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November 2012 Archive

Published on Nov 30, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
adaptive bikes for child with special needs

Riding a bicycle is a common activity for most children. In fact, more than 70 percent of all U.S. children age 5 - 14 ride a bike (according to Bikes Belong, a national cycling resource). Many of us have fond memories of riding bikes through our neighborhoods as children or teaching our own kids how to ride their bikes.

Published on Nov 30, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
generic lipitor glass recall

Small pieces of glass have been found in Atorvastatin, a generic version of the cholesterol drug Lipitor. The manufacturer, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., cannot explain why the tablets contain glass and has halted production of the medication.

Published on Nov 29, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
pigs in a pig pen

Ground pork and pork chops sold in grocery stores throughout the country have tested positive for harmful and antibiotic-resistant bacteria and drugs, according to Consumer Reports.

Published on Nov 29, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
teen driving unsafely

This week I had the privilege to speak at the Teen Driver Safety Summit. I was especially impressed because the Summit was organized by Maddie Seel, a junior from Shaler High School who experienced firsthand the devastation of fatal car accidents. Her brother’s best friend was killed, and despite her great loss, she decided to honor his memory by raising awareness about the importance of safe driving.

Published on Nov 28, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
pittsburgh potholes

Potholes – they turn our streets into minefields during the winter and spring months. They cause accidents, damage to cars, and are a safety risk to both pedestrians and bicyclists. You can report pothole issues to the City of Pittsburgh's 311 Response Center, but what happens after you file the complaint?

Published on Nov 26, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
bounce house injuries

Bounce houses typically bring fun to children’s birthday parties, county fairs, and other celebrations. However, according to a new study, injuries stemming from the use of these inflatable structures are on the rise.

Published on Nov 19, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
pea pod travel crib recall

Almost 220,000 infant travel beds have been recalled after one baby died and nine others became entrapped or distressed while inside the portable sleepers.

Published on Nov 16, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
energy drink cans

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting that 5-Hour Energy, a 2-oz. bottle of highly-caffeinated liquid known as a 'shot,' may be linked to 13 deaths over the past four years.

Published on Nov 15, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
pedestrians in crosswalk

A 72-year-old woman was hit along South Braddock Avenue in Regent Square, an area that has a history of pedestrian accidents.

Published on Nov 14, 2012 by Edgar Snyder

When federal officials inspected a facility linked to the company responsible for the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, they found crawling insects, corroding walls, and concerns about safety and quality control.

Published on Nov 12, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
texting ban

Pennsylvania's texting ban has been in effect for eight months and has already led to over 900 citations statewide. However, many officials feel that the new law does little to deter people from texting while driving because of how difficult it is to prosecute distracted drivers.

Published on Nov 12, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
car accident criminal charges

A man leaving a gas station makes a dangerous left turn, crossing over two lanes of traffic and into the path of oncoming vehicles. The man's car doesn't hit anything, but the other cars crash and one of the drivers is killed. This is what happened several years ago near Route 51 in Jefferson Hills, and this month, the Pennsylvania Superior Court made an important ruling on the case.

Published on Nov 09, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
2012 coloring contest winners

What's your holiday wish? That's the question we asked western Pennsylvania elementary school students in our 9th Annual "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest. Hundreds drew us their answer, and we're happy to announce the winners.

Published on Nov 09, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
epidural spinal injections

Pain like a "hot poker out of a fire," nerve damage, strokes, paralysis – these are the complications long linked to the same epidural steroid injections that are now blamed for the recent meningitis outbreak.

Published on Nov 05, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
best law firms

I'm proud to announce that my law firm has received the highest possible rankings on the 2013 "Best Law Firms" list, released by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. We received a 1st tier national ranking in Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation and a 1st tier Pittsburgh ranking in plaintiff's personal injury litigation and plaintiffs product liability litigation.

Published on Nov 02, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
Edgar Snyder Penn State Alumni Award

I'm happy to announce that my colleague and friend, Attorney Edgar Snyder, recently received the honor of Alumni Fellow by our alma mater, Penn State.

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