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Getting Treatment for PTSD

The 9/11 attack was a collective shock to the nation. For some emergency workers, volunteers, and residents, the horror of that day caused a persistent psychological injury. Even a decade later, they have trouble sleeping. Fire engine or police sirens trigger panic. They recall the events they witnessed throughout the day and in their dreams…. Read More »

Subway Platform Safety Tips

Standing on the platform waiting for the subway seems safe enough. But subway safety has recently come into focus after two people were pushed off the subway platforms to their deaths in two separate incidents. The MTA reports that, in 2012, 141 people were struck by trains and 55 were killed. But there are some… Read More »

The Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians in New York

Pedestrians should always use care when crossing the street, and some roads are inherently more dangerous than others. Which New York roads are the most dangerous for pedestrians? According to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, the most dangerous road for pedestrians in the tri-state area is the Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County. The road won this… Read More »

How Often Do “Never Events” Happen During Surgery?

In the medical profession, never events are occurrences which the entire medical profession agrees should never happen during surgery. But how often do these never events actually happen? A December 2012 study published in the journal Surgery estimated that 80,000 never events occurred in U.S. hospitals between 1990 and 2010 — that’s 4,000 never events… Read More »

What to Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

You’ve fallen on another person’s property and injured yourself. It could be slipping on something in a store, tripping on a crumbling staircase or falling on an icy sidewalk. Now what do you do? Try to remain calm. This may be easier said than done, but it is important to remember as much as you… Read More »

Tips for Subway Car Safety

Lately, subway safety has been focused on the platform. However, there is also a risk of injury while riding on the subway. Here are some tips to follow to stay safe on the subway. First and foremost, the MTA warns that you can be seriously injured by surfing (riding on top of the train) or… Read More »

Suing the State or a Municipality for Your Personal Injury

Sometimes your personal injury may be caused by the negligence of the State of New York or a municipality. But suing the government is not is not the same as suing other defendants. Because there are strict notice requirements, time is of the essence. Here are some things you need to know about suing the… Read More »

U.S. Construction Accident Statistics Declining

Construction sites can be very dangerous places, leading to injuries and even deaths. However, it appears that the number of work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses for construction workers have been dropping over the past few years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tracked the construction industry and the number of fatalities, injuries and illnesses. According… Read More »

Risks Associated with Robotic Surgery

Years ago, it seemed like science fiction — using robots to perform surgery. Now robot surgery has become a reality. Yet just how safe is it? According to Bloomberg News’ recent review of informal incident reports sent to U.S. regulators, since 2009 at least 70 deaths have been linked to robot systems made by Intuitive… Read More »

Eligibility for VCF Benefits

The eligibility requirements for obtaining compensation for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund has changed. Please click here to see our blog post on for more information. The Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) makes benefits available to those directly involved in the September 11 terrorist attacks as well as those in proximity to the Twin Towers’… Read More »

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