‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings. Between Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, Americans have many opportunities to celebrate. If you’re planning to host dinner or a party at your house during the upcoming holidays, you should know that you have a legal obligation to provide
More than a dozen Pennsylvania residents were affected by water contamination caused by fracking. Construction Equipment reported that the Sunoco Pipeline temporarily halted construction during July 2017 after twelve Pennsylvania households reported contaminated well water. The affected families lived in West Whiteland and Uwchlan townships.
It’s fall: time for hayrides and pumpkin spice. While Autumn can be a good time for outdoor fun, Esurance warns that fall can also be a dangerous time for drivers. Some of the characteristic that make the season what it is, can also increase the
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