What to Know About Pa.’s ‘Steer Clear’ Law and How It Can Save Lives

In Pennsylvania, there's a law on the books – the "steer clear" law – which says drivers must move over or slow down as they approach an emergency scene, a roadside vehicle stop by police or a disabled vehicle being aided by a tow truck or other emergency vehicle. The problem is that few drivers know about the steer clear law and that law enforcement officers rarely ticket violators because they aren't there to see...

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Opioid Maker Ends Opioid Promos to Doctors, But More Actions Needed

Purdue Pharma, the maker of the powerful and addictive painkiller OxyContin, announced Feb. 9 that it will no longer directly promote its opioid drugs to doctors. That means that instead of commission-driven Purdue Pharma salespeople pitching doctors to write prescriptions for their drugs, information about the company's opioids will be handled through its medical affairs department, rather than through the sales department. This is great news and a good first step to fight the nationwide...

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Court Radio: Cindy Bass and the Drug Epidemic

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to councilwoman Cindy Bass about a controversial safe-injection site and the ongoing opioid crisis in Philadelphia. Later, Dean take questions from callers about these drug issues.

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Court Radio: Tax Laws with Anita Conner

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to Anita Conner, CPA, about the new tax laws and how it will affects Americans. Later, Dean and Anita answer legal tax questions from callers. [powerpress]

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$2.75M Settlement to Man Seriously Injured by Falling Streetlight Pole

A man who suffered serious head injuries when he was struck by a falling streetlight as he walked through Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhood in 2015 has reached a $2.75 million settlement with two defendants in the case. The victim, Xue Ping Gao, was hurt on April 23, 2015, as he walked at 10th and Apple streets in Chinatown just as a tractor-trailer was backing up to drop off musical equipment to the nearby Trocadero Theater, according...

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$40M Jury Verdict to Delaware County Family in Birth Injury Case

A $40.3 million medical malpractice verdict has been awarded to the family of a 6-year-old Delaware County girl who suffered a spinal injury at birth in 2011 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. The child, Grayson Charlton, and her twin sister were delivered at the hospital on March 2, 2011, according to a Jan. 25 story in The Legal Intelligencer, but unlike her sister, who was born first, Grayson was born breech, or feet-first. The babies...

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Keeping Older Drivers Safe on the Road: A MyPhillyLawyer Guide

As drivers get older, their reaction times, eyesight and driving skills can deteriorate, making them less safe on the roads. For families which have older drivers, including grandparents and elderly parents, this can be a difficult and sensitive subject to raise, but it is important that such discussions be considered and taken on. We all remember the freedom, the thrill and the excitement of getting our driver's license when we were teenagers. With that piece...

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Court Radio: Irena Shiloh & Family Law

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman and Irena Shiloh of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to callers about legal matters involving family law. [powerpress]

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