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Car crash kills driver, injures 3 others

Most of our Pennsylvania residents with agree that driving is a privilege. Furthermore, most will also agree that all motorists on the roads have an on-going duty to ensure that they are observing traffic laws in place, and not indulging in activities which put the public and other motorists at risk of harm such as driving under the influence or driving while distracted.

Safety regulators investigating auto defects in Subaru

Pennsylvania residents may be interested to know that the car manufacturer Subaru has come under investigation by federal safety regulators following consumer complaints that its Subaru Impreza model may potentially suffer from a serious defective auto part.

Driver error is a major cause of car accidents in Pennsylvania

While the weather and road conditions could play a role in a car accident, it is no surprise that driver error is a major contributing cause of car accidents in Pennsylvania. In fact, nationwide, the majority of traffic accidents were due in part to driver error.

Nursing home negligence lawsuit brought by woman in Pennsylvania

The safety of our loved ones is a serious concern for anyone which is why legal protections are available in circumstances of nursing home neglect. A woman in Pennsylvania recently brought a lawsuit against a nursing home, asserting negligent care of her mother. The woman's mother had been at the skilled nursing facility for approximately two years when, at the age of 95, she was being treated for a type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, on her scalp. The woman asserts that the lesion associated with the skin cancer on her mother's scalp was left uncovered for varying periods of time, that she found blood on her mother's clothing and that, at one point, she found live maggots in the wound.

How does a birth defect differ from a birth injury?

Children are a gift, not just to their parents, but also to their entire family. Unfortunately, there are times in which a doctor's error during the delivery process causes a birth injury. In fact, in the United States, approximately five births out of every 1,000 will result in a birth injury.

Texting and driving and the other types of distractions

Most states, including Pennsylvania, recognize the dangers of distracted driving by now. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have some form of law or regulation that prohibits drivers from using hand-held phones while driving. In Pennsylvania, a text messaging ban applied to all drivers, regardless of skill and experience behind the wheel.

Electrolux dryer allegedly causes fire in Philadelphia home

Statistically speaking, more injuries happen at home than any other place. Most of those injuries are derived from the use of defective electrical appliances, which should not be surprising, since Americans use electrical equipment and appliances every day. Improper use of an electrical appliance or use of a defective appliance may result in injury. Aside from an injury, using a defective appliance may lead to a fire that can quickly destroy a family's life.

Understanding the situation of victims of nursing home neglect

It is a difficult decision for many of us to place our loved ones in a nursing home. When that decision is finally made, families often go through great care and careful planning in choosing a facility and staff that will offer the utmost care and supervision to their older family members. Unfortunately, even the best facilities in the nation, including here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are subject to scrutiny associated with nursing home neglect.

Misdiagnosis hits many Pennsylvanians every year

Diagnosis is one of the most important steps in treating a Pennsylvanians' health condition. When it comes to the diagnostic process, Pennsylvania residents are no different from most Americans. These people have a tendency to trust every word their doctors say about their condition. This is not surprising considering that doctors and other health care providers study for several years and acquire adequate experience before they are able to actually practice. Despite that, doctors are humans who are not exempt from committing errors, including failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis.

Lehigh County car accident results in injuries and DUI arrest

A car accident usually requires a few weeks for investigators to examine the factors that contributed to the crash, in order to determine how and why the accident happened. Police may also conduct a criminal background check on all drivers involved, and review their driving records for violations, traffic citations, and particularly drunk driving convictions. While previous driving violations may be unrelated to the current case, they may help provide a snapshot of the driving behaviors of those involved.

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