New York City Personal Injury Blog

What is OSHA’s role in work accidents?

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is in charge of regulating workplace safety in many states. In New York, OSHA is the regulator in charge of private workplaces; the state has its own agency to oversee the safety of public employees. OSHA will investigate most serious work accidents, as employers have a… read more

Vaginal mesh has caused serious complications for women

Until recently, a product commonly referred to as vaginal mesh was a popular treatment for certain medical problems prevalent in women. Until the federal Food and Drug Administration ordered manufacturers to stop selling the product in the United States last year, doctors frequently used vaginal mesh to treat certain types of incontinence in women. They… read more

How do products recalls work?

Many New Yorkers who tune in to the news or who pay careful attention while shopping may have noticed announcements that a product has been recalled. Others may have actually received notices about recalls involving the products they own and have had to return them either for a refund, a replacement, or a repair. The… read more

Many New Yorkers work in dangerous occupations

An analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified the 10 most dangerous occupations in the United States. These jobs have an unusually high number of work-related deaths and injuries when compared with other occupations. While some of these professions are well-known as hazardous careers, there are also some surprises on the… read more

Fatal pedestrian accidents on the rise in NY, across US

According to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased yet again in 2019. While the report is preliminary, if the estimates hold, there were 6,590 pedestrian deaths across the country in 2019. This is an increase of 5% over 2018, during which there were about 6,225… read more

Common causes of traumatic brain injuries

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, the most common causes for brain injuries are falls and motor vehicle accidents. Overall, falls were the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, accounting for just over 52% of them. The second leading cause was motor vehicle accidents, which accounted for 20% of… read more

So-called mild brain injuries can cause serious problems

Doctors classify traumatic brain injuries as mild, moderate or severe. Many New Yorkers may already be familiar with the consequences of a severe brain injury. Someone with a severe traumatic brain injury may be comatose for weeks or even months. In the most serious cases, a brain injury can leave its victim in a persistent… read more

Staying safe as a pedestrian in New York

Spring is in the air, and New Yorkers across all five boroughs will soon take to the streets. On days filled with subway, cab and Uber delays, your feet are the quickest way to move from place to place. Yet as a pedestrian, you must watch out for distracted motorists and rogue cyclists. These people… read more

Dozens of Zantac carcinogen lawsuits consolidated in one court

When officials revealed the possible existence of a dangerous carcinogen in Zantac, many longtime users of the heartburn drug took action. Lawsuits popped up across the country, all stemming from the worrying discovery of NDMA in the drug. Now, more than 140 of these federal lawsuits will be moving forward in a single court. Centralizing… read more

Greyhound Bus Accidents

Bus accidents are more frequent than most people believe. According to research published by the United States Department of Transportation there are an estimated 11,000 roadway collisions involving private and public transportation buses in the United States resulting in more than 22,000 serious injuries and hundreds of deaths. Accidents involving Greyhound Bus Lines are the… read more