Childhood illnesses are common, and doctors treat them routinely. Parents in New York can expect to deal with a child's colds, flus and viruses periodically, and may trust a doctor to prescribe medicine for pain and other symptoms. However, when research has shown that certain drugs may be harmful to a child, it is expected that physicians would heed those warnings. When they do not, they risk injuring a child and facing a medical malpractice suit.
When a person in New York is involved in a chain reaction accident, it may be a helpless feeling. A driver may see in the rear-view mirror that another vehicle is approaching from behind and will not be able to stop in time. If one is sitting in heavy traffic with no place to escape the collision, the driver may feel especially desperate. That feeling may be compounded if the vehicle approaching is a tractor trailer. Chain reaction truck accidents have the potential for disaster.
Some hospitals in New York and across the country believe they are setting high standards when they require staff to wash their hands regularly. Others have implemented buddy systems in which health care workers remind one another to sanitize. Nevertheless, it is estimated that 13,000 people die each year from infections contracted during a hospital stay. When those deaths are the result of preventable infection, a patient's family may have a justifiable medical malpractice claim.
Weddings often bring families together like no other celebration. A festive ceremony and reception can create memories that will be reminisced about and shared for years afterward. However, for one New York family, the events following a recent wedding will undoubtedly cloud any joy they experienced. Instead, they may be recalling the tragic accident that led to the wrongful death of a beloved family member.