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September 2016 Archives

Five For Fighting: When Fans are Physically Assaulted at Hockey Games

Hockey season will soon be underway and many rivalries will be reignited. Here in the New York metropolitan area, three National Hockey League teams — the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders and The New Jersey Devils — fight it out with each other each year in the hopes of reaching — and winning — the Stanley Cup Finals. However, the fighting during a hockey game is no longer restricted to the ice.

Traumatic brain injury is not necessarily permanent

The human brain can heal and reconfigure itself.
Traditional assumptions about brain damage are proving not to be true. Current lines of research show that an injured brain can rewire, relearn and even regenerate. This is hopeful for victims and families dealing with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Establishing negligence in slip and fall lawsuits can be tricky

Every year, thousands of people suffer injuries due to dangerous conditions on the properties of others in New York. Slip and fall accidents can cause severe injuries that may lead to the need for long-term medical treatment. If the accident occurred due to the negligence of the property owner, recovery of damages might be pursued.

Slip and fall accident leads to lawsuit against pub

A woman in a recent out-of-state case was injured at a pub due to the pub's alleged negligence. Specifically, a slip and fall on concrete stairs caused the woman to suffer injuries. The woman has therefore filed a premises liability suit against the establishment, which people in New York and other states can do in an effort to hold accountable the allegedly careless property owner.

Mayor Dinkins injures cyclist in hit-and-run accident

A cyclist was recently injured in a serious hit-and-run collision in New York. This accident reportedly occurred earlier this summer when the cyclist was struck by an automobile being driven by a former Mayor, Mr. David Dinkins. Dinkins denies that he was responsible for the accident, which occurred on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

An overview of slip and fall shopping injuries in New York

When a New York resident thinks of things that might cause an injury, a few examples may come readily to mind. These may include playing sports, getting into a car accident or just sheer clumsiness. Some might be surprised that, aside from those, shopping leads to thousands of injuries every year -- including back, neck and slip and fall injuries.

Teen involved in bicycle accident is in critical condition

Bicycles are a common means of transportation, exercise and recreation all across New York. However, bicycles offer very little in terms of protection against some of the hazards that a cyclist must contend with daily. This vulnerability can -- and often does -- lead to severe and catastrophic injuries when involved in a bike accident.

Number of Bicycle-Related Fatalities So Far in 2016 Exceeds Last Year's Count

The recent death of a 78-year-old bicyclist has raised this year's number of bicycle-related fatalities to 16, which now exceeds last year's total of 15, according to the New York Daily News.

Number of Bicycle-Related Fatalities So Far in 2016 Exceeds Last Year's Count

The recent death of a 78-year-old bicyclist has raised this year's number of bicycle-related fatalities to 16, which now exceeds last year's total of 15, according to the New York Daily News.

Proactive Measures You Can Take to Prevent Medical Errors

According to a study released by Johns Hopkins Medicine, fatalities stemming from medical error account for 10 percent of all deaths, making it the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Medical errors can involve medication and lab report mixups, misdiagnoses, surgical mistakes, and misuse of equipment. These errors can occur anywhere within the healthcare system, including hospitals, doctors' offices, pharmacies, nursing homes, outpatient surgery centers, and patients' homes. A patient can take proactive measures to help prevent miscommunication and protect themselves from being a victim of medical errors.

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