“Personal injury is a case that someone can file if he/she suffers harm due to someone else’s mistake or negligence. The plaintiff may sue persons who may be both directly or indirectly involved, as long as they played a role in the event that caused the injuries.
Take for example the box truck accident that happened in Queens in April this year. According to a witness, the truck driver was trying to beat a red light and unexpectedly smacked into a Honda, and then a school bus, and finally ran into a fruit market where one woman was unfortunately pinned under the truck. The accident also injured a child, who was immediately transported to the nearest hospital. In this situation, the child and the woman are both eligible to file a case and demand for compensation to cover their medical bills and other expenses related to their injuries. If the woman is unable to work for a certain period in time due to her injuries, the truck driver, or the trucking company must also pay for her lost
Many doctors and health professionals often advice their patients to carefully read the warning labels on the medicine bottles before taking the drug to prevent their condition from worsening due to side effects. Sometimes, however, medicine bottles have inadequate information on their warning labels, which can lead to someone being injured. The drug’s manufacturer is usually at fault in these cases because they have failed to warn the consumers. If you are a victim of such circumstance, you can take legal action against the manufacturer with the help of an experienced Bronx personal injury attorney.
Personal injury is a case that people can file when they suffer injuries or damages from the mistakes of others. In some cases this can take the form of serious complaints such as medical malpractice, car collisions resulting in grave physical injuries or death, and birth injuries that have endangered the lives of both mother and child. Personal injury, however, is not only limited to these. Some cases that have been filed under personal injury include common mistakes that may not have caused grave injuries, but still resulted in harm on other people. Anyone in the city who is injured or experienced property damage due to someone else’s mistake or negligence can approach a personal injury lawyer in Bronx, NY and seek legal help.
“Discovering that you or a loved one has cancer tends to bring about an epiphany of sorts, but what if the cancer was already at its later stages? Accountability and compensation for a misdiagnosis are in order if the court discovers this to be the case. A report on Hawaii News Now concerned the case of flight attendant Jeff Kim, who was awarded a large sum for a hospital’s failure to diagnose a tumor.
When viewed through the lens of New York’s oncologists, the report is no doubt unnerving, considering that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lauds the Empire State’s low cancer mortality rates despite a high frequency of diagnosis. Figures from the New York State Public Access Cancer Epidemiology Data also show that the four most common forms of cancer – lung, prostate, breast, and colon – affect people of Caucasian, African-American, and Asian/Pacific Islander descent between 50 and 80 years old. “
When people think of calling for a Bronx birth injury attorney, they often look for one immediately after the child is born. However, some types of damage are hard to notice; a baby may seem fine for the first few months, but there may come a time that the child’s parents would start to notice something wrong in the way their child is developing. Every child develops at their own pace, but there are benchmarks that children should to meet after a given time. For example, a child should be able to use single words by 12 months of age; if they miss this, it is a sign there is something wrong.
An unidentified 22-year-old construction worker was buried by dirt in the construction site he was working on, as reported by DNAinfo New York. The man was a member of the construction crew that dug below the foundation of a building in the Meatpacking District and made a wooden support structure. As he tried to get out, dirt fell and buried him up to his neck.
When the emergency response team dug him out, he was no longer breathing. He was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead later on. Investigation of the incident is currently ongoing.
Liability is usually divided among parties involved in a construction accident based on their court-determined degree of fault. Oftentimes, this is the only way for the injured worker to recover his loss from treatments, but what happens when intoxication factors in the picture?
The AlcoholRehab.com lists construction workers as the second highest users of illegal drugs and other substances. Many companies have recognized the risk associated with workplace intoxication so they implement alcohol and drug-free workplace policies. Should an accident arise, intoxication is often one of the best defenses to reduce, if not completely avoid, liability.
Putting on makeup, drinking coffee, changing shoes, going online—these are just some of the seemingly mundane things that many Americans are doing behind the wheel. But did you know that any form of distraction that takes your focus away from the road or the controls even in just a matter of seconds can lead to more injuries and fatalities than driving under the influence? If you or someone you know is suffering from an injury after a car accident in New York due to distracted driving, find a Bronx, NY personal injury lawyer who can help you get compensated.
Distracted driving habit is particularly high among teens who combine the toxic combo of less driving experience and higher tolerance for danger. A PopSugar.com article published a study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzing 1700 videos of teen crashes that showed that a large percentage of vehicular accidents were due to distractions that were caused by the driver or the passengers, and due to activities.
Anesthesiologists don’t only administer anesthesia to patients, but they have other tasks as well, such as monitoring the heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs. There are times, however, when they fail to do their part. This could have serious repercussions and lead to other serious problems. When there is negligence on the part of the anesthesiologist, a medical malpractice lawyer in Bronx should be consulted.
One recent case involves comedienne Joan Rivers, who died after a cardiac arrest last year during a routine throat procedure. On top of everything else that allegedly went wrong during the procedure, medical records showed that Rivers was given 300 milligrams of the anesthetic Propofol, which one of the anesthesiologists in the team denied.
Birth injuries and the damages they bring are compelling, yet perfectly preventable. As it turns out, they’re also curable—provided the doctors know where to look.Unfortunately, the medical staff which tended to a Pennsylvania-based mother and her baby haven’t been knowledgeable enough. The mother was presented to the nearest medical facility for contractions, which were later found to be excessive—a condition known as tachystole. Despite her situation, the staff administered her with Pitocin, a drug used to induce contractions.
Continued augmentation of Pitocin was apparent even though the mother is already experiencing much more contractions than normal. Hours passed and the baby’s heartrate slowed, and there was also hypoxia (oxygen deprivation). These situations required a C-section delivery done promptly, but the staff failed to do so.