November 13, 2019

 Deaths and serious injury due to hazing is nothing new. The first hazing death occurred at Cornell University in 1873, according to an Indiana professor who has been studying the problem. And over the past six decades, not a single year has gone by without a hazing fatality. Not one.
 But now, there is a feeling, according to a recent article in The Washington Post, that a turning point has finally been reached. Now, enough parents and loved ones have raised a cry for reform that it seems to be having an impact.
 Leading the charge have been Evelyn and Jim Piazza, whose 19-year-old son, Tim, died in a hazing incident...

Tags: hazing, fraternity
October 25, 2019

By Geary L. Yeisley, M.D., J.D.

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair or “EVAR” is the treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm using a covered stent delivered by a small plastic tube or catheter that enters the arterial system via a small incision in the groin.

The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It starts at the heart and continues down through the chest cavity into the abdomen.  The purpose of the aorta is to distribute oxygenated blood pumped by the heart to the organs of the body.

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October 01, 2019

Sexual abuse has long-lasting and often catastrophic consequences for its victims. Childhood victims of sexual abuse, in particular, are forced to deal with a lifetime of struggle, often emanating from PTSD. In smaller children, regressive behaviors such as bed-wetting or thumbsucking may occur, but these tend to pale in comparison to behavioral problems, school performance issues, eating disorders, and sleeping problems that often follow. 

In addition to the immediate...

September 17, 2019

Sexual abuse is always tragic. When it is perpetrated by a trusted, respected, and often revered adult, the consequences can be both profound and long-lasting. Many childhood victims of clergy sexual abuse are unable to come to terms with their horrible mistreatment and suffer well into adulthood with increased instances of: 

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Tags: Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyer
August 29, 2019

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network of nodes connected by vessels throughout the body. Tumors can develop when lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps fight infection, begin to multiply uncontrollably, producing cancerous cells that invade other tissues in the body.

Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may include swollen yet painless lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin; abdominal pain or swelling; chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing; persistent fatigue; fever and/or night sweats and weight loss....

August 13, 2019

While farmers, landscapers and homeowners use Roundup to kill weeds, thousands of lawsuits are sprouting up all over the country claiming that the popular pesticide caused a deadly cancer. So far, more than 18,400 lawsuits have been filed, according to Bloomberg News, and the number grows every day.

What is believed to be the cause of cancer in Roundup, made by Monsanto, is the ingredient glysophate, which many of the lawsuits claim can lead to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The first Roundup lawsuit to go to trial resulted...

July 23, 2019

 With the ever-changing state of medicine, more and more health care professionals are beginning to work from remote locations. From doctors to assistants and even recruiters for remote physicians, the use of telemedicine seems to be growing in acceptance among the physician community. A doctor from across town can videoconference and consult with other physicians and patients, a physician in another state can monitor aspects of live surgery, a radiologist in another country can read an X-Ray and deliver a diagnosis. According to the American Hospital Association, 76 percent of hospitals in the United States were connecting with patients...

July 23, 2019

Wrongful death can be applied to any incident in which a life is taken. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death are:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective or dangerous products
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Mass transit (bus, train, etc.) accidents
  • Workplace accidents
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  • Unmaintained or dangerous premises

When you lose a loved one in an accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Contacting a law firm that handles these types of cases is a good first step in...

Tags: Wrongful Death
July 12, 2019

 

Millions of people rely on mass transit to navigate their cities. For example, for work, school, shopping and more, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) serves residents of Philadelphia and surrounding communities.

Serious Accidents, Serious Injuries

There are a number of well-known SEPTA accidents. A majority of these accidents are crashes or collisions, such as the Norristown High-Speed Line accident that injured 32 or the Fox Chase bus crash that injured three people.

In the ...

Tags: SEPTA Accidents, Mass Transit Accidents
July 01, 2019

A bowel or colon perforation is a serious surgical complication that can result in lifelong pain and suffering or death if not addressed immediately. Bowel perforation is a risk with some surgical procedures including colonoscopy, laparoscopic procedures, hysterectomy, appendectomy, and other abdominal operations. It can also occur spontaneously due to a ruptured diverticulum, Crohn’s disease, or another underlying intestinal problem. However, bowel perforation may also occur due to medical malpractice such as surgical error or a ...

Tags: Delayed Diagnoses, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

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