Negligence

New York’s Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases

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It is devastating to have a medical condition that is made worse at the hands of an incompetent doctor.  If such a case arises, a patient can bring a suit against the doctor for malpractice for the injuries they caused.  However, patients must be aware that New York imposes strict time limits on medical malpractice cases called statutes of limitation.  Therefore, it is important to consult with an attorney as quickly as possible after the malpractice arose.

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CT Man Sues New York City and Citi Bike

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It is likely that anyone who has traveled through New York City in the last year has noticed an increase in cyclists throughout one of the busiest cities in the world. This increase is the direct result of New York City’s public bike-sharing program named Citi Bike. The program, which sparked controversy in 2013 for its potential dangers and hazards, has for the most part remained relatively unscathed and has sustained a successful business free of personal injury lawsuits…until now. 

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Family of Boxer Sues State of New York for Negligence and Medical Malpractice

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Boxing is commonly known as an extremely dangerous and sport that involves prolonged periods of physical contact.  As a result, boxer are frequently treated for injuries sustained during their matches. However, do the athletes assume the risk of injury when playing a high-impact sport? Does this mean no one can be responsible for their injuries but the athletes themselves? The answer is no. A third party can be held liable for the injuries of athletes if negligence can be proven; precisely what the family of a brain damaged boxer is arguing in the State of New York.

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Reckless Driver Jumps Curb and Ends the Lives of Two Pedestrians in Queens, NY

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It is a well-known fact that drivers should be on alert when driving, since the road is a dangerous place, but now the same may be true when individuals simply walk down a side walk.

Police are investigating after a 22-year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed into a phone booth, lamp post and parked cars before jumping the curb and killing two men who had been walking on a Queens sidewalk early this November.

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A Store's Responsibility to the Safety of its Customers

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As the holiday season approaches, the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping will also commence, leaving many stores, malls, shopping centers, and outlets in a state of organized chaos. But have you ever wondered what responsibilities the store owners have to protect its store patrons from harm? Well, you should.

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A Famous NHL Player’s Death…Was it Wrongful?

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No matter the circumstance, losing a loved one is one of the hardest situations to go through in life and can be traumatic to say the least. However, if the death was caused by the negligence of another party, the grief can be exceptionally harder. Wrongful deaths in New York often involve fatal car accidents, but may involve many other types of death, such as: medical malpractice, occupational accidents or criminal behavior.

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A New Problem Sounding the Alarms

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If you have ever been to a hospital, you know that there are many noises associated with the institution. The beeps of a monitor, the buzzing of a machine, and the other sounds of the instruments are all just a part of a busy hospital unit. However, as nurses and doctors become accustomed to hearing the every-day sounds of their workplace, a very serious problem is emerging. Since most of the noises are false alarms or don’t require action, medical staff are developing what is being known as “alarm fatigue.”

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Suing the State or a Municipality for Your Personal Injury

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Sometimes your personal injury may be caused by the negligence of the State of New York or a municipality. But suing the government is not is not the same as suing other defendants. Because there are strict notice requirements, time is of the essence. Here are some things you need to know about suing the government in New York.

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