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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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 »

NYC Spring Bike Safety Tips

Spring or fall, New York City is a great place to ride a bicycle. However, despite the Big Apple’s numerous bike-friendly parks and paths, the city streets can be perilous for even the most adept rider. With such a harsh winter behind you, you may be itching to get back onto your bike. But before… Read More »

Avoiding Dog Attacks in NYC This Spring

With spring well on its way, many New Yorkers are taking to the streets to enjoy the beautiful weather. However, while meandering through the city, it’s important to remain wary of potentially dangerous dogs — including small ones on leashes. Even if you are a dog owner yourself, you can never predict how a strange… Read More »

Common Types of Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

As a kid, you probably experienced your share of falls and tumbles. But what many people may not realize is that some slip and fall accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and even death. And they can occur virtually anywhere.  Slips and falls happen in restaurants, grocery stores, shopping malls, stairwells, elevators, parking garages, apartments… Read More »

Severe Sleep Apnea Causes Fatal NYC Train Accident

With gas prices on the rise, more and more New Yorkers are relying on public transportation to get around. But how safe are NYC’s trains and subways? Are you at risk of being injured? On Monday, April 7, 2014, an Amtrak train derailed while attempting a sharp turn at a high speed — the train… Read More »

Keep it in Mind: The Danger of Contact Sports

Recent studies reveal the danger of concussive damage on any playing field.  They used to call it “punch drunk,” a common name for dementia pugilistica. Suffered by boxers and fighters, the disorder now known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is making deadly inroads into athletes of all ages and sports. The connecting factor?  Repetitive trauma… Read More »

East Harlem Blast Shatters a Community

The force of a blast that leveled two buildings registered on a seismograph at Columbia University. The effect of the blast on New York citizens and families is no less earth-shaking.  On March 12, as utility workers began to investigate a report of a gas smell in the area, an explosion ripped through 1646 Park… Read More »

Health Alert: The Danger of Fibroid Surgery

In the United States, hysterectomy is the second most common surgery undergone by women. For some women, a now-common method of hysterectomy could be a death sentence.  Amy Reed is a 40-year old Boston surgeon with a young family and thriving medical practice. She also has Stage four cancer and an 85 percent chance of… Read More »

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 »