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What Can Cause a Construction Accident?

Statistics published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that 21.4 percent of workplace fatalities in private industry during 2015 were in construction. However, construction workers are not always responsible for dangerous workplace conditions in this industry. Despite the many ways that construction workers can be harmed on the job, general contractors, other entities responsible for safety on the job site as well as machinery suppliers and manufacturers…
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Could I Lose a Limb If My Doctor Fails to Diagnose Cancer?

In late May, WVLT-TV reported on the story of a Tennessee woman whose doctor failed to diagnose cancer in her foot. Reportedly, the woman is urging anyone who has a lump or any type of medical issue that they suspect could be serious to have it checked out and always get a second opinion. After she had a doctor check out her foot, he said she had a cyst. However,…
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What Types of Mistakes in the ER Can Result in Medical Misdiagnosis?

An emergency room (ER) can be a mad house in certain instances, with doctors and nurses scrambling to balance a continuous stream of patients suffering a wide variety of injuries, from cuts and bruises to the flu, to a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or paralysis. As such, incidents of medical misdiagnosis in ERs are quite common. What Causes Emergency Room Medical Misdiagnosis? ER patients can…
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Is a Fatal Bus-Train Collision the Result of a Bus Driver’s Detour?

A fatal bus-train accident that happened earlier this month continues to make headlines as the findings from the investigation into what caused it come to light. Per WPMI-TV, the railroad crossing where the crash took place has a history of accidents due to design defects. And now, information has surfaced that the bus driver failed to follow the route he was given. Reportedly, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reviewed…
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Are Breast Cancer Misdiagnoses Causing Women to Put Off Mammograms?

Being told that you have cancer and then later finding out you do not can put victims and their families through the ringer in several ways. While it is obviously a relief to find out they do not have cancer, if they discover too late that they were misdiagnosed, victims can go through the rigors of treatment unnecessarily. For instance, breast cancer misdiagnoses can lead to patients undergoing irreversible surgical…
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Can a Court Prevent a Medical Expert from Testifying?

In January, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a trial court’s decision to prevent a doctor from testifying as a medical expert in a personal injury lawsuit involving an injury that was allegedly the result of a car accident. The case in question involved a 2012 car accident where a vehicle was stopped at a red light in Philadelphia when it was rear-ended by another car. Following the wreck, the…
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Is Pennsylvania Allowing Uber to Test Self-Driving Cars Without Rules?

A report in the Tribune-Review revealed that Uber is attempting to convince PennDOT to delay recent policy recommendations regarding testing self-driving cars in Pennsylvania. Why Does Uber Want Pennsylvania to Delay Recommended Rules for Self-Driving Cars? Reportedly, Uber is testing out self-driving cars in Pittsburgh as the company seeks to add driverless automobiles to its fleet of vehicles. This comes at a time when PennDOT’s Pennsylvania Autonomous Vehicles Task Force…
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Fredric Eisenberg & Todd Schoenhaus Discuss Historic $265 Million Amtrak Settlement at CLE

A recent Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation involved an in-depth review of the historic $265 million Amtrak settlement. The CLE was held at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia on Tuesday, November 22 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck, PC partner Fredric Eisenberg, and associate Todd Schoenhaus are members of the Plaintiffs’ Management Committee (PMC) that the court appointed to…
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Amtrak to Pay Out Historic $265 Million Settlement for 2015 Derailment

Multiple news outlets, including AP, CBS News, NPR, KYW, Legal Intelligencer, and the Philadelphia Business Journal, are reporting that a historic settlement has been reached in the May 2015 Amtrak derailment that happened in Philadelphia. The settlement, which is reportedly $265 million, was approved by a federal judge in Philadelphia yesterday morning. The Amtrak settlement will cover all pending claims that resulted from the deadly train crash involving Amtrak Train…
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