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Traumatic Brain Injuries in Slip and Falls

Traumatic Brain Injury in Slip and FallA traumatic brain injury can be a serious complication of a slip and fall accident. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading causeof traumatic brain injury (TBI). 47% of all TBI related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths were the result of falls. TBIs caused by falls are most often found in children under 14 years old and adults over the age of 65. Many falls are the result of someone’s negligence, and because of the serious nature of TBIs it’s important to hold property owners responsible for conditions that may cause a serious fall. (more…)

Birth Injuries Caused by Failure to Diagnose

Birth Injuries Caused by Medical MalpracticeWhen a woman is pregnant, she trusts that her health care provider will do everything possible to keep her and the baby safe. As part of this trust, she expects that her doctor will properly diagnose and treat any complications that may arise during the pregnancy. If a doctor fails to diagnose a condition during pregnancy, delivery, or shortly after birth, it may result in life-altering birth injuries to the child. Conditions that are commonly not diagnosed include: (more…)

Medical Malpractice in Post-operative Care

Medical malpractice in post-operative careWe’ve talked about medical errors that can occur during surgery, but what happens when health care providers fail to carefully monitor their patients after surgery? When patients are not watched closely after they have undergone surgery, there can be serious consequences. Doctors and nurses have a duty to monitor, observe, and listen to a post-operative patient to recognize signs of complications. Common post-surgical problems include: (more…)

Radiology Malpractice

Radiology MalpracticeRadiologists are a critical part of the medical diagnostic process. Radiologists use medical imaging such as x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, and sonograms to diagnose patients and sometimes treat conditions. Because early diagnosis of some conditions can be critical to a patient’s health, errors by radiologists can be deadly. Improperly diagnosed conditions can lead to patients being left untreated or mistreated for a serious health condition. Common radiology errors include: (more…)

Preventing Construction Injuries

Preventing Construction InjuriesConstruction work is regarded as one of the most dangerous professions. Injuries on construction sites are a common occurrence. That’s why contractors and owners have an obligation to safeguard their sites and take steps to mitigate the hazards faced by construction workers. There are a number of steps contractors and owners can take to keep workplaces safe: (more…)

Subway Accidents

Subway AccidentsThe annual ridership of the New York City subway is 1.7 billion. Subways are part of the everyday commute of millions of New Yorkers. The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is responsible for hundreds of subway stops and subway cars and must keep them safe and reasonably free from hazards. Despite this death and serious injuries do occur, and are caused in a variety of ways. (more…)

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