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Medical Mistakes That New York Doctors Commonly Make

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Medical Mistakes That New York Doctors Commonly Make

 

When patient injury or illness occurs due to a medical provider’s mistake, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed. Your medical provider is expected to follow the generally accepted standard of care. In cases of negligence, your rights are protected under New York law.

 

About one person in every 25 hospital patients develops an infection, according to CDC reports. These infections lead to death in about 10% of the over 700,000 reported infections and injuries during hospitalization.

 

Here’s another way to view it: for every person who is killed by a drunk driver in the United Continue Reading

Where Do Most New Yorkers Experience Slip and Falls?

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Where Do Most New Yorkers Experience Slip and Falls?

 

Most of the time when we slip and fall, we get up, dust ourselves off and have a laugh at our clumsiness. However, sometimes slips and falls can result in serious or even fatal injuries, and are in fact a leading cause of emergency room visits for New Yorkers.

 

Watch out for these common sites of slips and falls to avoid getting hurt, and also to properly maintain your property to prevent accidents and potential liability for injuries in the future.

 

Sidewalks

 

New York is the most densely populated city in the nation. We also have Continue Reading

Types of Damages New Yorkers Can Sue for in Car Accidents

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Types of Damages New Yorkers Can Sue for in Car AccidentsIf you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, you may be left with debilitating injuries that cause pain and suffering, and which may even make you or your loved one unable to work. Tragic circumstances may even have led to the death of your loved one. Whether you are trying to recover or simply move on, seeking out compensation may help ensure your family’s financial security.

 

Unsurprisingly, more car accidents occur in New York than in most other states. The liability laws in New York are also more stringent, so if you are seeking out Continue Reading

Which New York Jobs Are You Most Likely to Get Hurt Doing?

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Which New York Jobs Are You Most Likely to Get Hurt Doing?

 

Workplace injuries are an unfortunate liability of any industry. However, some industries are more prone to workplace injuries than others, including animal production, health care, couriers and messengers, wood product manufacturing, air transportation, and construction.

 

If you are injured on the job, your employer may carry worker’s compensation insurance to cover your injuries. This is a no-fault system, so you are covered regardless of whether your employer is liable for the injury. If the accident was preventable, your employer may also be held directly liable for your injury. Regardless of the situation or of your employer’s coverage, an Continue Reading

New Yorkers Injured by Zofran Can Join a Class Action Lawsuit

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New Yorkers Injured by Zofran Can Join a Class Action Lawsuit

 

When we have an ailment, we often turn to prescription medication to alleviate or cure our symptoms. Unfortunately, those prescription medications can sometimes cause other symptoms, ailments, and issues.

 

One of the most common complaints about early pregnancy is morning sickness. According to the American Pregnancy Association, more than half of pregnant women experience morning sickness – nausea and vomiting caused by an increase in the body’s hormones – during the first trimester of a pregnancy.

 

To quell the symptoms of morning sickness, doctors started prescribing Zofran or ondansetron, which quickly became number the one treatment Continue Reading

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