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March 2018 Archives

Dog killed in Pennsylvania: Justified shooting or animal cruelty?

While the case discussed in this blog post does not involve animal bites to humans, it is a great example of the old adage that there are "two sides to every story." Although no humans reported any injuries in this story, the case is not without victims.

Pennsylvania hospital must pay in negligence case

In 2014, a 47-year-old Pennsylvania man went to the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute on the referral of his doctor. The patient, whose family had a background of coronary artery disease, underwent a stress echocardiogram to screen for possible heart problems. The doctor in charge of the test reportedly failed to interpret the results correctly and the patient returned to his own physician with no heart condition detected.

Are the elderly at greater risk of slip-and-fall accidents?

To answer the question as succinctly as possible only takes one word and that word is yes. Elderly Americans are typically at a much greater risk of experiencing slip and falls, and their risk of injury in such accidents is also greater. In many cases, senior citizens are just as vulnerable to injury as small children are if a slip and fall occurs.

Boats and alcohol can be a deadly mix

According to the Coast Guard Compass, the month of April has the highest percentage of boating accidents resulting in death across the nation. Boating is a popular activity in the Allentown area, but it can turn into a nightmare when alcohol is a factor. Warm weather will arrive before you know it, so we thought it was a good time to remind our Lehigh County neighbors about the dangers of boating under the influence.

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