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October 2015 Archives

PA logger awarded over $2M in hospital negligence suit

It is always bittersweet to hear stories about injured people who recover for wrongs made to them or loved ones. Bitter, because it is terrible to hear about their unfortunate situation, but sweet because they won their case alleging negligence. For those who have been afflicted by similar situations, you may be wondering what this case means for you. Read on to hear the details of this man's incident and how he sought compensation for medical negligence.

Navigating the wrongful death process

Tragic accidents can occur when they are least expected, affecting the families in sometimes-irrevocable ways. While the loss of any loved one is can be extremely traumatizing, if that loss was the result of another party's negligence, the pain can be amplified several times. There are, however, actions that can be taken in the pursuit of justice.

How the FDA warns consumers about prescription drug recalls

Upwards of millions of prescription drugs are manufactured and distributed everyday. With over-the-counter medication, too, there are a lot of drugs on the market these days. Prescription drugs can help those suffering from a medical condition manage, or possibly even cure, their symptoms. However, in some unfortunate cases a drug can have the opposite effect.

A child's birth injury can greatly alter their quality of life

When a parent is expecting a child, there is much excitement and anticipation surrounding the baby's arrival. If it's a first child for new parents there is also much planning and preparation going into the moment they become parents for the first time. After many doctor's appointments where they monitor the child and make a birthing plan, most trust their physicians and hospital staff completely. This is what makes a delivery mistake resulting in a birth injury to the child so shocking and terrible.

21-year old worker dies in trench collapse near Pittsburgh

Within the workplace, one usually achieves a sense of comfort and safety, especially after working at a particular job for a certain amount of time. Once a person is familiar with her work tasks, knows what is expected of her and is familiar with her co-workers, a person tends to settle in.

2013 CPSC: toddler injuries and deaths with nursery products

If you are the parent of a young child, you know how difficult it can be to keep an eye on them at every moment. Every parent has a fear that, unbeknownst to them, their child will fall or get their hands on something they shouldn't and injure themselves. But parents in Pittsburgh and elsewhere also worry that a child will be doing everything right and still get injured. Some classic examples include when a child uses a defective toy, crib or playground equipment.