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August 2013 Archive

Published on Aug 30, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
football concussions

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.

Published on Aug 30, 2013 by Edgar Snyder

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

Published on Aug 29, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
texting while driving

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

Published on Aug 27, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
Hot Bike Contest voting

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.

Published on Aug 22, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
Cruze brake assist problem

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.

Published on Aug 16, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
Attorney Snyder at Pirates game

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.

Published on Aug 16, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
Choosing a nursing home

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.

Published on Aug 15, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
<i>The Best Lawyers in America</i>® 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.

Published on Aug 14, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
#Point4Edgar Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our "#Point4Edgar" contest! Recently, we gave our fans a chance to win one of four ticket packs to Kennywood, Sandcastle, or Idlewild. Here are our winners.

Published on Aug 08, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
Tylenol pills

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:

Published on Aug 06, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
A pedestrian city crosswalk

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.

Published on Aug 05, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
Attorney Michael Rosenzweig investigating the conditions of a client’s accident.

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

Published on Aug 05, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
blood testing 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.

Published on Aug 01, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
child choking hazards

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.

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