Category Archives: Public Safety

Suing for Food Poisoning: Can You Do it? What do Settlements Look Like? 

Posted on December 3, 2020
The question of whether you can sue for food poisoning regularly comes up. With emerging health risk factors, the broader question of whether you can sue for an illness contracted from take-out or in-restaurant dining is on the rise. Food poisoning lawsuits do happen, and some victims have won the food poisoning lawsuit settlements that help them mitigate their financial...
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What is Comparative Negligence in Pennsylvania? 

Posted on August 7, 2020
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 on May 6, 2020
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 on November 2, 2019
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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Injury From E-cigarette Explosion

Posted on July 12, 2019
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.
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Attorney Generals Begin Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Makers

Posted on May 19, 2019
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 on January 5, 2019
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 on October 12, 2017
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 on September 8, 2017
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. Stay Safe on Game Day Drink responsibly. It...
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Keep Philly Safe: Don’t Drink and Drive

Posted on September 8, 2017
Thinking about driving home after a night out on the town? Think again. In 2017, there were 52,189 DUI arrests on Philadelphia streets. Deep down, nearly everyone understands that drunk driving is dangerous.  Yet, people continue to do it every day. At Anapol Weiss, we take public safety very seriously, but we understand there are different ways to get through...
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NHTSA Expands Investigation Into Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Posted on July 28, 2017
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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Concerns Over Health Risks from Proton Pump Inhibitors Persist

Posted on August 31, 2016
Labor Day weekend is right around the corner.  For some people that means cookouts, barbeques, spicy dips, and cocktails. And for sufferers of acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), that’s a holiday menu that’s sure to end with plenty of discomfort. That’s why so many with GERD have turned to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that treat acid...
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