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February 2015 Archives

Why guard rail safety is a pressing issue right now

New Yorkers generally walk to work, drive within the city or take public transportation to work. The bustling, over-crowded nature of New York City crosswalk culture can be dangerous. As a result, many New Yorkers almost certainly feel safer when traveling outside the city than while traveling within the city. However, the farther you travel outside the city, the more likely you are to be confronted with travel hazards unique to less densely urban areas.

Why plaintiffs may have an easier time in 2015

There was a time when attorneys were frequently referred to as “ambulance chasers” by the public. Thankfully, this term is now only uttered rarely. Numerous corporate scandals, scourges of preventable medical errors and astounding product liability suits have made much of America more empathetic to plaintiffs who file legitimate claims in court. After watching seemingly endless cycles of scandal on the news, Americans understand that not all personal injury lawsuits are frivolous.

One critical reason why pregnant patients remain at risk

In our last post, we began a discussion about drug safety in pregnancy. We noted that it is often difficult to tell which medications may affect fertility, pregnancy and lactation. In an effort to make medication-related safety matters clearer for pregnant and lactating women, the FDA will soon change its approach to categorizing medications and explaining potential health risks which may affect female patients in their childbearing years.

Responding to confusion over drug safety in pregnancy

Women find themselves in a unique position when they are pregnant and breastfeeding. During these two periods of time, they expose their pregnancies or their breastfeeding babies to any food, liquids or medications they ingest. As a result, many women are understandably cautious about what they put inside their bodies while breastfeeding and during pregnancy.

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