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Research Shows that Rear Seats Leave Passengers Vulnerable to Injury

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Car safety experts have long advised that, in order to keep children safe, they should ride in the back seat. A new study has found, however, that the front seat can offer greater protection to vehicle occupants than the rear in a crash. Read on to earn about the ways that researchers now believe… Read More »

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How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case in New York Take?

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Medical malpractice cases start like any other personal injury case: Someone does something negligent or reckless, and you are injured as a result. A resulting lawsuit can take months or years, with timelines varying widely depending on the nature and circumstances of the case. However, there are certain factors specific to medical malpractice that… Read More »

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Fisher-Price Recalls 4.7 Million Deadly Children’s Toys

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Dangerous product defects are not limited to large items like cars or construction equipment. Our homes and families are surrounded by consumer products at all times, and if these products are defectively designed, our families could be at risk. Toy company Fisher-Price just issued a massive product recall after one of its products was… Read More »

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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

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According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, approximately 21% of fatal automobile crashes are due to drowsy driving, also known as fatigued driving. In addition, the CDC reports that about 1 in 25 adult drivers aged 18 and over admit to falling asleep at the wheel in the previous month. To bring the… Read More »

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Court Opinion Overturned After New York Hospital Held Not Liable for Failure to Timely Diagnose

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We hold medical professionals to a high standard, and for good reason. When we go to a hospital, we put our lives in the hands of the medical experts, and we expect educated, focused professionals will take appropriate care in diagnosing and treating our maladies. Even a correct diagnosis, if reached after unreasonable delay,… Read More »

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Electronic Health Records Linked to Patient Harm

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A new in-depth look at the effect of electronic medical records has found that, despite the high costs involved, digitized records may have caused more harm to patient health rather than help. Learn more about the investigation into the effect of electronic medical records below, and contact a New York medical malpractice attorney if… Read More »

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ATTORNEY JOHN G. RUSK ACHIEVES RECERTIFICATION TRUCK ACCIDENT LAW WITH THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY

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Kingston, New York-The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that John G. Rusk of the law firm, Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner, & Martuscello, LLP, has successfully achieved recertification as a truck accident law advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients… Read More »

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Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Due to Cancer Concerns

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On January 8, Hudson Valley News 12 reported that another drug company has recalled blood pressure medication over concerns the drug contains trace amounts of a cancer-causing ingredient called N-nitrosodiethylamine, or NDEA. The drug company is Torrent Pharmaceuticals, based in India, and the blood pressure medication is losartan potassium, which is distributed in tablet… Read More »

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Johnson & Johnson Baby (Talcum) Powder Case Goes to Trial

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A New York judge issued a recent decision ordering cosmetics company Johnson & Johnson to stand trial in one of many lawsuits alleging that their baby powder contain a form of asbestos-linked to cancer. Read on for details about the case, and contact a skilled asbestos lawyer if you’ve been injured by a defective or… Read More »

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New York Department of Health (DOH) Criticized for Lack of Oversight Over Nursing Homes

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New York’s Department of Health (DOH) recently appointed a receiver to take over two nursing homes in Buffalo after poor ratings and numerous complaints. In one case, suspicious resident deaths led to a police investigation. Two weeks earlier, the DOH put a different home under conservatorship. According to recent reports, the homes were the… Read More »

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