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2017 Pennsylvania Car Crash Statistics

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 15, 2018 at 10:56 am
The most recent data available for accidents in Pennsylvania are from 2017. The statistics released by The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation highlight the risk of accidents and the most common contributing factors: In 2017, individuals reported around 15 crashes per hour. Every day, at least three people died. In 2017, the economic loss due to traffic crashes was $1,414 to...
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FDA WARNS AGAINST VAGINAL REJUVENATION PROCEDURES

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 8, 2018 at 9:37 pm
On July 30, 2018, the FDA issued a warning against the use of energy-based (most commonly radiofrequency or laser) devices utilized to perform vaginal rejuvenation procedures. These devices have been approved by the FDA for gynecological purposes such as the destruction of abnormal or pre-cancerous cervical or vaginal tissue and genital warts. However, several manufacturers of these devices have been...
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[Study] Drug and Alcohol Abuse Among Healthcare Professionals in the U.S.

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm
An Anapol Weiss analysis of National Practitioner Data Bank (NDPB) data has found nearly 100,000 disciplinary measures taken against U.S. healthcare professionals from 1999-2017. Substance abuse has long been a problem in our society – and the healthcare industry is no stranger to it. Doctors, nurses, and other professionals in the medical field have consistently seen high numbers of drug...
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Water authorities sue foam manufacturers over water contamination

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm
By Kyle Bagenstose Horsham, Warminster and Warrington will seek millions of dollars in damages from firefighting foam manufacturers whose products they say contaminated drinking water. Two is company, three’s a crowd? The manufacturers of firefighting foam may feel a little crowded, as all three water authorities impacted by PFAS drinking water contamination in Bucks and Montgomery counties are now suing them...
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Medical Errors and Patient Safety

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 23, 2018 at 12:22 pm
By: Stephen Pokiniewski Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States Injury due to medical malpractice causes an estimated of 250,000 deaths every year. Only heart disease and cancer cause more according to a study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Hopkins study concluded that patient safety is just not a priority at...
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Long Island Journey Bus Lines Crash into Low Overpass Injuring Huntington Students Continues a Dangerous Trend

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 10, 2018 at 3:25 pm
The bus accident April 9th that injured many of the 38 Huntington student passengers on board is yet further confirmation of an alarming trend-  collisions between commercial busses and low overpasses. On April 9th, a bus carrying dozens of students, struck a low-clearance overpass on Long Island’s Southern State Parkway. Initial reports indicate that the driver, who was unfamiliar with...
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Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers Must Warn Doctors and Patients of Their Products’ Risks

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm
By: Gregory Spizer Prescription medications and medical devices have saved, prolonged and/or improved lives.  In many instances, these products have been of great benefit to millions.  However, all of these products also have side effects which can be fatal or disabling.  For this reason, the law requires that pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers warn doctors and patients of their products’...
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NTM Class Action

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm
A class action lawsuit (“the Lawsuit”) was filed on behalf of all individuals who underwent open heart surgery at WellSpan York Hospital between October 1, 2011 and July 24, 2015 or Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center between November 5, 2011 and November 5, 2015 who have not been diagnosed with and do not have any current symptoms of...
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It’s Flu Season Get Your Vaccine! But Be Aware: You Are Entitled to Compensation if You Have Bad Reaction

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 7, 2018 at 4:13 pm
By: Larry Cohan The simple realty is, everyone needs to get their vaccines. Unfortunately, a small percentage of vaccine recipients will suffer a reaction—sometimes disabling or even fatal. In 1988, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Vaccine Act) created the VICP to ensure production of an adequate number of vaccines, stabilization of vaccine costs, and creation of a...
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Could Exposure To Roundup® Cause An Increased Risk Of Cancer?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm
Our toxic tort and environmental team is investigating claims for individuals who may be suffering from injuries caused by exposure to the popular weed killer, Roundup®.  Recent studies have shown that Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, may be linked to an increased risk of Cancer, specifically, non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as well as its various subtypes. What is Roundup®? Roundup® is currently the...
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Endo Hit With Pa. Class Action Over Opioid Marketing

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 28, 2017 at 11:21 am
By Dani Kass Law360, New York (September 27, 2017, 3:05 PM EDT) -- The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Health and Welfare Fund has filed a potential class action in Pennsylvania state court, joining a string of parties accusing Endo International PLC of fraudulently marketing its opioid painkillers as safe and effective for chronic pain. The health fund on Monday claimed...
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Anapol Weiss Class Action Settlement: McDonald’s/Chase

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 20, 2017 at 10:13 am
A Settlement has been entered to settle two lawsuits on behalf of all current and/or former hourly employees of one of the McDonald’s restaurants owned and operated by Albert/Carol Mueller T-A McDonald’s, Albert and Carol Mueller LTD Partnerships, Albert Mueller, and/or Carol Mueller  who, between November 5, 2010 and July 2013, were required to and did receive payment of wages...
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