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Can Birth Injury Cause Autism?

The mystery of what causes children to be born with autism — a developmental disorder that is sharply on the rise across the United States — has gained increasing attention in the medical community in recent years. From the standpoint of a birth injury attorney in New York City, one of the most significant developments… Read More »

Unsafe Elevators and Other Urban Nightmares

Having an elevator phobia is inconvenient in a city like New York — unless you do not break a sweat climbing 18 flights of stairs. Like fears about flying in an airplane, this one seems irrational — unless you watched news reports about Suzanne Harts, the advertising executive who was killed in an elevator accident… Read More »

New York Sidewalks and Other Slip and Fall Dangers

Unlike sprawling modern cities like Los Angeles or Dallas, the five boroughs of New York City do not take up that much geographic space. However, the city has 12,750 miles of sidewalk — more than enough to extend from Broadway to the Pacific Ocean and back, twice. The Department of Transportation makes repairs to about… Read More »

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

In surveys about which professions people trust the most, medical practitioners always come up near the top. Some people might trust their doctor so much, they would do whatever their doctor recommends. After all, the doctor is the expert, right? Who are you to argue? Medical malpractice law, however, recognizes that patients who rely completely… Read More »

What Is Cephalohematoma? What Complications Can Occur If It Goes Untreated?

Cephalohematoma is a medical condition that can occur in newborn babies, potentially leading to serious complications. When New York doctors violate medical standards of care, causing cephalohematoma or worse, grounds may exist to pursue a malpractice lawsuit. A serious medical condition, cephalohematoma involves localized bleeding between the periosteum (the connective tissue covering a bone) and the skull…. Read More »

When Is A Vacuum Extraction Delivery Subject To A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Accepted medical standards are the touchstone for determining whether medical errors were preventable and constitute medical malpractice. The same is true for the use of a vacuum extractor during delivery. When vacuum extractor injuries occur in Manhattan — and a vacuum extraction delivery (VAD) was performed but violated standard medical practices — medical malpractice grounds… Read More »

What Is The New York Scaffolding Law?

Construction site workers are at tremendous risk for injury — especially workers who regularly walk on scaffolds and use other equipment at heights where falls can be fatal. New York laws offer special protection to construction workers, and a personal injury law firm can represent injury victims or families whose loved ones die in scaffolding… Read More »

What Makes Cerebral Palsy One Of The More Serious Types Of Birth Injury?

Not all babies that have cerebral palsy are the results of medical malpractice. However, if all indications do point to cerebral palsy resulting from non-standard prenatal care, untreated infections, improperly monitored labor or failure to perform a timely c-section, an experienced Manhattan lawyer may be able to help you seek compensation for birth injury. The Mayo… Read More »

How Does Traumatic Brain Injury Differ From Other Types Of Brain Injury?

Various types of brain injury exist — some caused by congenital factors, some by oxygen deprivation and others by accidents. Whenever another party’s negligence or wrongdoing causes brain injury — regardless of the type of brain injury — a Manhattan attorney can explain your rights and help you receive the compensation to which you may… Read More »

What Are Hours Of Service Violations In Truck Accident Cases?

By establishing rules for truck drivers and the trucking industry, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) makes a continuous effort to maintain and promote safety on the road. Truck drivers are responsible for complying with hours of service (HOS) rules that limit the amount of consecutive hours and days they can drive. The FMCSA… Read More »