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How Are Construction Workers Most Likely to Get Hurt?

March 19th, 2019

In 2017, 5,147 Americans were killed on the job — an average of 14 deaths each day. Construction workers account for more than 20% of these fatalities. OSHA estimates that eliminating the Fatal Four jobsite hazards could save the lives of 508 workers each year and prevent countless construction-related injuries. The …

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Drug and Alcohol Deaths on College Campuses

March 14th, 2019

Can I Sue If My Child Dies from an Overdose in a Dorm? Where students of a university live in a campus dormitory in exchange for room and board payments, they are business invitees with a special relationship to the university. In this setting, the school …

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How Do Truck Drivers Stay Behind the Wheel with a Suspended License? Employer Notification Systems Would Save Lives

February 10th, 2019

In a Digital Era where technology provides instant access to information, there is shockingly very little being done in Pennsylvania — and across the country — to take dangerous commercial truck drivers off the road immediately after they lose their license or are otherwise disqualified …

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Cerebral Aneurysm

Cerebral Aneurysm: A Ticking Time Bomb That Can Be Defused

February 4th, 2019

For some medical conditions, like a cerebral aneurysm, early diagnosis and treatment are the key to a cure.  Feldman Shepherd medical malpractice attorneys have handled numerous cases in which there was an unreasonable delay on the part of a healthcare provider in recognizing and treating …

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Wintry Weather Causes 2 Major Accidents: 41 Vehicles Involved, 27 Hurt in Berks County, Pennsylvania

January 31st, 2019

A snow squall causing whiteout conditions was the cause of a massive 25+ vehicle accident hitting the southbound lanes of U.S. Route 222 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Given the number of people injured, the Berks County dispatchers declared this a “Level 2 Mass Casualty,” which means at least 25 …

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New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway Crash

Are You Safe Sharing the Road with Oil Tankers and Tractor-Trailers? 4 People Die in Violent Garden State Parkway Crash

December 27th, 2018

Police are investigating what caused the horrific early morning crash between a sedan and an oil tanker on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway that killed four young men the day after Christmas. What’s known at this time from news reports is that at about 2:50 a.m., …

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Thanks for the Memories, Patty Lopresti. We’ll Miss You!

December 17th, 2018

On Dec. 31, Feldman Shepherd will be saying goodbye to the ultimate smile, face and voice of our firm when long-time secretary Patty Lopresti, who has been with the firm since its inception, leaves after more than 30 years of service to begin her retirement. While …

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Are You Safe Sharing the Road with Tractor-Trailers?

October 26th, 2018

2 More People Die in Violent I-78 Construction Zone Crash Once again a tractor-trailer plowed into slowed traffic in a construction zone, causing a chain-reaction crash with multiple fatalities. The latest accident occurred on Nov. 14 on I-78 in Windsor Township, Pennsylvania, when a tractor-trailer slammed …

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Like Father Like Son: G. Scott Vezina’s 10-Year-Old Son Helps Special Needs Kids Experience the Joys of Baseball

October 18th, 2018

For more than 30 years, Feldman Shepherd has had a rich tradition of working to better the lives of children and families who have been devastated by catastrophic injuries and illnesses. We are pleased to report that our tradition of service has inspired a future …

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How Safe Is Your Limo Ride? — Deadly NY Crash Raises Awareness of the Risks Posed by After-Market Modifications That Convert SUVs into Limos

October 10th, 2018

As federal investigators work to determine what caused the horrific crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people, transportation safety experts have finally seen their worst fears realized regarding the safety of stretch limousines. For years, experts have quietly worried about regular SUVs that are …

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Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Should I Worry About Losing Too Much Blood from Childbirth?

September 20th, 2018

Every woman expects blood loss as part of childbirth, whether by C-section or vaginally. What they don’t expect is to hemorrhage to death, or near death. Each year about 50,000 U.S. women are injured during childbirth, according to a recent USA Today investigation. About 700 new …

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Preeclampsia: Critical Medical Information Beyoncé Didn’t Tell You in Her September Vogue Story

August 13th, 2018

As the September issue of Vogue hits newsstands, the world is learning that Beyoncé had toxemia when she was pregnant with her twins, that she was on bed rest for more than one month, and that she required an emergency C-section. Below are answers to the …

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