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Friday, June 30, 2017

Bitten By an Emotional Support Dog? Know Your Rights

It seems that more and more people are using therapy dogs these days. For some, having a highly trained dog to assist them in navigating the world allows them to live more independently. Others, who may also benefit from having a furry companion around, choose to self-identify the family pet as a therapy dog. This is where significant problems can arise. Just last month, a Delta Airlines passenger was bitten in the face by an emotional support dog sitting in the seat next to him.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Understanding Your Rights Following a Dog Bite Injury

Dog bite injuries are actually very common in the United States. Up to 4.5 million dog bite injury cases are recorded in the country every year, many of the victims being children. These bites cause severe physical injuries such as disfigurement, loss of bodily functions or even death. Victims of dog bites in New York can pursue personal injury claims against the owners of dangerous dogs.
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Understanding Your Rights When Injured by Pharmaceutical Products

Prescription medications are part of the everyday lives of millions of Americans. Many take these pharmaceutical products to cure or contain some form of illness or condition. However, sometimes, these drugs end up harming the bodies of unsuspecting patients. This happens either because the drug was defective, was improperly labeled and marketed or had dangerous side effects.

If you or a loved one has been injured or even hospitalized because of a dangerous or defective drug, you can file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer of the drug and get compensation for all your medical expenses and pain and suffering.
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Monday, May 15, 2017

New York Faces Critical Lack of Nursing Home Aides - What This Means for Your Elderly Loved Ones

The data is crystal clear – the United States is running out of caregivers. But that’s not all, the country’s population is aging. Put these two together and what you have is a complicated situation that threatens to have millions of vulnerable seniors, many of whom have serious disabilities, facing neglect or abuse in understaffed elder care facilities.

Elder abuse, in whichever form, is a crime. If your loved one has faced neglect or abuse at a care facility, talk to a Read more . . .

Monday, May 1, 2017

Common Construction Site Injuries and Their Causes

Construction workers are particularly prone to injury, due to the nature of their work. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), one in every ten workplace injuries occurs in a construction site. This startling figure is attributed to the high-risk environment that is a construction site: heavy machinery, hard metal and steel bars, exposed wiring, hazardous chemicals and tall heights.

Construction companies are required by law to ensure construction sites are kept reasonably safe for workers. If an employer negligently fails in providing a safe working environment, they are responsible for any injuries that arise as a result of that failure.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

My Child Was Injured at School - Who is Liable?

As a parent, you want the assurance that your child is safe at school. You want to know that the school administration has taken all reasonable measures to ensure your child does not suffer injury. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

School injuries are very common in the United States. Up to 14 million child injuries occur every year in the country, more than a quarter of which take place in schools.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What rights do Injured passengers have in NY?

Being involved in an automobile accident as a passenger can sometimes expose you to more severe injuries than if you were the driver.  As drivers may instinctually take action to avoid a direct collision with another vehicle, passengers are often placed in the point of the most direct impact.

As a passenger, it can sometimes be tricky to recover compensation for your injuries, especially if you feel conflicted about trying to recover from a friend or family member that may have been at fault. Consulting with your own

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

What does New York’s no fault law mean?

If you are injured in an accident, in the moment, you may not care too much about who was at fault. You may be suffering extreme pain and just want it to be over with, or you may simply be grateful that you and your loved ones are alive. As the dust starts to clear and it comes time to pay the bills, who was at fault may take on a little more significance. This is where a Read more . . .

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What is the "standard of care" for medical malpractice cases?

Medical malpractice cases arise when a healthcare professional harms a patient over a course of treatment due to negligence. For example, if you were misdiagnosed or given the wrong prescription, you may have a medical malpractice case if you can show that the healthcare provider violated their duty of care.

What Is The Duty and Standard of Care?

The exact specifics regarding standard and duty of care does vary by state, but it is usually determined to be the “generally accepted methods used by other area doctors and healthcare professionals on similarly situated patients with similar conditions.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

New Jersey school district accuses FieldTurf manufacturer of defective product

What must be proven in a manufacturer defect case?

Companies that manufacture products have a responsibility to make sure what they create is both safe for users and free from defects. Despite this fact, hundreds of thousands of people are injured each year as a result of defective products.

There are many safety regulations that dictate the process for building a wide array of products, from automobiles to car seats.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Tractor-Trailer Accidents Lead to Gridlock on the NYS Thruway

What are the leading causes of truck accidents in New York?

Driving on the New York State Thruway in the winter is dangerous, made even more so by a deadly combination  of tractor trailers on the road and lake effect snows. The recent storm that hit Southern Erie County is a case in point.

Within 20 minutes late one January afternoon, there were two tractor-trailer accidents, one on Milestrip Road  (Route  179) in the Town of Hamburg, the second on the westbound side of the NYS Thruway between the Milestrip and Route 219 exits, closing all lanes. Shortly after that, a big rig became disabled on the eastbound side, and all those lanes were closed.

Traffic was diverted to local streets which led triggered other accidents, people getting stuck and gridlock.

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