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Why seniors are more prone to falling

If you are a senior and feel as if you are having a harder time maintaining your balance than you once did, you are not alone. As you age, you become increasingly likely to fall and suffer a serious injury as a result, and there are many reasons why this is the case. Because your risk of falling is likely already higher than that of the general population, seemingly minor environmental hazards, such as slippery floors or sidewalks, pose a more substantial threat to you than others.

Car accidents often kill the innocent

Residents and visitors would likely agree that Pennsylvania has some of the most scenic roads the nation has to offer. Whether for business or pleasure, driving through Pennsylvania is a most enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, the state is not immune to the sorts of tragedies that occur on roads throughout the country each day. Worse still, car accidents can sometimes escalate into criminal charges when innocent people suffer injuries. 

Misdiagnosis of MS leads to medical malpractice claim

Receiving an accurate and timely diagnosis for a medical condition allows a Pennsylvania patient to make informed decisions about the kind of treatment to pursue. It is critical for a physician to run the appropriate tests, to take all reasonable care in interpreting their results and to consult with colleagues when in doubt. One doctor in another state is facing medical malpractice claims for allegedly misdiagnosing patients with multiple sclerosis, leaving their true conditions untreated and their lives in disarray.

Pennsylvania may be changing workers' compensation procedures

Pennsylvania residents are the latest generation in a long line of hard working people. From coal mines to steel mills, the Keystone state has long been home to the sorts of industry that keep our country running. Many of the jobs people do every day are dangerous, and carry with them the risk of severe injury. Workers' compensation a way for people to make sure they can still pay their bills and care for their families if they are injured on the job. New legislation may change the way the state handles these claims. 

Supreme Court decision focuses on medical malpractice

Pennsylvania law states that in order to hold a doctor responsible for medical injuries, it must be proven that a victim suffered injury as a result of negligence or unprofessional action of the part of a doctor. Traditionally, plaintiffs are successful if they can show a court that a doctor caused them harm because the doctor either failed to inform them about possible risks or side effects from a recommended treatment, or acted in a careless manner during a procedure. Recent legal action has been brought before the state's Supreme Court to decide  if a judge has the right to suppress expert testimony during medical malpractice cases. 

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