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Should New Yorkers Stop Letting Their Kids Play in Bounce Houses?

Every parent fears their child getting hurt. Despite taking every reasonable precaution, though, accidents are bound to occur. When they do, it’s usually in unsuspected ways. In an article earlier this year, we covered some of them. In this post, learn about one of the most prevalent of common injuries befalling children here in New York, and if your child becomes involved, what you can do next. Bounce House Child Injury Incidents Are Growing Bounce […]

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New York Nursing Home Abuse: What Exactly Is It?

As the aging population has rapidly increased, so has the amount of abuse in nursing homes. In fact, “nursing home abuse” has been applied to so many different scenarios it often winds up meaning nothing at all. So then what qualifies as nursing home abuse? Neglecting patients? Willfully harming them? Or does it involve taking financial advantage of elderly residents and their families? Defining Nursing Home Abuse in New York A nursing home is a […]

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Emotional Problems Associated with TBIs in New York

Emotional problems are frequently reported by people suffering from a traumatic brain injury.  Some of the more common emotional issues faced include depression, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability. Let’s look at each in a bit more detail so you’ll know what signs to look for. Depression Depression after a traumatic brain injury is a common and very serious problem. Researchers have found that people suffering from brain injury are three times more likely to experience […]

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Why So Many NYers Celebrating Halloween Fall and Get Hurt

You’re never too old for Halloween. Every year, thousands of adults join in on the Halloween spirit by dressing up and attending parties. The key difference to many adult celebrations, however, is the inclusion of alcohol. Although these festivities are good-natured fun, whenever there’s alcohol involved, there’s a risk. In fact, October 31st has one of the highest rates for vehicle accidents and fatalities associated with driving under the influence. Halloween Drinking and Driving Accidents […]

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New York Pharmacy Errors: Why Do They Happen?

Imagine you go for a refill of your anxiety medication. You know that pills are usually white, so it’s odd when your pharmacist instead gives you pills that are blue. Being a layman, though, you don’t question it. You make the rational assumption that the pharmacist – as an experienced professional – knows what they’re doing. However, after using it you experience no benefit. You turn to your doctor, who tells you that you’ve been […]

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All Too Often, Pedestrian Accidents in NY Result in Death

With over two million vehicles and more than 8.5 million people in New York, it’s no surprise that that there a lot of pedestrian-involved accidents in the city. Unfortunately, these accidents often result in more than just a broken leg or bruised body. In fact, all too often when pedestrians are hit, they end up dying. If another party is at fault for the accident and subsequent death that followed, the victim’s family may be […]

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NY Subway Accidents and the MTA’s Duty of Care

In a subway system that sees more than five million riders a day, accidents are bound to happen. Earlier this year, one such accident claimed the life of a local pizza maker. The New York Times coverage of this chilling story of a man pulled into the subway tunnel by a train only reignited concerns about the safety of the subway system and questions about the MTA’s duty of care. An Unexplained Accident in Grand […]

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Someone’s Dog Just Bit You in New York – What Now?

Dogs are man’s best friend. However, even the most docile dogs will bite under certain circumstances, and behavioral problems in companion dogs make biting even more likely. If you are bitten by a dog, you’ll need to take a number of steps to protect your health and safety. Below, we cover what you should do immediately following a dog bite, and when you should seek medical attention. We also discuss liability for dog bites, and […]

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Can New Yorkers Sue Amazon for a Product That’s Defective?

Amazon is a mainstay for many US households. The online retail giant offers fast delivery of an unprecedented variety of low-priced products, so it can be used to find just about anything. Amazon maintains this variety partly by offering third-party products for sale. These third-party sellers are independent businesses that offer new, used, or refurbished merchandise that is sold through Amazon. The drawback of this approach is that quality control becomes much more complex. So, […]

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The Correlation Between School Partying and Drunk Driving in NY

There seems to be an everpresent uptick in NY DUI accidents this time of year. The start of the school semester means forging new friendships for teens and young adults. They get together for social occasions, and that often involves underage drinking. Underage drinkers are more likely to make the decision to drive drunk and are also more likely to cause an accident when they do so. The net result of all this partying is […]

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