Monday, October 27, 2014 - 15:09

Two construction workers were injured Wednesday August 6th, 2014, in Greenwich Village when elevator cables snapped, causing the elevator to drop half a floor. The workers were part of a 12-apartment renovation at the 56 West 11th St. apartment building.

According to reports, the workers had opened up the elevator car's ceiling hatch and had pushed pipes through the hatch.  When the...

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:00

Each year, an estimated 5 percent of Americans are misdiagnosed by their physicians. The seemingly trivial 5 percent mark translates into over 12 million misdiagnosed individuals annually. Misdiagnosis can lead to serious prolonged medical problems, financial hardship or even death.

Generally, medical malpractice focuses on treatment errors and medication errors. This is due to the fact...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:30

On the afternoon of July 30, 2014, a fast-moving fire ripped through the Wakefield section of the Bronx, spreading from one residence and then to two others next door.

Neighbors first called 911 around 1:55 p.m. when they noticed white smoke coming from a nearby house in. Multiple people were seen escaping from the enflamed residences, including several children. An elderly woman was...

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:45

Johns Hopkins Hospital has recently agreed to pay $190 million in a medical malpractice settlement to over 7,000 female patients a gynecologist who allegedly took secret videos and photo of his patients during pelvic exams.

The culprit, Dr. Nikita Levy, was accused by co-workers of using a pen-like camera, worn around his neck, to capture images of his unknowing patient victims. After...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:11

In what is hailed as an effort to improve the safety of facilities maintain by New York State or local municipalities, New York City’s Office of the City Comptroller issued a report which included a proposed method for quickly identifying potential problem spots. In the past decade, the city has experienced a significant increase in monies paid to victims of personal injury suits. This...

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:07

On the morning of July 1st, 2014, near Columbus Ave and W. 60th Street, an elderly woman was struck by a Ford Escape Hybrid taxi cab while walking her bicycle across the street.

Luckily, two workers on a coffee break witnessed the incident and rushed to help her. In a phenomenal display of strength, the workers were able to lift the taxi cab up off the ground and remove the woman from...

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:08

A 22-year-old Brooklyn man was tragically killed in a forklift accident on June 10th, 2014. Police reported that the young man was using an electric pallet stacker to push a Yale electric forklift up a ramp towards the roof of a Midwood supermarket in Brooklyn. Although the forklift was being guided by another employee, it still unfortunately rolled backward and fatally pinned the young worker...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:11

A new report examining negligent doctors, released by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), urges for changes in New York State.  The report argues that patients deserve to know if a doctor has previously been cited for negligence.

The report asked the basic question: would you want...

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 14:55

There are risks associated with every operation, but competent surgical care can alleviate many of these risks. Surgical errors may occur during operations, pre-operative care, or post-operative care.  These errors often take the form of hemorrhage, infections, surgery on the wrong side of the body, surgery performed on the wrong organ, organ perforation or general injuries to nearby...

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 11:01

Burn injuries are among some of the most painful and debilitating conditions an individual can suffer from, and unfortunately are much more frequent than the general population realizes. As a consequence of the gruesome injuries and the emotional and financial toll such injuries can create on a victim, it is imperative that victims of burn injuries are given adequate medical care, given access...

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