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Melatonin Overdoses Spike Among New York Kids

Melatonin Overdoses Spike Among New York Kids

| Opioid Crisis
Mostly because of the mental effects on COVID-19 lockdowns, melatonin poisoning incidents have increased 600 percent. Sales of melatonin, a hormone which regulates the body’s natural sleep cycle, have increased 150 percent since 2016. Mostly because of impure ingredients in many melatonin pills, several countries, not including the United States, have banned over-the-counter melatonin sales.…Read the article
Judge Rules Immunity Doesn’t Apply in New York Nursing Home

Judge Rules Immunity Doesn’t Apply in New York Nursing Home

| Medical Malpractice
Earlier this month, Erie County Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Ogden rejected a nursing home’s movement to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the estate of a woman who died in care during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nursing home’s lawyers argued that the nursing home was immune from litigation under an immunity law…Read the article
What You Need to Know: Justice for Nursing Home Victims Act

What You Need to Know: Justice for Nursing Home Victims Act

| Napoli Shkolnik News
As of October 2021, over 15,000 residents of Nursing Homes died of Covid-19. At the same time, immunity laws were passed, and since repealed, which attempted to bar families grieving the loss of loved ones from filing wrongful death cases against these same nursing homes. Now, a proposed new law may allow these families of…Read the article
NY Nursing Home COVID Controversy Continues

NY Nursing Home COVID Controversy Continues

| Personal Injury
Largely depending on your perspective, nursing home data recently provided by the New York State Health Department either exonerates these facilities or condemns them. Coronavirus was “a perfect storm” for nursing homes, explained UMass Professor William Miller. “You have extremely vulnerable residents living in a congregate setting being served by people who come in from…Read the article
Safety Issues for Labor Day 2021

Safety Issues for Labor Day 2021

| Personal Injury
The COVID-19 delta variant has cast a shadow over many plans for the long holiday weekend in September 2021. A fourth of travelers have changed their destinations, and many people have eschewed flying for driving. Our New York personal injury attorneys obtain the compensation injury victims need and deserve, whether they are close to home…Read the article
Can You Sue for Nursing Home Negligence During the Pandemic

Can You Sue for Nursing Home Negligence During the Pandemic

| Medical Malpractice
The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating effect on millions of people around the world but was especially fatal for those living in nursing homes. Older people and those with preexisting conditions are more vulnerable to the virus and their cases are often more severe. As a result, hundreds of nursing homes experienced widespread outbreaks among…Read the article
Stay Safe Over the Holiday Weekend

Stay Safe Over the Holiday Weekend

| Personal Injury
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the state was ending most coronavirus restrictions in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend. California, a similar move at about the same time. Coronavirus vaccines and protective measures have reduced this disease to a few pockets, mostly in overseas countries. But other risks, which most of…Read the article
Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

| Coronavirus
A CVS employee is in hot water after he allegedly swiped some sixty COVID-19 vaccination cards. He planned to sell some of them and “share them with family members and friends, so that they could go into venues and possibly even use them at schools.” This arrest is a sign of a growing trend. Authorities…Read the article
Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

| Personal Injury
New York nursing home patients are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in droves. But the coronavirus-induced nursing home crisis might be entering a new phase. New York’s vacancy rate is three times higher now that it was before the pandemic. Many nursing home residents died during the height of the pandemic, and “building that population back is…Read the article
What Happens If I’m Injured As I Work From Home?

What Happens If I’m Injured As I Work From Home?

| Personal Injury
Work From Home has allowed many people to avoid dangers associated with coronavirus. But the Work From Home push has had some unintended consequences. For example, remote workers are at risk for Computer Vision Syndrome. Long hours in front of a screen with few breaks could eventually cause blindness. There is increased risk for trauma…Read the article