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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. From 2006-2016, there were 53,721 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 any...
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