Tips For Staying Safe While Mowing The Lawn

Summer is here, which means that most homeowners in Pennsylvania are tasked with the chore of mowing their lawns. But as a recent article from the Philadelphia Inquirer pointed out, mowing can be more than an annoyance, it can be downright dangerous. According to the article, 253,000 individuals were treated for lawn mower-related injuries in […]

Philadelphia Where Paralysis Victims Go To Walk Again

Over the past several years, Philadelphia has become a hub for people who have suffered spinal cord injuries and can no longer walk on their own. This is due to the metro area’s availability of cutting-edge robotic technology that works as a second pair of legs. Local rehab facilities offer two competing models of the exoskeletons, […]

New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment To Be Tested On Dogs

Each year, thousands of people in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country suffer from disabling spinal cord injuries, sometimes due to personal injury accidents. In fact, more than 265,000 Americans are currently suffering from spinal cord damage, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. Luckily, modern science is making great strides in providing treatment […]

Safety Of Epidurals Questioned By Fda Despite Popularity

The use of steroid injections by physicians is growing in popularity in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States to treat back and neck pain. However, certain side effects of epidurals are causing dangerous complications including spinal cord injuries, paralysis and fatalities. This has led the Food and Drug Administration to review the dangers relating […]

Man Paralyzed In Construction Site Accident Walks Again

With the help of a bionic exoskeleton, a 43-year-old architect injured in a construction site accident was recently able to walk again. The technology offers hope that people with paraplegia may be able to walk independently in the near future. Currently, Ekso is not available for consumer use at home. However, the manufacturer, Ekso Bionics, […]

The Show Can Go On For Philadelphia Rock Concert Lawsuit

A Pennsylvania woman was severely injured in February 2010 when she went to a rock concert at World Café Live in Philadelphia and the lead singer of the band Fishbone stage-dove. The woman allegedly fractured her skull and collarbone and sustained damage to her eardrum when the rocker jumped into the crowd while performing. Following […]

Crowds Gather In Philadelphia To Protest Fracking

Hundreds of protestors filled the streets of Philadelphia recently to protest a practice they called dangerous to the environment and dangerous to workers. After meeting outside the gas industry conference being held at Philadelphia’s convention center, protestors began chanting phrases like “no fracking way” and “ban fracking now.” Many protestors highlighted the environmental dangers of […]

Use Caution With Fireworks This Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July is this weekend, which means that many people will be celebrating the holiday with fireworks of all kinds. This week, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran an interesting story reminding people to be safe while using fireworks or just leave it to professionals. The Philadelphia Inquirer discussed an accident involving fireworks that happened […]

Girl Awarded 10 Million In Lawsuit Against Motrin Part 2

As we discussed in the previous post, when parents of a 3-year old administered an over-the-counter ibuprofen for their daughter’s fever, they had no idea the results could include a rare and potentially fatal skin reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome (TENS), leaving her blind in one eye and fighting for […]

Girl Awarded 10 Million In Lawsuit Against Motrin Part 1

Many parents give their children over-the-counter medicine in the hopes that it will make them feel better. Unfortunately, it can sometimes have the opposite effect when the over-the-counter medications have an adverse effect on the user. This was the case for one family, whom a Philadelphia jury recently awarded $10 million in a personal injury […]