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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

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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. The number

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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

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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

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The National Academy for State Health Policy recently commissioned a report detailing Pennsylvania’s adverse event reporting system for medical malpractice events. Pennsylvania medical malpractice incidents are reported through a hospital adverse event reporting system. The Pennsylvania Adverse Event Reporting System (system) collects data on medical errors

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