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September 20, 2021
How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

When healthcare treatment results in injury, it can be devastating. Being unable to sue the responsible party makes it all the worse. But that is what could happen if you wait too long to pursue a medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania. Medical malpractice laws are governed by individual states rather than the federal government. In […]

September 13, 2021
Amazon Faces Slip and Fall Charges…Again

Amazon Faces Slip and Fall Charges…Again

A New Jersey woman who slipped and fell on her way to work could have a case against Amazon after all, according to a decision by a New Jersey appeals court, as recently reported online. Plaintiff Jeannie Greenstein originally sued Amazon and others for her slip-and-fall injuries due to snow and ice that was not […]

September 6, 2021
Motorcycle Sales – and Deaths – on the Rise

Motorcycle Sales – and Deaths – on the Rise

Motorcycles continue to be in high demand, despite increasing fatalities and a safety record that is demonstrably less than their four-wheeled counterparts, according to an article in Forbes. The pandemic fueled an interest in motorcycles, scooters, mopeds and off-road bikes, as people searched for new types of recreation. Originally, motorcycle sales were expected to grow […]

JUUL Facing Legal Action in Multiple States

JUUL Facing Legal Action in Multiple States

Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the e-cigarette company Juul Labs for targeting minors with its addictive and potentially carcinogenic vape pens. The manufacturer has already agreed to pay $40 million to the state of North Carolina in a recent settlement. And it isn’t just states that are suing. North Carolina filed a lawsuit in […]

August 23, 2021
House Bill Strengthens Truck Safety, But “Misses Key Steps”

House Bill Strengthens Truck Safety, But “Misses Key Steps”

The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed legislation to strengthen truck safety, but didn’t include several recommended steps, as reported by NJ Advance Media. The truck safety improvements are part of a $547 billion bill that will set federal surface transportation policy for the next five years. The House bill only addressed improvements for […]

August 16, 2021
Top Causes of Workplace Injuries

Top Causes of Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses over $1 billion weekly, according to the most recent Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. To compile the report, researchers reviewed 2017 data – the most recent available – from Liberty Mutual, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the National Academy of Social Insurance. The analysis revealed the top 10 […]

New PA Bill Protects Farms from Lawsuits

New PA Bill Protects Farms from Lawsuits

A new bill passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly will offer legal protection to farms engaging in what is known as “agritourism,” according to a story in the Reading Eagle. Agritourism describes farm activities open to the community, such as goat yoga, mud runs, story time, hayrides and pick-your-own produce. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau lauded […]

August 2, 2021
Pennsylvania Teen Car Accidents: The Statistics

Pennsylvania Teen Car Accidents: The Statistics

The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is considered among the “100 Deadliest Days” to drive, due to newly permitted and licensed teen drivers hitting the road. How safe is Pennsylvania for these teens behind the wheel? WTAJ News took a look at the statistics. Nationwide, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of […]

Belviq Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

Belviq Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

The prescription weight loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) has been pulled off the shelves at the request of the FDA due to a potential link to cancer, as reported by Drug Watch and other outlets. Belviq has been associated with increased rates of lung, pancreatic and colorectal cancer, and several lawsuits have been filed. Here’s what […]

July 19, 2021
Will Medicine-Dispensing Robots Cut Down on Errors?

Will Medicine-Dispensing Robots Cut Down on Errors?

A medical device company hopes to use prescription-dispensing robots to reduce deadly errors, according to recent news reports. The company, RescueDose, is one of several developing robots to combat the deadly and disabling effects of human error. Such errors can be caused by fatigue, staff shortages, inadequate training, and other reasons. The World Health Organization […]