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Jaroslawicz & Jaros, PLLC

Prevent Animal Attacks: Message of National Dog Bite Prevention Week

In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) released a report ranking the top 25 cities nationwide for dog-bite attacks on USPS workers. Unfortunately, New York is well represented on the list. According to the postal service, Brooklyn, New York, ranks 13th; Buffalo, New York, ranks 18th; Jamaica, New York, ranks 23rd; and Rochester, New York, ranks 25th. The USPS is quick to point out that it is not only letter carriers that fall victim to dog bite attacks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites each year. Of that number, more than half are children. Further, between 12 and 20 deaths occur each year due to dog bites. Owners of dogs may be found liable for these injuries, particularly if victims are injured on the premises of the dog owner. To prevent dog attacks nationwide, the USPS, medical groups, veterinarians and the insurance industry are working together to educate people about animal attacks during National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Every year these groups emphasize that dog owners need to practice responsible pet ownership and that there are steps people can take to prevent dog attacks. To avoid dog attacks, it is important to take precautions such as:

Number of Dependent Newborns Grows Due to Prescription Drugs

In a study recently released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers found evidence to suggest that more babies are being born addicted to opiates than ever before. In fact, the findings were so dramatic that the lead author of the study called the problem a public health epidemic. In the study, researchers reviewed the birth records from more than 4,000 hospitals across the United States from the years 2000 to 2009. In that 10-year period, the researchers discovered the number of U.S. babies born with signs of addiction tripled from one in every 1,000 in the year 2000 to three in every 1,000 in 2009. That means an addicted baby is born every hour. Some medical professionals have been quick to point out that babies cannot be born addicted. Rather, they are born with bodies dependent on the drugs their mothers used during pregnancy. However, others believe doctors and potential medical malpractice is a major contributor to the problem. Some physicians may too easily prescribe powerful painkillers such as:

Medical Malpractice May Lead to Brain Injury in Patients

Most often, brain injury occurs as the result of head trauma. However, not all brain injuries are caused by car, workplace or sports accidents. In fact, too often brain injury can be attributed to medical errors. Known as medical malpractice or negligence, the action or inaction of medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other practitioners can lead to lifelong challenges or even patient death. Medical malpractice covers a wide spectrum of traumas that can include:

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