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About Claims For Defective Medical Devices

February 20, 2019

Many people, young and old, have used a medical device to improve their health and well-being. As one might expect, there has been an acceleration in the development of new medical devices in the last twenty-five years. Along with basic clinical and biomedical research, bioengineering research has substantially contributed to the knowledge base underlying the […]

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FDA Changes Approval Process For Medical Devices

February 18, 2019

In hoping to ensure that new medical devices reflect modern safety and effectiveness features, the FDA is revising its process for approving medical devices. In modernizing the approval process, the FDA wants to compel companies to base products on devices that are not older than 10 years. For many years, the Food and Drug Administration’s […]

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Self-Driving Cars: Rear-End And Sideswipe Collisions Are Most Common

February 14, 2019

This week we’ve looked at self-driving cars and motor vehicle accidents. The automobile industry praises self-driving technology as a tool for substantially reducing the nearly 40,000 fatalities that annually occur on our nation’s roads. The transition to this technology will not occur overnight.  Testing robotics and artificial intelligence on public roads is a scary proposition […]

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A Future Look At Self-Driving Cars: Humans Are Still The Ultimate Cause Of Accidents

February 12, 2019

Most of the world’s automakers consider self-driving cars as the hallmark of 21st Century transportation. Suggesting that self-driving automobiles will dominate the market in the near future makes some drivers nervous and uneasy. There is clearly some public anxiety about a car driving itself and limiting the amount of human control over its movement. Certainly, […]

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A Short History Of Workers’ Compensation Law

February 8, 2019

As the industrialization of the 20th Century caused economic growth, the number of workplace accidents increased. In 1900, there were two million workers injured and 350,000 killed in accidents. Between the years 1889 and 1906, the accident rate among railroad workers doubled. In 1907, efforts to minimize occupational injuries and to develop compensation programs to […]

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Co-Existing With Trucks On Pennsylvania’s Highways

February 6, 2019

As traffic volume increases and room to operate decreases on Pennsylvania’s roads, sharing the highway with large semi-trucks is even more dangerous. Semi-trucks (also called tractors) with trailers often weigh as much as the federal limit of 80,000 pounds, which is 25 to 40 times more than most automobiles. Truckers are currently lobbying for a […]

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What Is A Safety-Related Defect In A Motor Vehicle And When Should It Be Reported?

February 4, 2019

If you have any questions about litigating a claim for damages resulting from any type of vehicle accident, contact Powell Law. If you have any questions about litigating a claim for damages caused by a defective product, contact Powell Law.  Our decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice to meet all your […]

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Toyota Recalls 65,000 Vehicles In U.S.

January 31, 2019

Powell Law’s attorneys are always vigilant for products that may be dangerous to the public. If you have any questions about filing a claim for damages caused by a defective product, contact Powell Law. Our decades of experience make it the clear choice to meet your legal needs for representation in personal injury and products […]

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Does Workers Comp Insurance Apply To Volunteers?

January 29, 2019

In 1906, James Powell, Sr. founded Powell Law. Since then, our attorneys have litigated workers’ compensation cases involving all types of workplace injuries. Our body of knowledge and expertise clearly provides our clients with a unique, distinct, and incomparable advantage. Powell Law has an established 113-year-old reputation throughout northeastern Pennsylvania for advocating on behalf of […]

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