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In addition to obtaining accident victims the compensation they deserve, our goal is to provide them with the information they need to help them understand the process and make informed decisions.  As part of that effort, Stuart DiMartini is the founder and main contributor of the Personal Injury Law Blog.  Please feel free to explore our blog!

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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CDC Features – Are You at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Are You at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein. Part of a clot may break off and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism and, possibly, death. Protect yourself. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and […]

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Complications alleged from the use of AlloDerm

Complications alleged from the use of AlloDerm

Complications alleged from the use of AlloDerm AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix (“AlloDerm”) is a biologic allograft product manufactured by LifeCell Corporation. Surgeons use AlloDerm in abdominal repair surgeries, hernia repair surgeries, and other reconstructive surgeries. There have been patient complaints of having experienced complications from the use […]

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The most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

The most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

The most dangerous cities for pedestrians By: Emmet Pierce Last updated 11:45 AM Jul-07-2011 The four most dangerous places to walk in America are in Florida. Transportation for America just released the 2011 edition of its “Dangerous by Design” report, which calculated the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) […]

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