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Bicyclist Death Caused by Speeding Prompts Advocacy Work

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Calls for Speeding Enforcement Expansion After Brooklyn Teen Bicyclist Killed by Speeding Driver According to a recent article in Streets Blog NYC, Brooklyn elected officials are calling on the state of New York to take steps to prevent bicyclist and pedestrian deaths caused by speeding. The outcry arose after a 14-year-old Brooklyn delivery cyclist was… Read More

How to Handle a Hit-and-Run Personal Injury Accident

How to Handle a Hit And Run - How to Handle a Hit-and-Run Personal Injury Accident

Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, or what’s more commonly called a ‘hit and run’, can be a serious offense that can even result in criminal charges. When any kind of auto accident occurs involving a car, truck, motorcycle, or even bicycle, most state laws demand that the people involved follow set procedures… Read More

Opioid Addictions and Post-Surgical Negligence

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Can Prescribing Opioids After Surgery Rise to the Level of Medical Negligence? Many people know that there is an opioid epidemic in the country and that thousands are dying as a result of opioid overdoses. Can those deaths ever be a result of medical malpractice? According to a recent article from National Public Radio, some… Read More

Motorcycle Injuries are More Severe than We Thought

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Severity of Motorcycle Crash Injuries For years, researchers have studied the severity of motorcycle accidents in comparison to injuries sustained by motor vehicle occupants in similar crashes. As a result of these studies, we know that motorcyclists are at greater risks of sustaining life-threatening and fatal injuries in collisions than are occupants of cars and… Read More

Defining and Preventing Elder Abuse in New York

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To Prevent Nursing Home Abuse, We Need Better Definitions and More Awareness How does New York define the “elder” in elder abuse? According to a recent article in Long Island Business News, one of the problems of addressing elder abuse as well as nursing home abuse in New York is the difficulty of a specific… Read More

Difficulty of Preventing Drowsy Driving Accidents

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Drowsy Driving Legislation in New York and New Jersey May Not Curb Accidents Why is it so hard to prevent drowsy driving accidents? According to a recent article in USA Today, New York is one of the several states in which drowsy driving legislation has been introduced, and one of only two states in 2017… Read More

Truck Accident Sleep Apnea Rule Withdrawn

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Proposed Rule Designed to Prevent Trucking Accidents Due to Sleep Apnea Canceled Many safety advocates suggest that sleep apnea plays a significant role in trucking accidents caused by drowsy or fatigued driving. If we want to prevent truck crashes and serious personal injuries, we need to take sleep apnea seriously. However, according to a recent… Read More

NYU and Columbia Address Youth Football Brain Injury Risks and Safety

Youth Football Brain Injury Risks and Safety

Increasing Talk of Serious Brain Injuries Means Parents Have to Make Decisions About Their Kids and Football In order to educate parents about the dangers of youth football as well as important safety practices, Kids & Pros, an organization made up in part of former NFL players, offers free youth football safety clinics to kids… Read More

More Than One Out of Five Patients Experiences a Medical Error

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Study Says More than 20% of Patients Experience Medical Mistakes How often do medical errors occur? Many New Yorkers might know that medical mistakes are responsible for a high number of deaths in the state and throughout the country. As an NPR report noted last year, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in… Read More

New Study Cites GPS in Distracted Driving Accidents

New Study Cites SatNav Systems in Distracted Driving Accidents

Are More Distracted Driving Crashes Happening Because of Satellite Navigation Systems? Do you use your SatNav, or satellite navigation system, while driving? If you do, you are not alone. While navigation systems can be very beneficial, it is important to recognize that this practice can be extremely dangerous and can result in a severe or… Read More