August 2013 Archive

football concussions
NFL Settles Concussion Lawsuit

The National Football League (NFL) has agreed to pay $765 million to 4,500 players and their families who accused the league of hiding information about the long-term dangers of repeated hits to the head. This decision comes as an increasing amount of scientific evidence shows that multiple concussions can lead to permanent brain damage.

Back to School Driving

The Pennsylvania Department of Motor Transportation reports that more than 1,000 motorists are caught ignoring school bus stopping laws each year.

texting while driving
New NJ Law Calls Attention to Texting

A recent New Jersey court decision sparked national attention, and it could influence texting laws closer to home.

Hot Bike Contest voting
Voting is Open: Who Has the Hottest Bike?

Rev your engines—voting just opened for our 3rd Annual Hot Bike Contest! Sixty-five fans submitted pictures of their Harleys, Suzukis, customs, and other great bikes for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card and, of course, bragging rights.

Cruze brake assist problem
300,000 Chevy Cruzes Recalled

General Motors has announced a recall of close to 300,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans due to a brake assist system problem. Drivers have experienced loss of brake assist, forcing them to apply extra pressure to stop the cars. While no injuries have been reported, there have been 27 low-speed crashes caused by the brake assist system failure.

Attorney Snyder at Pirates game
Enter to Win Pirates Tickets!

Here at Edgar Snyder & Associates, it's no secret that we love Pittsburgh sports (note Attorney Edgar Snyder's 2011 first pitch above!). We couldn't be more excited about the Pirates' performance this season, so to keep the Pittsburgh spirit going, we're offering our fans the chance to win two tickets to a Pirates game.

Choosing a nursing home
Finding a Comfortable Nursing Home for Your Loved One

We all want the best for our loved ones, but for many families, senior care is a sensitive and difficult topic to address. Often, families decide that their loved one needs more constant medical care than they are able to provide at home, and a nursing home can offer the attention they need.

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Congratulations to Our Attorneys Voted for Inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2014

My firm never fails to impress me. I'd like to extend my congratulations to several of my lawyers who were voted for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC). This isn't an easy feat—the honor is based on rigorous peer review surveys from over 4.4 million attorney voters in the country.

Tylenol pills
Tylenol and Other Acetaminophen Drugs May Cause Fatal Skin Reactions

The FDA has warned consumers that the popular pain reliever acetaminophen may cause serious skin reactions. Acetaminophen is found in many over-the-counter and prescription pain relief drugs, including the following as well as their generic counterparts:

A pedestrian city crosswalk
Pedestrian Traffic Deaths on the Rise

Pedestrian death rates have risen despite years of being on the decline. In 1975, more than 7,500 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. That number dropped to 4,109 in 2009, but by 2011, the amount of deaths rose again to 4,432.

Attorney Michael Rosenzweig investigating the conditions of a client’s accident.
Doing Whatever It Takes to Help Clients: Attorney Michael Rosenzweig

Attorney Michael Rosenzweig, one of my partners, has been with my firm for more than 25 years and is our litigation manager. Here he explains why his passion for his clients means there's no typical workday for him.

blood testing strips recalled
Millions of Blood Sugar Test Strips Recalled

The FDA has issued a recall of up to 62 million blood glucose test strips, marketed as Nova Max Blood Glucose Strips and Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits. The strips were sold through retail stores and websites both in the US and internationally.

child choking hazards
Choking: A Preventable Hazard

As a father and grandfather myself, it's always hard to hear about children's injuries, especially when they're preventable. I'd like to call attention to choking, which is the leading cause of injury in children. It's also the fourth leading cause of unintentional death in children under age four. Almost any innocent product can be a choking hazard, whether it's food, a toy, or another common item.