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August 2020 Archives

Which parties can be held responsible for birth injuries?

It is only natural for parents to be anxious before and during the birth of their child. Learning that a newborn suffered birth injuries is the last thing they would want. When this happens at a New York hospital, the parents might have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Liability in such a claim might not be limited to the doctor who handled the birth but also anesthesiologists, nurses, pharmaceutical companies and the medical facility.

Head and brain injuries prevalent among construction workers

New York construction workers face an endless list of safety hazards that could lead to life-altering injuries. Head and brain injuries are typically associated with contact sports and car accidents instead of construction work. However, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says a significant number of workers nationwide suffered severe or fatal head injuries over recent years.

Noncompliance with safety rules cause many construction accidents

The New York City Department of Buildings is investigating an incident that caused severe injuries to a worker. The New York City Fire Department responded to a construction site on the Upper East Side at approximately 8 a.m. on a recent Monday. A spokesperson for the DOB confirmed the incident is under investigation. Although the DOB and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribe strict safety standards, construction accidents continue to occur with alarming frequency.

New trial ordered for damages after fatal spinal surgery

Waiting for a loved one to come out of surgery could feel like a nightmare for anyone in New York and across the country. To then learn that the person died soon after the surgical procedure is indescribable. A man in another state whose wife died during spinal surgery received a monetary judgment in a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, he recently learned that the court voided the amount of damages awarded at that time, saying that it is not consistent with other similar cases.

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