The saddest experience parents could have may be burying a child, especially if the child's death was avoidable. A Pennsylvania family may be able to move forward after a jury recently found in their favor in a medical malpractice lawsuit, but the void will always remain. The lawsuit stemmed from the death of a 2-year-old girl back in 2009.
Individuals who need medical care would naturally want to trust in the experience of medical caregivers. However, in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, this is sometimes not the case. A man recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a rehabilitation center in another state. The claim is related to the death of his spouse that was allegedly caused by a medication error after a misdiagnosis. The plaintiff alleges that although the facility was apparently on notice of substandard practices and ongoing negligence, officials failed to improve the standards to an acceptable level.
Workers in various industries in Pennsylvania are exposed to a myriad of toxic chemicals on a daily basis. The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulates permissible exposure limits (PELs) of about 300 hazardous chemicals. However, those represent only a small percentage of toxic substances that can cause a work injury.
The sudden death of a loved one can be challenging for any Pennsylvania family. This is especially true when the family member is unexpectedly killed in an auto accident that appears to have been preventable. In addition to leading to emotional trauma, such a tragedy can also lead to financial and legal challenges.