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October 2014 Archives

Construction accident injures two workers in New York

Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Workers can be exposed to hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery and equipment and countless other dangers. Although safety measures can be put in place by employers, construction accidents can still happen and workers can be injured. A recent accident that occurred in the New York City area may be a testament to some hidden dangers of construction work, as well, because workers were not only injured, but they may have been exposed to asbestos.

What New Yorkers should know about medical negligence

New York medical mistakes are the third leading cause of fatalities in the Unites States, according to recent studies. Only heart disease and cancer caused more fatalities. This alarming statistic alone is a good indication that New Yorkers should be more aware of medical errors and the potential medical malpractice lawsuit, which they may wish to file in the event that they become victims of such errors.

What after a New York construction accident?

New York construction workers are fortunate to have workers' compensation benefits. However, there are times when workers' compensation benefits may not be enough to cover medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering from debilitating injuries in construction accidents. Our New York based law firm specializes in this kind of situation, and we can assist workers who need additional compensation.

Mom sues toy giant after son is injured by defective product

Despite starting as a cartoon series during the 1990s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are still very appealing to children, including those in New York and the entire tri-state area. The pizza-loving Ninja Turtles have made themselves relevant through the decades through several incarnations of television series, comic books and films, the most recent of which topped the box office. With its popularity, merchandise related to the Turtles also has been sold since the beginning. Unfortunately, a six-year-old boy may no longer believe in "turtle power" after he sustained serious injuries because of an allegedly defective Ninja Turtle watch.

What do I do if I discover that a product I own is defective?

If you have discovered that a product you own is defective, you can take one or more actions that may help to ensure that no other consumers risk harm by using similar products. In addition, the actions you take may help you to obtain monetary damages if the defective product you own has harmed you or a loved one.

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