Archive for October 2010
October 28, 2010
Since November 19, 2007, when his healthy infant son and daughter were nearly killed by hospital negligence, actor Dennis Quaid has been campaigning hard to pressure hospitals to ramp up efforts to prevent medical errors and medical malpractice in Philadelphia and across the U.S. Hospitalized for treatment of a routine staph infection, Quaid’s twins were just 12 days old when a hospital nurse inadvertently administered a massive overdose of the blood thinner heparin, placing the babies at severe risk of ... Read More
Posted in: Medical Malpractice
October 26, 2010
Returning home after practice Saturday night, Pitt men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon helped rescue two victims of a violent motor vehicle accident that left two Pennsylvania women with serious personal injuries. While driving the I-279 loop around Pittsburg, Dixon saw a car in front of him veer off the highway and crash into a barrier. The car flipped several times before coming to a stop.
“It hit straight on and flipped a couple of times,” Dixon told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “My ... Read More
Posted in: Car Accidents
October 21, 2010
Earlier this morning, a 45-year-old Philadelphia man suffered serious personal injuries when a garbage truck crashed into a truck-mounted construction crane at a Center City work site. It was about 8 a.m. when the truck collided with the crane’s boom at the 4th and Market Street construction site, sending a heavy load of bricks tumbling to the ground. The Philadelphia construction accident injured one man, knocking him unconscious. The man was transported to the trauma unit at Jefferson University Hospital.
According ... Read More
Posted in: Construction Injury
October 19, 2010
When the Megabus left Philadelphia’s bus station Friday night, passengers were looking forward to an entertaining weekend in Toronto. The fun ended early Saturday morning when the double-decker Philadelphia bus crashed into a railroad bridge near Syracuse, New York. Four passengers, including two from the Philadelphia area, were killed when the 13-foot high bus drove under a 10-foot, 9-inch CSX railroad bridge, demolishing the forward section of the upper deck of the bus. Among those killed in the bus accident ... Read More
Posted in: Accidents & Injuries
October 14, 2010
2009 turned out to be a big year for Employment Law in Philadelphia and every other part of the country. 2010 is proving to be just as dramatic. In 2009, the first bill signed into law by President Obama was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, extending the time limits on which an employee can sue for discrimination. Also in 2009, Congress passed COBRA assistance, for unemployed workers in need of health insurance. Congress also passed expanded provisions for ... Read More
Posted in: Employment Law
October 12, 2010
Philadelphia parents are understandably upset by the recall of 11 million defective Fisher-Price highchairs, tricycles and toys sold for use by young children. Infants and toddlers were injured in 24 reported accidents before Fisher-Price initiated the voluntary product recall under pressure from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The majority of the personal injury accidents involved children falling from highchairs or tricycles with a number of the injured toddlers suffering injuries severe enough to require stitches.
Philadelphia personal injury attorneys and ... Read More
Posted in: Products Liability
October 7, 2010
Under siege himself, the man at the helm when a disabled duck boat was rammed by a city barge in a tragic Philadelphia personal injury accident that killed two young tourists has filed a negligence lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and the tugboat company hired to pilot the barge. The sensational personal injury accident, which occurred on a sunny summer afternoon in front of scores of waterfront sightseers, called a halt to duck boat tours in Philadelphia and sparked ... Read More
Posted in: Accidents & Injuries
October 5, 2010
A Best Western hotel near Allentown, Pennsylvania has agreed to pay an unspecified settlement amount to the family of a South Carolina man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at the hotel in 2008. In the tragic personal injury accident, a plastic construction canopy being used to contain construction debris from a remodeling project funneled carbon monoxide into the hotel room where the man and his wife were sleeping, killing the man. His wife survived.
Six months after the ... Read More
Posted in: Wrongful Death