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Signs You’re the Victim of Psychiatric Malpractice in New York

Patients often put a lot of trust in their medical care professionals, not only to treat their medical conditions but also to treat them ethically under the law. When a doctor abuses a patient or violates the law in treating them, then they are opening themselves up to malpractice claims. This includes psychiatric professionals. In Minnesota recently, a psychiatrist was sentenced to five years in prison for the sexual assault of a patient. While most […]

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NY Pedestrian Laws: They Can Help, But Prevention Starts with You

Accidents happen every day and in places like New York City. Pedestrians and automobiles crowd the streets, and accidents involving pedestrians happen quite frequently too. Sometimes, the consequence can be devastating. In Park Slope, Brooklyn, for instance, two kids were killed last year when a woman lost consciousness behind the wheel of her car. It resulted in a proposal for new legislation that requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend the license of any […]

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How Comparative Negligence Can Change Your NY Slip and Fall Case

Accidents happen. In fact, they happen every day. Injuries due to slip-and-fall accidents aren’t something that occurs in a vacuum, however. Fault can normally be found, and negligence can be legally assigned. According to the New York State Department of Health, in fact, falls are the leading cause of deaths, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations for people over the age of 65. In 2014, 1,202 people over the age of 65 died as the result […]

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Survivorship: How It Is Different Than Your NY Wrongful Death Suit

There are few circumstances more tragic than the loss of a loved one through an accident or intentional harm.  Aside from cutting short the life of someone, these events are devastating for those left behind and forced to carry on for years or decades without their loved ones. A loved one can never be replaced, but in New York, the laws provide for an opportunity for those left behind (as well as the victim’s estate) […]

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New York Court of Appeals Strengthens Stance Against Excessive Force

There’s been a lot of discussion around police aggression and use of force in the national news recently. New York has recently taken steps to strengthen the state stance against the use of excessive force as a result. In fact, the Second Circuit Court recently reaffirmed a judgment that has made “qualified immunity” is not an admissible defense against charges of excessive violence. The Court’s decision reinstated the original verdict against an NYPD officer who […]

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New York Proton Center Boasts Breakthrough in Mesothelioma Treatment

Just as with many other conditions, mesothelioma treatment has made big strides in the last few years. In New York, a lot of that is thanks to the New York Proton Center. Proton therapy is a safe and effective treatment for malignant mesothelioma. The New York Proton Center has advanced some of the most cutting-edge proton therapies used today, treating patients and changing the way mesothelioma is conquered. If you have mesothelioma due to exposure […]

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What Happens When the NYC Driver Who Injured Me Dies?

Automobile accidents are traumatic experiences for everyone involved. With the advances made in automobile safety features, however, those in cars and trucks involved in accidents are safer than ever. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for pedestrians that are struck by a motor vehicle. Pedestrians are lacking in safety features to protect them from injury in case of an accident. Often those who are struck by vehicles, if they survive, are left with life-altering, costly, […]

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Injured in New York? What You Didn’t Know About NY Premises Liability

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, then you can face several challenges when trying to pursue damages associated with the injury. No matter what type of accident occurs and the distinctive conditions surrounding your case, there are still several legal elements that must be proven in court in order for your claim to be successful. Before you can get your case in court, there are some important legal facts regarding New York premises […]

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Reducing Culpable Conduct When Riding an Escalator in New York

Escalators are found in a variety of places, from shopping malls to airports. They help customers get where they want to be, and may seem simple to use, but are they really safe? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 17,000 Americans are injured on escalators each year and about 30 people are killed. Studies also reveal that these injuries have steadily increased each year for several decades, which means escalators are […]

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Elevator Accidents: Your NY Landlord Owes a Duty of Care

Imagine living in a building you don’t feel safe in or a building you know is being neglected by a landlord. For many people, this is their everyday reality and it can have some dire consequences. Last year, an elevator in a Manhattan apartment complex malfunctioned, leading to the gruesome death of a 30-year old man. This incident occurred after other tenants had been filing complaints to the Department of Buildings for months to no […]

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