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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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 09:30

A recent fire in Coney Island killed one veteran NYPD officer and critically injured another.  Both officers suffered severe smoke and carbon monoxide inhalation, which ultimately caused one officer to fall into coma while the other struggled to survive in the burn unit. The fire was allegedly set by a local teenager.

One officer, a father of four, died at Montefiore Medical Center in...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:30

What began as an innocent celebration of a young girls' birthday, turned devastating after four New York college students perished as the result of an automobile accident in Queens, New York. The crash prompted a criminal investigation and prompted New York City to reexamine its traffic signage.

The accident occurred on the evening of April 4, 2014, while all five students were...

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