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Category Archives: Personal Injury

State Court of Appeals Rules Plaintiffs Not Required to Give Medical Reports in Lead-Based Paint Case

In the case of Hamilton v. Miller this summer, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that plaintiffs in the case did not have to produce medical reports that established causation for their conditions prior to medical exams by the defendants. This case centered on injuries suffered from the plaintiffs’ exposure to lead-based paint as… Read More »

Black Boxes: Airlines and Automobiles

The tragic mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 focused attention on the limitations and abilities of airline flight recorders. This attention to airline recorders may be useful to the automotive industry. Automobile black boxes are less sophisticated than airline event data recorders (EDRs). Unlike automobile EDR’s, airline recorders log information throughout the flight. Even without… Read More »

Woman Injured in Elevator at Fenway Park

In May, the Red Sox lost to the Tigers — and a young woman lost a bright future when she was injured in an elevator accident at Fenway Park. On Friday, May 15, Elisabeth “Lizzy” Scotland graduated from the Boston University School of Management. She ended her day in the hospital after an accident almost… Read More »

Pediatric Prescription of Codeine Presents a Danger

Despite the danger, American physicians continue to prescribe codeine to pediatric patients. Codeine is a well-known drug without a clinically-supported use for children. Prescribed for aches and coughs, codeine can cause potentially fatal injury in some young patients. When ingested, the human body metabolizes codeine into a morphine-like substance. Because of the variable rate at… Read More »

School is Out: Tips for a Safe Summer

For children the sun is fun — and also dangerous. In April of this year, a nine-month-old California boy was left strapped in his car seat parked on a neighborhood street when his father went to work. The father, a diligent dad with two other children, forgot his son was in the car. On his… Read More »

New York City Awarded Pedestrian Safety Grant

To combat the climbing pedestrian fatality rate, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded $1.6 million in grants to improve the safety of those who travel by foot. According to NHTSA, pedestrian deaths increased six percent in 2012. In New York, 297 pedestrians died that year, an increase from the year before. In… Read More »

Fatigue: A Serious Factor in Transportation Accidents

The voices of two pilots from the grave may someday impact legislation concerning human fatigue. On August 14, 2013, a United Parcel Service (UPS) Airbus plowed into an Alabama hillside after an early morning flight from Kentucky. The flight crew of two and the airplane were destroyed. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) undertook investigation… Read More »

Healthcare-Associated Infections Continue to Kill

A new study discussed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals the sobering reality of healthcare-association infections (HAIs) in the United States. HAIs are infections developed by persons receiving medical help in a healthcare setting. HAIs are typically caused through unsanitary surgical procedures, poor nursing practices, overuse of antibiotics and microbes that… Read More »

Train the Trainer: Dealing with Basketball Injury in Schools

Across the country, about one million students play basketball. A recent study looked at more than two million injuries suffered by school basketball players between 2005 and 2010. Researchers explored treatment that occurred on the premises where the injury occurred versus a hospital emergency department. Findings of the study include the following: During the term… Read More »

Don’t Spend Summer in a Cast

Now that summer is finally here, you and your family are likely anxious to indulge in all sorts of outdoor activities. In order to avoid having your summer fun cut short by an accidental injury such as a slip and fall, make sure you do whatever you can to stay safe while having fun. Some… Read More »