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Are doctors forgetting the most basic hygiene practices?

The practice of medicine is known to be complicated and intensive. We know that doctors go through years or even decades of training and spend countless hours treating patients and helping them feel better. However, a new report suggests that amid all the complex demands of their job, doctors in New York and nationwide are failing to complete one of the most basic hygienic practices.A recent report suggests that doctors and other health care workers fail to wash their hands before interacting with patients a staggering 70 percent of the time. This overlooked practice is said to be a factor in the number of patients who develop life-threatening injuries because of infectious diseases contracted inside a health care facility. In fact, there are about 100,000 people who die every year [...]

Are doctors forgetting the most basic hygiene practices?2013-05-30T00:00:00+00:00

Felony arrests include teenagers in alleged drug ring

One New York County recently arrested 19 individuals for what it reported as drug-related charges. It is also anticipated that others will be arrested soon as well.The drug arrests took place as what the officers described as a spring cleanup" of alleged drug dealers in the area. At least one individual had been charged with a class A-2 felonyThere is always concerns when such a large number of people are arrested for the formation of alleged drug rings. Assuming that such a ring even existed, even those reportedly only playing a minor role in the ring may still find themselves facing the same penalties as others. Also, a number of individuals may try to cut deals with prosecutors by testifying against others that have been arrested. The deals may result [...]

Felony arrests include teenagers in alleged drug ring2013-05-28T00:00:00+00:00

Stoplight installed after wrongful death of New York driver

Residents near a dangerous intersection in Queens have long been concerned with the safety of the area. People say that it is a hot spot for speeders and people trying to avoid traffic on busy parkways. They say that they have seen cars racing through the area because there are not enough traffic signals or measures to stop drivers from speeding.At first, nothing was done to mitigate the issue. Members of the community filed requests with the Department of Transportation to have one intersection in particular investigated for possible solutions, but still no changes were made. It was only after a tragic and fatal accident that a traffic light was added to the intersection. Understandably, the family of the New York victim says the addition of the light was too [...]

Stoplight installed after wrongful death of New York driver2013-05-22T00:00:00+00:00

Drowsy driving a serious problem for New York drivers

There are people all over New York who are running on fumes. People work long hours or are up all night with a baby, and still others are simply not getting enough sleep at night. Many of these folks are experiencing signs of exhaustion. It may not seem like a serious problem to worry about, but drowsiness ends up playing a role in thousands of car accidents every year.Some sources suggest that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving because a driver's reflexes and reaction time are markedly slowed down in both cases. This puts other motorists in danger of being hit by a fatigued driver and seriously injured. But what can be done to prevent or punish drowsy driving?Unfortunately, police officers and other officials have a [...]

Drowsy driving a serious problem for New York drivers2013-05-14T00:00:00+00:00

Report: Temporary workers face serious workplace hazards

Employers in New York understand that they are supposed to provide a clean and safe working environment for their employees. They should be aware that failure to do so can often result in a serious accident in which a worker is injured, sickened or even killed. Under state and federal laws, employees who are temporarily or permanently unable to work due to a workplace illness or injury may be eligible to pursue workers' compensation benefits.In order to prevent accidents from happening, many employers provide thorough and accurate training to their employees. Whether it involves instructions on how to report an injury or training on the proper way of executing tasks, this instruction can prove to be vital in keeping employees safe.Sadly, not all employers take this responsibility seriously. Many negligent [...]

Report: Temporary workers face serious workplace hazards2013-05-07T00:00:00+00:00

Report: Many children injured on amusement park rides in summer

With summertime right around the corner, many families in New York are already planning on ways to spend time together. The warmer weather often means people are eager to get outside and have some fun. During the summer, one of the most common things for folks to do is visit an amusement park or outdoor festival.For the most part, people have a good and safe time at these places. However, there are thousands of people who suffer a serious accident because of unsafe conditions on these rides. And a recent study confirms that many of the victims of these accidents are young children.According to researchers, the number of people who are injured on amusement rides at fairs, parks and malls increases dramatically in the summer. In fact, about 70 percent [...]

Report: Many children injured on amusement park rides in summer2013-05-02T00:00:00+00:00
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