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Two Key Corporate Accountability Bills Introduced

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) introduced two important corporate accountability measures: (1) the Dangerous Products Warning Act, to require manufacturers to warn consumers and regulators if their products are dangerous or deadly; and (2) the Corporate Crime Database Act, to require the Justice Department to establish and update a database of criminal, civil or […]

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Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn of Ovarian Cancer Risk from Talcum Powder

If you have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and have a history of using talc body powder or baby powder as part of your feminine hygiene routine, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. As far back as 1971, when a study of ovarian cancer patients showed talc particles in their ovarian tissue, Johnson […]

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Medical Misdiagnosis Rates Highest in the ER

Medical misdiagnosis rates are higher in an emergency room (ER) or intensive care unit (ICU) as opposed to a misdiagnosis made in the office of a primary care physician, according to a study on Patient Safety Incidents (PSI) by Healthgrades.com. The majority of misdiagnosis lawsuits involve an ER misdiagnosis. Medical misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose rates for […]

Tired truckers and commercial vehicle safety

The recent New Jersey six-vehicle highway accident that killed one person and severely injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and three others has put driver safety front and center. According to a criminal complaint, the Georgia truck driver accused of causing the collision had not slept for more than 24 hours when he crashed into […]

Indiana attorney, Jonathan Mack, named Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers magazine has again named Indiana attorney Jonathan Mack to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. It’s a distinction bestowed on up to 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s […]

FMCSA revives controversial trucking safety policy

As children, our parents and teachers help us to understand that rules exist for a reason. Especially when any given rule helps to ensure that individuals remain safe, we are taught to respect and abide by that rule. For better and worse, the rules that govern the adult world tend to be less straightforward than […]

Dayton man faces charges stemming from one vehicle accident

A Pennsylvania man is facing felony counts stemming from a December 31, 2013 motor vehicle accident in which he is accused of causing a wreck that seriously injured several members of his family. The 28 year old man is accused of grabbing the steering wheel of the car while his wife was driving and steering […]

Lawmakers and businesses are clashing on interstate repair

Pennsylvania drivers face numerous road hazards on a daily basis: Distracted drivers, ice, snow and giant semi-trucks with fatigued operators, just to name a few. But one road hazard that few people often think about is the road itself. Many of the nation’s highways are in serious disrepair. Sometimes these dangerous highways cause motor vehicle […]

National Safety Council releases distracted driving statistics

We frequently write about the perils associated with distracted driving. While our readers will likely be unsurprised to learn that a significant fraction of distracted driving accidents involve cellphone use, you will likely be surprised by the fraction of accidents caused by texting as opposed to cellphone conversations. According to a recently released report compiled […]