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October 2014 Archives

Defective airbags may lead to product liability cases

There is no doubt that Pennsylvanians know how essential airbags are. Airbags were designed to protect drivers and passengers in case of a crash. This safety feature has saved countless lives and prevented serious injuries. However, that may not be the case for certain airbags manufactured by one corporation. Instead of being safe, the airbags can cause drivers and passengers to sustain serious injuries and can even cost them their lives.

Shedding light on nursing home death cases

When Pennsylvanians place an elderly loved one in the care of an assisted living facility or nursing home, they have a reasonable expectation that the facility will provide quality care and adhere to state and federal regulations. Unfortunately, some institutions or their employees fail to meet that expectation and, instead of protecting vulnerable patients, they subject seniors to nursing home abuse. Worse yet, this abuse may lead to nursing home death. Our Pittsburgh law firm gives seniors their due respect and wants to help them and their families achieve justice for the wrongdoing of negligent care facilities.

How do you prevent trench cave-in deaths in Pennsylvania?

Being underneath tons of earth and steel is dangerous. Yet every day, workers who install water pipes, excavate or dig trenches put their lives on the line, not always mindful that a cave-in could occur. Pennsylvania companies doing this type of work should be aware of the common causes of trench cave-ins and follow guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent them, as well as avoid injuries and workplace deaths.

Wrongful death lawsuit information for Pennsylvania residents

Legal action is the last thing a Pennsylvania resident might think about after losing a loved one in a fatal accident. However, a lawsuit may be necessary, since the loss of life often results in financial hardships and other challenging situations. That is where a wrongful death lawsuit comes into play. A Pennsylvania resident who wishes to seek justice may want to consider filing a lawsuit to help cope with the loss of the loved one and all of the implications that are involved.

Making sense out of medical negligence cases

Imagine losing a loved one because of a medical error. Still grieving from the loss, you realize that you not only lost a loved one but you will also have to pay a significant amount of money for medical costs and other miscellaneous expenses. Then there are also the funeral costs to consider. If your loved one was the primary earner for the family, this also means that the household income has been compromised. In reality, this is what many medical negligence victims go through. Fortunately, our Pittsburgh law firm can help you make sense of the situation.

Steel factory explosion results in workplace deaths

Working in a steel factory is not without risks. In addition to the steel itself, chemicals and the intense heat from the furnaces used to melt and mold the steel can be deadly if proper safety measures are not followed. Pennsylvanians, as well as other people across the United States, were recently shocked to discover that an accident occurred at the U.S. Steel's Fairfield Works. The accident illustrates the dangers of working in a steel factory and it also resulted in two workplace deaths.

Product liability basics for Pennsylvania consumers

Pennsylvanians buy and use hundreds, perhaps thousands, of products in their lifetime. These products can range from food to household implements and items for babies and children. While most products serve their intended purpose as expected, there are others that cause injuries and even deaths due to defects. In these situations, Pennsylvanians may be able to file a product liability lawsuit to hold the responsible party liable.