In today's world, we expect that a healthy college student will overcome just about any virus or infection with the help of modern medicine. However, it sometimes takes more than a hospital to help a patient survive. When a deadly bacteria outbreak occurs, it requires the public to be informed so people and health care professionals can be on the lookout for symptoms.
The accidental death of an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project has raised plenty of questions about police protocol. Two police officers were doing routine patrols of the Louis H. Pink houses when one of them accidentally discharged his firearm just as Akai Gurley, 28, entered the stairwell. The errant bullet struck Gurley in the chest, fatally wounding him.
New York is gripped by the news concerning Dr. Craig Spencer's recent Ebola diagnosis. The story has spurred concern and fear, but it seems that New York City and Bellevue Hospital Center were prepared. If the city and hospital weren't ready to handle an Ebola case, would there be liability issues?
Highway guardrails are an important safety feature on New York expressways, but few people know that they sometimes cause more bloodshed than they prevent.
Tony Stewart is one of NASCAR's most accomplished drivers, but he made headlines for a different reason in August. The professional driver was competing in a dirt-track race in upstate New York when he hit and killed a 20-year-old man, Kevin Ward Jr., while he was outside his vehicle.
Even though it's been nine months, it seems like just yesterday when a Metro North train derailed in the Bronx, killing four and injuring 19. The wreck was supposed to spur safety measures in MTA and NYC transit, but there does not seem to be any improvement.
The tragic death of a NYC correction officer on Wednesday has brought the issue of skydiving safety to the forefront. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the fatal Long Island accident while the victim's family anxiously awaits answers.
At 6-foot-5 and 350 pounds Eric Garner was an imposing figure but a gentle giant, according to friends and family members. His family, which includes six children and a wife, is still trying to understand what caused his death during an arrest Thursday evening.
Infant products must be designed with a meticulous focus on safety. Yet, every year babies needlessly die because manufacturers fail to create their products in a safety-minded manner.
It was six years ago when a crane collapsed in Manhattan, killing two construction workers. The families of victims Donald Leo, 30, and Ramadan Kurtaj, 27, needed answers to how such a tragedy could happen.