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CDC – New York – Costs of Crash Deaths – Motor Vehicle Safety – Injury Center

CDC – New York – Costs of Crash Deaths – Motor Vehicle Safety – Injury Center

New York – Cost of deaths from motor vehicle crashes Motor Vehicle Safety – Injury Center Motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children, teens, and young adults (ages 5 to 34) and among the top ten causes of death for all ages. Over 30,000 people […]

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Teen Driving – AAA’s Driver-Zed

Teen Driving – AAA’s Driver-Zed

Teen Driving – AAA’s Driver-Zed Information about the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s flagship driving risk assessment tool.

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Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Dangers of Drowsy Driving A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that sleepiness or drowsiness played a role in 17-percent of all fatal car crashes. Drivers of the age of 16-24 were almost twice as likely to be involved in a drowsy driving car […]

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Medical Errors from Misreading Letters and Numbers

Medical Errors from Misreading Letters and Numbers

Medical Errors   Uploaded by USFoodandDrugAdmin on Nov 18, 2010 An article by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reminds healthcare practitioners how dangerous it can be to misread the letters and numbers on prescriptions, drug orders and medical records. Unfortunately, these mistakes are easy to […]

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New York Labor Law § 200

New York Labor Law § 200

New York Construction Site Accidents In New York, the Labor Law provides statutory protection to construction workers who are injured while working at construction sites. New York Labor Law § 200 provides as follows: 1. All places to which this chapter applies shall be so constructed, equipped, […]

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Construction Accidents and New York’s Labor Law § 240(1)

Construction Accidents and New York’s Labor Law § 240(1)

New York Construction Accidents Construction work is inherently dangerous. New York recognizes this risk and places special protection to the workers from the risks associated with work site elevation differentials. Labor Law § 240(1) (also know as the Scaffold Law) provides in relevant part: All contractors and […]

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The Law Of Summary Judgment

The Law Of Summary Judgment

New York Summary Judgment Law In our system of civil justice, it is the jury’s province to decide issues of fact. But merely because a lawsuit is filed, does not necessarily mean that the case will reach the jury. Either party is entitled to move the court […]

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Personal Injury and Assumption of Risk

Personal Injury and Assumption of Risk

New York Assumption of Risk Law New York has long abolished “assumption of risk” as a complete bar to an action to recover damages for personal injury or wrongful death. The Court of Appeals held that the “[r]ight to apportionment of liability or to full indemnity, then, […]

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New York No-fault Application for Benefits

New York No-fault Application for Benefits

Requirement to obtain No-fault Benefits If you were injured in a car accident in New York, or were a pedestrian that was struck by a car you must file a No-Fault application within the appropriate time in order to receive benefits. Insurance Regulation 68 requires that “in […]

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Prostate photovaporization procedure – Bladder perforation

Prostate photovaporization procedure – Bladder perforation

Surgical Error The case of WILLIAM DeSANTIS and ANN DeSANTIS, Plaintiffs, v. GARY ZITO, M.D., METROPOLITAN LITHOTRIPTOR ASSOCIATES, P.C. and METROPOLITAN UROLOGICAL SPECIALIST, P.C., Defendants, Index No. 109753/09 (Supreme Court, New York County, April 24, 2011). In this case, the plaintiff suffered from an enlarged prostate. As […]

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