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Monday, September 30, 2013 - 09:00

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...

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Monday, September 23, 2013 - 09:00

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...

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Monday, September 16, 2013 - 09:00

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,...

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 09:00

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...

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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 09:00

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...

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Monday, August 19, 2013 - 09:00

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...

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 09:00

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...

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Monday, August 5, 2013 - 09:00

While medical issues can sometimes be complex, it is the doctor’s job to explain things in a way that patients understand.  Therefore, the requirement of being able to dispel a patient’s confusion is at the heart of informed consent laws.

What is informed consent?

In order to meet the requirements of the law, informed consent mandates that patients understand the kind of...

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Monday, July 29, 2013 - 09:00

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,...

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 09:00

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...

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