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New York man faces drug charges after car chase with police

Being pulled over by the police can be a frightening experience, particularly if you feel you have done nothing wrong. However, as a recent story shows, attempting to flee in such situations can land you in even more trouble.A recent chase by Clarkstown police led to drug charges for one man. The incident began when the 29-year-old driver of a Nissan pickup truck failed to signal a turn. A police officer observed this and attempted to pull the driver over. However, the driver of the truck sped up, and allegedly threw something out the window of the passenger side of the vehicle. During the chase it is reported that the driver's speeds went as high as 90 mph and the driver veered over the double yellow line. The chase ended [...]

New York man faces drug charges after car chase with police2016-06-30T00:00:00+00:00

OSHA launches summer safety campaign

New York residents who work outdoors know how oppressive summer temperatures in the Empire State can be. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recorded more than 2,600 cases of temperature-related illness or injury to workers around the country in 2014, and heat stroke claimed the lives of 18 American workers. Many of these injuries and deaths may have been prevented if the dangers or working outdoors in searing temperatures were better understood, and this has prompted the federal safety agency to launch a campaign designed to educate both employers and workers about how to get through the summer months without incident.Many of the campaign's suggestions may seem like basic common sense to those accustomed to working outdoors, but OSHA points out that workers with only a few days of experience [...]

OSHA launches summer safety campaign2016-06-29T00:00:00+00:00

Criminal defense: The Sixth Amendment right to an attorney

As many people in New City already know, individuals accused of a crime have the right to an attorney, and if the individual cannot afford an attorney, an attorney will be provided to the individual at no cost. This right starts from the arrest and goes throughout the trial process, and into an appeal, if necessary. This very important right can be found in the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.Having the representation of an attorney is of vital importance throughout the criminal trial process. An attorney can provide his or her client with information regarding the client's legal rights, as well as explain how the client's case will proceed. An attorney is tasked with making sure that his or her client's constitutional rights are not infringed upon either [...]

Criminal defense: The Sixth Amendment right to an attorney2016-06-23T00:00:00+00:00

The dangers faced by America’s nurses

New York residents may be shocked to learn that more than 12 percent of U.S. emergency room nurses are threatened with physical violence during an average work week, and medical professionals who work in mental health facilities encounter such threats far too frequently as well. While most of the injuries that occur in hospitals and clinics are caused by falls, mishaps or overexertion rather than acts of physical violence, the threats faced by nurses serve as a reminder that health care remains one of America's most hazardous occupations.Safety advocates are taking the problem seriously because health care is the country's fastest growing industry and employs more than 18 million people around the country. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration put the number of work-related hospital accidents and injuries in 2011 [...]

The dangers faced by America’s nurses2016-06-22T00:00:00+00:00

New law makes drunk boating a felony if there are past DWIs

Summertime has arrived to New York, and residents are flocking to the state's lakes and waterways to enjoy some fun boating on the water. Sometimes individuals on boats consume alcohol, and most of them do so responsibly. However, boaters should take note that a recently passed law could impose on them felony charges for drunk boating.The New York Legislature recently passed a law that would put drunk boating and drunk driving in the same category, meaning that those who have been convicted of DWI in the past, whether they were boating or driving, would face felony charges for a repeat offense on the road or the water.The impetus for the change in the law came from a situation in which a man was operating a boat during sunset. His vision [...]

New law makes drunk boating a felony if there are past DWIs2016-06-16T00:00:00+00:00

Routine cosmetic surgery leaves patient with brain damage

New York residents who are thinking about having some sort of cosmetic procedure performed may be wise to conduct thorough research before choosing a plastic surgeon or medical facility. While errors during these elective procedures may be relatively rare, they can cause catastrophic injuries or even death when they do occur. One such case involved an 18-year-old Florida woman who was left with severe brain damage after cosmetic surgeons botched a routine breast augmentation procedure in 2013.The woman's blood pressure and pulse dropped suddenly as surgeons prepared to go to work, and their efforts to resuscitate their patient were unsuccessful. She soon became unresponsive and slipped into a coma that lasted for two weeks. Her condition has only improved slightly in the three years since the operation, and her mother [...]

Routine cosmetic surgery leaves patient with brain damage2016-06-13T00:00:00+00:00

Don’t underestimate the seriousness of drug possession charges

Drug possession charges are not always straightforward, and in fact can often be quite complex. For example, there are situations in which a New City resident could be wrongfully charged with drug possession even if he or she was not the possessor of the drugs found.For example, if police find drugs in your home, automobile or workplace you could face charges of constructive possession, even if the drugs found were left by another person. It takes a strong defense strategy to prove the drugs were not yours.Sometimes an individual is just in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you were with someone else who was charged with possessing drugs, you could also face presumptive possession charges. Again, this is a situation where you need to establish a solid [...]

Don’t underestimate the seriousness of drug possession charges2016-06-08T00:00:00+00:00

How to prevent medical errors

New York residents who need medical care may have heard about a study published in a medical journal that posits that medical error is one of the leading causes of death throughout the country. However, a patient can take precautions to help prevent those errors.People can research their doctors. This can include making sure the doctor is board-certified and has a good academic and professional background. Surgeons should be experienced with the procedure they are doing. People should also not hesitate to discuss the reasons for their treatment plan with a doctor. Doctors should be able to back up their opinions with clinical data.Patients should also not be hesitant about asking staff about any medications they are taking. This includes questioning the purpose of the medication and the dosage amount [...]

How to prevent medical errors2016-06-07T00:00:00+00:00

When may police in New City legally pull a driver over?

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer season in New City. People are heading out to the beach, on camping trips, to neighborhood block parties or simply grilling out in their own backyards. It is not unusual for a person to have a drink or two on such occasions and then drive home. However, police across the state will be on the lookout this summer for those they believe are driving under the influence of alcohol.If an individual is pulled over by the police, they may not know what their rights are or even whether such a stop is legally justifiable. In general, the police can pull over a motorist if they have the reasonable suspicion that some sort of crime is taking place. If so, they can [...]

When may police in New City legally pull a driver over?2016-06-03T00:00:00+00:00

Insurance data reveals top causes of workplace accidents

Every day in New York, people go to work and place themselves in situations that sometimes lead to accidents and injuries. In the interest of identifying common sources of workplace injuries, the nation's largest workers' compensation provider, Travelers Companies Inc., analyzed workers' compensation claims that had been submitted between 2010 and 2014.This review of over 1.5 million incidents produced insights about when injuries happen. The handling of materials, usually within the manufacturing and retail sectors, topped the list. Claims by injured workers fell into this category 32 percent of the time. Slips, trips and falls created the second most common injury source at 16 percent of claims. About 10 percent of claims involved a person being struck by an object or colliding with one, which was the third most common [...]

Insurance data reveals top causes of workplace accidents2016-06-02T00:00:00+00:00
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