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Lung damage hospitalizations after vaping rises to 11

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm
Fourteen teens and young adults have been hospitalized in Wisconsin and Illinois for breathing problems potentially linked to vaping, according to health officials from both states. In Wisconsin, eleven young adults were sent to the hospital with severe lung disease, an increase from the eight reported in July. Three young adults in Illinois were hospitalized. The severity of the lung...
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San Francisco Bans E-Cigs

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 31, 2019 at 11:54 am
San Francisco becomes the first United States city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes until their health effects are clearly established. Juul Labs, a manufacturer of the most popular electronic cigarette “Juul”, is headquartered in San Francisco and controls about 70% of the United States vaping market. Upon San Francisco’s mayor signing this legislation, the law will be enforced...
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Injury From E-cigarette Explosion

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 12, 2019 at 9:55 am
Recently, a 17 year-old boy arrived at the emergency room after an e-cigarette exploded while he was using it. He suffered multiple severe injuries to his mouth and chin. Between 2015 and 2017, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported an estimated 2,035 electronic cigarettes exploded and caused burn injuries to their users. https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/case-of-injury-from-e-cigarette-explosion-reported/
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What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 11, 2019 at 4:58 pm
A simple car accident can be a stressful experience, but if the other driver sped off without stopping, it can outright ruin your day. Without the information of the other driver, you may be left without a proper avenue for an insurance claim – and you may not have the ability to file other charges against the at-fault driver. Fortunately,...
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What Does a “No Zone” Mean?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:23 am
We’ve all driven next to a large truck with a sign that states, “if you can’t see my mirrors, I can’t see you.” What does this mean? Although truck drivers sit up higher in their vehicles and have the ability to see over other cars in the distance,  trucks actually have blind spots that are typically 20 feet in front...
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Philadelphia Truck Accident Laws

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:19 am
Driving an 80,000-pound truck comes with incredible risks, so it makes sense that there are a few crucial guidelines that truck drivers are required to follow. Here are a series of rules to follow and assessments to pass in order to ensure people who transport our important cargo are traveling safely. Becoming a Truck Driver When deciding to become a...
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How Long Will It Take to Settle My Truck Accident Claim?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:16 am
In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of your truck collision to file a claim against the negligent truck driver. Unfortunately, receiving financial compensation for these claims can often be slow-moving. There are many things that can complicate the claims process such as lack of evidence gathered at the scene after the accident, insurance claims adjusters and possible...
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What is the Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Claims in Pennsylvania?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:10 am
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident and have been injured due to negligence, it may be difficult to file a claim while recovering from your injuries and any financial losses. However, it is crucial that you file your claim as soon as possible, as most states enforce a statute of limitations for truck accident claims. How Long Do...
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Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Truck Driver’s Insurance Company?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:01 am
Being involved in a truck accident can be overwhelming and frightening; most people are very hesitant to speak with any insurance company immediately following their accident in fear of saying something incorrectly. When speaking with an insurance company it’s important to remember that they most likely are more focused on making money and not what is in your best interest....
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Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Pennsylvania

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 12:56 am
Each year in the United States about 500,000 trucking accidents take place resulting in around 5,000 deaths. Those involving tractor trailers (also known as 18-wheelers) can be especially dangerous in a traffic accident due to their size, weight, and poor maneuverability on the road. In addition to these characteristics, other factors may play into the cause of tractor-trailer accidents. Causes...
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Flavors in e-cigarettes could pose heart health risk

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 29, 2019 at 10:40 am
Some flavorings in electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes"), even without nicotine, can increase the risk of heart disease. Dr. Joseph Wu, director of Stanford University's cardiovascular institute, and his team published a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that found human cells exposed to e-cigarette flavors indicated blood vessel dysfunction. Overall, the type of cells studied that line...
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Attorney Generals Begin Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Makers

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 19, 2019 at 9:24 am
This week, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against electronic cigarette ("e-cigarette") brand JUUL accusing it of targeting youth in its sales and downplaying the harm its products cause. According to the National Youth Tobacco survey, nearly 4 million kids are currently use e-cigarettes that contain nicotine, and this number could be even...
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