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The Importance of Informed Consent

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A medical professional is not supposed to perform any medical procedure, prescribe any medication, or administer any other treatment without the informed consent of a patient or their legal representative. Doing otherwise may not only be unethical, but also illegal, and can risk major harm to the patient. But what is informed consent and why is it such an important part of medical practice?

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New York City Bicyclist and Pedestrian Accidents

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A recent New York Post article detailed an issue that has been plaguing New York City in recent years: accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians.  Since 2011, New York City bicyclists have injured more than 2,250 pedestrians.  The injuries include at least seven that have died from the injuries they sustained.  Although the New York Vision Zero initiative has made strides to try and curb these accidents, the amount of pedestrian accidents involving bicyclists have increased thi

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Scaffold Injuries in New York City

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When people think of New York City, a few images come to mind: skyscrapers, hot dog carts, and sidewalks crowded with pedestrians. In recent years, scaffolding has also become synonymous with the Big Apple. Scaffolds, also known as “sidewalk sheds,” are temporary structures on the outside of buildings, usually made of wood or metal poles, that are used by workers while building, repairing, or cleaning. Upwards of 7,000 buildings in New York City have sidewalk sheds, according to the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB).

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Falling Object Law in New York

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When working on a construction site, workers are subject to many dangers.  With this in mind, New York has enacted strong laws to ensure the safety of its construction workers.  One of the more common dangers to construction workers is being struck by a falling object on the construction site.  Under New York State law, you may be entitled to compensation for these injuries.

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Why a Slip and Fall is No Joke

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When most people think about slipping and falling, they think about silly accidents that can be easily laughed off, or pratfalls in comedies. At worst, they may get concerned about the elderly or people with certain medical conditions falling. However, slipping and falling can cause severe injuries to people of any age or health, and if you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation as a result.

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New York City Construction Accidents: Labor Law 240 Cases

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Under the New York Labor Law Section 240, also known as the “Scaffold Law,” New York construction workers are provided certain protections while working at elevated heights. The Scaffold Law protects construction workers who are injured as a result of a fall from an elevated height or are hit by a falling object. 

Who is protected under Labor Law 240?

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Medical Errors are Common When Diagnosing Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. In the United States, there are more than 3 million people diagnosed with skin cancer each year.  Skin cancer is the mutation of cells beneath the skin that is often highly aggressive.  These highly aggressive mutations grow out of control and form cancerous cells.  If left untreated, skin cancer can metastasize or spread to the bones, organs, and other parts of the body, resulting in fatal consequences.  Skin cancer comes in the form of lesions and tumors.  Types of skin cancers include:

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Defective Hard Hats May Cause a Traumatic Brain Injury

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) contributes to 50,000 deaths each year and 282,000 hospitalizations. According to the Mayo Clinic, a TBI happens when the skull is penetrated from a blow to the head. According to the CDCP, one of the leading causes of TBIs is being stuck in the head by an object. The CDCP estimates that approximately fifteen percent of those struck in the head by an object will die as a result of the TBI.

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Be Careful When Driving in the Rain

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Rainy weather can make it difficult to navigate the roadways. Here are tips to decrease the risk of an accident during the rain:

  • Ensure that your headlights are working and are on at all times. 

According to New York State law, if your windshield wipers are being used then your headlights must be on to increase visibility.

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Burn Injury in the Workplace

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfatal workplace injuries occurred at an average rate of 2.9 reported cases per every 100 employees (approximately 2.9 million) in 2016 with a reported tally of 5,190 fatal work injuries in that same year. Workplace injury involving burns, whether caused by fire, chemicals, or otherwise, account for many labor injuries that occur. 

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