Year: 2012

Last night, a man and woman were in their vehicle driving near the Art Museum. It was late, just after midnight, so maybe they were eager to get home and go to bed. While what they were thinking or discussing remains unknown, whatever it may have been was abruptly cut…

Street racing is illegal. It is a deadly adrenaline that has the potential to go very wrong very fast. In many auto accidents where a victim is killed, surviving drivers are not rendered criminally reprehensible because sometimes, even though the loss of life under such circumstances is always a tragedy,…

The brain is a complex and delicate organ. Damaging it can not only affect motor skills and coordination, but it can radically alter an affected individual’s personality. Most often, individuals in Philadelphia hear of victims of direct trauma caused by car accidents, military combat or sports injuries. During the 2011…

German company Fresenius Medical Care has a huge U.S. market share of products and services needed for the provision of dialysis, the mechanical process that cleans the blood in cases of kidney failure. The New York Times reports that the company is the country’s number-one provider of dialysis machines and…

(CBS News) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and window blind manufacturer Blind Xpress issued a recall of their custom-made window blinds after a 2-year-old girl was strangled to death by the hanging adjustment cord. The recall will affect about 39,000 vertical and 315,000 horizontal blinds made by the…

Spinal cord injuries can absolutely devastate the lives of Philadelphia victims, particularly in the face of the fact that less than 1 percent of people afflicted with a spinal cord injury are reported to fully recover. Almost a year ago, one Pennsylvania resident was shot in a bar just outside…

Roosevelt Boulevard has gained a reputation for being an extremely dangerous stretch of road for pedestrians in Philadelphia. This week alone, two pedestrians have been killed in hit-and-run accidents on the busy 12-lane stretch of roadway. One of these victims, a Philadelphia father, is being rightfully hailed as a hero…