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December 2014 Archives

Why should Pennsylvanians be careful when buying nursery items?

Parents, as well as relatives and friends, often get excited when there is a baby around. The little bundle of joy is often showered with gifts, particularly nursery items. However, parents, including those in Pennsylvania, should be cautious when buying nursery products for small children.

Overmedication may result in nursing home deaths

The frail health of many nursing home residents requires them to be cared for more closely and precisely medicated. One mistake can be fatal, especially for elderly residents who suffer from illnesses like schizophrenia and dementia. However, many nursing homes and assisted-living facilities have used anti-psychotic drugs as a means of chemical restraint to subdue patients although they do not require the medication. This practice has resulted in the worsened condition of residents and even nursing home death. Pennsylvanians who have loved ones in a nursing home should be wary of such practices.

Sound legal representation for families of fatal accident victims

The untimely death of a loved one, whether it is a parent, spouse, child or sibling, is always a devastating situation that permanently changes a family. The grief can be overwhelming. What makes the loss more difficult is the knowledge that it was caused by someone else's negligence, which means that the fatal accident could have been avoided. Our Pittsburgh-based law firm completely understands the plight families are going through and we are willing to help to make sure they are not further exploited during their time of loss.

Are Pennsylvania agricultural workers prone to workplace deaths?

A lot of Pennsylvanians will point to the construction industry as one of, if not the most, dangerous work industries. Although it is true that construction has its share of risks that can cause injuries and workplace deaths, Pennsylvanians may be surprised to know that agriculture also ranks high in terms of fatalities and injuries. This, of course, is bad news for the over 1.8 million agricultural workers who work in Pennsylvania and across the United States.

Court holds cruise line accountable in medical malpractice case

Going on a holiday cruise in the tropics to avoid winter weather probably sounds like a good idea to many Pennsylvanians. Unfortunately, despite their amenities, cruise ships have presented many cases of medical negligence in recent years. Although most cruise ships have doctors, nurses and care centers that look out for the needs of passengers, some are prone to medical mistakes. Until recently, cruise ships were immune to medical malpractice lawsuits, but a recent U.S. appellate court ruling may have changed that.

Looking out for product liability victims this holiday season

With Christmas fast approaching, many Pennsylvanians will trudge to the nearest shopping mall to get some early holiday shopping done. The expected influx of customers also means that manufacturers, as well as retailers, will be handing out discounted items and even introduce new products to make sure their cash registers keep ringing throughout the holidays. However, as Pennsylvanians go about their shopping, they need to be careful because they may get more than they bargained for.

How can Pennsylvania workers safely use heavy machinery?

Construction workers are arguably society's backbone. The construction of Pennsylvania roads, schools, bridges and houses would not have been possible if not for their contributions. Despite their contributions to society, people often forget that these workers are always in peril. Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in and heavy machinery is often the cause of injuries and workplace deaths. This, of course, is a problem because heavy machinery is essential in construction. However, there are ways to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities.