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December 13, 2021
After CPAP Recall, Are Replacement Machines Safe?

After CPAP Recall, Are Replacement Machines Safe?

Earlier this year, Philips Respironics issued a voluntary – but urgent – recall of sleep apnea machines, citing that a breakdown of materials in the machine could be inhaled by users and cause serious health issues, such as cancer. Now, it appears that the replacement devices may also put consumers at risk, according to a […]

December 6, 2021
Pennsylvania Hospitals, Ranked

Pennsylvania Hospitals, Ranked

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2021-22 “Best Hospitals” rankings by region and specialty. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian was named the best in Pennsylvania and among 20 hospitals that made the nationwide Honor Roll. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside came in second in Pennsylvania, followed by Jefferson Health-Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, […]

November 29, 2021
Top 10 Workplace Injuries

Top 10 Workplace Injuries

Serious workplace injuries now cost U.S. businesses a reported $60 billion in Workers’ Compensation. A recent analysis identified the top 10 most common injuries in the workplace: Overexertion ($13.7 billion): Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy items. Falls on the same level ($11.2 billion): Wet floors, loose wires and objects on the floor can cause […]

Holiday Worker Slip and Falls

Holiday Worker Slip and Falls

With the holiday season comes a wave of seasonal employment opportunities, such as those in retail establishments. Along with those jobs come a surge in slips, trips, and falls, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Falls from portable ladders are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries […]

November 15, 2021
What is Lane Splitting? Is it Legal in PA?

What is Lane Splitting? Is it Legal in PA?

Some scary accidents have happened around the country recently involving “lane splitting,” the dangerous practice of motorcycles riding in between the lanes on a highway. In Aurora, Colorado, a motorcyclist collided with a tow truck in a deadly crash precipitated by lane splitting. In California, a motorcyclist collided with a car and was knocked to […]

November 8, 2021
Medical Marijuana Patients at Risk for DUI in PA

Medical Marijuana Patients at Risk for DUI in PA

Pennsylvania law makes no distinction between medical and recreational cannabis, leading the way for medical marijuana patients to be prosecuted for driving under the influence (DUI), according to a news report from WFMZ-TV. Legislators are considering changing the law to address this concern for Pennsylvania’s 368,000 medical cannabis patients. Under the current zero-tolerance impaired driving […]

November 1, 2021
Push for More Truck Safety Legislation

Push for More Truck Safety Legislation

This summer, we first wrote about rising truck fatalities and later how a new bill on truck safety reportedly missed the mark. Since then, safety advocates are bypassing Congress and going right to the Biden Administration to push for legislation that actually does the job, according to an article on NJ.com. Truck crash deaths are […]

October 21, 2021
America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

Roofing puts workers in a very perilous place for work, but they’re not the most likely to be fatally injured on the job, according to a recent study on the 25 most dangerous jobs in America. The analysis, done by AdvisorSmith, reviewed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries […]

October 18, 2021
Talcum Powder Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

Talcum Powder Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and other baby powder manufacturers are facing thousands of lawsuits with allegations that they knew their products could cause mesothelioma and ovarian cancer and did nothing to warn consumers. To date, juries have awarded billions of dollars to plaintiffs in these cases. Reuters broke the news in 2018 that trace amounts […]

What Should I do after a Slip and Fall Injury?

What Should I do after a Slip and Fall Injury?

The FBI recently busted a $31 million slip-and-fall insurance scam reportedly run by a sophisticated fraud ring in New York. The scam involved staged slip-and-fall accidents at targeted properties, falsified insurance claims, and even unnecessary surgical procedures. What important steps can an individual who was involved in a bona fide slip-and-fall accident at a store […]