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October 2014 Archives

2014 was a record year for auto recalls in the U.S.

Depending on your point of view, this has either been a very good or very bad year for automobile recalls. Bad, in the sense that automakers issued recalls for a record number of cars and trucks in 2014. Good, in the sense that millions of vehicles with serious defects were taken off the road for repairs before they could injure someone.

Babies can develop cerebral palsy if the doctor acts negligently

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects the patient’s ability to move, function and communicate. The condition usually manifests by age 2 to 3. About 10,000 American infants are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year. Besides the condition itself, it is common for patients to have additional disorders, such as seizure disorder or some form of intellectual disability.

Tractor-trailer involved in fatal car crash

A fatal car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike claimed the life of a Pittsburgh man recently after his vehicle slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer. The 33-year-old was driving his car in the late morning when the tractor-trailer suddenly slowed. The man's vehicle could not stop in time, and he was killed by the resulting crash. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt in the accident.

How does Pennsylvania rate in banning distracted driving?

Virtually every state, including Pennsylvania, has enacted laws to combat the distracted driving epidemic in the United States. But some states have been more aggressive than others in restricting drivers’ use of smartphones and other devices behind the wheel.

How can medical malpractice cause cerebral palsy to an infant?

If a doctor whom a pregnant woman put her trust in fails to provide sufficient medical care, the health of both the mother and child could suffer. There are many types of birth injuries; among the most common results of medical negligence during pregnancy or delivery is cerebral palsy.