Catastrophic Injury

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 […]

Fosamax Causing Thigh Bone Fractures

Fosamax and other Bisphosphonates linked to femoral breaks An October 14, 2010 report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned patients and health care providers that bisphosphates like Fosamax, may cause an elevated risk for possible atypical thigh bone (femoral) fractures. Bisphosphonates are a type of drug used to treat and prevent osteoporosis and […]

The Real Dangers of Accutane Are Finally Coming to Light

Accutane, the brand name for the drug Isotretinoin (sold generically as Roaccutane, Amnesteem, Claravis and Sotret), was first marketed by pharmaceutical company Hoffman-LaRoche Inc. in the early 1980′s. It was originally intended to be used as a form of chemotherapy, targeted at fighting certain types of cancers, generally those affecting the skin, breasts, bladder, ovaries, […]