If you have suffered any kind of injury and you are or expect to be, out-of-pocket for the payment of any expenses associated with the treatment and recovery of such injury, you must act quickly to assert and protect your rights. It’s no secret that the right to file a lawsuit is subject to strict time limitations. If those time limits expire, the law extinguishes the right to file the action in a civil court. A statute of limitation defines the time limit for filing a cause of action and when the right to file such lawsuit expires by law.
Medical malpractice may be the result of a failure to diagnose, a delay in diagnosis, or misdiagnosis. Misdiagnosis can occur in many different ways. Failing to ask important questions or to recognize the need to refer the patient to a specialist may lead to a delay, misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose. This can cause a disease or illness to worsen and can reduce or eliminate a patient’s chance to survive. Once an illness spreads without proper treatment, the chance for cure or recovery diminishes and the risk of significant harm increases.
The excavation and digging of trenches is one of the most hazardous activities in the construction industry. Workers must deal with the risk of cave-ins, falls, equipment accidents, and exposure to dangerous chemicals which cause fatalities and other injuries. The type of excavation work that typically results in injury or death involves water, sewer, pipeline, communications, and power-line construction.
Evidence appeared in the 1960s that linked asbestos exposure to mesothelioma, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases such as asbestosis. Because asbestos fibers still present a dangerous medical risk to workers, its use is now highly regulated by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). (more…)
In December of 2017, New York legislators enacted the Supplementary Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (SUM) bill, also known as the “Driver and Family Protection Act.” The legislation addressed serious problems that New York drivers and passengers faced when involved in motor vehicle accidents with uninsured or underinsured motorists. (more…)
At Bonina and Bonina, P.C., we keep a vigilant eye on businesses that manufacture and sell products to all consumers. After all, we are experienced products liability attorneys. At times, because of a dangerous or defective part or component, a company may recall a product. Consumers can track the recalls of toys and other products for children at safekids.org. They can track other product recalls at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (more…)