Category Archives: Pittsburgh Injury Blog

Stalled Bill Would Extend Filing Deadlines For Some Civil Child Sex Abuse Cases

Stalled Bill Would Extend Filing Deadlines For Some Civil Child Sex Abuse Cases

Child sex abuse is a trauma that can haunt victims for the rest of their lives. Lingering feelings of fear, shame, and guilt associated with their abuse can prevent victims from coming forward—often for many years. Sadly, when child sex abuse victims gather the courage to finally report their abuse, they often find too many […]

What Is The Difference Between A Birth Defect And A Birth Injury?

What Is The Difference Between A Birth Defect And A Birth Injury

The joy parents experience at their baby’s birth can be ruined if they discover their child is seriously ill, especially if the condition cannot be cured and will have long-term consequences on the baby’s health. Two types of health problems a newborn can have are a birth injury and a birth defect. It’s important to understand the […]

Mistakes Not to Make in a Pedestrian Accident Case

Mistakes Not to Make in a Pedestrian Accident Case

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you could suffer far more serious injuries than if you were the driver or passenger in a motor vehicle accident. Fortunately, since you weren’t at fault, you may be able to file a claim for compensation with the negligent driver’s insurance company. When you must take this […]

Common Birth Injuries Due To Medical Negligence

Common Birth Injuries Due To Medical Negligence

Bringing a new baby into the world is an extremely momentous event for both the parents and their new little addition. While most babies make it through the labor and delivery process unscathed, as many as seven out of every 1,000 infants delivered in the United States are born with a birth injury. Unlike birth […]

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accidents are a growing problem in the United States, and Pennsylvania is no exception. In fact, 4,218 people were injured in pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania in 2016, which represents a 1.2 percent increase in injuries compared to the previous year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Sadly, because pedestrians lack the external protection afforded to […]

Delayed Cesarean Sections Can Lead To Serious Birth Injuries

Delayed Cesarean Sections Can Lead To Serious Birth Injurie

In the United States, approximately 32 percent of all babies born each year are delivered by cesarean section. Considered a significant abdominal surgery, cesarean sections—also known as C-sections—are performed for a number of reasons, including maternal or fetal health problems. An emergency procedure may be necessary in cases where: A mother is suffering from placental problems, uterine […]

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents are a growing danger in the United States. In fact, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian accident fatalities in 2016 and 2017 hit a 25-year high, with approximately 6,000 pedestrians killed each year. Though Pennsylvania has its fair share of pedestrian accidents, in recent years, many organizations throughout the state have stepped […]

Improper Use Of Labor And Delivery Tools Can Result In Serious Birth Injuries

Improper Use Of Labor And Delivery Tools Can Result In Serious Birth Injuries

An estimated 28,000 infants are injured in the labor and delivery process each year in the United States. Many of their injuries were likely preventable. Birth injury rates are highest in vaginal births that involved the use of labor and delivery tools, such as forceps or vacuum extractors. These instruments are used to help guide […]

Causes of Pittsburgh Motorcycle Crashes

Causes of Pittsburgh Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcyclists in the Pittsburgh area face many dangers when they head out on the road. Our hilly, winding roads require good control of the bike, our winters can bring hazardous weather and road conditions, and heavy traffic volumes can make riding difficult. On top of all that, bikers are threatened by the dangerous actions of […]

Untreated Maternal Infections Can Lead To Birth Injuries

Untreated Maternal Infections Can Lead To Birth Injuries

Proper prenatal care is essential to the health of both an expectant mother and her child. Health problems such as maternal infections can be especially dangerous, which is why pregnant women count on OB/GYNs and other health care providers to diagnose and treat these conditions in a timely manner. Left undetected and untreated, the following […]