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July 2015 Archives

What is the most frightening medical mistake?

Mistakes in the medical field can be frightening for patients, to say the least. If they're given the wrong medication and have an allergic reaction, for instance, it can bring about a lot of stress, anxiety and fear to go along with the physical issues. However, almost nothing causes the same levels of fear and concern as wrong-site surgery.

Lavern's Law pending vote bodes well for malpractice victims

"Lavern's Law" has not yet been voted on in New York. It did not go to the floor because there were other issues that had to be addressed, such as rent control and educational funding. However, that does not mean that it will never be voted on, giving the bill a chance to become a full-fledged law, and voters in the state need to be well aware of how the bill works, what it addresses, and what abilities it could give them.

Feds: Tweens' child injuries could be prevented with seat belts

The federal Department of Transportation has initiated its first-ever seat belt campaign targeted at "tween" passengers -- those between the ages of 8 and 14. This initiative, designed to prevent New York child injuries, is just the latest in a string of traffic safety programs that are targeted toward kids. Experts say that this is a particularly important campaign because younger teens -- those in the 13- to 14-year-old age range -- are far more likely to suffer serious child injuries in car crashes as compared to both their older and younger counterparts. This higher injury rate is not dependent on the tween's seating position in the vehicle.

Why is failure to yield so important in pedestrian accidents?

Did you know that it is a misdemeanor crime in New York City to endanger pedestrians by failing to yield? This charge is most often brought against those who cause NYC pedestrian accidents that result in injury or death. However, failure to yield is an ongoing problem in the metro area. Privately operated vehicles pose a significant threat, but bus drivers are also a danger. Public transit operators are responsible for a fair percentage of pedestrian accidents in the city. All drivers should be held to the same standard when it comes to failure to yield enforcement.

'Extra unusual' truck accident leaves 3 injured

According to the assistant fire chief in Yonkers, there was a very unusual truck accident recently on I-87/New York State Thruway. A sedan was trying to enter onto the highway. The car caught the front of the truck as it tried to pass. The back of the car was caught under the truck's back wheel. As a result, the car flipped at least two times.

What Is The Glasgow Coma Scale For Traumatic Brain Injury?

When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury, the Glasgow Coma Scale is often used by medical staff to diagnose the symptoms. It is based on a scale of 15 points for categorizing a brain injury patient's outcome. The test measures verbal and motor responses, as well as eye opening response.

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Big Apple | Pothole & Sidewalk Protection Committee
Trial Lawyers Care
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Take Justice Back | www.takejusticeback.com
Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America
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