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  • Exposing the Dangers of Hospital Runners

    There is a pervasive problem that occurs with alarming frequency in the hospitals of this great nation. No, I am not talking about medical malpractice, even though that does occur at an alarming rate, according to a recent Harvard University study. I am talking about the prob...

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  • A Must Read for All Those Who Have Had Jury Duty or May Be a Juror One Day!

    In New York personal injury and death actions, damages for future losses (future medical bills and future lost wages) must be stated in future dollars. This means that the attorney for the accident victim (or the deceaseds family) must project these losses to the jury in ter...

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  • What You Should Do if You are in An Accident in NY State...PAGE 1 of 2

    1.) Stop. Call the police immediately so that a proper police report can be made documenting the accident. In New York State, if you are involved in a vehicle accident causing injury to person or property, you are required to stop and give your name, address, and show your drive...

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  • What You Should Do if You are in An Accident in NY State...PAGE 2 of 2

    ...continued (Page 2 of 2) You only have thirty (30) days to provide your insurance company with proper notice of a claim for no-fault benefits. Also, make sure your report contains the names of all injured persons (including passengers, pedestrians, and drivers and the n...

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  • Things to Know If You Are Injured in a Construction Accident

    Immediately report your accident to your Supervisor/Employer. Make sure that your employer prepares an accident report that correctly states how the accident occurred and what your injuries are. Get names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all witnesses. Take photographs of...

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  • What Are the Dangers of Dental Malpractice?

    Dentists, like other kinds of health practitioners, are accountable for upholding the highest standards in the treatment they give to their clientele. Because dentists are also health specialists, when they err or infringe on their duty, they too can be held ac...

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  • Slip/Trip and Fall Cases

    Slip and fall cases are sometimes ridiculed as the most ridiculous and illegitimate of all the cases brought in a legal system that is supposedly overflowing with cases that lack merit. It is somehow believed by some cynics that everyone who falls is always responsible for ...

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  • Maclaren Umbrella Strollers Pose Risk of Injuries to Children's Fingers

    Maclaren is recalling at least 1 million umbrella strollers because of a potential hazard to children's fingers. A side hinge mechanism poses the risk of cutting or amputating a child's fingers when the stroller is being opened or closed, the British company said Monday. The ...

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  • Think Tort Reform is a Good Idea? Think again!...(Part 1 of 2)

    This article was written by the managing attorney of my firm in response to an article calling for tort reform printed in The Village Times Herald in March 2005. Though this article is already a few years old, it's still very relevant as those in favor of tort reform (namely phys...

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  • Think Tort Reform is a Good Idea? Think again! (Part 2 of 2)

    *Later the $137 million dollar verdict was overturned, prompting another letter to the editor by Mr. Freeley, dated August 16,2006: As you may recall early last year the bugle call for tort reform was sounded by your paper and was responded to by many including myself, a confesse...

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