Medical malpractice can come in many forms, from surgical errors, to prescribing the wrong medication, or even causing additional injuries while attempting to repair an existing one. Sometimes, though, a doctor or other healthcare provider misses something or gets something wrong, resulting in misdiagnosis. However, even an honest mistake can result in real harm to patients, who rely on a doctor’s diagnosis to determine how their illnesses should be treated.… 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
Normally, it’s not possible to sue someone simply because they made you feel bad. Most lawsuits are about causing physical injuries, or damaging or stealing property, or impinging on another’s legal rights. However, on some occasions, it is possible to sue someone for intentional infliction of emotional distress, if their conduct matches certain specific criteria.… Read the rest
Recently, a New York statute has been created to safeguard the interest of those who put themselves at risk of injury in the interest of public safety. Even though law enforcement officers are eligible to receive benefits while injured in the line of duty, this will now provide additional protections to these public servants as well as to their families. According to reports, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has had more officers injured and killed on the job than any other police department in the country. While those injured may be entitled to disability and medical care, often times … Read the rest
Motorcycle accidents can easily lead to serious injury or death, often times with riders and passengers sustaining injuries to their head, neck, arms, and legs. According to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, during 2014, there were a total of 1,330 motorcycle crashes in New York City.
One reason why motorcyclists must be attentive is because it may be more difficult to see a motorcycle than a vehicle. At times motorcycles can be missed on the roadways because of another vehicle’s blind spot. Another cause for the serious nature of motorcycle injuries is that a motorcycle offers no protection … Read the rest
According to Politico New York, construction worker injuries in New York City have increased 34 percent from the 2014 fiscal year (July 2013-June 2014) to the last fiscal year which ended on June 30, 2015. This increased the number of injuries to 283, and the amount of fatalities to 11. In 2014, the total value of construction projects was $26.2 billion. By June of 2015, the estimated value has already reached $22.2 billion. With the number of construction projectsin New York City increasing, it is no surprise that resulting construction worker injuries are on the rise as well.
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The holidays are a time for enjoying the festivities with friends and family. Many people are busy shopping, decorating, and completing their holiday tasks. At such a busy time, nothing can ruin the season more than an accident. However, 1.9 million slip and fall accidents occur each holiday season with falls from roofs and ladders being responsible for 56% of injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can arise under a number of circumstances during the holidays. For example, they can occur at shopping malls, while decorating, at holiday parties, outdoors, etc. Liability arises depending on where the accident occurred and who … Read the rest
August of this year was marked by the worst outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history. Twelve people died and more than 100 people got sick. This prompted the City to pass a law requiring the registration of cooling towers, fluid coolers and evaporative condensers with the City. The deadline for registering just passed this Thursday, September 17, 2015. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled similar statewide regulations requiring building owners to register, test, inspect and disinfect all cooling towers when necessary.
The New York City Buildings Department is developing a registry of buildings with cooling towers and … Read the rest
Every year, nearly nine million Americans are sent to the emergency room due to an unexpected fall. Of these injuries, over 25,000 accounted for fatalities in 2009, with elderly Americans facing a risk four times greater than others of a fatal fall. While the conditions surrounding these accidents vary, it is particularly unfortunate when such events could have easily been avoided by an owner or employer taking proper preventative measures. A wet floor is one example of a hazardous environment that can usually be fixed or at least clearly identified before an accident occurs.
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Neck injuries are among the most devastating personal injuries a person can suffer in an accident. They are almost always painful and debilitating. In the most severe cases, they can permanently compromise a person’s quality of life, leading to a lifetime of financial, emotional, and physical hardships.
At the law firm of Levine & Slavit, serving residents of and near Long Island, neck injury lawsuits can arise from a variety of accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and construction and other workplace accidents. Our personal injury attorneys handle the full range of personal injury cases, … Read the rest