School is back in session for Pennsylvania students. The return of the school year is accompanied by parents’ safety concerns. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) states that safety is a high priority. The department lists numerous safety tips students and bus drivers, as well as
A 2013 study suggested that an average of 12 children per day receive treatment in emergency rooms for amusement park injuries. Summer 2016 was a particularly dangerous summer for amusement park visitors. A recent Legal Lookout post highlighted some of the most noted amusement park
Dog attacks can be unpredictable and often unpreventable. They can happen anytime, anywhere. The dog can be a beloved family pet or the pet of a relative, friend, neighbor or even a stranger. The attack can happen in a home or on the on the
During May 2017, rideshare company Uber raised its rates in Pennsylvania and 7 other states. The rate increase was part of a plan to encourage drivers to take part in the company’s personal injury protection insurance program. The insurance will protect insured drivers who sustain
On March 28, the Pittsburgh City Paper conveyed the results of PennEnvironment’s fracking violations report. During the past eight years, fracking companies operating in Pennsylvania committed more than 4,350 environmental and public health violations. This translates to an average of 1.4 violations per day.
On March 28, Philly.com reported that Crozer-Chester Medical Center was cited using dirty medical equipment. Surgical staff used an improperly cleaned endoscope during a surgical procedure, leaving the patient open to a potential surgical infection.
Endoscopes are tubular instruments used to look at various organs inside
Adoption is a life changing event. The process affects many lives: The adoptive parents, the birth parents, and the child that is being adopted. In addition to the willingness of the new parents to welcome the child into their family, the birth parents may be
Bus accidents can be fatal and catastrophic. And in many cases, they are preventable. Especially when the accident is caused by distracted driving.
On March 31, a pick-up truck crossed the center line of a two-lane road and collided with a church minibus on a rural
The report of an elderly New York woman who was killed by a dog she recently adopted, has served as a reminder of the potential risk and severity of dog bite injuries.
The 75-year old intended to return the Mastiff to the ASPCA because he was
On February 1, The Pennsylvania Senate voted 48 to 0 in favor of Senate Bill 261 which would extend the statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims, Philly Voice reported.
Under current law, child sex abuse victims can file a criminal lawsuit until 12 years