Pittsburgh Tagged Articles

Degenerative brain disease found in former NFL players who suffered head trauma

Posted: December 5, 2012 Personal Injury

The murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher last week came just days before a team of researchers announced that 34 of the 35 brains of former NFL players donated for a special study were found to have Chronic

More sleep may protect teens from developing type 2 diabetes

Posted: October 3, 2012 Pharmaceutical

It’s no secret that teenagers like to sleep. Now a new study suggests that allowing teens to indulge this luxury may help reduce their insulin resistance and prevent the future onset of type 2 diabetes.

Oakland Raiders Heyward-Bay resting after play-stopping neck injury

Posted: September 27, 2012 Personal Injury

CASTRO VALLEY, CAL–Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bay has been released from a Bay Area hospital after a head and neck injury left him unconscious during Sunday night’s game against Pittsburgh.

Study: Diabetics more likely to suffer mental decline

Posted: June 20, 2012 Pharmaceutical

People who suffer from diabetes may be at greater risk for mental decline, according to a new study published in the Archives of Neurology.

Unnecessary surgeries were performed for profit and promotion, whistleblower lawsuit alleges

Posted: April 11, 2012 Consumer Fraud

A whistleblower lawsuit filed against The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) Hamot campus under the False Claims Act accuses the hospital and five cardiologists of defrauding Medicare and a number of patients by participating in a kickback scheme from

Hawaii helicopter crash kills pilot and four passengers

Posted: November 15, 2011 Product Liability

A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter carrying a honeymooning couple from Pennsylvania and two Canadian travelers on a scenic tour crashed into a ridge and exploded on the island of Molokai Thursday afternoon, killing all five people aboard, including the pilot.

Trucker hits and destroys a Pennsylvania bridge … again

Posted: November 29, 2010 Personal Injury

A report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette demonstrates the considerable costs to society when commercial trucking companies fail to take industry rules and regulations seriously. On Thursday, the paper reported that a driver who ignored a sign on Interstate 70 just

Pennsylvania natural gas well suspended amid safety concerns

Posted: July 27, 2010 Personal Injury

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) have taken emergency action to suspend natural gas drilling operations at the Marcellus Shale Wells near Pittsburgh. A June 3 gas well blowout

OSHA hits U.S. Postal Service with hefty fines for endangering workers

Posted: June 25, 2010 Personal Injury

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service for workplace safety violations involving electrical safety hazards found at a Pittsburgh mail processing facility. OSHA proposed penalties of $299,500 for the violations.

Zaun to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

Posted: June 11, 2010 Pharmaceutical

Gregg Zaun will have shoulder surgery next week, which will end the season early for the Milwaukee Brewers catcher. It may also mark the end of his career. “I’m not in a situation anymore where I need to play. I