At Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, P.C., your safety is important to us. For more than 30 years, our attorneys have been helping clients throughout Pennsylvania pursue compensation for their injuries that resulted from defective and unsafe products and policies.
If you have been injured by an unsafe product or negligent behavior, we can help you. Contact a Philadelphia personal injury attorney at our firm to learn more about safety standards and your legal options.
Understanding Safety Standards And Policies
At our personal injury firm, we understand the safety of you and your loved ones is a priority. All of the products and medical services you use are regulated by state and federal law. Understanding these policies and standards is important to keeping your family from harm and knowing when you have been wronged.
Dangerous And Defective Products And Pharmaceuticals
A defective or unsafe product can lead to serious injuries. Be sure to stay up-to-date with product recalls by checking the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. If you are taking medications, the Federal Drug Administration website lists information about side effects and recalls of medications.
Use Of Motor Vehicles
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website can help you understand safe driving practices. They have information about appropriate use of child safety seats and seat belts as well as information about driving under the influence (DUI). If you have been injured in an auto accident as a result of a recalled product or the fault of another driver, our attorneys can help you bring a personal injury claim.
Studies have shown using a cellphone or texting while driving is worse than drunk driving. In certain circumstances, you may be cited for using a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle. In Philadelphia and New Jersey, for example, cellphone use is banned while driving.
Every year, tens of thousands of people die due to preventable medical errors. For example, there are thousands of people who die each year as a result of being given the incorrect dosage or type of medication.
If you are headed to the hospital for an emergency or surgery, be sure to have a family member or friend accompany you. Do not be afraid to ask questions about the drugs and procedures being done to you. For example, ask about the risks of any surgical procedures that are proposed. At the hospital or at your local clinic, be sure to question your doctors about their experience with medical procedures or operations.
Be sure to follow up on all tests and procedures performed. Never assume that no news is good news. Make sure you receive the results of any tests. If you have a medical problem, you need to be sure you receive timely medical care.
Nursing Home Safety
It is important to investigate the nursing homes you are considering. Check the Pennsylvania Department of Health website before agreeing to place a loved one in a nursing home. That department is in charge of overseeing nursing homes in Pennsylvania. They record all deficiencies and violations found against nursing homes by the state.
In addition to doing your research, be sure to visit each nursing home facility before making a decision. Observe the care of the residents and take the time to speak to staff and residents.
Contact Our Attorneys
If someone's neglect or a defective product has injured you or a loved one, contact our Bensalem and Philadelphia personal injury attorneys. We can help you understand your options and bring a claim against those responsible for your injuries. Our lawyers offer free initial consultations and we have helped countless clients secure the compensation they deserve. Call 215-809-3882.