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Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Law Blog

New safety initiatives for trucking

With an eye towards eliminating or reducing the number of injured, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a new set of initiatives for reducing injuries in the short term called the 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Some of these measures are also the focus of the National Safety Council, which has a broader …

Assumption of risk on the slopes

Snowboarding and skiing are relatively dangerous sports with potential dangers that can cause injury or death. While skiers and riders are encouraged to enjoy the sports while remaining in control, one occasional premise for injury is boarders or skiers losing control and crashing into each other. Those who enjoy these sports understand that there is …

It’s the season for slip and fall injuries

Slip and fall injuries can happen any time of year. However, walking seems to get more treacherous every winter as fewer people shovel their sidewalks and temperature shifts mean snow melts and then freezes into ice patches. Even handrails can ice over leaving those on foot to struggle with the very real fear that they …

New non-invasive equipment tests for concussions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared a new medical device called the EyeBox for detecting concussions. The relatively modest-sized piece of equipment (as opposed to a CT scan) designed by a neurosurgeon tracks the movements of the eye to detect signs of concussion. This clearance is based on years of testing and …

Woman injured on escalator awarded $3 million settlement

The average person rides an escalator thousands of times during their lifetime. We think nothing of it, and rarely consider the dangers involved. However, these seemingly innocuous transports can cause serious bodily injury. One example is a woman who had her toe shredded when she was Christmas shopping in 2013 at a mall in Little …

Stores use robots to decrease accidents and injury

It is commonplace for shoppers to see staff stocking shelves and keeping stores clean and safe. A new sight in the coming year, however, will be the appearance of Marty – a wheeled robot that patrols aisles to alert human staff when there is a spill or inventory that fell off the shelf. The robot …

Study finds drowsy driving as dangerous as drinking and driving

There is no disputing the fact that driving while drowsy is extremely dangerous. Now the American Automobile Association has found that one third of all drivers surveyed admitted that they had driven at least once in the previous month while they were so tired that they had difficulty keeping their eyes open. This is confirmed by another studythat …

Common Malpractice Issues Involving Cosmetic Surgery

A vast majority of plastic surgeries leave patients completely satisfied with the results. However, some procedures can leave clients feeling that the results were not even close to what was promised and expected. Although this is often elective surgery, plastic surgeons can still be held accountable for their actions and mistakes. Doctor Malpractice Doctors have a professional …

Injuries increase during this time of year

New Years day is a time to think about resolutions. For some this can mean more exercise, but many find themselves thinking about a lawsuit after injury due to careless negligence of others. According to news reports, the holidays and other hard-partying days like the Super Bowl lead to a surge in personal injury lawsuits. Time …