Although it is not a regular incidence, severe side effects can be experienced by individuals after being vaccinated. Pennsylvania residents may be interested to learn about the federal government’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), which was established many years ago and has processed over 14,000 claims since 2012. One such claim of medical malpractice was filed on behalf of a woman from Lehigh Valley who was asked by her employer to have a flu vaccination in 2010.
Pennsylvania workers have the right to be protected from hazardous work surroundings. Employers are duty bound to provide a safe environment to ensure the safety of all workers, permanent as well as temporary. In addition, they have a responsibility to provide appropriate training in the safe operation of equipment in order to avoid a work injury or death.
For families in Pennsylvania, losing a loved one because of the negligence of other parties is surely traumatic and heartbreaking. Apart from mourning the loved one’s death, they also have to cope with the knowledge that the death could have been prevented. A couple in another state recently had to face the death of their son. They claim he was the victim of medical negligence while he was in the care of a hospital.
Pennsylvania residents may be aware of the case of a night manager at a 24-hour convenience store who died in 2009 after trying to apprehend a person who attempted to rob the store. After workers' compensation benefits had initially been authorized, the decision was appealed and the aid was denied. The appeals board reportedly determined that the worker was no longer acting as an employee when he left his post in order to chase down the robber.