Going to the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. No matter how complicated or minor a procedure may be, there are no guarantees that a surgery or medical treatment will go exactly according to plan. However, doctors and nurses are expected to provide a standard level of care so that patients are not needlessly and recklessly injured further during a visit to the doctor....Read More
As a result of a statewide crack-down of abuse, if you currently receive the Basic STAR Exemption, you will need to reapply for the exemption by December 31, 2013 to continue receiving the tax break. An audit conducted in 2010 and 2011 revealed that many homeowners were abusing the program through misrepresentations on STAR applications, often seeking exemptions on multiple properties both in...Read More
Although, every construction worker goes to work fully aware of these possible dangers, this type of career choice holds certain occupational hazards which often lead to workplace accidents. These accidents may result in personal injuries.
This was the environment for a construction worker, this past June, in Queens New York. A construction worker was pulled from a 25-foot trench by...Read More
At the heart of investment real estate is often times the lease. Well-crafted lease agreements can create value for both landlords and tenants, and poorly designed agreements can do just the opposite. Be as careful and thorough as possible when negotiating this real estate contract, because it is exactly that, a contract. Those who fall into bad times or those who do not protect...Read More
The practice of medicine is known to be complicated and intensive. We know that doctors go through years or even decades of training and spend countless hours treating patients and helping them feel better. However, a new report suggests that amid all the complex demands of their job, doctors in New York and nationwide are failing to complete one of the most basic hygienic practices...washing...Read More
The word medicine goes hand in hand with feeling better, or better yet, a cure. But what if the precise thing that is meant to improve your health is actually affecting it in a bad way? Events such as prescription errors may be viewed as the exception not the rule, but research has shown that they are all too common.
A study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found that in hospitals,...Read More
Property owners and managers have a responsibility to make sure they maintain a safe environment. In New York, many people rely on building and property owners to keep rental properties free from hazards as there are many people who rent work spaces and apartments. Renters should be able to expect that the property owners will address and remedy unsafe conditions, but all too often this does...Read More
Usually when the police are around you feel safe and acquire a sense of security. And when a suspected wrongdoer flees the scene, the police work hard to catch those among us who have done wrong. But when should the chase end, if there is a chase at all? Many argue that police chases should be banned for posing a grave danger to the public. However, although they are rare, police chases do...Read More
In a personal injury lawsuit, several matters will be considered so as to determine the amount that you should be compensated. One of the factors that will be considered is pain and suffering. There is no actual way to place a number on the pain and/or trauma you have experienced due to an injury or life event. No amount of money can erase the past or go back in time. But the recovery of an...Read More
New York Couples, families, and individuals go on vacations all year round in an attempt to escape the hustle and bustle of their busy work lives. One of the most common choices in vacation destinations recently have been cruises. Although many cruise lines offer a relaxing get-away from the fast paced reality, and paradise seems all around, accidents still happen. But an critical question is...Read More