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September 2015 Archives

What are the provable causes of failure to diagnose cancer?

Failure to diagnose can be one of the most difficult kinds of medical malpractice claims to prove because diagnostic errors tend to happen in the minds of diagnosing physicians. In other words, a diagnostic error isn't necessarily as obvious as other kinds of medical errors such as wrong-site surgery or leaving a medical object in a patient's body during surgery.

In PA, car crash deaths went up 7 percent in 1st half of 2015

Bad news for those of us interested in traffic safety: the number of auto accident deaths in Pennsylvania jumped 7 percent in the first half of 2015. However, the numbers elsewhere in the U.S. were even worse, according to the National Safety Council.

Why do so many defective autos go unrepaired?

The past couple of years have seen more automobile recalls than ever before, with a record 64 million vehicles recalled in 2014 alone. Some recalls are for relatively minor problems, but others, like the recalls related to Takata airbags and ignition switches in General Motors vehicles, are because of a potentially life-threatening defect.

What is the motorcycle licensing process in Pennsylvania?

Riding a motorcycle can be a fun, convenient and energy-efficient way to get around, but it is often riskier than driving a truck or car. Riders can take steps to minimize the risk of serious injury, though they cannot necessarily avoid all reckless drivers on the road.