One of the things that is generally an advantage of passengers trains as a form of transportation is that they can transport a lot of people at once. When train accidents occur, however, this advantage can quickly turn into a disadvantage. Given how many passengers trains can have, the death and injury counts can be very high in train accidents. This is illustrated all too tragically in a train derailment that occurred yesterday in Philadelphia.
According the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service's Administration on Aging, hundreds of thousands of older people suffer abuse, neglect and exploitation annually. Given this staggering statistic, our Philadelphia readers may wonder as what, exactly, constitute elder abuse. Elder abuse can be defined as any act, whether intentional or negligent, directed towards an elder who is vulnerable. The abuse can be committed by the caregiver but can also be from any other person, including someone who is a stranger to the elder.
Technology coupled with human ingenuity has made countless consumer products cheaper, more efficient, easier to use, more reliable and safer. However, mistakes in either the design or manufacturing processes still occur - when they do, the consequences can be disastrous.
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.
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.
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.
Medical negligence can range from emergency room errors, to misdiagnoses, up to hospital errors. Unfortunately, it has been estimated that medical negligence ranks third among the causes of death of Americans, after heart disease and cancer.
No resident of Philadelphia wants to get involved or cause a car accident. However, accidents are inevitable. In the event of a car crash, it is the duty of all drivers to render assistance to the injured, seek medical help and report the incident to the authorities. In a recent car accident in Northeast Philadelphia, a driver continued to drive his vehicle after hitting a Pennsylvania woman.
Pennsylvania medical malpractice claims typically follow injuries to patients. Typical causes of these injuries are failure of physicians to properly diagnose diseases, conditions and initial injuries; surgeries performed on the wrong site; and other acts of obvious medical negligence. A few medical errors are not easily detected immediately. One of them is anesthesia error.
Some people buy products simply because of their design. For example, some car owners in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, may buy a vehicle for its design, seating capacity and features. This can also apply if a person is buying a smart phone. However, the product design is not the only important feature when it comes time to choosing a product. Consumers should also be mindful of the product's safety as well.