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July 2017 Archives

Wrongful death claim possible when no criminal charges are filed

The point of taking safety classes is to be able to perform some activity with less chance of having an accident. For example, those learning to hunt or ride motorcycles typically take safety classes so they can enjoy the activity with greater knowledge of how to handle dangerous situations. Unfortunately, a family in New York is mourning the loss of their son whose death tragically occurred while he was taking a boating safety class. While no criminal wrongdoing is suspected in his death, there may be cause for a wrongful death action in civil court.

What women need to know about misdiagnosis of heart attacks

Did you know that roughly 610,000 people die every year in the United States because of heart disease? This is according to the most recent data available to the Centers for Disease Control. Furthermore, did you also know that women are more likely to die from heart disease than men? If not, then the next statistic should be cause for concern.

Medical malpractice may occur when your surgeon leaves the room

Anyone anticipating an operation in a New York hospital may be concerned. Recent reports name surgical mistakes as one of the leading causes of death and reasons for medical malpractice claims in the country. However, it may be surprising to learn that the doctor a patient authorizes to do the surgery may not be the one actually performing the operation. In fact, a surgeon may not even be in the room while the patient is anesthetized.

Truck accidents leave many questions for investigators, families

Truckers, with the enormous size and weight of their rigs, have a grave responsibility to use every safety precaution necessary. Even in ideal conditions, sharing the road with a tractor-trailer can be hazardous. Truck accidents often result in devastating losses and lives changed forever. A recent accident in New York took the lives of four people who likely never saw it coming.

Birth injuries from forceps rare but serious

A mother or baby in distress during delivery can be a harrowing situation for all involved. The stress level in the delivery room may rise as decisions must be made quickly. At some point, the obstetrician may determine that an emergency cesarean may be necessary, or the doctor may allow the labor to progress with the aid of forceps. If the doctor is skilled and careful, the baby may arrive healthy; however, some doctors in New York cause birth injuries from negligent use of forceps.