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A brief explanation of failure to diagnose

Medical malpractice is a wide ranging issue that many patients face for one reason or another. Medical malpractice can occur without notice and to anyone receiving medical care. It doesn't only happen when a person goes under the knife or laser for some form of surgical procedure. Here is a brief explanation of failure to diagnose in New York.

Professionals in the medical world can be held liable if the failure to diagnose, or the delay in a diagnosis, causes an injury to a patient. Medical professionals can also be held liable if the failure or delay in diagnosis leads to a patient's disease progressing to a point past where it would have progressed if a timely diagnosis was issued.

What is negligence?

In almost any type of personal injury lawsuit, a major part of winning your case is proving the defendant acted negligently, thereby causing you harm. Showing negligence can involve complex legal arguments as well as close analysis of the specific facts of your case.

A brief overview of the concept of negligence in personal injury cases can help you get a better general understanding. As always, consulting a qualified attorney is the best way to understand your own situation.

How do I prevent accidents at a construction site?

Working on a construction site is inherently dangerous, even for the safest of workers. Employees can take safety into their own hands each time they set foot onto the site in an effort to prevent accidents. So, how can you prevent accidents at your construction site?

One of the best ways to prevent construction accidents is to hold daily meetings about safety. Even if the meetings become redundant, they are getting the point across regarding worker safety. These meetings should cover changing regulations, safety equipment, proper safety procedures and much more.

How to avoid pedestrian accidents in New York

Pedestrians are everywhere in New York. No matter where you turn, pedestrians can be seen. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get around the city, which is why the streets and sidewalks are flooded with people. When you combine this with heavy vehicle traffic in the city, you are likely to have pedestrian accidents. Here are some tips for avoiding such accidents.

Being a pedestrian in a large city is convenient, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. Pedestrians should cross only at crosswalks, specifically marked ones, in an effort to make themselves as visible as possible. Follow all the traffic signals and never cross against the light as it's possible a car or truck could come barreling through the intersection.

How can you keep your teen safe from car accidents?

Car accidents are the leading cause of teen deaths in New York. On top of an already frightening statistic, AAA reports that summer has the highest fatality rates for teen drivers. Teens have more time and freedom during the summer months and end up spending more hours behind the wheel with friends. As a parent, what can you do to keep them safe during these long summer days?

Chances are that you are not going to always be with your teen while they are driving. But you can take several steps to help keep them safe.

5 ways negligence may be involved in a nursing home fall

Your loved one slips and falls in a nursing home. He or she is seriously injured. You want to seek compensation, but you're not sure if you can. After all, aren't falls just a realistic risk with the elderly?

They are, but that doesn't mean you can't seek compensation. If the nursing home was negligent, your loved one may still have a right to compensation, especially when facing medical bills and life-changing injuries. After all, the nursing home has a duty of care to the residents, and, while the staff can't prevent all accidents, they must try to create a safe space.

2.7 Million More Takata Airbags Recalled. What Do You Need to Do?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just announced that new testing has prompted Takata Corporation, the maker of millions of recalled vehicle air bag deflators, to label an additional 2.7 million defective. The faulty air bag deflators are found in Ford, Nissan and Mazda vehicles.

According to Reuters, defective airbag inflators manufactured by Takata are already linked to 17 deaths and over 180 injuries around the world. The total number of recalled inflators is expected to reach 125 million worldwide, with over 60 million of those in cars in the U.S. The new testing done by NHTSA affects driver-side airbags manufactured between 2012 and 2015.

Scaffolding Falls Strike Again

Falls remain one of the most common construction site accidents leading to injury or accidental death. Unfortunately, such an accident claimed the life of a 62-year-old construction worker working at the Hudson Yards on June 5. The man fell 10 stories when the 16th floor platform he had been working on gave way. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Ironically, he had been working to build a "cocooning system," which is designed to help prevent falls.

According to OSHA, 65 percent of construction workers work on scaffolding every year. And according to 2003 and 2004 private sector data, those workers suffer approximately 4,500 injuries each year, and more than 60 die from scaffolding-related accidents. Many of these accidents occur as a result of:

Does a Construction Boom Mean Worker Doom?

Q: Has a decrease in safety inspections caused an increase in New York construction accident cases? Like a parade of pallbearers, construction workers gathered recently at a non-union construction site carrying black coffin-shaped boxes on their shoulders to insist on better safety measures on New York City's construction sites. The rally was at least partially in response to the progressive decline in safety inspections and the corresponding jump in construction-related fatalities both in New York City and in New York State as a whole. A recent report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health for the period 2011-2015 found the following pertinent statistical trends:

Attorneys Help Victims Avoid Roadblocks in a Hit-and-Run Accident

Q: What should I do if I can't obtain an accident report from my pedestrian accident?

In New York, automobile accidents are common. In most cases, the parties involved stay at the scene, exchange information, and await the arrival of the authorities. Sometimes however, one party - - usually the one at fault - - may flee the scene leaving dead victims or people with personal injuries behind. When you've been injured by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of someone else, you may commence a personal injury action to recover the damages you sustained as a result of the accident. While each case is different, damages generally include current and future lost income, medical expenses related to the accident, anticipated future rehabilitation costs or medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, and more. But it isn't enough to suffer serious injuries. You must be able to prove that the other person caused those injuries. In the case of a hit-and-run accident, the victim begins at a point of disadvantage. First, the victim may be hospitalized for those serious injuries. She may or may not have --or be able to relay to the police-- any helpful information about the driver that hit her. Were there witnesses to the accident? Was there a police report? Was there an investigation? In any automobile accident, but particularly a hit-and-run situation, time is the enemy of the victim. If an investigation is not handled promptly and appropriately, important evidence to help prove the victims case might be lost forever. These are just some of the reasons why it's important for anyone who is seriously injured in an accident to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Doing so will enable you to have an advocate on your side who will fight for your rights and attempt to maximize your recovery. Your attorney will be able to access important reports, including police reports, and will reconstruct the accident and interview any necessary parties before they forget important details or disappear. One case that illustrates the importance of hiring a personal injury attorney immediately after an accident is the case of a Fordham University student who was struck by a minivan in mid-December while crossing the street. She was "sent skidding dozens of feet along the road" as her sister and friends looked on and she suffered extensive injuries, including a fractured pelvis in seven places. Since the victim was in ICU, her stepfather reportedly reached out later that day to the local police to get a copy of the police report from the accident, where witnesses reportedly took photos of the license plate of the hit-and-run driver. The step-dad alleges that the police initially denied a record of any accident and then refused to give any details claiming only the victim herself could get information. Frustrated with an apparent run around, the man says he sought and viewed video surveillance tapes from nearby businesses and had a judge friend intervene to get some answers. Thereafter, a police report did materialize, but it was reportedly written "as if the driver remained on the scene" and it curiously contained summaries from the victim--who the step-dad and sister claim never spoke to the police. The mystery continued as the stepfather learned that the driver of the minivan reportedly called "called 911, said he was worried for his safety, drove off and then returned to the accident". He was not charged with leaving the scene. The step-dad's time-consuming investigation continues. When a loved one is seriously injured, you should be able to focus your attention on their recovery rather than on attempting to conduct your own investigation and navigating potential or actual road blocks to the truth. A personal injury attorney can take that burden from your shoulders so you can focus on your loved one. If you or a loved one has been injured in any kind of accident that was not your fault, the personal injury attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros can help. Call us for a free consultation at 212-227-2780.  From our Manhattan offices, we've been representing clients throughout New York and nationwide for over 40 years

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