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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Understanding Traumatic Brain InjuryA traumatic brain injury can be devastating and have long-lasting effects on an individual and his or her loved ones. Traumatic brain injury contributes to about 30% of all injury deaths and can happen to anyone at any time. If you’re dealing with a traumatic brain injury or helping to care for a loved one who is suffering, then you have first-hand knowledge of the physical, psychological, and social effects such an injury can have. (more…)

Product Liability Claims and Contaminated Food

Product Liability Claims and Contaminated FoodAccording to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), 131 food products were recalled in 2017.  On the news, we hear and read about recalled food products throughout the nation. This past spring, 35,000 lbs of ground beef were recalled after customers found blue plastic pieces in the meat and 200,000 eggs were recalled due to a fear of salmonella. But what happens when someone is injured by a contaminated food product? The injured party may have a product liability claim. (more…)

Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case in New York

Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case in New YorkYou have heard the term “medical malpractice” and probably have a general idea of what it means. A doctor has done something wrong and caused injury to a patient. But what exactly must be proven to establish that a doctor has committed malpractice? There are four elements that must be proven in a medical malpractice case. (more…)

Protecting Your Family From Unsafe Products

Protecting Your Family From Unsafe ProductsWhen using a product results in some physical harm, you may have a product liability claim. Though the majority of the products we purchase are safe and work as intended, dangerous or defective products injure thousands of people every day. There is usually no way to protect yourself from a defective product because you may have no way of knowing it’s defective, but there are some steps you can take to try and keep yourself and your family safe. (more…)

Comparative Negligence in New York

Comparative Negligence in New YorkNot all accidents or acts of negligence are entirely the fault of one person or entity. Sometimes a victim holds some degree of responsibility for their own injury. But should this prevent someone from recovering damages from the party that is mostly at fault for their injury? In New York, the answer is no. Even if you have some responsibility for your own injury, you may still be able to recover under the rule of comparative negligence. (more…)

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