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March 2015 Archives

Are you thinking about filing a medical malpractice suit?

If you are concerned that you or a loved one may have suffered a preventable illness or injury due to a medical provider’s negligence, you may be thinking about filing a medical malpractice claim. There is absolutely no shame in filing a legitimate claim. Medical providers owe their patients a certain standard of care. If your provider has not exercised that standard of care, you are absolutely entitled to hold that provider accountable for the harm you have suffered.

Why motorists need to be especially careful over the coming weeks

After the long and brutal winter we just endured, the idea that spring is officially here may understandably seem difficult to accept. However, if you were to glance at the long-range forecast for New York City, you'd see that warmer temperatures are indeed gradually returning.

Old New York buildings may be housing unsafe levels of lead

The tenants of an older building located on Stanton Street recently received word of horrifying information. An inspection conducted in February revealed that the building’s structure contains levels of lead that are over 200 times the safe limit set by Environmental Protection Agency Guidelines. Only months earlier, two of the other buildings owned by the landlord were also revealed to have unsafe levels of lead.

LaGuardia crash highlights need for attention to runway safety

Last week, we discussed the issue of guard rail safety. Guard rails are not ordinarily on the minds of lawmakers and transportation safety advocates, simply because they are so ubiquitous that their stability and performance is taken for granted. However, as our previous post illustrates, the stability and performance of guard rails is currently a pressing issue impacting the safety of motor vehicle travelers nationwide.

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