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E-cigarette Maker Juul Sued by PA. Family over 13-Year-Old’s Nicotine Addiction

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 23, 2019 at 10:09 am
A Lehigh County family is suing e-cigarette maker Juul after their 13-year-old son became addicted to nicotine from vaping. The family, whose names were withheld in the complaint to protect the child’s privacy, alleges that Juul designed its e-cigarettes to be addictive and marketed them in ways intended to appeal to youth, which led to their middle-school-age son’s addiction. To...
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Liability in Pennsylvania Slip & Fall Claims

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 3, 2019 at 12:24 pm
In the Unites States each year, the compensation and medical bills associated with slip and fall incidents reaches around $70 billion. Slip and fall injuries can have serious implications that can result in lost work, hefty medical bills and even death. One question you must ask yourself when filing a slip and fall claim is if you had any responsibility...
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What Happens If I Slip and Fall in A Retail Store?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 3, 2019 at 12:22 pm
Nine out of ten injuries in a retail store are attributed to negligence from the store owner or landlord. If you have reason to be on the store property, whether you are a customer, a delivery person or anyone doing business of any kind with the store, you are entitled to a safe experience by law. Basically, the business has...
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What Happens If My Child Slips and Falls on School Property?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 3, 2019 at 12:21 pm
Each year in the United States, over 3 million children are injured on school property. A school is responsible for providing their students with a reasonable duty of care. The duty of care is an obligation of school employees to protect the children from foreseeable harm. Employees of both public and private schools are responsible for maintaining safe playground equipment,...
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The Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 3, 2019 at 12:21 pm
Slip and fall injuries are unfortunately not uncommon. On one hand, sometimes people slip and fall from no fault of another. On the other hand, there are situations where property owners are negligent in keeping their property safe and people are harmed because of it. Situations like a wet floor, improper maintenance, poor lighting and weather are all factors that...
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Can You Sue If You Fall on Private Property?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 3, 2019 at 12:19 pm
Every homeowner has a reasonable duty of care to provide to all guests who enter their property. The reasonable duty of care is maintaining a safe property the way another reasonable person would. If a homeowner breaches their duty of care and is negligent towards a guest and the guest is injured, he or she is entitled to sue for...
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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 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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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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