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July 2015 Archives

Pennsylvania police improve crime victim notification system

When a person becomes a sex/violent crime victim, the emotional and psychological trauma they face doesn't end when the crime is completed. It often doesn't even end when the perpetrator is arrested, convicted and sent to prison. Depending on the nature and severity of the crime, victims can struggle for years with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and other mental health issues.

What happens when one reports elder abuse?

If a person suspects that someone they know has been a victim of or is currently experiencing ongoing elder abuse, that person can report the suspected abuse to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Any person who reports alleged abuse being perpetrated on an elderly person will be asked to provide their name and contact information during the intake.

Fate of pending lawsuits uncertain for Cosby's alleged victims

In recent months, Americans have been struggling to reconcile shocking allegations with what they thought they knew about legendary comedian Bill Cosby. For decades, Cosby has been hailed as a comedian who is also a devoted family man and role model. He has also been an outspoken critic of what he feels are the irresponsible behaviors and attitudes of the black community.

Misdiagnosis of illness may result in long-term health issues

Pennsylvania residents may find it interesting to learn that according to a nationwide survey that was recently published, patients who contract Lyme disease have an abnormally high probability of being misdiagnosed. According to the study, a majority of patients who contracted Lyme disease were not diagnosed correctly by their doctor. What is cause for concern was the length of time that transpired between contracting the illness and having it correctly diagnosed and treated. In about 61 percent of the cases in the study, it took more than two years for their health provider to accurately identify the illness.

Pennsylvania brings myriad charges against nursing home company

The state of Pennsylvania has pushed forward with some serious charges against an operator of numerous nursing homes across the state. The business accused of nursing home neglect charges is Golden Gate National Senior Care, a company that is in charge of 36 nursing homes.

Fireworks related injuries and products liability

Independence Day is a time of joyous celebration and festivities for people in Philadelphia and throughout the country. Along with grilling and enjoying time off with family and friends, nothing is more iconic than a fireworks display on our nation's birthday.

Lawsuit against rental company filed for ignoring airbag defect

One of the largest automotive recalls in history has just claimed another victim. A 26-year-old woman tragically lost her life when she became involved in an automotive accident. Her car collided with another car which caused her to suffer a wound to her neck, which led to her bleeding out until she passed away.

'19 Kids & Counting' sex abuse case may prompt civil lawsuit

In May, we wrote about a news story that spread like wildfire through the media. It concerned the Duggar family, stars of the reality television show "19 Kids and Counting." The controversy began when information was leaked to the press suggesting that the eldest son, Josh Duggar, had sexually molested 5 minor girls starting when he was 14. Most of those victims were his younger sisters.

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