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August 2015 Archives

Seek help with product liability cases in Philadelphia

As consumers, most people in Philadelphia rely on market retailers and manufactures to make civilized life possible. Part of this reliance is embodied in the notion that products manufactured are not only reliable but safe for consumer use. There is an inherent expectation, belief and trust in the system that before a product gets on the market, it has been tested, approved by regulators and deemed to be safe.

Jared Fogle's Arrest Highlights the Wide-Ranging Characteristics of Child Sex Abusers

The recent arrest of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is a perfect example of the documented fact that child sex offenders come from every walk of life and a wide range of income levels, status, appearance as well as family backgrounds. To read further:

What is a medication error?

Medication errors are an all too common reality that many unsuspecting residents of Philadelphia face. Simply put, a medication error can be described as any event or series of cascading events that directly results in a patient inappropriately ingesting medication that results in harming rather than helping the patient.

Campus sexual assault bill still moving through legislature

The prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses in our country has gained a lot of media attention in the last few months. Many high-profile cases have illustrated not only how many campuses handle cases involving rape and incidences of sexual assault, but how poorly these cases may be handled, leaving victims typically feeling as if justice has not been served.

In wake of Duggar scandal, TLC preps child sex abuse documentary

Earlier this summer, we wrote about a news story that sparked controversy, anger and a lot of public discussion. It involved the Duggar family, of the now-cancelled TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting." The family's wholesome image was tarnished by surfacing allegations that the eldest son Josh had molested five girls starting when he was 14. Most of the victims were his younger sisters.

Pennsylvania truck drivers' skill tests measure key abilities

Commercial truck drivers have to take skills tests to demonstrate that they can perform vehicle inspections. These tests also help show that they can safely operate a semi-truck on the roads. Without demonstrating their ability to safely operate a big rig, drivers may be more likely to cause damaging truck accidents and serious injuries.

New Jersey Sexual Assault Bill Awaits Governor Christie's Signature

A sexual assault bill, S-2686, was unanimously passed in both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate but has been awaiting Governor Christie's signature for two months now. To read further:

Jehovah's Witness Imposes Hardships on Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Evidence has been uncovered exposing the lengths to which the leadership of Jehovah's Witness has gone to cover-up allegations of child abuse within their church. Please read this article detailing some of the hardships imposed on victims of child abuse because of these institutional practices:

Another clergy sex abuse settlement that is too little & too late

Over the past two decades or so, the Catholic Church in the United States has been involved in a constant string of legal and financial battles. While these battles affect different dioceses at different times, they all share the same root cause: clergy sex abuse.

Jeep issues recall after hackers take control of vehicles

Some people may assume that dangerous automobile design defects are a relic of the past. However, a defective auto part can still pose a threat to today's drivers. Pennsylvania Jeep owners may be interested in learning that Jeep Motor Company has issued a recall notice that affects nearly 1.5 million of its vehicles. The recall will allow the company to install a fix that patches a vulnerability in the cars' control software that hackers can exploit to remotely hack into the vehicle.

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