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New York family awarded $130 million for daughter’s birth injury

Going to the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. No matter how complicated or minor a procedure may be, there are no guarantees that a surgery or medical treatment will go exactly according to plan. However, doctors and nurses are expected to provide a standard level of care so that patients are not needlessly and recklessly injured further during a visit to the doctor. If they fail to do this, people can become victims of medical malpractice.While mistakes cannot always be prevented, there are plenty of errors that should not happen and would not happen unless a doctor has been negligent. One of these errors is a birth injury. During the delivery of a baby, mothers and fathers can be devastated to learn that a nurse or [...]

New York family awarded $130 million for daughter’s birth injury2013-04-22T00:00:00+00:00

Why New York families may want to consider wrongful death suits

In the aftermath of a fatal accident, a victim's family is often devastated and desperate for answers as to what happened. People who are killed in accidents cannot fight for justice themselves, which is why it is up to their families to take action against the party responsible. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, families can pursue not only compensation, but a sense of justice as well.It is disappointing when a person gets a slap on the wrist or jail sentences that seem inadequate to people who have lost a loved one because of someone else's reckless behavior. This is why many families of fatal accident victims choose to pursue a civil case in addition to any criminal charges that may have also been filed. This is because often times, [...]

Why New York families may want to consider wrongful death suits2013-04-17T00:00:00+00:00

Victim of bicycle-car accident gets bill for damage to car

Being hurt in an accident can have a serious impact on a person's life. Besides the cost of having to go to the hospital for medical attention, people often have to take time off work to recover from accidents. Depending on the severity of a person's injuries, he or she may have to adjust to a dramatically new lifestyle or deal with the consequences of ongoing pain from neck or back injuries. One thing that victims of a car accident in New York should not have to expect is to get a bill for the damage to a negligent driver's car.This was unfortunately the case in a recent accident in New York. The crash was between a bicyclist and an unmarked police car. As is often the case in these [...]

Victim of bicycle-car accident gets bill for damage to car2013-04-10T00:00:00+00:00

National Walking Day: Taking steps to improve workplace wellness

Today has been designated as National Walking Day by the American Heart Association. The group has long been proponents of giving employees the resources to lead healthier and more active lives now that many of us spend so much time sitting at our desks. Studies have consistently shown that extended periods of inactivity have contributed to health issues and work-related injuries.In order to counteract the dangers associated with sedentary lifestyles, there are some companies designing alternatives to the traditional desk and chair that are contributing to various health issues. One substitute that some companies are already utilizing to improve employee wellness is a treadmill desk.A treadmill desk is exactly what it sounds like: a desktop station fitted with a treadmill that allows users to walk at various speeds during the [...]

National Walking Day: Taking steps to improve workplace wellness2013-04-03T00:00:00+00:00
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