Liability

School District Slammed with $12 Million Lawsuit for Staph Infection to Wrestling Team

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Recently, a Long Island High School was slammed with a $12 million lawsuit due to an outbreak of a staph infection that affected five students on the district’s wrestling team last January.  The suit alleges negligence on the grounds that the wrestling mats used by the team had not been turned in seven years, and were not disinfected properly to protect the students from illness. 

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Boating Safety for the Summer

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Many people enjoy spending the warm summer days cooling off on the water in a boat.  The Coast Guard sponsored National Safe Boating Week 2015 between May 16-22 to promote boating safety awareness.  This year’s motto was “Wear It!” to encourage people to wear life jackets while boating.

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Swimming Pool Liabilities

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In the sweltering heat of the summer, many people find it refreshing to spend time swimming in their pools.  While pools provide great exercise, recreation and relaxation, accidents can occur as a result of negligence or horseplay.  Homeowners have a duty to take caution in preventing accidents, or then can be held liable.  Failure to exercise due care around the swimming pool can result in injury or drowning.  Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of fourteen.  It is important to always exercise good safety habits when you, your children or your guests are

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New Report Urges Patient's Right to Know

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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.

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Spinal Stimulator Implants: Surgical Errors

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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 structures.  Specific examples of overt errors include: doctors using contaminated instruments, doctors leaving sponges inside a body, or simply doctors who recommend ineffective procedures.

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Can A Bar or Club Owner Be Liable for Injuries?

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As the spring approaches, local bars and nightclubs, especially in the New York City area, are flooded with tourists and many college students on vacation.  Consequentially, these places of business are overcrowded and filled with patrons under the influence. The combination often leads to fights. But is that the owners fault?

The opinion of New York residents is split; some say that it is not the owner’s fault that these kids get drunk and get into altercations, while other residents say the owner is to blame. But what does the law say?

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