MyPhillyLawyer Attorney Profile: Saul L. Langsam, Founding Partner and Compassionate Advocate for His Clients

As a boy, Saul Langsam was encouraged and inspired by his parents to do something good in the world, to make a mark, to help people. His parents, who were both born in Poland, were Holocaust survivors who were held in separate German prison camps during World War II. Somehow they survived, eventually ending up in Sweden after the war, where they met and later married. Langsam was born in Falun, Sweden, and lived there...

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What You Need To Know if You Are Involved in a Car Accident: Listen in at 7 am Sunday on MyPhillyLawyer’s Court Radio

MyPhillyLawyer’s Dean Weitzman will host his weekly Court Radio show tomorrow morning, Sunday, at 7 a.m. on a very important topic — “What You Need to Know If You Are Involved in a Car Accident.” Court Radio is broadcast every Sunday at 7 a.m. on WRNB 100.3 FM in the Philadelphia metropolitan area or listen live over the Internet. Click the “Listen Live” button on the top right to hear the live broadcast from anywhere....

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Medical Malpractice Cases And You: Lessons Learned

Errors by doctors, nurses, hospitals and other staff members happen regularly. The best protection for you and your loved ones is to know your rights. A 51-year-old Lehigh Valley nun was admitted into a hospital last Dec. 21 with flu-like symptoms. A little more than two weeks later, she was dead, with her death caused by "therapeutic misadventure," in a ruling by a Lehigh County coroner. In a separate case, a 62-year-old Philadelphia man had...

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The Death Penalty in the United States: Is It Time To Rethink Our Views?

Last month, Georgia prison inmate Troy Davis was put to death by lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request for a last-minute stay of execution. Davis had been convicted in the 1989 slaying of an off-duty police officer but right up until he was put to death, he insisted that he was innocent of the crime. Sure, that's what suspects usually say after they are apprehended, but in this case, many thousands...

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Is It Time To Rethink the Death Penalty? Listen In Sunday at 7 AM on MyPhillyLawyer Court Radio

MyPhillyLawyer's Dean Weitzman will host his weekly Court Radio show tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. on a very important topic -- "Is It Time To Rethink The Death Penalty?" Weitzman's special guest on the program will be Phil Harris, an associate professor of criminal justice at Temple University. His teaching and research have focused primarily on the areas of juvenile justice, juvenile correctional strategies, and organizational and system development. He received his Ph.D. from the...

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Stage Collapse Incidents: The Show Must Go On But At Whose Expense?

You go to a concert to hear music and probably don't think much about the potential dangers, yet the accidents, injuries and deaths are real. In August, seven people were killed and another 45 were injured when high winds from a strong approaching storm caused heavy overhead stage lights and speaker systems to collapse onto a waiting crowd at a Sugarland concert at the Indiana Fair, according to a story in The New York Times....

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Tougher rules for teen drivers in Pa. don’t go far enough

A ban on teens texting while driving is missing from the new law When Gov. Tom Corbett soon signs into law a long-awaited bill that enacts tougher rules for teen drivers, it will be a good day for the Commonwealth's teen drivers. In almost every way, it will be a good start toward making teen drivers safer in Pennsylvania, but sadly, the law was diluted before it passed the state House and Senate. What was...

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Truck driver in deadly train-truck crash was using a cell phone just before impact

Such incidents are behind a federal effort that's underway to ban truckers, bus drivers from using cell phones while driving It's dangerous enough when drivers of automobiles and SUVs operate their vehicles on our roadways while using hand-held cell phones to talk or text. It's even worse when the driver using the cell phone is operating a huge, 80,000-pound tractor-trailer, which takes longer to stop and is much less nimble or controllable than a much...

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Reno, Martinsburg Air Show Plane Crash Deaths: What You Need To Know

In the last two weeks, 10 spectators and 2 aircraft pilots have died in crashes at two separate air show events in Reno, Nevada, and Martinsburg, W.V. The deaths have reverberated across the air show community nationwide as people struggle to make sense of the tragedies. In the Reno crash, a 74-year-old pilot – a veteran aviator -- crashed his World War II-era Mustang P51 plane during a national air race, nosediving into a crowd...

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