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Safety

This week is National Public Health Week in the U.S. Various agencies combine efforts to promote safety and injury prevention. Organizations focused on children's safety play a big role in these education efforts. Many law firms also dedicate time and effort to educating the public regarding safety issues. These attorneys have seen some of the lasting effects caused by catastrophic accidents and many work to ensure the public is made aware of recalls and other safety information that can prevent future incidents. A friend of mine, Annie Reynolds, is a personal injury attorney in Philadelphia and is...

As Neil Murray mentioned in his guest blog today, distracted driving is an ongoing concern and has the potential to impact all of us. If you manage a law firm - especially one focused on personal injury - ending distracted driving is one of those issues that you may want to champion by becoming a safety advocate. The National Safety Council and FocusDriven team up each April to promote National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. For 2011, they are having a video contest to raise awareness. Participants submit a 3-minute video on distracted driving (due by March 31)....

By Guest Blogger Neil T. Murray, J.D., Sheridan & Murray [caption id="attachment_81" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Neil T. Murray"][/caption] In 2010, there was a dramatic increase in fatal car accidents on Pennsylvania highways. On February 18, 2011, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that 1,324 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents on Pennsylvania highways. This represents an increase of 68% from the number of deaths in 2009. On Thanksgiving weekend alone, the state police investigated over 1,100 Pennsylvania highway accidents, which included 17 deaths and many other serious injuries. Pennsylvania is not the only state to have seen...

Thomas Sheridan, founder of Sheridan & Murray, and respected Philadelphia personal injury lawyer discusses the facts about medical mistakes. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine released a seminal study titled “To Err Is Human”. This study concluded that as many as 98,000 people die in American hospitals each year as a result of medical mistakes that are preventable. Ninety-eight thousand deaths per year is a staggering statistic. More people are killed each year by medical mistakes than car accidents. Medical mistakes account for more deaths every year than breast cancer, and medical mistakes account for more...