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April 2014 Archives

Amputated leg result of a chain of car accidents in Pennsylvania

When a Pennsylvania accident in 2009 resulted in the amputation of a man's leg, it led to civil litigation in 2011. This case proved to be a complex, as there were multiple cars involved in the chain of car accidents that occurred that day. The jury's decision to award $19.1 million to the plaintiff was challenged and on April 10, 2014 a civil trial judge upheld the jury's verdict after finding it not to be excessive.

Work injury sustained after worker trapped in mulch elevator

As the result of regular media reports about workplace accidents in Pennsylvania, the families of industrial and construction workers are often particularly concerned over the welfare of their loved ones while they are at work. Workers in these industries are at risk every day, and their employers have a duty to provide safe workplace surroundings, equipment and machinery. In cases where safety measures are not adhered to, a serious work injury or death could occur.

Medical negligence lawsuit after baby suffered TBI at birth

When a couple goes through nine months of pregnancy and then come up against below standard medical care, the traumatic experience is probably something that will stay with the family for life. When a medical staff fails to execute the level of care expected by most of their patients, they may have to face claims of medical negligence or malpractice. Pennsylvania readers of this blog may be interested in the heartbreaking experience of a couple in another state.

Medical negligence: Doctor faces manslaughter charges

Pennsylvania residents are no doubt aware of media reports concerning doctors facing criminal charges after negligently prescribing anti-anxiety drugs and painkillers. Law enforcement authorities in a northeastern state claim that one doctor ignored obvious warning signs in order to engage in medical negligence and fill his pockets with money. Authorities blamed the doctor of putting money before lives. The doctor, who maintained a weekend storefront consulting room, is currently facing manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges in criminal court.

Returning Marines getting into large number of car crashes

We owe a lot to those serving in the armed forces. It's no small thing to serve in the military, particularly when that service takes them overseas to war zones. It's understandable that when those men and women return stateside, they might seek an outlet to channel their emotions; for many of them, that means getting out in the open road and driving or riding a motorcycle.

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