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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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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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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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Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss Risk May Have Been Known to Manufacturer

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 16, 2016 at 4:36 pm
Taxotere Docetaxel is a popular chemotherapy drug manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis and approved by the FDA in 1996. Docetaxel interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells and is one of the most popularly used drugs to treat breast cancer but has also been used to treat lung, prostate, stomach and head/neck cancers. This medication is always administered intravenously. Although hair...
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