The Law Center

Pennsylvania

3M Ear Plugs – Hearing Loss

The 3M Combat Arms double-ended earplugs were purchased by the U.S. military to solve a serious problem: Service-members getting hearing loss or damage. Conditions like tinnitus and complete or partial hearing loss in or both ears can be common in veterans.

As of 2017, more than 2.7 million veterans were receiving disability benefits for some kind of hearing loss or damage, and more than 20% of all vets who served between 2003 and 2015 are receiving disability benefits for hearing loss or damage.

Negligent Security Claims

The theory, negligent security can help you recover as a victim of crime against a security company who breached its legal duty to protect you. You may have been the victim of a criminal attack while you were on someone else’s property, typically a commercial property. Business owners have an obligation to ensure their property is safe for the public to visit, which includes having proper security measures.

Zantac – Liver Disease and Cancer

Zantac is one of the most popular over-the-counter medications in the country, with millions of people using it to relieve heartburn symptoms and chest pain. However, it’s also a potential cancer risk.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of Zantac along with all other medications using its active ingredient, Ranitidine.

Belviq and Belviq XR – Cancer

Belviq and Belviq XR (known as lorcaserin) are weight-loss medications that are meant to help people with obesity and weight-related health issues. It curbs their hunger, thereby enabling them to potentially lose weight. Unfortunately, based on official findings, Belviq may be dangerous.

How to Calculate Child Support

Child support is always payable to the parent with primary custody of the children (meaning more than half of the overnights with the children). The issue is overnights, not hours or days. The parent with more than half the overnights gets child support. When there’s 50-50, one week on, one off, child support in Pennsylvania is paid to the lower-earning parent.

After your Work Injury, did your Boss Change?

You hurt yourself at work, but you keep your job. You can’t do what you did before so your boss gives you a modified job and you continue to work. But when you returned to work, things have changed. You’re treated differently by your boss and/or supervisor. You don’t feel trusted and you feel disrespected. What happened? Why the change? I see this in my workers compensation law practice all the time.

After work injuries, bosses seem to go from good guy Dr Jekyll into bad guy Mr. Hyde. The change usually comes in the nature of a bad job offer that you legally have to accept. You have to take a job that you completely don’t want to do. Perhaps it seems like a fake offer or setup. Perhaps the offer is insincere; it seems like a punishment because you got hurt; like a demeaning no-duty job. You might feel offended by any of this the strange behavior because you gave your heart and soul to this employer and all of a sudden it’s turning its back on you, playing a game.

Insurance Company Medical Exam Do’s and Don’ts

You sustained a work injury and disability and you’re receiving workers compensation. You get a letter from your employer’s insurance company saying you have to see an independent doctor. What do you need to know, and what should you do? Most of my lessons in this article apply to anyone who must be examined by an “independent physician” for any type of legal matter.

5 Must-Dos after a Car Accident

You’ve just been in a car accident. You’re upset. You’re nervous. Maybe even stunned. What are some do’s and don’t’s? What should you do after a car accident? First and foremost, make sure everyone’s okay: the people in your car, and the people in any other car. This is the most important thing to tell the 911 operator. Give information about the health and safety of the people involved in the accident.

Second, get out of danger if you or anyone else is blocking the road. If the cars are drivable, move to the side of the road and well away from any oncoming traffic. Accidents happen when people are standing on the side of the road. Please consider where you are and keep a safe distance from high-speed traffic.