Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Many trucking accidents are caused by errors on the driver’s part. These usually happen when driver’s senses or mental faculties are impaired to some extent. If you were involved and injured in a collision with a big rig, seek help from a Long Island personal injury attorney immediately. They would know how to identify a truck drivers’ error and help you pursue compensation for any injury or damage you might have suffered. Here are some of the most common truck driver errors that lead to road accidents.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, three to six percent of adults, or roughly 15 million people in the United States, are affected by CTS or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Research has found that the main cause of this injury is repetitive hand and wrist movements. Construction workers who repeatedly use the same tools every day are among the most common victims of CTS, along with office employees, agricultural workers, mechanics, locksmiths and assembly line workers. If you were diagnosed with CTS due to your working conditions, consult a Long Island personal injury lawyer about claiming compensation.
Monday, July 13, 2015
"When you take medication prescribed by your doctor, do you bother asking what the drug is really for? Probably not. Beware, though: the drug you’re taking may not actually be FDA-approved for your specific ailment. Got stage fright? You may be taking a blood pressure pill. Can’t sleep? You may be using an antipsychotic drug. Now before you call the medical board, you should understand that this practice, called off-label prescribing, is legal and common. When a drug is used off-label, it means that the drug is used for a different medical condition other than what it’s approved for. It may be given to the patient differently, e.g. injection instead of oral. The dose prescribed may not follow what’s indicated on the label. Also, a drug approved for a specific stage of a disease may be used at a different stage. In any case, the practice deviates from what’s specifically indicated on the FDA-approved label."
"Conventional wisdom dictates that when it comes to rear-end collisions, the tailing driver is always to blame. This is mainly due to the assured clear distance ahead (ACDA) rule that requires a driver to maintain a clear distance with the vehicle in front of him to avoid a crash should the said vehicle comes to a halt. This is why he is expected to come up with a reasonable excuse why he rear-ended the front vehicle. Although most people believe that the analysis of a rear-end collision ends there, there are many ways this can be challenged, which often results in shared fault. Here are some excuses that have been accepted by courts."
Sunday, July 12, 2015
More and more people are becoming aware of personal injury cases, but the question is, when and how personal injury cases should be filed. Some injuries, like a traumatic brain injury, may be serious enough to make filing for claims against the negligent party a logical move. Some cases, however, are not as cut-and-dried. To learn if you have a case, the best thing to do is to consult a seasoned Long Island personal injury attorney, who will review your case thoroughly and guide you on the next step to take. Here are some things you need to look into when considering filing for personal injury claims.
"Personal injury is a case that someone can file if he/she suffers harm due to someone else’s mistake or negligence. The plaintiff may sue persons who may be both directly or indirectly involved, as long as they played a role in the event that caused the injuries. Take for example the box truck accident that happened in Queens in April this year. According to a witness, the truck driver was trying to beat a red light and unexpectedly smacked into a Honda, and then a school bus, and finally ran into a fruit market where one woman was unfortunately pinned under the truck. The accident also injured a child, who was immediately transported to the nearest hospital. In this situation, the child and the woman are both eligible to file a case and demand for compensation to cover their medical bills and other expenses related to their injuries. If the woman is unable to work for a certain period in time due to her injuries, the truck driver, or the trucking company must also pay for her lost
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Many doctors and health professionals often advice their patients to carefully read the warning labels on the medicine bottles before taking the drug to prevent their condition from worsening due to side effects. Sometimes, however, medicine bottles have inadequate information on their warning labels, which can lead to someone being injured. The drug’s manufacturer is usually at fault in these cases because they have failed to warn the consumers. If you are a victim of such circumstance, you can take legal action against the manufacturer with the help of an experienced Bronx personal injury attorney.
