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September 2012 Archives

Wrongful Death Suit Brought Against Gas-Industry Companies

The workplace can become dangerous for many reasons; everything from asbestos exposure to defective machinery can pose a threat. Less commonly, unstable co-workers create their own dangers. In a tragic example, a business meeting last year in the Pittsburgh area turned into a confrontation leading to a deadly attack between two co-workers. A wrongful death lawsuit was recently filed in a local court against the two companies responsible for arranging the meeting.

Pittsburgh Officials Push Flu Vaccines for Nursing Home Workers

Nursing home residents in Pittsburgh and across the country are vulnerable to their environment. Substandard facilities, resources or care can leave the elderly exposed to neglect or abuse. Nursing home negligence is a complex issue that calls for coordinated action from law enforcement, regulatory agencies and the public.

Pittsburgh Hospital Sued for Negligence

Recently, a woman from Kansas filed a lawsuit against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, alleging the hospital acted negligently. While the woman was never personally treated at the hospital, she contends the Pittsburgh hospital's lack of action is partially to blame for a disease she contracted in a Kansas hospital. While medical malpractice lawsuits often address medical errors, this suit concerns the hospital's failure to act.