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Philadelphia parents: Be aware of signs of birth injuries

One of the hardest things for Pennsylvania parents to accept is that their infant suffered a birth injury trauma. While the spectrum of impairment regarding birth injuries is wide, serious and permanent disabilities can result.

According to statistics, approximately five to seven babies out of every thousand will suffer some type of birth trauma.

Medical malpractice in Pennsylvania must be proven

Medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania conjure up pictures of surgeries gone wrong and serious injury. Doctors and nurses are thought of as able to not just meet our expectations but also to be perfect. This, of course, is a myth. There is such a thing as a standard of care and when this standard isn't met, you have the right to question a medical facility, physician or even other medical workers. A suit can be filed, and a competent attorney is needed.

Negligence is an issue of medical malpractice. Negligence must be established from the patient to the doctor by reviewing the existence of a duty owed by the health care worker to the patient or plaintiff. You may also establish that the physician deviated from the standard of care expected. The injury suffered by the plaintiff must be proven to be as a direct result of negligent care given by the medical professional.

Wienermobile crashes on Pennsylvania highway

The brutal Pennsylvania winter weather has claimed another victim. One of the fleet of six Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles crashed on an icy road just outside of Harrisburg on a recent Sunday.

The driver of the 27-foot-long Wienermobile reportedly lost control of the hot dog-shaped vehicle on South Enola Road located in East Pennsboro Township. After hitting an icy patch, the Wienermobile skidded off the highway before smashing into a pole.

Does Pennsylvania protect farmers from premises liability?

When you speak of premises liability law, you most often think of large department stores or those types of businesses that are large enough to be sued. The state of Pennsylvania has actually gone so far as to protect the rights of farmers who have a "U-Pick" garden that the public is welcome to come to and get fruits and vegetables -- all at their own risk. Pennsylvania statute 42 Pa. C.S. 8339 is referred to as the U-Pick statute.

These types of businesses are some the fastest growing in the United States. Because the emphasis at these places is on getting fresh-from-the-vine products, the people who flock to them are enthusiastic consumers. Some of the U-Pick commodities are berries, Christmas trees, fruit, vegetables and pumpkins. Getting hurt on one of these farms is not a good idea because the farmer may actually have immunity when someone is injured.

Bruce Jenner involved in fatal accident

Former Olympic gold medal winner Bruce Jenner has been all over the media as a reality TV star, and recently according to numerous media reports, for being in the midst of a gender transition from male to female. However, Philadelphia residents may have most recently seen the athlete on the news in the aftermath of the fatal chain-reaction collision in which he was involved that claimed the life of a 69-year-old Calabasas, California, woman. Jenner was uninjured in the accident that also injured seven others on Malibu's Pacific Coast Hwy. on Feb. 7.

Jenner is often followed by paparazzi. Although celeb photographers were able to capture the seconds before and the moment of impact, authorities discovered no evidence that Jenner was trying to lose them.

Whiplash no laughing matter in Pennsylvania

When you speak of personal injury, one of the specific topics that often makes the news is that of whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a quick and powerful back-and-forth movement of the neck; like cracking a whip. Very often, a whiplash injury happens in a car accident that involves being hit from behind, contact sports or physical abuse. You can see how serious it is.

The early symptoms of this type of neck injury are pain and stiffness and also headaches. It can take months for this type of injury to heal and requires medication, exercise and maybe even physical therapy. A few people have chronic neck pain because of whiplash.

Car accidents claim lives of elderly drivers

There are plenty of mature drivers on Philadelphia streets, as defined as drivers aged 65 and older. The number of mature drivers in America is steadily increasing, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2008, there were 32.2 million drivers 65 or older. By the year 2020, the number is expected to hit 40 million.

But there are some sobering statistics for these senior citizens still behind the wheel. A study initiated by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety discovered that when they were compared to drivers in the 55 - 64 age group, licensed drivers over 65 are almost two times as likely to die in fatal collisions. For those older than 75, the odds rose to 2.5 times, and quadrupled for those 85 or older.

Pennsylvania lawyer can help in case of medical malpractice

Medical malpractice is when a health care provider does too much or doesn't do enough to sustain your health. Perhaps they have given you too much medicine or given you the wrong medicine. Maybe they neglected your loved one and didn't give him or her the standard care that you expect from the facility your loved one was in. In the case of misdiagnosing a heart attack, there are several areas that need to be examined.

When you suspect that your heart isn't doing the work as it has in the past and you go to your doctor, he or she needs to examine you carefully to determine if it is an early-stage heard disease, palpitations, a heart murmur or something else. Even if the physician does his or her job correctly, it still may not be obvious what is wrong.

Premises liability claims can stem from unsafe rentals

According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, over 43 million households are occupied by renters. The bulk of these renters live in the urban meccas of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Phoenix.

With all these tenants, it is inevitable that some premises liability litigation will result. Below are some potential safety hazards for tenants and their guests for which landlords may bear legal responsibility.

What can be done when a serious injury is impacting my health?

When you are injured in Pennsylvania due to no fault of your own, you may feel that you are justified in seeking restitution for the damage that has been caused. Your lost wages and medical bills need remuneration. One of the issues that comes up when discussing injury is the occurrence of pressure sores. These are also called pressure ulcers.

These can be quite serious and are caused by not being cared for properly. A non-mobile person needs to have one's position changed every two hours or more in order to avoid this type of injury. Bony areas are the most likely to develop pressure sores. Ensuring that loose clothing is worn is important because tight clothing can exacerbate the problem.

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