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Ceiling Collapse Cases

Ceiling Collapse CasesWhen you walk into a room, you don’t think that a ceiling could be a safety hazard. We reasonably assume that ceilings, especially in our homes, are safe for those standing under them. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Old, rotten, or damaged ceilings that have not been properly repaired or maintained can fall on unsuspecting victims below. When a ceiling collapses, it can lead to serious and even deadly injury. (more…)

New York City Hospital Safety Grades

New York City Hospital Safety GradesThe nonprofit Leapfrog Group recently released its Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades, and things did not look good for New York City hospitals. The rating system is based on entirely how safe hospitals keep their patients from injuries, accidents, infections, and errors. Leapfrog releases safety ratings twice a year, in the fall and the spring. (more…)

Truck Accidents and Hazardous Materials

Truck Accidents and Hazardous MaterialsOne of the few things worse than a collision with a truck is a collision with a truck that is transporting hazardous materials. Thousands of trucks containing hazardous materials are on the road on any given day. Depending on the type of material being carried, collisions can lead to fires, explosions, and toxic chemical spills. This can result in serious and even deadly injuries to the motorists involved. That’s why the industry is highly regulated, and trucking companies are held to a greater safety standard. (more…)

Pediatric Malpractice

Pediatric MalpracticeWhile the medical technology and care in the United States are some of the best in the world, there is still the risk that a doctor or health care provider will act negligently. Errors in medical care are scary and potentially life-altering, but when these errors harm a child, the effects can be devastating. (more…)

What are Punitive Damages?

What are Punitive DamagesWhen someone is sued for negligence, the goal of the lawsuit is to provide compensation to injured individuals who have been harmed by the unlawful conduct of someone else. The point of a verdict or settlement in a negligence lawsuit is to make the injured person whole again, not necessarily to punish the wrongdoer. There are times, however, when conduct is so egregious that it is appropriate to punish the negligent party. (more…)

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