Most school officials, coaches and students understand the seriousness of hazing in youth athletics. Once shrugged off as "rites of passage," most people understand that hazing-related assault can cause profound psychological damage to the victims - in addition to obvious physical injuries - and may result in depression, irreversible psychological trauma and suicide.
Highway guardrails are an important safety feature on New York expressways, but few people know that they sometimes cause more bloodshed than they prevent.
A man is living in chronic pain and limited mobility after a New York hospital made a serious error.
People are often confused or misinformed about their right to sue after a product falters. Product liability cases can be extremely complicated and involve testimony from experts on both sides. Product liability cases are generally governed by state law, but some areas, such as implantable medical devices, may be preempted by federal law.
In February, a 56-year-old man died in a New York City jail when the temperature in his cell reached at least 101 degrees. Preliminary investigations revealed that Jerome Murdough's internal body temperature reached 103 degrees, but nobody answered his pleas for help at the Riker's Island complex he was confined in.
A 43-year-old construction worker has settled a construction injury lawsuit against New York City for $6.3 million.
Tenants at 89 E. 116 St. in Harlem are upset about the shoddy cleanup of their apartments following a fatal gas explosion last month. The tenants have filed suit against their landlord and New York City, complaining that toxic lead paint hazards were not mitigated before tenants were told it was safe to return home.
A 73-year-old man is suing New York City after a Citi Bike accident in October left him with permanent injuries.
Unfortunately, hit-and-runs are a daily occurrence in New York City. This phenomenon is especially sad when the wrongdoer is an officer sworn to uphold the law and protect NY citizens.
New York City's 911 response system became a source of intense scrutiny after the death of a 4-year-old girl in June. The child, Ariel Russo, became a victim of NYC's error-riddled emergency response system.