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February 2018 Archives

Drowsy driving daydreams can quickly turn into a nightmare

For all its many benefits, the fast-pace of life in New York can be stressful and downright exhausting. There are going to be sleepless nights and early mornings that inevitably leave you yawning and groggy throughout the day. One thing you may want to think twice about, though, is climbing behind the wheel when you're feeling sleep deprived.

Medical malpractice claim: Don't let the prospect intimidate you

Were you possibly injured by substandard treatment from a healthcare professional? Then you might have questions about a medical malpractice lawsuit. What is medical malpractice and do you have grounds to file such a complaint? Medical malpractices cases arise when doctors and other medical practitioners provide medical care that does not meet the accepted standards of care.

Traffic tips for safe spring break driving

Spring break is right around the corner, and with children having time off from school, many families choose to take advantage of the break to go on vacations. It is also a time when many young people, who may be inexperienced drivers, take to the road for long hauls to destinations like Florida and other warmer locales. 

Reputable doctors and surgical smarts

Surgeries -- no matter how extreme -- can require months of healing, but a surgical error can make way for a whole new set of complications. While to err is human, there are some precautions New York patients can take when planning their next procedure, including learning about common mistakes surgeons make, as well as looking for ideal traits in a trustworthy and reputable doctor. 

Medical malpractice claims and the role of expert witnesses

If you feel you were hurt due to the negligence of a physician, you may wish to investigate your options for recovering your losses. In some cases, the injury you suffered may not have been preventable, and the physician used his best judgment and options available to try to heal you. However, there are a myriad of different ways in which negligence on the part of a doctor can make matters much worse.

Is your child's dentist using dangerous sedatives?

The dread a visit to the dentist induces causes many to avoid the situation altogether at the expense of their oral health. Children may get their fear of dentists from the attitudes of their parents, but many kids simply feel uncomfortable from the moment they walk into the unfamiliar setting. Additionally, a child who has experienced pain or discomfort in a dentist's office may be reluctant to return.

Workplace dangers, injuries and the law

Most Americans are familiar with the accomplished feeling of a good day's work. Depending on the industry, however, this work can involve a considerable amount of danger. Those who work in harsh environments or with hazardous materials face significant threats of suffering injuries while on the job. In New York, there are specific steps one can take in the unfortunate event of an accident. 

What went wrong? A lesson in the types of medical negligence

When you head off to the doctor's office or hospital, you are likely hoping to get some relief from your ailment. You expect to be able to rely on the expertise of the physician and the medical staff, who will then treat your sickness or injury and send you on your way. Physicians are trusted individuals due to their high level of education and certification in their various specialties.

Deadly train crash highlights ongoing risks

People in New York who are evaluating their options for long-distance travel may often look at rail as an alternative to car or air options. The freedom of not having to operate a vehicle or be stuck in traffic can be highly attractive and the cost of train trips may be less than the comparable trip via plane. However, a rash of serious train crashes in the last couple of months may understandably be making people nervous about riding by train.

Who is responsible if your child suffered injuries during birth?

The birth of a child is an exciting time for your family. It should be a joyous occasion for you and your loved ones, but the excitement and joy may disappear when you learn that your child suffered injuries during the birth process. While some birth injuries are relatively minor, it is possible your child suffered injuries that will have a permanent effect on his or her life.


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