"Gastric bypass surgery may be recommended for some obese people in a bid to shed as much weight and skin as possible. However, as with any other type of surgery, the procedure carries its own risk, and when it results in lasting brain injuries, legal action against the medical professionals who performed the procedure may be in order. Giles Bruce of The Times in Indiana said such a scenario became reality for a woman, who successfully sued two Illinois surgeons for a gastric bypass surgery tragedy. The situation may have happened in the Midwest, but the fact that it was about bariatric surgery is enough to raise concern among obese New Yorkers wanting to get back in shape. Many of the Big Apple’s leading hospitals already offer weight-loss surgery with resounding benefits eclipsing the risks. Any injury that stems from professional errors should never be let off the hook, however, and seeking justice for it is a job that a medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn, l
Friday, July 10, 2015
Personal injury is a case that people can file when they suffer injuries or damages from the mistakes of others. In some cases this can take the form of serious complaints such as medical malpractice, car collisions resulting in grave physical injuries or death, and birth injuries that have endangered the lives of both mother and child. Personal injury, however, is not only limited to these. Some cases that have been filed under personal injury include common mistakes that may not have caused grave injuries, but still resulted in harm on other people. Anyone in the city who is injured or experienced property damage due to someone else’s mistake or negligence can approach a personal injury lawyer in Bronx, NY and seek legal help.
"Personal injury cases are filed when someone is injured as a result of another person’s mistake or negligence. Among the many grounds for personal injury cases, truck-related accidents are one of the most common. In 2013, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reported that large trucks were behind 11,452 crashes, of which 7,530 resulted in property damage, 3,828 caused non-fatal injuries, and over 94 led to deaths. Any form of vehicular accident is dangerous, but the level of danger multiplies when there are trucks involved because of their size and power. Human error is often a factor in truck accidents, with driver inattention and tailgating on the top two of the list. Anyone who was injured due to a truck accident must immediately report the incident to the police and seek the help of a personal injury attorney in Brooklyn, NY to file a claim. "
Thursday, July 9, 2015
In many personal injury cases, medical records, police reports, and eyewitness accounts are enough evidences that can strengthen a plaintiff’s case. However what if the reason behind your injury is a product that you have bought? The most important thing to remember is that, as a consumer, your safety should always be upheld by all manufacturers and distributors. Once a product is on the shelf of your local grocery, you can assume that it has passed all necessary inspections. If any complications arise from consuming or using the product, the manufacturers and/or sellers of the product may be held liable. If you ever find yourself in this situation, or suspect you may have been harmed by a bad product, get in touch with experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyers immediately to find out if you have a case.
"Some major pharmaceutical companies are under fire for alleged defective drugs. The cases involve medications that have been prescribed for years as well as drugs that were only recently approved for patient use. Meanwhile, thousands of consumers across several states have complained about these products. When you look at these cases, you can see how the alleged effects of the defective drugs impact settlements and compensations. If you have similar complaints, you might want to consult a practiced injury lawyer in Brooklyn who can help you understand how big the stakes are depending on how severely the drug affected your life. If numerous other patients have suffered what you experienced or have sued a drug company with the same complaints, you can review what outcomes you can expect from your case."
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
"For years, the National Football League has been criticized for not taking the appropriate action and ignoring the number of retired professional football players suffering from traumatic brain injuries. They also were vehemently disputing evidence that their players had a higher rate of severe brain damage until only recently, when they finally relented into providing payments of up to $5 million for every player suffering from brain injuries. When playing rough sports like football, athletes always find themselves at risk of getting hurt or injured. Sustaining traumatic brain injuries can be grounds for a personal injury claim, which you can get compensation for with the help of a trusted Brooklyn personal injury lawyer."
"Many people suffering from depression turn to antidepressants to alleviate their symptoms, such as drugs like Zoloft and Paxil. However, there have been a lot of lawsuits and claims placed against these drugs, especially among pregnant women, on the grounds that it allegedly caused birth defects on their babies, as well as unpleasant side effects on the mothers themselves. When antidepressants become a bigger cause of harm than good, you can go after the doctors or manufacturers with the help of Brooklyn personal injury lawyers for compensation over these defects. First, you should know what undesirable side effects and serious health risks are posed by a number of antidepressants available in the market today."
