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Paola Pearson Discusses Hand Sanitizer Safety in The Legal Intelligencer

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 18, 2020 at 9:08 am
Anapol Weiss Associate Paola Pearson was recently featured in The Legal Intelligencer with her timely and informational article, “Is Your Hand Sanitizer Safe? Dangerous Products in the COVID-19 Era.” In her article, Paola discusses how shortages and rationing of once-ubiquitous household products like disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer have caused some potentially serious problems. The FDA relaxed regulations over acceptable...
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What is Comparative Negligence in Pennsylvania? 

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 7, 2020 at 12:59 pm
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...
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5 Tips for Driving at Night

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 6, 2020 at 2:08 pm
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...
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Lawsuit: Woman’s Legs Amputated After She Vaped CBD Product From South Florida

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this November 2, 2019 at 9:57 am
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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Electronic Cigarette or Vaping-associated Lung Injury (EVALI): The Tip of the Iceberg

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this November 2, 2019 at 9:48 am
Several authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and state and local health departments, have started an investigation into the perceived widespread outbreak of lung injury attributed to the use of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or vaping products, or EVALI. To read more click here.  
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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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Attorney Generals Begin Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Makers

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 19, 2019 at 9:24 am
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...
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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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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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Football is Back – Celebrate Responsibly

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm
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. We’ve mapped out all these arrests and created...
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Keep Philly Safe: Don’t Drink and Drive

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 8, 2017 at 12:47 pm
Thinking about driving home after a night out on the town? Think again. In 2017, there were 52,189 DUI arrests on Philadelphia streets. Still thinking about it? Check Your Route Check your route to find out just how many people have been arrested for DUI on it over the last ten years. Click the link or the image then enter...
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NHTSA Expands Investigation Into Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 28, 2017 at 4:29 pm
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...
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