When we send our loved ones to a nursing home, we want to know that they are being loved, cared for and treated with respect. We want to be able to trust our nursing homes and not constantly worry about our loved one's well-being and whether they're being treated right. Unfortunately, abuse and negligence does happen in nursing homes.
One percent of all doctors account for 32 percent of all paid malpractice claims and there is a direct relationship between the numbers of claims a physician pays and the likelihood he or she will come under suit again. The study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, was based on data from the National Practitioner Data Bank that analyzed 66,426 claims paid against physicians from 2005 to 2014.
When going to a medical doctor, most of us trust and rely on the care we receive. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes and can cause or aggravate serious health issues for patients. When a patient suffers injury because of the negligence or fault of a doctor, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate.
With the winter season upon us, many people are also preparing for skiing and snowboarding season. Skiing and snowboarding can make a great vacation and is also a great way to stay in shape over the colder months. However, it is also important to exercise caution on the slopes. While hitting the slopes is fun, it also carries risks. Therefore, safety precautions should be taken any time you plan a skiing or snowboarding outing.
On many college campuses, fraternities and sororities are a way of life. Many students enjoy being part of these organizations for the connections they provide and the parties that are hosted. However, in a recent tragic case, hazing during a fraternity initiation led to a Baruch student’s death. Thirty-seven members of the fraternity, as well as the fraternity itself have all been charged with homicide.
September has been declared Food Safety Month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Although there are many strict laws regarding the production and preparation of food, foodborne illnesses may still occur when bacteria and other pathogens contaminate food. Therefore, it is extremely important to take proper precautions when handling food items.
For some, playing amateur sports is a great recreational activity and fun way to get some exercise. Many people like to play on teams that meet after work and on the weekends. Others enjoy playing on high school and college teams and may even receive scholarships for doing so. However, unlike professional athletes, amateurs do not necessarily have the same access to top-notch medical care that sports stars do for injuries sustained on the playing field. In some cases, an injury may mean the end of an amateur’s sporting career, or in some severe cases even death. The question then arises, who is liable for injuries sustained by athletes of amateur sports?
Many parents send their children to camp during the summer months to afford them an opportunity to socialize and spend their time productively. Most camps have outdoor programs that the campers participate in, such as swimming, boating, hiking, and athletic activities. With such activities comes the risk of injuries. Most camps will have you sign a waiver of liability which protects them from injuries arising from such scenarios. However, such waivers may not be enforceable due to circumstances arising from negligence.
Recently, a building in New York's East Village exploded, killing two and injuring dozens. Although investigations are still ongoing, authorities suspect that the cause of the accident resulted from an improperly tapped gas line. The proper gas and plumbing permits were not obtained for work to be done on that building, nor is it clear who was working on the gas lines at the time of the accident. However, Con Edison had been inspecting the building an hour prior to the explosion and found that the meter service was not ready for gas hook up. The general contractor who had been working on the building at the time of the explosion had recently been charged by the Manhattan DA's office with attempting to bribe a Building Inspector for violations on other properties he owned. In addition to the tragic deaths and injuries caused by the explosion, three buildings were reduced to rubble and 140 apartments were vacated due to safety concerns.