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NY Nursing Home Blaze Opens Facility to Serious Liability

Nursing homes should be places where the elderly feel cared for and safe, but, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. While the law may maintain high standards for nursing homes in New York, sometimes facilities don’t live up to expectations – and terrible events happen as a result. A sad case in Spring Valley brings this point home. One person died, several were injured, and a firefighter remains missing after a blaze tore through an […]

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How St. Patrick’s Day Crash Victims in NY Can Get Compensation

Another St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but for some, the day will haunt them for months or years to come. The New York State Police increased their patrols over the holiday to help combat impaired and drunk drivers. Additional patrols and checkpoints were out and about, but that didn’t stop accidents from happening. In fact, a New York woman is in critical condition after her car was struck, and the driver responsible for […]

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Statistics Show No New Yorker Should Suffer from Sepsis

Sepsis may be the most dangerous thing you’ve never heard of. Not long ago, most major hospitals didn’t have any type of protocol to address sepsis, even though it’s a deadly issue. New York was one of the first states to require its hospitals to use sepsis protocols. This arose after a case of sepsis killed a 12-year-old boy from Queens. The protocols are known as “Rory’s Regulations”. Here’s what you need to know about […]

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New York Work Discrimination Law: Are Tattoos Protected?

Despite what we’ve seen in the last year, it is still true that the United States as a whole has made great strides in equality and inclusion over the last century. Yet even with all of the advances, it is quite clear there are still areas with room for (massive) improvement). One of them is the workplace. Discrimination still exists and happens more often than one might think. There are some areas of discrimination law […]

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New Rules to Affect New York Medical Malpractice Litigation

Medical malpractice lawsuits are complicated in the state of New York, and a recent ruling may make them even more so. However, if you’re considering a medical malpractice suit, then it’s crucial to understand what they are and the factors that come into play when filing cases related to medical malpractice. Here’s what you need to know about medical malpractice and what constitutes a legitimate claim – as well as the changes that are coming […]

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February in New York: Always a Slippery Slope

New Yorkers know a thing or two about subzero temperatures and snow in the wintertime. While other parts of the country fret about a couple of inches of snow, New Yorkers often run out on errands without a parka in the freezing cold. New York often sees temperatures in the 30s in February, with lows well below freezing. A couple of inches of snow are often the icing on the winter cake. Although New Yorkers […]

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Lose Someone to Opioids in New York? It May Be Negligence

The opioid epidemic in America has touched the lives of countless people. With so many people hurting as a result of losing someone they love to opioids, it’s easy to see why so many people want pharmaceutical companies to pay – and that is starting to happen. A Landmark Settlement for Marketer’s Role in Opioid Epidemic In a landmark settlement, McKinsey & Company, a marketing firm that worked with drugmakers, including Purdue Pharma the maker […]

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NY AG Sues NYPD for Excessive Force During Protests

Over the past year, the civil unrest that has been generated by the death of George Floyd has sparked some serious change in the ways that communities do things. In fact, the force police use, sometimes called excessive, is under the microscope in communities both large and small, and in New York, things have been taken a step further. New York Attorney General, Letitia James, has filed a lawsuit against the New York Police Department […]

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What to Know About Asbestos Before Renovating Your Older NY Home

There is one word that can strike fear in the heart of the homeowner doing renovations: asbestos. Most people are aware that asbestos is dangerous and taking care of it if it’s present in your home can be expensive and hazardous to your health. The majority of common knowledge ends there. When a homeowner discovers asbestos in their home, then they typically search for someone to else take care of it. The New York City […]

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Get Help Filing a Hardship Declaration to Avoid NYC Eviction

It’s been almost a year since the pandemic started to hit New York hard and the ramifications of the virus are still being felt across the nation. The most recent concession, Governor Cuomo has extended the eviction moratorium through May 1, 2021 – welcome news for a lot of struggling New Yorkers. There is a lot to know about evictions, the moratorium, hardship declarations to help you avoid eviction, and your rights as a tenant. […]

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