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March 2015 Archives

Be aware of asbestos in your home

As many residents of New York are aware, asbestos can be extremely dangerous. Exposure can lead to a number of serious illnesses including mesothelioma, cancer and lung complaints. While you might hope that you are not at risk from such a substance, as this article on personal injury explains, everyone is exposed to it to some extent. It is in the soil, in water and even in the air.

East Village Manhattan Building Collapse

Today, Thursday March 26, 2015, an explosion occurred in Manhattan's East Village in what officials called a possible building collapse in the area of East 7th and 2nd Avenue. The first two floors of a red-brick building at the scene appear to have crumbled. Flames were engulfing two buildings at the scene and firefighters were spraying water on the blaze. Clouds of black smoke were rising from the building, which includes both apartments and businesses. The destruction near the corner of Second Avenue and East Seventh Street was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. In addition to 121 Second Ave., the building next door at 123 Second Ave., was also on fire. As many as 30 people were hurt according to law-enforcement sources.

New York crash kills driver

The roads of New York are no strangers to car accidents. Sadly, with the high volume of traffic that passes through the state each day, it is hardly surprising that once in a while someone makes a mistake. However, the tragic reality is that even the smallest slip can have devastating consequences, leaving the victims of such a crash with serious injuries or worse.

Are brain injuries easy to detect?

Most people in New York will have hit their head on something at some point in their lives. However, something that far too few people realize is that even a seemingly minor knock can have life-changing consequences. The brain is extremely delicate and even with the protection of the skull, it can still be seriously damaged by falls, violent shaking or even oxygen deprivation.

You deserve to feel safe using everyday products

Residents of New York are often on the move, traveling to work, taking children to school, going to fetch groceries, the list is endless. This means that when a product they need goes wrong, it can throw their entire day out. Furthermore, depending on the type and extent of the malfunction, they could even face serious injuries. For example, if your car has a critical error when you are driving it, you could find yourself embroiled in a serious crash.

What is the respondeat superior doctrine?

When patients in New York experience poor or even harmful treatment from medical professionals, it is hardly surprising that many decide to take legal action. When you place your life and health into the hands of another, you hope that they will act with all the diligence and care they can muster. Unfortunately, all too many cut corners, fail to listen to their patients or even fail to adhere to basic procedures. As a result, their patients suffer serious injuries, worsened medical conditions or even death.


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