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5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor to Help Prevent an Opioid Addiction and Overdose

August 9th, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 out of 5 patients with non-cancer pain or pain-related diagnoses are prescribed opioids in office-based settings. Amidst the astronomical opioid epidemic, it is imperative that one stays informed when considering treatment for …

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On Average, 4 Planes Crash Every Day: Leading Causes of General Aviation Accidents, What You Need to Know

August 7th, 2017

Plane crashes are more common than one might think. While commercial plane crashes draw more attention due to their size and recognizable names, general aviation accidents occur much more frequently. Commercial aviation planes are generally larger, and flown by more experienced pilots with more passengers, for …

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by FedEx Truck

August 4th, 2017

Yesterday, Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, at around 3:20pm a pedestrian was struck and killed by a FedEx truck. The incident occurred along Route 130 at Van Kannel Avenue in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. The victim, 37-year-old Keith Miles of Hamilton Township, was pronounced …

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Defective guardrail

Families file lawsuits after defective guardrails Kill 3 people

July 20th, 2017

The families of three people killed in crashes last year filed lawsuits against Lindsay Transportation Systems, maker of the allegedly defective X-Lite guardrails that caused their deaths. In each crash, the X-Lite guardrail separated rather than collapsing backward to absorb impact as it is designed to …

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Alan Feldman

1 in 5 Trucking Accidents result in Death or Injury – Share the Road, Save Lives

July 18th, 2017

There are an estimated 15.5 million trucks currently operating in the United States covering over 400 billion miles per year. They generate hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue and are an integral part of our economy. Despite our dependence on the trucking industry, these …

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longshoremen

Shipping container falls onto truck, killing worker at Packer Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia

July 13th, 2017

At around 12:30pm on Monday, July 10th, 2017, a shipping container fell onto a pickup truck, killing a worker at Packer Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia. Port Authority officials have determined that it appears a piece of equipment used to lift the large shipping containers, known …

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Opioid Abuse

Preventable Opioid Deaths in Hospitals: The Epidemic No-one is Talking About

July 13th, 2017

While the scourge of opioids and rash of deaths due to heroin and related opiate drugs on our streets has received enormous attention, there is another threat lurking in our hospitals that is taking lives of innocent and vulnerable patients unnecessarily. Feldman Shepherd attorneys have …

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Trucking Accidents

Overworked Truck Drivers — A Menace on America’s Highways

July 10th, 2017

Following his resignation after just one month on the job as an aircraft mechanic in California, Feldman Shepherd client Gary Williams was driving back to his home in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  On March 2, 2012 at about 2:00 a.m., Mr. Williams was traveling on Interstate 80 …

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