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June 2015 Archives

After injury, Pennsylvania man sues company

Unless a product is a weapon -- or something meant to inflict harm -- the regular use of a product should not be dangerous. When people purchase consumer goods, they don't expect them to include dangerous product defects that lead to serious accidents and injuries. But, these products are on the market and may result in a products liability suit.

Product liability: federal law on prescription drug safety

Modern medicine has made many advancements in the past several decades. Doctors in Pennsylvania now have a variety of specialized prescription medications to offer patients to treat everything from a common cold to cancer. Prescription medications are supposed to help people overcome deadly illnesses and relieve pain. People rely on this medicine to help, not hurt.

Pennsylvania family awarded $5 million in settlement

On February 11, 2014, a field service technician working on a natural gas well on a Marcellus Shale well site in Greene County was killed, and another worker suffered injuries, in an explosion from natural gas leaking from the well. The man who was killed worked for a company that was a contractor to oil-giant Chevron Corp.

What is my employer doing to keep me safe in the workplace?

All employees in Pennsylvania and across the United States have the right to work in an environment free of known dangers. Whether employees are working with hazardous materials nearby, with powerful machinery or any other potential danger, employees should know that safeguards are in place to protect them.

Medical error alleged to have caused serious injuries to newborn

A doctor's primary objective is to protect the well-being of his or her patients. Doctors are human though, and human error is sometimes inevitable. When medical professionals make an error during childbirth, the result can be severe injury to a child. A severe birth injury can mean the child will need special medical care and treatment for the rest of his or her life.