Year: 2012

Deciding to put an aging loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. Care givers in Philadelphia should feel confident when they trust the care of their elderly family member to nursing homes, no harm will come. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse does occur. A 38-year-old licensed…

An out-of-state case reminds us that often medical professionals in Pennsylvania and across the country are not immune to making mistakes. However, when medical professionals error, the consequences can be grave and such professionals need to be held accountable for those consequences. One mother sued Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical…

Across several cities, including Philadelphia, a chilling tribute is beginning to pop up to memorialize a reported 2 percent of fatal-car-accident victims: “ghost bikes.” Ghost bikes are most often bikes that are spray-painted white and placed at the scene of a car accident to stand tribute to fallen bicyclists. In…

It is easy for shoppers to assume that the more money they spend on something, the better and safer the product is. Especially when parents are buying products for their children, they are more likely to fall victim to the myth that more money means they are less likely to…

A motorist forgetting to use his or her turn signal can be one of the forgotten dangers of the road. According to a study recently performed by the Society of Automotive Engineers, drivers either forget to turn off their turn signals or never turn them on at all 48 percent…

In a previous post about texting and driving, we shared how driving laws had changed in Pennsylvania. In March, a new law was enacted that made texting and emailing while driving a primary offense. That means that someone could be pulled over and fined for simply being caught tapping on…