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Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

The Pearce Law Firm, including well-known Philadelphia injury lawyer Edith Pearce, is dedicated to the personal care of each individual case. We believe in educating our potential clients on the variety of cases being filed in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The blog posts below feature accidents and events that may lead to potential law suits. Whether you need a personal injury lawyer to represent you due to car or truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, or head injuries, The Pearce Law Firm works on your behalf to provide you the compensation you deserve.

Archive for May 2010


Safety Issues Investigated when Philadelphia Construction Accidents Occur

May 28, 2010


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As an experienced construction accident lawyer in Philadelphia, I know firsthand how devastating a construction accident or work injury can be. Coal mining accidents and injuries have been in the news recently. According to the Energy Information Administration, Annual Coal Report of 2009, Pennsylvania was ranked fourth for coal production in the United States, producing 5.6% of the United States’ coal. Coal mining accidents and injuries in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia area is a great concern. That’s where The ...

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Posted in: Construction Injury

Discovery of Impurities in Generic Drugs Concerns Philadelphia Parents

May 27, 2010

When pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson recalled a laundry list of the most popular children’s liquid pain and allergy medicines on April 30, frightened Philadelphia parents were told that generic substitutes for children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl were safe to use. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reassured Philadelphia parents that the drug recall affected only over-the-counter children’s medicines manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare for Johnson & Johnson. The federal agency said Philadelphia parents could safely substitute generic alternatives ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

Philadelphia Wal-Marts Pull Miley Cyrus Jewelry; Cite Children’s Personal Injury Risk

May 20, 2010

Yesterday, Wal-Marts in Philadelphia and across the country started clearing their shelves of Miley Cyrus brand jewelry. The metal necklaces and bracelets were found to contain high levels of the toxic substance cadmium in laboratory tests performed for the Associated Press. A joint statement issued by Wal-Mart, Cyrus and jewelry designer Max Azria said that although the jewelry was not marketed specifically to children, precautions were being taken because young fans of the Hanna Montana pop star could purchase the ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

Child’s Toy Turns Deadly; Philadelphia Parents Warned of Personal Injury Risk

May 18, 2010

From the perspective of the The Pearce Law Firm, injuries to children can be very devastating. A child’s toy dart game that was sold between September 2005 and January 2009 by Family Dollar stores caused the death of two children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in issuing a recent warning on its website. Two young boys, a 9-year-old in Chicago and a 10-year-old in Milwaukee, suffocated to death while playing with the Auto Fire target set. In separate incidents, ...

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Posted in: Products Liability

Philadelphia Railroad Accident Results in Severe Personal Injury

May 13, 2010

A Philadelphia commuter train operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority collided with a car trapped between the crossing gates in the East Falls area of Philadelphia last week. The driver of the car suffered serious personal injuries in the Philadelphia railroad accident and was rushed to the hospital. Even though eyewitnesses report that the train was moving slowly as it approached a nearby station, the force of the Philadelphia railroad accident overturned the trapped auto, causing irreparable damage to ...

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Posted in: Railroad Accident

Pain Pump Can Cause Irreparable Personal Injury to Philadelphia Athletes

May 11, 2010

A pain pump designed to alleviate pain may be the cause of serious chronic pain suffered by athletes and active adults in Philadelphia and across the country, charges a defective product liability lawsuit. Implanted in the knee by orthopedic surgeons to control pain following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery, pain pumps manufactured by Breg, Inc., a California medical device maker, were never approved for use in knees or joints by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), despite being marketed ...

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Posted in: Products Liability