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Defective Machinery and Workplace Injuries

Defective Machinery and Workplace InjuriesPeople working in high-risk industries such as manufacturing and construction are more prone to sustaining a workplace injury due to the types of machinery and equipment they come in contact with every day. Typically, workers who are injured on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim to obtain payment for lost wages and medical bills. However, workers may also be able to pursue a claim outside of the workers’ compensation system if their injuries were the result of defective machinery or equipment they used as part of their jobs. (more…)

The Risks of Advanced Maternal Age in Pregnancy

The Risks of Advanced Maternal Age in PregnancyEvery pregnancy comes with some degree of risk, but for some women, the risk is even more significant. Overall, women in the United States are waiting longer to have children. There are many reasons women delay having children, but that decision can come with increased risk. Women over 35 are considered to be of advanced maternal age. Being of advanced maternal age means that there can be complications that arise during pregnancy and during labor and delivery. Your healthcare provider should advise you of these risks and know how to proceed in the face of them. Risks of advanced maternal age include: (more…)

Dental Malpractice

Dental MalpracticeJust like other health care providers, dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants can be liable for malpractice. These dental professionals have a duty of care to their patients. They must exercise the same care that a reasonably prudent dental professional with similar training would have done under the circumstances. Dental malpractice can cause serious injury to a patient. Examples of dental malpractice include: (more…)

National Child Passenger Safety Week

National Child Passenger Safety WeekChild Passenger Safety Week begins September 23, 2018. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for children. In 2015, 663 children aged 12 or younger died in a motor vehicle crash. Properly securing children in safety seats and seat restraints can go a long way in protecting children in a car accident. Car seat use reduces the risk of deaths to infants by 71%. For older children, booster seat use decreases the risk by 45%, and the use of seatbelts decreases the risk of death or serious injury by half. It is clear that safety seats and seatbelts save lives. But what steps should you take to ensure you’re keeping your child as safe as possible. (more…)

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…)

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