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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 »

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 Complications Can Arise During Forceps Deliveries?

To protect mothers and their babies, the medical field sets standards for when a forceps delivery is appropriate and when it is not. If your newborn baby suffers injury or dies because of an obstetrician’s failure to meet standard practices for a forceps delivery, immediately consult a Manhattan injury attorney to identify your legal options…. Read More »

What Should You Know About Anesthesia Errors?

While anesthesia errors today are much rarer than they were several decades ago, they still occur. Anesthesiologists have standard practices in place today geared toward preventing patient harm. According to Medscape, the American Society of Anesthesiologists created a program to standardize patient anesthesia care in 1985, called the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. This program was… Read More »

Are Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Driving Insurance Companies And Doctors Out Of Business?

Health care reform proponents argue that medical malpractice lawsuits drive healthcare professionals out of business through unwarranted medical malpractice lawsuits that overload court dockets. However, according to the Court Statistics Project, medical malpractice lawsuits are rare when compared to other types of tort actions. A tort action is a lawsuit that seeks compensation for damages… 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 »

What Legal Protections Do The Elderly Have Against Nursing Home Abuse?

In 1986, Congress became concerned about nursing home abuse, and subsequently, upon its request, the Institute of Medicine conducted a study of nursing home conditions that led to the legislature passing the Nursing Home Reform Act (a section of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987). The act created significant reform, including establishing that nursing… Read More »

How Do Bus Accident Claims Differ From Other Accident Claims?

In a Manhattan bus accident, lawyers often sue a municipal entity, such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), to recover compensation for clients who are accident victims. Unlike auto accident or truck accident claims, different time limitations and procedures apply when pursuing a bus claim. In a bus accident case, your attorney must file a… Read More »

Can Falls And Other Premises Liability Accidents Lead To Serious Injury?

In terms of the injuries they can cause, how serious can slip and fall accidents really be? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The worst cases of TBI lead to death, and in severe cases, individuals can suffer incapacitating brain… 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 »