Geico. The injured motorist had purchased insurance coverage for the motorcycle he was riding, as… Read More »

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