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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Transportation Safety: The Most Wanted List

In January, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published its annual action wish list for 2014. Reflecting old and new concerns, the NTSB list identifies focused areas of concern for the agency in the coming year.  The NTSB is responsible for accident analysis and development of safety strategies for transportation systems across the country.  In… Read More »

Preventable Adverse Events: Can We Escape Medical Mistakes?

Mistakes happen. When they happen in medical settings, people can die or suffer serious injury. A recent study suggests the number of medical errors in the United States is skyrocketing.  In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) broke new ground by publishing a startling report that estimated 98,000 people die per year as a result… Read More »

Road Construction Ahead: Street Safety Program for New York City

One every 30 hours – that was the death rate from traffic accidents in New York City in 2013.  Twelve-years-old Sammy Cohen Eckstein waited outside his building for a friend on Prospect Park West at Third Street in October, 2013. Wearing cleats and dribbling a soccer ball, the young man is believed to have followed… Read More »

Help or Hurt? Blood Pressure Medication Increases Fall Risk

Medication for hypertension helps decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. A recent study indicates the medication can also increase your risk of a serious fall. What can you do?  The measure of the intensity of blood pushing against blood vessels as it courses through your body is called blood pressure. Anyone who has… Read More »

Prevention is Key: Spinal Cord Injuries on the Rise

The risk of a fall rises with age. A new study reveals the number of older people suffering disabling spinal cord injury is rising, too.  Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious consequence of accidents that twist, bruise or penetrate the spinal column. The thick, whitish spinal cord runs from the base of the brain… Read More »

Medical Malpractice Case Helps Injured Patients Understand Hospital Liability

Stacey Galette, 34 years old, went into a Long Island hospital for what she believed to be a routine surgery. Little did the Brooklyn mom known that this routine procedure would turn into a nightmare resulting in the loss of both her legs.  Galette visited Winthrop University Hospital in 2009 for a laparoscopic removal of… Read More »

Child Deaths Caused by Auto Accidents Are on the Rise in NYC

Just weeks into the new year, a family of four suffered a devastating loss. Cooper Stock was only 9 years old when he crossed the street holding his father’s hand and was struck and killed by a taxi that failed to yield to the pedestrians.  Dr. Richard Stock and his son were struck by a… Read More »

New York Mayor Driven to Stop Deadly Traffic Accidents with Vision Zero Initiative

Traffic accidents are an epidemic in New York City, where cars, cyclists and pedestrians coexist on busy streets. Despite protections, pedestrians are killed routinely because of weather conditions, cell phone use and negligent drivers.  In fact, 11 New Yorkers were killed in traffic accidents during just the first two weeks of 2014. Seven of them… Read More »

Slip and Fall Accidents Are a Leading Cause of Brain Injuries

When an unlucky grandmother slipped and fell down a New York City subway station staircase, her life changed forever. The fall resulted in a traumatic brain injury, leaving the once active woman hardly able to communicate.  Maria Alcantara, a 69-year-old mother of four, had just finished work and was on her way to meet her… Read More »

Construction Negligence Injures Innocent Pedestrians

Times Square was recently the scene of a construction accident when severe rains and winds of 43 mph caused a massive plywood retaining wall to fall down and injure three pedestrians. It took more than two dozen people to lift the wall from the injured victims, who were then rushed to Bellevue Hospital by firefighters…. Read More »

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