Prescription drugs: They can hurt you as well as help you

Here are some of the things you need to know to protect your legal rights Prescription drugs can be lifesavers, helping millions of people live with all kinds of medical conditions from high cholesterol to thyroid problems to liver ailments. They're also used in treatment therapies for patients suffering from cancer, high blood pressure and even AIDS. But there are real risks from prescription drugs as well, especially if they are improperly given, if they...

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Celebrate July 4, but be extra careful of the dangers that lurk on this holiday

July 4th is the deadliest date annually on the nation's highways, and accidents and injuries involving fireworks, cookouts and swimming abound – let's be careful out there. On this July 4th holiday weekend we here at MyPhillyLawyer hope that you have a glorious time with family and friends as you remember our nation's history, but we want to remind you to be careful as you travel and enjoy your time off. Did you know that...

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Danger in the trenches: construction workers killed or injured on the job

What you need to know about construction work accidents and liability Just last week, another U.S. construction worker died when he was trapped in a 10-foot-deep trench that collapsed on him as he was helping to lay underground sewer pipes That incident, which occurred in Lancaster County, Pa., left a 27-year-old worker dead, according to a story in The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era newspaper. The man's death is now being investigated by the state Occupational...

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Tune in at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 30, to watch MyPhillyLawyer’s Dean Weitzman talk about swimming pool safety on WPHL-17 TV

There may be nothing more relaxing and refreshing than taking a dip in a swimming pool this summer, but pools can also be fraught with danger and liability if you are not careful. To remind parents, homeowners and families about the importance of pool safety across the Delaware Valley, MyPhillyLawyer attorney Dean I. Weitzman will appear at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 30,  on the "Better Philly" program on WPHL-17 TV to share his legal insights...

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Recall alert: Be sure that your child’s stroller and other child care items are safe

The recent death of an infant in a stroller accident in Lancaster County reminds us that to prevent tragedies we need to keep abreast of recall notices for child care items from strollers to portable cribs. In a tragedy that cannot even be fathomed, a six-month-old Lancaster County baby died in late April after he was put down for a simple nap in his stroller by his parents. The horror of the baby’s death occurred...

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MyPhillyLawyer’s Dean Weitzman to talk about pool safety tomorrow at noon on CBS 3-TV’s “Talk Philly” program

With the summer swimming season now upon us across the Delaware Valley, MyPhillyLawyer attorney Dean I. Weitzman will appear on the “Talk Philly” program on KYW-TV3 at noon tomorrow to remind viewers about the importance of swimming pool safety. Weitzman will present pool safety tips to remind families of the importance of prevention when it comes to swimming pool tragedies. The live show will air from 12 p.m.to 12:30 p.m. with co-hosts Ukee Washington and...

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If you’re hurt at a sporting event, is the stadium or team liable?

What those liability disclaimers on the back of your ticket really mean If you’ve ever read the back of an admission ticket for a sporting event, including a baseball, hockey, football or basketball game, you've certainly seen all the legal disclaimers that say that you accept the risks of attending and don't hold the team or venue responsible in the event you are injured. Have you ever wondered whether those disclaimers have any legal standing...

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Holiday death toll on our highways isn’t just a number – those statistics are real victims

Let’s all remember to be careful out there on the roadways as the unofficial start of summer begins Across the United States, the Memorial Day holiday weekend began last Friday and hundreds of thousands of motorists took to the highways and roadways for vacations, cook-outs, family gatherings and more. Sadly, traffic accidents involving serious injuries and deaths were also part of this holiday weekend’s travels on our roadways. One thing to remember is that the...

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The truth about medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania: tort reform is not the answer unless you want to give up your rights

Pa. court report shows medical malpractice case filings down for 6th straight year.  Here’s what that means to you, your family and your legal rights Have you been hearing the hype from the Pennsylvania Legislature that more legal reforms are needed to protect doctors and hospitals from outrageous lawsuits in the world of medical malpractice cases? Yes, that’s what they’re talking about again, but the problem is that it’s just not true, according to a...

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