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Being involved in a car accident, whether minor or major, is never a good thing, especially when this caused you injuries. Should you ever get involved in one, do know that when it comes to personal injury claims stemming from a car accident, New York courts follow the “no-fault” insurance law for minor injuries. Otherwise, a claim can be made against the driver at fault for more serious injuries. Either way, you can be compensated for your injuries and lost income. All it takes is for you to talk to a Brooklyn personal injury attorney for help.
"While hospitals are providers of both inpatient and immediate medical care, urgent care facilities cater to patients that only require brief minor treatments. In fact, more individuals have their illnesses diagnosed in urgent care facilities. This amounts to 950 million visits in doctor’s offices per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Urgent care medicine (UCM), otherwise known as the outpatient care setup, refers to overall healthcare services for immediate treatment of severe illnesses and injuries. The close collaboration of UCM specialists and primary physicians ensures the efficiency of medical care in urgent care centers. A recent study, however, has found many medical malpractice cases among UCM providers as well, which warrants the help of experienced Manhattan medical malpractice lawyers. "
Monday, July 6, 2015
"In 2014, more than $12 billion were spent on surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASASPS). Although most plastic surgeries had been safe, there were victims of bad surgery who suffered botched results due to the provider’s negligence or inadequate training. As in any other kind of surgical operation, the patient virtually entrusts his/her life—and physical beauty—to the plastic surgeon and the latter has the obligation to deliver the desired outcome safely. If, for some reason, the surgeon fails to deliver as expected, resulting in injury to the patient, a medical malpractice claim is in order."
"In their code of ethics, it is stated that nurses’ role in healthcare is to provide optimal care and to help in promoting and protecting the safety and health of patients. Unfortunately, hospital and treatment errors, including those involving nurses, are still considered a serious problem in the United States. A 2013 article by the Patient Safety America, Houston, Texas puts the number of deaths “associated with preventable harm in hospitals” at around 400,000 per year. If you or someone you know may have been a victim of these “preventable harms” brought about by negligence on the part of doctors, nurses, or anyone else in a hospital’s staff, do not hesitate to get in touch with an established NY medical malpractice lawyer to seek just compensation. "
Sunday, July 5, 2015
It’s bad enough that someone has a medical condition, but sometimes this can be made even worse by pharmacy errors. There are times when pharmacies give the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, which would spell bad news for the patient. According to MedicineNet, “Approximately 1.3 million people are injured annually in the United States following so-called "medication errors".” Meanwhile, CNN says that according to the National Patient Safety Foundation, “Every year in the United States, 30 million dispensing errors out of 3 billion prescriptions occur at outpatient pharmacies”. People who are victims of these situations should get help from medical malpractice lawyers in NYC.
When a person is injured while under the care of the healthcare staff of a hospital, it is possible to sue for negligence or medical malpractice. This does not only apply to patients, but to the members of the health team as well. This was the case with the nurse who was the first to contract Ebola in the United States. She recently filed a suit against a hospital where she worked because, according to the NY Times article, “[…] it [the hospital] knowingly left workers without the training or equipment needed to handle the disease.” If you believe that you have a case against a hospital or healthcare institution, then a medical malpractice lawyer in Long Island can help you out.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
"According to an article posted on Live Science, a study in 2014 showed that “At least one in 20 U.S. adults, or 12 million people yearly, may be misdiagnosed when they go to see their doctors […]”. An incorrect diagnosis would lead to an incorrect or delayed treatment, which can ultimately make the patient’s condition even worse than it originally was or even put their life on the line. Note that in some cases a mistake in diagnosis alone is not sufficient for a lawsuit, so it’s best to have a New York medical malpractice lawyer review the specific case. When it comes to diagnostic errors, the doctors are not held legally responsible for all cases. One of the key questions in determining a medical malpractice is whether the doctor did or did not adhere to the professional standard of care—a type or degree of care that must be given by a competent practitioner. This means that under the same circumstances, a doctor should do what any reasonably skilled doctor would."
