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March 2013 Archives

Bus crash kills driver and head coach en route to lacrosse game

For student athletes and their coaches, traveling to an away game can mean excitement, jitters, anxiety about facing their opponents or worrying about how a player's injury will hold up. The possibility of a work related injury may never cross the mind of a coach. However, greater tragedy can strike, changing lives forever.

Pennsylvania employer cited for fluting worker safety standards

Many Pittsburgh residents may know that workers in the United States enjoy a good deal of rights. However, that does not mean that the workplace is completely free of danger. Companies that cut corners or act carelessly toward their employees can cause a work related death or injury.

FDA recalls knee replacement device

Undergoing surgery can be a traumatic experience for many people, especially if the outcome of the surgery is uncertain. However, any Pennsylvania product liability lawyer knows in some types of surgeries that involve implantation of devices, where the operation was successful and the patient appears to have fully recovered, it can come as a shock when injury later occurs-this time due to a defect in the device.

State legislature considers "apology laws" for med mal cases

When someone makes a mistake, the natural expectation on the wronged party is that the person who made the mistake should apologize. And in many situations, an apology from the party in error is forthcoming and can even resolve the problem. However, as any Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer knows, it is not that easy for a doctor who has made a mistake to just apologize. This is because in some cases, an apology could be considered an admission of negligence, potentially leading to a malpractice lawsuit.