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Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • New York City Ferry Crash Leaves at Least 57 Injured

    A New York bound ferry crashed into a dock in Lower Manhattan earlier this week, leaving at least 57 injured. The ferry is a daily ferry operated by Seastreak that has a capacity of approximately 400 passengers. The cause of the ferry accident is still unknown at this time, as is the full extent of the damage. However, breaking CNN News reports that there are at least 57-injured as a result of the ...
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  • Elderly Deaths by Bed Rails Prompt Federal Investigation

    New York personal injury attorneys have learned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched a federal investigation into the deaths of dozens of elderly people killed due to problems relating to bed rails. These devices are intended to help prevent people from falling out of the bed. However, what’s often happening is people are getting their heads caught either in between the rails ...
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  • Gas Grill Injury & Burn Injuries in NYC

    In December, ESPN Anchor Hannah Storm was cooking dinner on a propane gas grill in her home when she noticed that the grill had gone out. Storm went to relight the grill, triggering an explosion so loud her neighbor thought a tree had fallen on the house. The grill doors blew off and a ball of fire exploded in Storm’s face, causing her to suffer first and second degree burns on the face and neck. ...
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  • New York City Hospitals: Better Care Not Just About Fewer Malpractice Suits

    Towards the end of December 2012, WNYC published an article indicating that New York City hospitals had been effective at reducing medical malpractice claims and settlement costs. According to the article, the number of lawsuits filed against the city’s public hospitals in the prior 10 years had dropped by 28 percent and the dollar amounts paid out to patients had decreased from $195 million in ...
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  • Murray Hill Ceiling Collapse Injures Three Workers

    On January 8, 2013, NY1 reported that a ceiling collapsed in a historic building in Manhattan’s Murray Hill section. The building was undergoing renovations at the time of the collapse. Unfortunately, this is not the first incident of a ceiling collapse in recent years, but it is the most recent example of the potential dangers presented by older buildings throughout the city. Our New York City ...
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