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PA House Approves New Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Rules

PA House Approves New Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Rules

This week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives moved to toughen penalties for people who do not report instances or suspicions of repeated child abuse. The bill also stipulated that nondisclosure agreements do not apply to reporting child molestation to the police for investigation.

PA Legislature May Pass Child Sexual Abuse Reform Bills

PA Legislature May Pass Child Sexual Abuse Reform Bills

Two related bills are up for consideration in Harrisburg, both of which may pass in the House in upcoming days. This week, the House Judiciary Committee voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would remove the statue of limitations for child sexual abuse crimes and for a constitutional amendment that would permit child sexual-abuse lawsuits that would otherwise be outdated during a two-year period.

Pennsylvania Legislators Tangle Over Sex Abuse Law Reform

Pennsylvania Legislators Tangle Over Sex Abuse Law Reform

The bill that would open the window for claims passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last month and now awaits Senate review. There are only a few days left in this term for voting on the bill in Harrisburg, so Representative Rozzi of Berks County, who was raped by a priest, and his supporters have ramped up the pressure in Bucks County.

Possible Sex Abuse Cover-up at Pennsylvania University

Possible Sex Abuse Cover-up at Pennsylvania University

Pennsylvania may not be done with massive sex abuse cover-up scandals. According to recent reports by the Associated Press and other media outlets, a Pennsylvania state agency has refused to release a report of sexual abuse by a high-ranking state university administrator.

Defective Hip Implant Crisis Goes International

Defective Hip Implant Crisis Goes International

While lawsuits by Americans continue to be filed and resolved over hip implant systems made by Johnson & Johnson and other huge corporations, in countries like the UK and India, where the implant systems are quite common, it has been much harder to obtain justice and compensation for victims.

Stryker Adds More Products to Hip Implant System Recall List

Stryker Adds More Products to Hip Implant System Recall List

Following its warning two years ago, Stryker recently updated the public about the LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40TM product line, and the news is not good. Stryker again warned orthopedic surgeons implanting the femoral heads that the risk continues to be "higher than expected" and in addition the company added eight more catalog numbers to its official recall list.

Is the Broker "Best-Interest" Rule in Your Best Interest?

Is the Broker "Best-Interest" Rule in Your Best Interest?

Investment advisors and financial advisors are held to different standards of accountability when it comes to the investments they make on behalf of clients. Investment advisors have long been held to what is called the "fiduciary standard." Find out what the difference means for you and your money.

Trump Admin Reduces Fines on Negligent Nursing Homes

Trump Admin Reduces Fines on Negligent Nursing Homes

Even as reports continue to confirm that abuse and neglect in local nursing homes is a major issue facing our elderly, the Trump administration has elected to scale back fines against nursing homes that harm or jeopardize the well-being of residents.

Philadelphia Nursing Homes: A Pattern of Neglect and Abuse

Philadelphia Nursing Homes: A Pattern of Neglect and Abuse

According to an unsettling new report from the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Health continues to fail to adequately investigate complaints about nursing home abuse and neglect in facilities around the state.

Elder Financial Health Impacts US Economy, says Philly Fed Chief

Elder Financial Health Impacts US Economy, says Philly Fed Chief

As the baby boomer generation ages, the financial exploitation of older Americans becomes more and more of a problem. It not only affects individual wealth and security, but it has a ripple effect that extends outward to families, society and the national economy.

IVC Filter Overuse and Potential Dangers

IVC Filter Overuse and Potential Dangers

In 2010, the FDA issued a safety warning over inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, a type of vascular filter implanted into the heart by radiologists or surgeons in order to presumably prevent life-threatening pulmonary emboli (PEs). In the years following the warning, the rate of implantation slowed, although it is still more than 10x higher than in Europe.

Securities Industry and the "Best Interest Standard" for Investors

Securities Industry and the "Best Interest Standard" for Investors

For decades, broker dealers and financial advisors were only required to uphold their “fiduciary duty” toward client-investors. Now the US Department of Labor and FINRA are working together to enforce a higher standard of care - the "best interest standard." But is it really a higher standard?

Philadelphia Tribune Applauds Charles Gibbs

Philadelphia Tribune Applauds Charles Gibbs

GREEN, SCHAFLE & GIBBS are proud to announce that firm partner, Charles Gibbs, has been profiled in the Philadelphia Tribune for his commitment to serving the local community through his thriving criminal practice.