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Settlement for New York worker killed by crane accident

When a worker is killed on the job, it is always a tragedy. To learn that the death was preventable, however, is much more painful for that worker's surviving family members to accept. This appears to be the case for the family of a worker who was killed by a tractor crane back in 2012. The worker was working under the crane when the operator began to swing the boom into place. The wire snapped and the boom collapsed the roof deck, which then rained concrete and steel down on the victim. The cable was badly frayed before the accident, according to inspectors, and they decided that the company had not paid enough attention to the safety requirements. The family felt that the construction company got away with murdering their son, but they just accepted a settlement for $1 million. As part of the settlement the company was not required to admit any wrongdoing, even after the investigation. Oftentimes, work injuries are usually ignored or belittled by workers, especially in the field of construction. But, crane accidents or falling objects at construction sites can cause too significant an injury to ignore. When one happens, the company should compensate the worker for the injuries. However, if a death is caused or a severe injury is involved the company may not admit liability. If that happens, New York City construction accident attorneys are usually brought in to try to settle with the employer or insurance company. That way, the family and the victim can focus on physical and emotional recovery.

New York woman suffers from faked surgery

For any New York City resident who has had to undergo a surgery, the experience of just having to go under is harrowing enough. However, one recent story of what a woman suffered is likely enough to put even a New York City medical malpractice lawyer on edge. The resident stated that she went in for surgery on her right shoulder in 2005 but then the pain never subsided. She was prescribed medication and physical therapy and then finally, another surgery by a doctor who she worked with, someone she had known for more than eight years and had been friendly with. That same doctor recommended a second surgery in 2009. However, she went for a second opinion on the surgery after the pain got worse and then she got a third opinion. The third doctor finally explained why the pain was so intense- not because of surgical mistakes or surgical negligence, but because there was no operation in the first place. He discovered this because allegedly, a bone had been trimmed by two centimeters but no bone had been removed. The doctor stated he'd already seen at least 12 former patients of the doctor who was supposed to perform a surgery but failed to do so. The specific doctor currently has over 260 civil lawsuits against him and a criminal investigation. Though faked surgeries are extremely rare, they also can be difficult to spot. However, if it is found that a surgery was faked a suit may need to be brought quickly against the doctor. The reason is, the statute of limitations may have already been running for the injury, particularly if that injury had already been re-examined since the alleged surgery. As such, it is often necessary to seek an opinion on it as quickly as possible. That way, the doctor who performed the alleged surgery can be held responsible.

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