"Last February, NBC New York’s I-Team conducted an investigation on incorrect prescriptions and found disturbing results. There’s no concrete system in place to track pharmacy errors. This makes people like Cheryl McGuire, featured on the report, among the victims of an estimated 30 to 50 million cases of incorrect prescriptions every year. A prescription for an inflamed muscle turned into unwanted hair loss. Even her mother thought that four pills twice a day from the local Wal-Mart was a tad too much."
Friday, July 3, 2015
"A family in Georgia is appealing the decision that favored the local hospital that misdiagnosed a hematoma as a simple scalp contusion. According to court documents published by FOX 31, six-month-old Keira Pech suffered a large bump after falling off her bed in 2007. She was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, GA, only to be discharged with a “minor injury”; however, three days later, the parents found out that her contusion was anything but—Keira had a serious subdural hematoma."
"ProPublica’s ER Wait Watcher gathers data on treatment times of hospitals around the U.S. As of January, 2015, New York ranks fifth in average time a patient spends waiting in the ER at 33 minutes. If the patient needs to be admitted into the hospital, it will take an additional 2.5 hours, which is fourth in the country. The national average wait time is 24 minutes. Although no data on several dozen hospitals in the state could be gathered, 22 hospitals made ER patients wait for 60 minutes or longer. The top-seeded hospital made patients wait for over two hours. Experts pointed to the sudden rise in admissions over the past few years, combined with the closure of select departments in hospitals."
Thursday, July 2, 2015
"Discovering that you or a loved one has cancer tends to bring about an epiphany of sorts, but what if the cancer was already at its later stages? Accountability and compensation for a misdiagnosis are in order if the court discovers this to be the case. A report on Hawaii News Now concerned the case of flight attendant Jeff Kim, who was awarded a large sum for a hospital’s failure to diagnose a tumor. When viewed through the lens of New York’s oncologists, the report is no doubt unnerving, considering that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lauds the Empire State’s low cancer mortality rates despite a high frequency of diagnosis. Figures from the New York State Public Access Cancer Epidemiology Data also show that the four most common forms of cancer – lung, prostate, breast, and colon – affect people of Caucasian, African-American, and Asian/Pacific Islander descent between 50 and 80 years old. "
Every child needs all the care and resources their parents can provide so they can learn new skills and talents at an early age. When they have more problems trying to comprehend information than other children their age, however, evaluation by licensed medical practitioners might reveal that the delays came as a result of birth injuries. This may compel parents to hire capable New York birth injury lawyers and hold a certain party accountable. In an article for Healthy.Net, writer Viola Frymann said traumatic births account for almost 80% of all children facing developmental delays. New York City already acknowledges issues with children afflicted by developmental delays through its Developmental Delay Infant Services department. You should know, however, that even with the variety of services available, there’s a chance that some issues may not be evident. That’s why it will be up to a lawyer like Atty. Joseph M. Lichtenstein to convince the court to favor compensation.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
"The above issue can broadside couples in New York City who want to pursue this natural delivery method, which takes place inside a special tub. Some healthcare centers in Manhattan already offer water birthing services, with the Mt Sinai Roosevelt Hospital prominent among them. A number of NY physicians, however, agree with a joint American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists statement on the procedure’s lack of long-term benefits for both mother and baby. If complications arose during the birthing process, the road to redress starts with hiring a veteran New York birth injury attorney, such as someone from the Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein. "
"Cerebral palsy is a common disorder among Americans; around 500,000 people suffer from the condition in this country alone. However, just because it’s common doesn’t make suffering from it an easy affair. This is especially so for those who experience it from birth as well as those who take care of the afflicted. That's why if you think your doctor was in any responsible for your child's cerebral palsy, then consulting with an expert New York birth injury lawyer should be at the top of your list of steps. "