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The Inherent Danger of Common Household Products

Traumatic brain injuries can have effects that last a lifetime. Teenagers who suffer sudden jolts, bumps, or blows that result in TBI may face a much longer road in overcoming the challenges set before them.

While most TBIs result from athletics and related equipment, a new study reveals that everyday items such as furniture and fixtures also play a significant role in injuring young people. Research showed that from 2010 to 2013, 72 percent of emergency department visits by kids from younger than a year to 19 years old could trace the injury back to specific consumer products.

The Dangerous and Deadly Consequences of Medical Misdiagnoses

The trust placed in medical professionals is trust violated upon the discovery that malpractice occurred. Oversights and the overall lack of quality care not only violate the bond between doctor and patient, but also result in serious injuries and death.

Recent research reveals that diagnostic errors, according to one researcher, is the "most common, most catastrophic and most costly" form of medical malpractice.

The back seat could be more dangerous in car accidents

When you have to get around New York City, you may have to rely on rides from a carpool or from friends and family, or from a taxicab or Uber or Lyft. As a passenger, you may feel the back seat is the safest place. But a study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) this year found that riding in the back seat could cause you more severe injuries.

While front seat safety has increased, the study found that car companies have not increased safety in the back seat. This has caused the back seat to be more dangerous, even in front-end collisions.

How is "Vision Zero" working to protect you?

New York City is always bustling. As a pedestrian in our city, you understand the challenges that come with navigating the streets safely. We may pride ourselves on how well we handle the busy traffic, but there are many reckless and dangerous drivers on our roads.

The Vision Zero campaign is currently working to help combat those dangerous drivers, but is it really protecting you?

Juries can sympathize with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

The rare condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is definitely on the minds of its patients. Contributing to destructive challenges from intense pain to depression, the syndrome can become all-consuming.

An injury that sparks CRPS can become the costliest experience of a person’s life, and it may not surprise its sufferers that juries can strongly support CRPS patients.

Who is liable in construction worker on-the-job deaths?

Working with heavy construction equipment is never 100% safe. In fact, just last week, on July 13, a man working at a Bronx recycling plant lost his life when a suspended excavator bucket crushed him. He was welding the bucket at the time it fell and fatally injured him.

While he wasn't working at a construction site, the excavator was regularly used to in the recycling plant's operations and workers who are struck by heavy objects is one of the most common causes of construction worker deaths.

What to do after suffering an injury while on vacation?

Each year, more than 50 million people visit New York City. In the last few years, tourism has continued to grow, with the big apple hosting a record number of visitors in 2018.

These tourists add a significant amount of traffic to the city. Unfortunately, every year some of these visitors suffer an injury during their trip. If you are hurt while visiting from out of state, you may be wondering what you should do.

The Continuing Defect Saga of the Jeep Cherokee

Summer is a time for long drives, whether traveling to favorite vacation destinations or the need to get away from it all, if only for a short time. However, when the vehicle of choice is plagued with problems, a getaway can go horribly wrong. Without warning, an operator can lose control and find themselves seriously injured in accidents not caused by another driver, but by the vehicle manufacturer.

For Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, what the manufacturer hyped as cutting-edge has evolved into the potential for catastrophe.

What if a helicopter ride goes wrong?

New York City is the most-visited city in the United States, attracting millions of tourists. one unique way to experience the sights and the scope of the NYC area is by helicopter.

Many visitors book helicopter sightseeing excursions, but these rides are risky. You are at the mercy of "chopper" pilots who log many flights in a day, leaving little time for proper rest breaks or maintenance. 

Misleading Brand Names and Their Deadly Consequences

What's in a name?

In May, Tesla CEO Elon Musk used the word transformative in describing his company’s autonomous driving technology. The Tesla CEO believes that being on the cutting edge will make the auto-manufacturer an enterprise worth approximately $500 billion.

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