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Product Liability: Failure to Warn

 

Every year hundreds of people are killed or seriously injured because of a defective product. In a product liability case, there are three main theories under which a manufacturer can be held liable for an injury caused by its product. These theories include a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn. (more…)

Scaffolding Accidents in New York

 

New York law requires an owner, contractor or agency to provide proper safety devices to protect workers from the dangers associated with the risks of working at heights. This is true even if the worker is not an employee of the owner, contractor, or agency. (more…)

Truck Maintenance Violations and Accidents

 

When you hear about a truck accident in New York, you probably think that a negligent driver may have caused the accident. However, it is just as likely that a truck accident could be the result of a broken part or system on the truck that could have been discovered if the truck was receiving proper maintenance. (more…)

Holding Private Bus Companies Accountable for Accidents

Accidents involving buses can lead to catastrophic injuries to passengers, pedestrians, and people in other vehicles. Many buses in New York are operated by private bus companies who provide tour and charter buses throughout the state. When there is a bus accident, it may seem evident that the negligence of the bus driver was the cause, but a bus company can also be held accountable. (more…)

Lavern’s Law and Medical Misdiagnosis

 

The failure to correctly diagnose cancer is the most common form of misdiagnosis that results in a medical malpractice claim. But because of the slow-moving nature of the disease, it can take years for a patient to discover that his or her cancer has been misdiagnosed. This leads to some cancers being harder to treat or, at times, untreatable by the time they are discovered. (more…)

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

 

We trust nursing homes to take care of our elderly parents and other family members who require daily assistance. It is difficult to accept the possibility that your loved one is being mistreated in a nursing home, even when the signs are there. If someone you love is in a nursing home, it is essential to be mindful of the warning signs of negligence. (more…)

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