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October 2012 Archives

When New York hospitals refuse to invest in malpractice coverage

In recent years, the media, the public and legislators have been fixated on medical costs, patient insurance coverage and the often devastating financial effects that an illness or injury can have on American families. Despite the volume of discussions being had about medical care in this country, one critical piece of this puzzle has yet to garner the attention it deserves.

Art on display in New York captures emotion of vehicle accidents

New Yorkers tend to express themselves in unique ways. Whether it be through street art, theater, fashion or any other medium, New Yorkers are well known for making their tastes, passions and views seen and heard. It is no wonder then that so many of the world's artists, designers, photographers and other expressive professionals seek to showcase their work in New York.

New York pedestrians: Look! where you are going

The phrase "look both ways before you cross the street" is one familiar to most American children and adults alike. However, failure to heed these words leads many New Yorkers to suffer injury and death each year. Between driver negligence and pedestrian inattention, the rate of pedestrian accidents in New York is amongst the highest in the nation.

If the light's green, don't assume it is safe to proceed

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) recently released its first Safer Roads Report. This particular edition focuses on incidents of red light violations. It determined that at many intersections across the U.S., drivers should not assume that it is safe to proceed simply because the light is green.

FMCSA's New Criteria and its Potential Impact on New Yorkers

Crosswalk culture and road safety are issues that most New Yorkers take seriously. Particularly, the prevalence of truck accidents on New York's busy streets is something that safety advocates are working diligently to reduce.

Asbestos Exposure: Cause of Mesothelioma and Other Cancers

Asbestos is a natural mineral known for its high-tension strength, heat resistance and fireproof properties. It is widely used commercially. The mineral is also mined and sold as building material. However, asbestos is also an extremely hazardous substance. Readers may be alarmed to discover that asbestos is the cause of increasing rates of mesothelioma and several other types of cancer in the U.S.

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