Police are on the lookout for a dark-colored pickup truck that was involved in a hit-and-run on Pitman Avenue in the Bronx, according to ABC 7’s Eyewitness News. The incident occurred on September 22nd at 7:55 PM, when the truck backed over the woman as she was crossing the street, resulting in her suffering injuries to her legs and feet. Police noted the truck apparently had an after-market cap installed on the truck bed. The victim is currently hospitalized but in stable condition.… Read the rest
The vaping manufacturing company, Juul, has been sued for allegedly allowing as many as one million tainted vaping pods to be sold on the market. The suit was filed by Juul’s former vice president, Siddharth Breja, who claims he was fired for raising concerns about the contaminated pods, as well as additional concerns that the company was knowingly selling expired products. The suit adds to growing public concern about the safety of vaping amidst a growing number of injuries and illnesses linked to vaping products.… Read the rest
Purdue Pharma LP, one of the largest manufacturers of opioids in the United States, recently filed for bankruptcy in New York amidst a bevy of lawsuits related to the sale and marketing of opioid medications. Its now-former owners, the Sackler family, have been accused both individually and as Purdue’s board members of deliberately pushing its prescription painkillers, thus aggravating an opioid crisis that is estimated to kill approximately 130 people every day in the United States. Purdue’s attorneys have proposed a settlement that would resolve the thousands of suits currently pending against them, as well as resolve a federal inquiry … Read the rest
Unfortunately, bed sores are a common problem at nursing homes around the country. Aside from being painful, bed sores can result in serious health problems, potentially even being life-threatening in more advanced cases. They are almost never unavoidable and can be a major sign of neglect on the part of a nursing home, and if you have a loved one in a nursing home, you need to be wary of the appearance of bed sores.… Read the rest
Medical malpractice refers to any case where a doctor or other medical professional engages in negligent or reckless conduct that results in harm to a patient. This harm can be a result of something they did to the patient, such as performing the wrong surgery on a patient, or it can be a result of carelessness, such as misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose an ailment in a timely fashion. Here are a few common issues that arise in medical malpractice cases.
Did they really do anything wrong?
There is a difference between making a mistake and being negligent or reckless. … Read the rest
Attending a concert is among the most popular leisure activities. However, with thousands of people often packing into concert venues, the risk of someone getting hurt is high. With that being said, if you are hurt at a concert venue, you may be wondering if, or who, you may recover compensation from.… Read the rest
If you are injured by the negligence of another person it is important to know that you may have an action against not only that person, but may also have an action against others based on the situation. Through the doctrine of vicarious liability, one person (or company) may be held liable for the acts of another person. Not only does vicarious liability allow a party to recover from multiple sources, it may also help a plaintiff sue the proper party and assure they will receive just compensation.
Employer’s Vicarious Liability
The most common example of vicarious liability is holding … Read the rest
According to a report by the nonprofit news organization FairWarning, nursing homes across the country have been found to operate kitchens with major health code violations. Over the course of five months, the reporters investigated conditions in nursing home kitchens across the country and found major failures of hygiene. This has been found to be an issue across the country, with unsanitary conditions apparently being common throughout the nursing home industry.… Read the rest
In today’s world it is fairly common for most adults to use some kind of social media website. While there is much value to these websites, there can be some drawbacks. When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, it can be a hindrance to receiving the compensation that you deserve. One of the primary things a personal injury attorney will tell you when you commence a lawsuit is to be careful of your social media activity or discontinue using it at all. … Read the rest
No one wants to be the victim of a car accident. But one of the worst fears of a car accident victim is when the other driver does not have enough car insurance to cover your losses. This can be due to the driver having an inadequate policy, or even, no policy at all. In fact, the nation’s Insurance Information Institute recently reported that nearly 13 percent of the nation’s drivers are uninsured. Knowing what to do in these instances is the key to receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries.… Read the rest