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What Is Medical Malpractice?

We always expect our doctors to behave in a professional manner. Considering we are handing out a sizeable chunk of money we expect to be given impeccable care. However, this isn’t always the case. Doctors are not infallible, like the rest of us they can make basic mistakes which can have drastic consequences. If you…

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What Are The Differences between a Criminal & Civil Case?

If your only education in litigation is from Law & Order, you may not be able to note the differences between a criminal and a civil case. Although their cases are more similar than they are different, there are some significant differences. The crucial difference that people should take note of is that when a…

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Bedsores are a preventable condition

Do not be lulled into thinking that bedsores are not a serious threat to a person’s health.  Bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers are most often a sign that a patient is being neglected.  And where there is neglect, there’s a good chance that a hospital, nursing home or home care nurse is guilty of…

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Determining who is at fault in an elevator accident

One of the great tools of making New York a thriving city is the use of a simple invention known as an elevator.  It has enabled the city to go vertical and turned the Big Apple into a great modern day metropolis. People who use elevators on a daily basis probably don’t think twice about…

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In a city of walkers, sidewalk accidents are bound to occur

In blistering cold weather or harsh heat, New Yorkers are a hardy lot, preferring to walk to many of their destinations, beating traffic jams and getting a good dose of exercise. Unfortunately, because New York is a city that continues to age, infrastructure in general, and sidewalks, in particular, continue to require ongoing maintenance.  Sometimes…

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Who is liable in a bus accident?

Millions of people ride Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) buses in New York City every year. And for the most part, these trips are safe and comfortable journeys with well-trained drivers behind the wheel. But because New York City is so crowded with all types of commuters, sometimes bus accidents happen due to sudden stops, pedestrians…

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Special standards apply in motorcycle accidents

Riding a motorcycle in New York City carries with it a certain amount of benefits and several downsides as well. New York City traffic congestion is legendary, and in many cases, riding a motorcycle is the most efficient way to get from one part of the city to another.  However, that has to be offset…

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Premises liability laws hold property owners accountable for slip and fall accidents

From the moment you step outside of your front door, you are at the mercy of the outside world when it comes to being involved in an accident.  Nowhere is it more prevalent than in New York City, where there are hazards every step of the way. One of the more common types of accidents…

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Proving negligence is the key in a trip and fall lawsuit

Walk enough steps and sooner or later, you will stumble, trip and maybe even take a tumble.  It happens all the time, no matter how much care we take and in many instances through no fault of our own. In a place like New York City, where walking is often the preferred mode of transportation,…

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Nursing home neglect can take many forms

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is already tough decision, but if you discover that they have been the victim of abuse or neglect, it can turn things into an even more emotionally charged situation. Stories abound about elderly nursing home patients being abused, robbed, neglected or otherwise mistreated, despite family members doing…

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