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October 2015 Archives

I'm a victim of assault, am I owed compensation in Pennsylvania?

Imagine you are driving on one of the many major freeways in Philadelphia during heavy traffic. You're trying to watch out for other vehicles when suddenly you collide with another motorist who was just zipping around cars in a rather reckless manner.

Philadelphia lawyers help clients injured due to vehicle defects

Many Pennsylvanians rely on their cars on a daily basis. Whether commuting into Philadelphia for work, taking their children to school, or traveling to see family, they depend on their vehicles to provide safe and reliable transportation. Unfortunately, however, sometimes vehicles are not as safe as consumers may believe. As this blog reported in a previous post, auto defects can have serious consequences, and can even lead to consumer death in some circumstances. Therefore, appropriate actions must be taken when an automobile design defect is identified. Failure to do so can permanently affect the lives of those persons using the defective products.

New Movie "Spotlight" Depicts the Boston Globe's Exposure of Clergy Abuse

"Spotlight" is set to be released on November 6, 2015 and stars a host of A-listers including Michael Keaton, Rachael McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Liev Schreiber. It details the true story of how a team of investigative journalists at the Boston Globe exposed widespread clergy abuse within the Archdiocese of Boston. Read more.

Medical malpractice options are available when misdiagnosed

It is commonly known that early detection of cancer is important for treatment of cancer. The possibility of surviving certain cancers, including colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer, as well as other types of cancer, are better when the cancer is detected early on. In general, medical patients expect and trust that they are carefully treated and properly diagnosed.

Auto defects are taken seriously

Consumers enjoy a number of protections from automotive defects. The Takata airbag recall has already included 23 million airbags, however, regulators recently indicated that the airbag recall could potentially grow larger. The Takata airbag recall is currently considered the largest United States auto recall in automotive history. The recall has already impacted nearly 20 million vehicles. The recall, which includes 11 car makers currently, is expected to expand.

Quality of care among PA nursing homes ranked high, but not perfect

Nursing home facilities provide an essential service for the elderly population, and a service that, according to some predictions, around half of Americans age 65 and older will make use of at some point in their lives. Because most people have to deal with skilled nursing home care at some point, either for a loved one or for themselves, all of us should be concerned about the quality of care at these facilities.

Child Sexual Abuse Myths

There are many falsehoods surrounding child sexual abuse that if believed actually have negative effects on the psyche of young children. Read more to identify ten of the most common.

Victims of car accidents in Pennsylvania have legal protections

It may be alarming to some residents of the Lehigh Valley to learn that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were close to 1,300 traffic accident related deaths in Pennsylvania during 2011 involving cars, trucks and motorcycles. When the physical, emotional and financial cost of the NHTSA statistic is considered, the devastating impact of motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania each year is realized.

Assisting those affected by car accidents

For many people, getting out on the open road is not only a practical activity that shuttles them from point A to point B, but is also an enjoyable and recreational activity. While many will hop into their automobile time and time again and not experience any negative occurrences, there are unfortunately those who will be involved in car accidents at some point during their time spent driving.

Sandusky appeal raises uncertainty for victims

Pennsylvania readers who have been following the legal developments surrounding former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky may have heard of the most recent development: Sandusky has requested that a judge allow him to use subpoena power to examine, among other things, potential wrongdoing in connection with the grand jury process that led to charges of molestation back. The filing is part of fairly broad appeal which includes allegations that his trial attorney didn’t represent him effectively and that there were problems with the grand jury process.

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