Pennsylvania State Representatives are proposing a bill, called “Ashley’s Law” that would abolish the current law capping the amount of money a school district can pay toward a defendant. The law is named for Ashley Zauflik, a Pennsbury High School … Read more
Mediation is an alternative way of settling a legal dispute without using the court system. A recent uptrend in the use of mediation has caused a noticeable decline in civil lawsuits across the state of Pennsylvania. In 2010, people in … Read more
A state law that prohibits texting while driving, which was passed by the legislature last fall, recently went into effect – making Pennsylvania the 35th state to put a ban on this form of distracted driving.
Under the new law, … Read more
Many U.S. workplaces of all sizes and types have the potential to expose workers to dangerous chemicals. The federal government has adopted an internationally recognized labeling warning system that will provide uniform communication to employees of the specific hazards they … Read more
With Thanksgiving come and gone, winter is starting to creep up on everyone. For those living in Pennsylvania, when the sub-zero winds start to blow they know all too well how quickly snow, sleet and ice can start to accumulate. … Read more
In recent months, health policy experts and medical professionals have argued back and forth over the use of PSA tests to detect and diagnose prostate cancer. How the issue is resolved could affect thousands of men each year and help … Read more
A recent study out of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing casts light on a serious problem in American healthcare. Thousands of nurses studied showed high levels of burnout or … Read more
According to records kept by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts and police, there were roughly 900 citations issued to motorists under Pennsylvania’s new “no texting while driving” law during the first eight months of the texting ban.
And while … Read more
According to recently released court documents reported on by the New York Times, an internal audit performed by Johnson & Johnson in 2011 assessed that one of its recalled metal-on-metal hip implants would have a failure rate of almost 40 … Read more
Many patients may be surprised to discover that several doctors routinely receive gifts and payments from pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. In fact, it is quite common for physicians to have financial relationships with the companies that make the medicines … Read more