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Pennsylvania woman sues manufacturer of faulty implant

A 60-year-old woman in Pennsylvania claims that both she and her husband sustained injuries due to a faulty vaginal mesh implant she received in 2007. The product's manufacturer reportedly ignored warnings that it could cause pain and injury and put the product on the market in 2005 without approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The woman is now suing the pharmaceutical company for knowingly releasing a faulty product. 

What duty of care do you owe to visitors?

People may be coming and going on your property in Carnegie all the time. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that they remain safe while there. Yet just how far does that responsbilty extend? The answer to that question depends largely on what type visitor a person found on your land is determined to be. While you (and one who is is injured while on your property) may not currenlty understand such formalities, they may go a long way in protecting you in the event if a liability claim. 

Reduced acceptance of autonomous vehicles

Most people in Pennsylvania are likely to agree that the ability to improve safety on the road would be something they are interested in. However, just what form that improved safety comes in may not be something that just anyone is actually interested in or willing to embrace. Autonomous vehicles are one innovation that has been touted to have the ability to reduce accidents, thereby improving safety yet it seems that most consumers are not ready to hand over control of their vehicles just yet.

How does the FDA check the safety of medications?

When you are prescribed a medication by a doctor in Pennsylvania, you probably trust that the medication will help you and not cause you further harm. It is in the nature of our government that drugs are carefully screened before you can get your hands on them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is responsible for this drug screening and approval process.

How can I babyproof my home for guests?

If you are having visitors to your home in Pennsylvania, it is always a good idea to make sure there are not any issues that could lead to an accident for which you would be liable. For example, you want to fix broken steps on the porch and make sure the rug in the hall isn't rolling up or slipping. However, when your guests will be bringing a baby or toddler, you may want to go an extra step and babyproof your home to prevent accidents.

How can I stay safe at music festivals?

Warmer weather ushers in the beginning of the music festival season in Pennsylvania. If you are someone who enjoys music and loves concerts, then you may be scheduling in some of these festivals as part of your summer activities. Music festivals bring together large groups of people and various artists. It can be fun and exciting, but it can also be dangerous. Staying safe at a music festival is partly your responsibility. Here are some tips that can help you avoid trouble when you attend.

What is an attractive nuisance?

While you should be able to reasonably assume that uninvited people will not come on your property in Pennsylvania, it still may happen. This is especially true when it comes to children. They do not understand property rights or what it means to trespass. Sometimes, they are lured onto your property because you have something there that attracts them. When that something attracts them and could also harm them, it becomes an attractive nuisance, according to Nationwide.

What's the safest flooring for your business?

There are many aspects that go into starting a business in Pennsylvania. From marketing to hiring the right employees, you are probably making decisions constantly to get things up and running. However, one area you cannot forget about is your store. As you put it together, you need to keep safety in mind. Every choice you make could impact the safety of your customers, nothing more so than the type of flooring you choose. To choose the safest flooring, you need to look over your options and the pros and cons of each.

Bounce houses: Are they safe?

If you have children, you know that birthdays are a big deal, and you have likely held a birthday party or two at your Pennsylvania home. While clowns were once a party staple, today's birthday entertainment often includes a bounce castle or another type of inflatable funhouse. They are also known as moon bounces, bouncers, jumpers and a variety of other names. Whatever you call them, they are great fun and children love them. However, they do come with some risks that you should know about if you are considering such a rental.

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. 

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