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New York Dog Bite Law

New York Dog Bite LawMore than 48% of households in the United States own at least one dog. Dogs make great companions, but sometimes man’s best friend can be dangerous. Dog bites are more common than you think. In New York City, 2,009 dog bites were reported to the NYC Health Department in 2014 alone. Dogs are animals, and they have animal instincts. This means that in certain scenarios they can lash out and attack someone which can lead to serious injuries. (more…)

Premises Liability and Trespassers

Premises Liability and TrespassersIn New York, a property owner has a duty to ensure that his or her property is relatively free from harm and dangerous conditions. If someone who is invited on the property or permitted to be on the property is injured, then the property owner may be liable. In general, property owners are not responsible for injuries sustained by individuals who are trespassing on their property. There are some notable exceptions, however. (more…)

The Effects of Lead Exposure

The Effects of Lead ExposureThe New York City Housing Authority has been chastised for violating rules and regulations regarding lead exposure after it was discovered that agency inspectors had not been checking apartments for lead paint. Federal and city law required the agency to inspect the properties annually to check for the presence of lead, and it failed to do so. At the end of June, the New York City Health Department announced that it had discovered 820 children under the age of 6 that had elevated levels of lead in their systems between 2012 and 2016. Given the long-term health consequences that can result from lead exposure, especially for children, this information is alarming. (more…)

Police Misconduct

Police MisconductOver the past few years, there has been increasing coverage of police misconduct in the media. Police officers are employed to uphold the law and keep the public safe, but not all of them do their jobs. Many of the victims in these situations have been able to file lawsuits and were awarded compensation for their injuries. When police overstep their bounds and harm rather than help people, they should be held accountable for their actions. (more…)

Know Your Rights During Labor and Delivery

Know Your Rights During Labor and DeliveryHaving a baby can be both exciting and stressful. Once labor begins, an expectant mother can feel like she has very little say over what is happening. It can sometimes feel like no one is telling you what’s going on with your baby and your own body. That’s why it’s important to understand that you do have rights in the delivery room, and you should not be afraid to exercise those rights. (more…)

What is Cerebral Palsy?

What is Cerebral Palsy?The term cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affects a person’s ability to move. “Cerebral” refers to the cerebrum, which is the part of the brain that controls movement. “Palsy” refers to a paralysis of voluntary movement in certain parts of the body. When the motor control portion of the brain is damaged, as it is in people with cerebral palsy, voluntary and involuntary motor skills do not function properly. This can present significant challenges affecting how someone walks and talks, and potentially their ability to perform everyday tasks. (more…)