Category Archives: NY Personal Injury Laws
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 »
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 Medical Complications Does Premature Birth Involve?
Because prematurely born babies are at risk for a number of complications, doctors take extra precautions to prevent premature births. It is standard medical practice for obstetricians to order a mother to rest in bed for the remaining pregnancy, suture the cervix to prevent dilation and the advancement of labor or prescribe medication that stops… Read More »
What Is Being Done About Nursing Home Abuse?
The elderly often suffer from nursing home abuse because facilities are short-staffed, staff is untrained or owners are excessively profit-driven and cut corners at the expense of their residents. The New York Times ran an article several years ago about the long-term efforts to get effective legislation passed that deals with elder abuse. The article… Read More »
Important Details Regarding Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are the worst types of spinal injuries people experience in accidents — and because the costs associated with such injuries are astronomical, it’s important to discuss options for pursuing financial compensation. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) released a report in 2013 that updated details about spinal cord injury (SCI),… Read More »
Why Do Physicians Often Misdiagnose Heart Attacks In Women?
According to a study reported by the National Institutes of Health, doctors often misdiagnose young women with heart disease. Doctors misdiagnosed one in 50 patients suffering from heart attacks, and women under age 55 were seven times more likely to be misdiagnosed than men. If you suspect you or a loved one has been adversely… Read More »
How Do I Know if I Have a Valid NY Personal Injury Case?
You may have a valid personal injury case any time you sustain injuries caused by the negligent or willful acts of other parties. However, your claim must meet the NY legal definition of negligence, and you need compelling evidence to prove liability and other issues. Consulting with an experienced Manhattan negligence attorney can help educate… Read More »
Can I Pursue Compensation for Injuries When My Negligence Partially Caused an Auto Accident in NY?
During the moments immediately following an auto accident, you may know another driver crossed into your lane of traffic or took other negligent actions that caused the crash. But you most likely do not have a clear understanding of whether your own actions contributed in some minor way. This is why auto insurance companies and… Read More »