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Areas of Practice

Through education, continuous training, and broad experience, the attorneys and staff at Silverman & Fodera are organized into specialty Practice Groups. Each group is a team. Teamwork is the basis of the firm's day-to-day operations.

Medical Malpractice Practice Group


The highly selective Medical Malpractice Practice Group focuses on cases where medical diagnosis and treatment by a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider has fallen below the standard of appropriate medical care. You can be confident that if your case is assigned to a Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney placed in this Practice Group, that litigator has demonstrated special competence in understanding multiple fields of medicine and regularly consults with leading medical professionals from across the country on an ongoing basis to ensure that the chances of successful case outcome are maximized. A team of the best Pennsylvania birth injury lawyers and medical malpractice litigators is standing by to help you successfully prosecute your case.

Failure to Diagnose -- Failure to Properly Treat -- Surgical Errors -- Informed Consent -- Disabled Newborns -- Anesthesia Reactions -- Unnecessary Surgery -- HMO and Managed Care Negligence -- Nursing Home Misconduct

Healthcare Practice Group


The Pennsylvania medical negligence lawyers assigned to the Healthcare Practice Group help clients suffering from adverse outcomes from dangerous medical devices, drugs, and contaminated blood products. Constant monitoring of developments at the Food and Drug Administration helps to keep this Practice Group's approach fresh and current.

Dangerous Medical Devices -- Dangerous Pharmaceuticals -- Implanted Devices -- Prescription Drug Reactions -- Contaminated Blood Products -- Over-The-Counter Drug Reactions -- Dangerous Dietary Supplements -- Violations of FDA Regulations -- Violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

Transportation Practice Group


The Transportation Practice Group has extensive experience in handling all types of serious injury from automobile/ truck/bus/train and airplane accidents, whether due to the negligence of others, common carriers, government traffic engineers, or manufacturers. Keeping abreast of almost daily changes in this area of the law, both at the legislature and in the courts, is the key to this team of successful Philadelphia car accident lawyers.

Automobile and Truck Accidents -- Public Transportation Accidents -- Negligent Road and Highway Design -- First Party Insurance Benefits -- Tort Option Disputes -- Railroad Crossing Accidents

Toxic Injuries Practice Group

The Toxic Injuries Practice Group was formed in response to the growing number of clients complaining of lead-based paint poisoning in their children. Broadened in scope, this Practice Group is now equipped to handle the full panoply of toxic exposure cases. Facility with difficult epidemiological and other scientific evidence allows the attorneys in this Practice Group to evaluate and successfully prosecute complex toxic tort cases.

Lead-Based Paint Poisoning -- Heavy Metal Poisoning -- Organic Solvent Toxicity -- Latex Glove Allergy -- Radiation Exposure -- Chemical Exposure

Products Liability Practice Group


The focus of the Pennsylvania personal injury attorney working within the Products Liability Practice Group are cases of unsafe products causing injury, whether in the workplace, at home, or during recreation. These attorneys are trained to identify and gather evidence of dangerous product design, defective product manufacture, and inadequate product warnings with the assistance of nationally-renowned professional engineering experts, in the context of often-contentious litigation.

Unsafe Machinery and Equipment -- Defective Tools -- Unsafe Appliances -- Dangerous Toys -- Unguarded Nip Points -- Nail Guns -- Toddler Choking Hazards -- Vehicle Rollover and Ejectment -- Airbag Injuries -- ATVs -- Forklifts -- Ladder Accidents

Mass Torts -- Consumer Fraud -- Consumer Protection -- Discrimination -- Document Depository Management

Civil Rights Practice Group

The attorneys in the Civil Rights Practice Group have gained expertise in difficult litigation arising under the federal civil rights statutes and the maze of judicial opinions construing 42 U.S.C. 1983 and the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which dictate when such cases can and cannot be brought. Broad experience with the specialized decisional law in this area keeps this Practice Group one step ahead.

Police Brutality -- Cruel and Unusual Punishment -- Foster Care -- Official Goverment Misconduct -- Constitutional Torts -- Housing Act Violations -- Americans With Disabilities Act Litigation -- Employer Discrimination

Premises Liability Practice Group


Another of the longest-standing Practice Groups at the firm, the Premises Liability Practice Group concentrates on litigation arising out of injuries suffered on public and private property, whether caused by a dangerous condition of the property or by failures of the owners or contractors to ensure the safety and security of patrons, visitors, or workers. The best Pennsylvania slip and fall lawyers are standing by to successfully prosecute your case.

Construction Accidents -- Drownings -- Criminal Assaults on Public Property -- Defective Walkways -- Inadequate Security -- ATM Crimes -- Ice and Snow -- Dangerous Government-Owned Property -- Liquor Liability -- Sports Accidents -- Building Code Violations -- Scaffolding


This informational piece was prepared by a team of the best Pennsylvania brain injury lawyers, personal injury litigators, and medical malpractice prosecutors at the law firm of Silverman & Fodera. If you would like more information on this topic, call us at (800) 220-LAW1, or use the "Do I Have A Case?" link found here on this web site.