New York Personal Injury Blog

When Weather Makes You Put Down the Car Keys

By WRSH on November 8, 2017 - Comments off

While a little drizzle might not be enough to keep you off the city streets, there are some weather conditions so severe that you should just stay in for the night. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident

 

Is 3D Printing Safe for Construction?

By WRSH on November 4, 2017 - Comments off

The construction industry is often on the forefront of new technology, whether it involves tools and machinery or the materials from which a building is made. Technology is meant to make tasks less expensive, but new developments can also make buildings safer. Read the rest »

 

Can Hearing Loss Affect Your Healthcare?

By WRSH on October 30, 2017 - Comments off

euro-1431164_1920Quality medical care requires communication: patients need to explain their issues fully to physicians, and must be able to hear treatment instructions provided to them.

Elderly patients who suffer hearing loss, however, are often unable to hear everything that is said to them by doctors and nurses, which can impact their overall medical care. This is something that doctors and nurses throughout New York should keep in mind as they care for their patients. Failure to do so may open them up to medical malpractice claims, especially if they know the patient suffers from reduced hearing. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

 

How Lavern’s Law Can Help Cancer Patients

By WRSH on October 26, 2017 - Comments off

medical-781422_1920New York’s legislature recently passed Lavern’s Law. Assuming it is signed into law by Governor Cuomo, it will extend the amount of time cancer patients have to file a medical malpractice claim.

Lavern’s Law, named after a Brooklyn woman named Lavern Wilkinson, does two meaningful things: Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

 

Are Workers Liable for Materials They Leave Behind?

By WRSH on October 22, 2017 - Comments off

site-1507007_1920With so much construction and remodeling going on in New York, there is a very real chance of running into materials or debris left behind by a construction crew after a project ends. When this happens, if you are injured or sustain property damage, then you may be able to hold the company liable for causing your damages. Read the rest »

 

Congress Seeks to Cap Some Medical Malpractice Damages

By WRSH on October 20, 2017 - Comments off

stethoscope-2359757_1920A bill known as the Protecting Access to Care Act, or PACA, recently passed a vote in the House of Representatives and has moved on to the Senate for a future vote.

Despite the bill’s name, what it actually does (among other things) is place a limit on the “noneconomic” damages that can be awarded for medical malpractice cases at a federal level. In New York State, there is no cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases, which means this federal law could override the state law in some instances. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

 

Who Is Liable for Faulty Materials?

By WRSH on October 14, 2017 - Comments off

abstract-1854005_1920In any civil case, liability comes down to many different factors, which is why you should always hire a knowledgeable attorney to handle a lawsuit rather than try to do it yourself.

With that in mind, however, there are some basic, general considerations that can be explored. If cheap materials are used at a worksite and someone is injured, liability could potentially rest on either the company that made the material, or whoever chose to use it over a superior product. Perhaps both. Read the rest »

Posted in: Building Collapse

 

Are Baseball Stadiums Safe?

By WRSH on October 13, 2017 - Comments off

When we go to a baseball game, the last thing we want to have to worry about is safety. We go to cheer, meet other fans, and have a good time, not think about whether a stray ball might hit us in the face. (Or if a safety railing might give out.) Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

 

Lawmakers Push for New Penalties Against Bus Companies

By WRSH on October 11, 2017 - Comments off

After a tragic bus accident in Queens last month, lawmakers in New York have focused in on bus companies, with an eye toward particularly reckless or dangerous ones. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bus Accident

 

New Rules Regarding Silica at Construction Sites

By WRSH on October 10, 2017 - Comments off

stones-1844560_1920This year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, finally passed new standards involving silica inhalation, which it had been working on for several years.

To date, many contractors and construction companies in New York will need to revise their practices involving silica to avoid fines and ensure their workers remain safe. Read the rest »

Posted in: Work Injury

 


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