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Category Archives: Public Safety

Preventing Accidents In and Around Swimming Pools

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm
With the gradually warming weather comes an increase in outdoor activities for both adults and children. It is therefore very important that property owners – particularly those with a swimming pool –take precautions to prevent injury. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
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Second Study Shows More PPI Dangers

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 15, 2016 at 3:13 pm
More research has linked popular stomach acid medications to an increased risk of developing deadly kidney problems. A study published on April 14 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology comes on the heels of another study linking these drugs to acute interstitial nephritis as well as chronic kidney disease (CKD). Using data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,...
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Airbag Injuries and Failures

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Vehicles are becoming increasingly safer to keep up with the demands of consumers and government groups. As part of the global effort to improve safety and crash protection, many newer vehicle models have multiple airbags installed to protect occupants in a variety of collisions. All cars sold in the United States must have dual front airbags. During a crash, the...
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Be Your Own Medical Advocate: Obtain and Read Diagnostic Test Results

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 18, 2016 at 11:30 am
The two stories below are real and illustrate the need for all patients to make sure that they obtain and read the interpretative reports for the diagnostic tests that their physicians have them undergo. Obtaining, reading and sharing reports with your regular doctors allows you to act as your own medical advocate and helps prevent medical negligence or even medical misdiagnosis....
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Few Adults Wear Seat Belts When Riding in the Back Seat

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 11, 2016 at 3:32 pm
Research has shown that rear seat vehicle passengers are three times more likely to die in an automobile accident if they are not wearing a seat belt. Despite these dangers, only 78 percent of adult rear seat passengers nationwide buckle up. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has reported that hundreds of adult vehicle passengers who ride unbelted in rear seats are...
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Pedestrian Fatalities Increasing at Historic Rate

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 10, 2016 at 11:33 am
Pedestrian deaths are increasing at the fastest rate ever recorded. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has estimated a 10 percent increase in the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2015 from the prior year. This first look at 2015 pedestrian fatality trends is based on preliminary data reported by highway safety agencies in all 50 states and...
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The Surprising Liability of Carpooling: What Parents Should Know

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Arranging a carpool to get the kids to and from school and activities can be a huge timesaver for parents, not to mention the environmental benefits. Before agreeing to transport other people’s children, however, it’s extremely important to take a look at your car insurance to ensure your family is protected. Click here for more crash statistics and to speak...
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Underscoring TBI Complications during Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 2, 2016 at 11:30 am
About 137 people in the U.S. die every day as a result of a TBI-related injury. To help raise awareness and reach out to those living with the effects of TBI, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. This year’s campaign theme is “Not Alone,” which provides an educational...
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Women and Heart Disease: Timely Diagnosis is Critical

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 1, 2016 at 11:30 am
Some study findings about the prevalence and diagnosis of heart conditions in women may underscore the failure of physicians to appreciate and recognize that women’s complaints are heart-related. Cardiovascular disease, typically manifesting as a myocardial infarction (blockage of one or more of the coronary vessels that supply blood to the heart, commonly referred to as a heart attack) is the...
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Employers Can Save Lives by Adopting a Safe Driving Policy

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm
A recent Legal Intelligencer article underscored important reasons employers should adopt a mandatory distracted driving policy. Inspired by a presentation given by firm Shareholder Joel Feldman, Jessica L. Mazzeo, a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrations, was moved to discuss the unavoidable distractions that come with our everyday technologies. “Responding...
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Preventing Accidents at Night

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Many people have difficulty seeing well in the dark. Combined with bright lights, reflections and other obstructions, driving at night can be very dangerous. Unsurprisingly, the passenger vehicle occupant fatality rate at night is about three times higher than during the day. For more crash statistics and information on preventing accidents at night, speak with our award-winning Philadelphia car accident lawyers....
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Child Passenger Safety: What You Need to Know

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 24, 2016 at 11:30 am
Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that more than 600 children ages 12 years and younger died and more than 127,000 were injured as occupants in motor vehicle crashes in 2013. Many of these deaths can be prevented, however....
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