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  • What is Comparative Negligence in Pennsylvania? 

    Aug 7, 2020

    Pure comparative negligence is what makes receiving a damage settlement for a personal injury in Pennsylvania possible, even if you were partially at fault for the accident. Not all accidents are simple, two-party cases, with one party injured through no fault of their own and the other party solely responsible. Comparative negligence is a method of determining who shares responsibility in the case of an accident, how much, and how that affects compensation for the victims...
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  • 5 Tips for Driving at Night

    May 6, 2020

    It is always preferable to drive during the day, when we have greater visibility and when there is a statistically lower chance for drivers under the influence to be on the road. Drivers are also less likely to be tired during the daylight hours, and it is especially advisable to avoid driving when your circadian rhythm makes you drowsy between the hours of 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. However, sometimes circumstances call for driving at...
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  • Lawsuit: Woman’s Legs Amputated After She Vaped CBD Product From South Florida

    Nov 2, 2019

    After four days of vaping a mango-flavored CBD product from a South Florida company, Erin Gilbert developed shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever, she says, and was rushed to a hospital in the U.S. Virgin Islands. For the full article click here: ...
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  • Attorney Generals Begin Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Makers

    May 19, 2019

    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 higher among those who have not reported use. In reference and response to the new...
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  • Could Exposure To Roundup® Cause An Increased Risk Of Cancer?

    Oct 12, 2017

    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 largest-selling and most commonly used herbicide in the world. It is available in most home improvement stores,...
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  • Football is Back – Celebrate Responsibly

    Sep 8, 2017

    The Birds are back for another raucous season, with opening weekend just a couple days away. But before you hit the field this Sunday, make safe choices and celebrate responsibly. From 2006-2016, there were 53,721 DUI arrests in Philly – and roughly 8% of those arrests occurred on Sundays during football season. Stay Safe on Game Day Drink responsibly. It only takes an average 180-lb man about 4 drinks over the course of a couple hours to hit...
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  • Keep Philly Safe: Don’t Drink and Drive

    Sep 8, 2017

    Thinking about driving home after a night out on the town? Think again. In 2017, there were 52,189 DUI arrests on Philadelphia streets. Deep down, nearly everyone understands that drunk driving is dangerous. Yet, people continue to do it every day. At Anapol Weiss, we take public safety very seriously, but we understand there are different ways to get through to people. For some, all the morbid statistics and public safety campaigns in the world aren’t enough...
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  • NHTSA Expands Investigation Into Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leaks

    Jul 28, 2017

    By Justin Hughes More complaints are rolling in about exhaust leaks in the Ford Explorer causing fumes to leak into the SUV’s passenger compartment and now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its investigation into the leaks to include 1.33 million vehicles built between 2011 and 2017, according to Automotive News. The number of exhaust fume complaints has risen from the previously reported number of 450 to 2,700 complaints. Three crashes and 41 injuries were...
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  • Concerns Over Health Risks from Proton Pump Inhibitors Persist

    Aug 31, 2016

    Labor Day weekend is right around the corner. For some people that means cookouts, barbeques, spicy dips, and cocktails. And for sufferers of acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), that’s a holiday menu that’s sure to end with plenty of discomfort. That’s why so many with GERD have turned to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that treat acid reflux by reducing the production of stomach acid. Brand name PPIs include Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and...
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  • The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: How It Works

    Jul 5, 2016

    The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was established in the 1980s as a no-fault alternative to the traditional legal system for resolving vaccine injury petitions. The creation of the VICP was in response to a number of lawsuits against vaccine companies and health care providers, which threatened to reduce U.S. vaccination rates. That reduction, in turn, could have caused a resurgence of diseases that would normally be prevented by vaccinations. A petition may be filed...
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