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The Difference Between NTSB and State Police Investigations

Two major motor vehicle accidents which occurred in the Pittsburgh area in recent days triggered large scale investigations by both the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Pennsylvania State Police.  This article will take an inside look at how the NTSB and the State Police investigate major accidents and will highlight certain of the… read more

John Gismondi serving as local liaison counsel for Essure lawsuits

Attorney John Gismondi serves as local liaison counsel for multiple lawsuits filed against Pittsburgh-based Bayer Corporation, the seller of a contraception device known as Essure which led to a long stream of injuries to women throughout the United States and which was eventually removed from the market by Bayer in 2018. The Essure device was… read more

Truck Accidents: Was the driver properly trained?

In many truck accident cases, particularly those involving less experienced drivers, there may be an issue about whether the driver was properly trained. What exactly is required in the training of truck drivers? To put the issue in context, let us assume the following hypothetical.  A new graduate from a truck driving school who has… read more

Truck Accidents: Know the key regs!

Interstate trucking is an industry that is very highly regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  It is essential that lawyers handling truck cases – – – either on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant – – – be familiar with those regulations at 49 of the CFR, Parts 380 through 399.   Space… read more

What are log book rules for truck drivers?

This blog recently discussed the importance of legal protections for victims of truck accidents. The nature of a truck driver’s work requires sometimes long hours on the road. Tired and inattentive truck drivers can be hazardous on the roadways which is why the U.S. Department of Transportation regulates the industry and truck drivers to help… read more

Victims of fatigued truck drivers have legal protections

Unfortunately, truck drivers are sometimes incentivized not to get enough rest and remain on the road long past when they need rest and sleep. Errors become more common when overtired truck drivers and drivers suffering from truck driver fatigue are on the road. Some truck drivers do not abide by legal hours of service requirements… read more

5 reasons doctors misdiagnose cancer

Why too many doctors are getting it wrong. When cancer is waging a war on a person’s body and they’re doing everything possible to fight it, a prompt and accurate diagnosis can literally be the difference between life and death. So why do doctors continue to miss important warning signs and fail to properly diagnose… read more

Spotting the signs and symptoms of brain injuries

It is important to be able to spot the signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are serious injuries but at times, such as following a car accident, their impact may not be immediately visible or apparent. As a result, it is important to know what to watch for if a traumatic… read more

Legal options are available following nursing home abuse

The expectation when elderly individuals enter a nursing home is that they will be well cared for. Unfortunately, in some circumstances, elderly residents of nursing homes may sometimes be physically or emotionally abused. Nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse situations can sometimes lead to injuries or even death. Loved ones of victims of nursing… read more