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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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Can I Get Workers’ Comp Benefits for PTSD?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 15, 2019 at 1:09 pm
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a medical condition that affects a person’s psychiatric health. It can stem from surviving or witnessing a traumatic event, such as a car accident or criminal attack. PTSD can cause debilitating symptoms such as intense anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, depression, and trouble sleeping. If an employee in Pennsylvania develops PTSD after a work-related accident...
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Is Pennsylvania a Comparative Negligence State?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 1, 2019 at 12:27 pm
Two main negligence concepts exist in personal injury law: contributory negligence and comparative negligence. Contributory negligence bars an injured person, or plaintiff, from any damage award if he or she contributed to the injuries at all. Comparative negligence laws, on the other hand, aim to compensate the plaintiff for at least partial damages, according to his or her percentage of...
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Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm
Sadly, nursing home abuse is a very common issue in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents may be hesitant or unable to report nursing home abuse or neglect. As a result, family members and loved ones should be aware of the warning signs or red flags that might signify a problem. If you suspect nursing home neglect, speak to a...
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Dangers of Dockless Scooters in Philadelphia

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm
Dockless, or electric, scooters from sharing companies such as Bird and Lime may soon become a mainstay on Philadelphia streets. While the companies advertise their scooters as safe and eco-friendly ways to commute around town, they have also become a dangerous nuisance. Reports from other states of abandoned units on sidewalks and users illegally operating the scooters have many citizens...
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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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