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How a Recall Can Affect a Product Liability Claim

How a Recall Can Affect a Product Liability ClaimProduct liability lawsuits arise when a dangerous or defective product injures someone. These claims are usually based on the idea that a product was designed defectively, manufactured defectively, or failed to come with adequate warnings of the risks involved in using the product. When it is discovered that a product is defective in some way and is likely to cause harm to a consumer, there may be a product recall. (more…)

Scaffolding Safety Tips

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 65% of construction workers work on scaffolds. Scaffolding accidents are not uncommon and account for approximately 60 deaths per year. Owners and General Contractors are required by law to protect workers on scaffolds from being injured due to falling or being hit by a falling object. Staying safe can be achieved in a number of ways. (more…)

Traumatic Childbirth Injuries

Traumatic Childbirth InjuriesWhile it is an exciting and happy time, most expectant mothers don’t anticipate that labor will be easy. Some minor injuries are unavoidable and a natural part of having a baby. However, some injuries are caused or worsened when doctors or midwives make mistakes during a woman’s pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Traumatic childbirth injuries can have a serious physical and psychological impact on a mother.  (more…)

Premises Liability: Staircase Accidents

Premises Liability Staircase AccidentsAccording to the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, over 1 million people injure themselves on stairs every year. Older adults and young children are more likely to sustain injuries, but the truth is that anyone is at risk. The most common injuries sustained in stair-related incidents include sprains, strains, contusions, scrapes, and broken bones, but it is not uncommon for more serious injuries such as head trauma to occur. Many stair accidents are caused by the negligence of a property owner or manager. (more…)

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian AccidentsWalking is one of the primary ways of getting around New York City. It can be very dangerous, and when drivers don’t follow the rules, the results can be deadly. While pedestrian deaths fell to a record low in New York City last year, there were still 101 pedestrians killed in crashes. Accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians often cause severe injuries including fractures, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries because a human body doesn’t stand a chance against a two-ton passenger vehicle.   (more…)

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