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February 2018 Archives

Using vigilance to eliminate workplace slips, trips and falls

For every Pennsylvania business, having hard-working employees who are committed to the company mission is an imperative part of effective organizational processes. Without talented employees, businesses simply cannot thrive and succeed. Part of a company's efforts to maintain an effective team of workers is creating an environment that is conducive to productivity. Perhaps the most important step in this process is eliminating hazards and keeping the environment clean and well-maintained to avoid unnecessary injuries from happening. 

How does the FDA handle a product recall?

Product recalls happen all the time. You have probably heard about them on television, radio or through other media sources in Pennsylvania. When they happen, they are often issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The FDA regulates common consumer products including food, medications, medical devices and cosmetics.  

Tragedy in the blink of an eye, or nod of the head

When truck drivers drowse bad things happen. A survey of current news headlines highlight this danger: "Dozing OC truck driver causes dramatic crash." "Tractor-trailer driver falls asleep, hits 4 other trucks on I-81 South." "Deadly bus crash truck driver to stand trial." "Semi rolls over on I-69 near Emmett after driver falls asleep."

Preventing construction disputes from hurting your success

If you are a professional in the construction industry, you may be familiar with the unique risks you face in regards to creating, implementing and honoring contracts. Often, you make these types of agreements with developers, subcontractors and others who are responsible for facilitating a project's success. Preventing construction disputes is a direct result of your ability to effectively communicate and prepare for the unexpected. At Gesk Moritz LLC, we understand the complications that are faced by construction companies in Pennsylvania. 

Passenger killed when truck plunges through ice, driver flees

When people are driving themselves around Pennsylvania, they have full responsibility over their actions and can feel confident about their safety when they carefully adhere to the rules of the road. However, when they are the passenger in someone else's vehicle, they are subject to the behavior and choices of the driver and may have to deal with consequences if the driver fails to act responsibly. 

Brain injuries: Why you need an attorney

14-year-old Kieran Winter was on her way to a local soccer tournament when a semi-truck broadsided her family's station wagon. Kieran was critically injured, including head trauma, fractured pelvis, lacerated spleen and a punctured lung. After waking up from her coma with left-sided paralysis, Kieran spent the next few months in rehab learning how to redo the basics like eating, walking, and talking before being released home in a wheelchair. Kieran had a traumatic brain injury.

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