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2020 Pennsylvania Law Changes

Published on Dec 23, 2019 at 1:58 pm in Legal News.

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As we head into 2020, it’s important to be aware of what law changes are coming to Pennsylvania. While the laws we’ll be discussing went into effect in mid or late 2019, most people won’t notice their effects until 2020. The first laws we’ll look at involve how the state plans to better protect the rights of crime victims.

Pennsylvania Ranks as the Second Most Dangerous State for Winter Driving

Published on Dec 20, 2019 at 4:29 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Pennsylvania drivers are all familiar with how dangerous the roads can get in the winter. Between snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain, the road conditions all increase the chances of an accident happening. According to a recent news article, Pennsylvania was ranked as the second most dangerous state for winter driving, falling right behind Michigan. While other states that were in the top 10 included New York and Colorado, you may be wondering how Pennsylvania made second.

Why Is Vaping More Dangerous for Teenagers?

Published on Nov 21, 2019 at 6:05 pm in Product Liability.

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E-cigarettes and vaping have become a more common practice in society, but have also shown how dangerous these habits can be. One of the most affected groups have been teenagers, many of which use JUUL products. JUUL is a popular company in the vaping industry and had the greatest share of the e-cig market in the U.S. by 2017. Their products have high amounts of nicotine. Teens who vape have suffered from severe illnesses and have also lost their lives because of vaping chemicals. If you or a loved one has had health complications because of vaping, you may be eligible for compensation. Shrager & Sachs can assist you in your JUUL claim and help you get the justice you deserve.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Philadelphia – 2019 Edition

Published on Nov 19, 2019 at 8:35 pm in Fun Stuff.

The Ultimate Guide for Holiday Fun in Philadelphia 2019 Edition

With the holiday season here again, it’s time to start thinking about the events you want to attend, where you’ll be shopping for your loved ones, and how you’ll take time for you this year. With everything going on in the city, deciding what to do and when can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled the ultimate holiday guide for Philadelphia. Let’s take a look at what the city has to offer this year.

Lawsuit Alleges Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA Fed Infants Infected Milk

Published on Nov 11, 2019 at 6:52 pm in Medical Malpractice.

The death of three infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA is being linked to contaminated equipment used in measuring donor breast milk. In total, eight infants were affected. Of the five who survived, one was discharged and four remain, two of whom are still receiving treatment for infection. As a result of the fatalities, families are taking legal action against the medical facility.

Does a Collision Need to Happen at a Certain Speed to Cause Whiplash?

Published on Oct 31, 2019 at 6:03 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Typically, the more severe the car accident, the worse the injuries. In a high-speed collision on the interstate, a crash victim may have broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, or spinal cord injuries. It’s important to remember, however, that any accident has the potential to result in injury. For example, whiplash can occur in nearly any accident situation. Speed may play a role in the severity of the injury, but the force from even a low-speed accident can result in neck strain. In order to understand why this is, let’s take a look at why whiplash happens.

PennDOT Testing Digital License Plates in Some Pennsylvania Counties

Published on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:09 pm in Auto Accidents.

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PennDOT is using 20 state vehicles, including dump trucks, crew cabs, passenger vehicles, and a van to test out digital license plates before lawmakers in our commonwealth decide whether or not to approve legislation for the plates. These tester vehicles are predominantly in central and northwest Pennsylvania in Adams, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mercer, Perry, Venango, Warren, and York counties.

How Often Do Instances of Dental Malpractice Happen?

Published on Oct 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Dentists can make mistakes just like any other doctor. This is called dental malpractice, which falls under the greater category of medical malpractice. Unlike regular medical malpractice, though, dental malpractice is harder to make a case for. When it comes to dental malpractice, a victim must prove that an injury was not only caused by the dentist failing to meet the medical standard of care, but also from mistakes caused by negligence.

In order to prove dental malpractice, a victim needs to establish duty, breach, causation, and damages in their case. Dental standards of care are regulated by the FDA, as stated in a Department of Health & Human Services report, which are considered a dentist’s duty. If the dentist or hygienist breaks those standards, they are considered to have breached their duty.

Causation is one of the most important factors in backing your case, which is proving the dentist or hygienist caused your injury, or damages. And any damages must be worse than just temporary pain and discomfort. Your injuries need to be on the more serious end in order to have a strong dental malpractice case. Because of these regulations, there aren’t as many instances of dental malpractice as you might think.

The Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun in Philadelphia – 2019 Edition

Published on Oct 1, 2019 at 7:25 pm in Fun Stuff.

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If you live in or plan on visiting the City of Brotherly Love this fall, you’ll need to know what to do to celebrate the season. We’ve compiled a guide of all the best autumn activities happening this year so that you don’t have to do the work! So pull on a beanie, shrug on a flannel, and head out into the city for some fall fun!

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