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May 2020 Archives

Woman claims spinal cord injury due to surgical error

An injury to the spinal cord can be devastating. It can cause mobility problems that may make it difficult for a victim to sustain employment or complete basic activities of daily living. When a spinal cord injury is the result of medical error, it can seem particularly traumatic, as the patient likely put his or her trust in medical professionals that should have improved the person's life. This is what one couple alleges in their medical malpractice lawsuit against two surgeons and a hospital. New York families may be interested in this story as it could happen to anyone facing surgery.

Bicycle safety can prevent head and brain injuries

As the weather continues to get warmer here in New York, more and more people will use bikes for both leisure and transportation. As well-intentioned as this is, biking is not without risk, especially when cyclists and those around them don't take proper precautions. Falling off of a bike or being struck by a motor vehicle can result in serious head and brain injuries for a cyclist. Fortunately, there are ways to help prevent harm while riding on a bicycle that are very simple and easy to do.

Construction accidents: Worker injured falling into pit

When workers are seriously injured while on the job, it can devastate the lives of both them and those who care for them. The construction industry is particularly susceptible to cases of injured workers, since these jobs can carry a certain amount of risk. If a worker is injured while on the job, it may be reason to file for workers' compensation, since injuries resulting from construction accidents can drastically affect quality of life. One New York worker may need to use this benefit after he suffered a head injury after falling into a pit at a construction site.

Causes of truck crashes vary greatly

Semitruck crashes can lead to catastrophic injuries for the occupants of the smaller vehicles into which they slam. The victims of those incidents can choose to seek compensation for the exorbitant damages that they might cause. When this occurs, you have to be able to show what happened so that you can prove the defendants in the case were liable.

Understanding the basics about birth injuries

Prospective parents have so many hopes and dreams go through their heads as they await the arrival of their babies. All of that can change in an instant if their child is injured during birth. Suddenly, the child may require extensive care and even end up with a medical condition that impacts the rest of his or her life. There are instances where New York parents may want to consider medical malpractice litigation against any medical professionals that may be responsible for birth injuries. Knowing the basics about this area of the law may help them decide what to do.

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