Racial profiling suit filed in Philadelphia, but the problem persists across our nation

It's 2010, and still across the United States, people are stopped by police for no other reasons than the color of their skin or that they're in the wrong place at the wrong time. The problem is that police departments and cities across the nation still insist on stopping people based on "profiles" of observable behavior or actions that could indicate criminal activity. In these cases, though, there's not yet any evidence of any criminal...

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Airport body scanners, security, privacy and you

The introduction last week of the first full body security scanners in Terminal F at Philadelphia International Airport means that air travelers here will have more decisions to make in balancing convenience, privacy and personal security when they fly. The full body scanners – which produce detailed images that allow Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel to see if a traveler is carrying a concealed weapon or bomb device underneath their actual clothing – have been...

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Birth injuries and your legal rights

The birth of a child is a joyous and wonderful event as a new life comes into the world and into our lives. Sometimes, though, complications and medical errors can arise, with catastrophic consequences for a family. Doctors can make critical mistakes, hospitals and nursing staffs can introduce errors in patient care and other problems can arise during births, leaving a family unsure of their legal options and responsibilities. Last week, a Pennsylvania Superior Court...

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Your children are playing sports: Is their safety equipment protecting them?

Serious injuries, including concussions, have been occurring more and more lately in football games from the pros to colleges to youth football leagues across the U.S. A junior at Rutgers suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game on Oct. 16, rendering him paralyzed from the neck down. Concussions during NFL football games have been happening at a brisk pace in recent weeks, as hard hits have led to serious injuries on the field...

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Medical misdiagnosis: What you need to know to protect your loved ones

When you go to a doctor because something isn't feeling right, you should expect excellent care, diagnosis, treatment and ultimately positive results. But sometimes, the care that you receive is marred by mistakes by medical professionals, from misdiagnosed illnesses to conditions that are simply missed by doctors and hospitals. That's when you need a lawyer to help you fight for damages from medical professionals who have not done their due diligence in protecting your health...

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What to do if you are injured in an accident: take notes, get witness corroboration and talk with a competent attorney

Life is uncertain, and accidents do happen. But if an accident happens to you and results in a serious injury, then you need to be your own best advocate and get the help and support that you need to collect damages for your medical bills, lost wages and for your pain and suffering. That means taking all the right steps right after a serious injury so that you protect your rights and any future legal...

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Jailing people for stupidity isn’t solving our core problems

By now you've almost certainly seen the violent online videos and witnessed the horrendous conduct of a 39-year-old Palmetto, Fla., woman who vocally encouraged her 16-year-old daughter and cheered her on as the girl engaged in a fist-fight with another 16-year-old girl. The five-minute-long physical battle that occurred almost two weeks ago involved a confrontation over an ex-boyfriend, according to a story in The Bradenton Herald newspaper. The videos, which were taken by other teens...

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It’s National Child Passenger Safety Week: Have you Checked Your Child’s Car Seat Lately?

When you drive with children in your vehicle, you are driving with precious cargo. As a reminder about keeping our children safe when traveling in motor vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has designated this week, Sept. 19 to 25, as 2010 National Child Passenger Safety Week across the U.S. On Saturday, Sept. 25, child safety seat inspection stations will be set up at no charge in local communities to allow parents and...

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Justice, the death penalty and convicted murderer Teresa Lewis

In 2002, Teresa Lewis conspired with her lover and another man to kill her husband and stepson to collect on a $250,000 life insurance policy. The guilt of the Pittsylvania County, Va., woman has never been in question. What has been in dispute, however, is whether she is mentally competent to face the penalty which was handed down against her after her trial – a death sentence. [caption id="attachment_968" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo credit: © iStockphoto.com/Zemdega"][/caption]...

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