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Pittsburgh Girl Who Fell Off Trampoline Fights Paralysis

Pittsburgh Girl Who Fell Off Trampoline Fights Paralysis

| Personal Injury
13-year-old Mary Maloney was an athletically gifted girl before she fell from a trampoline. Now, she lies virtually motionless in a hospital bed and faces an uncertain future. Maloney fell on her head while practicing somersaults. She initially did not feel hurt, but soon lost feeling in much of her body. On her way to…Read the article
Top 3 Most Diagnosed Primary Care Physician Claims

Top 3 Most Diagnosed Primary Care Physician Claims

| Personal Injury
Almost all Primary Care Physicians claim that they listen closely to their patients when they discuss their symptoms. Yet in these circumstances, most doctors only tune in for about eleven seconds. That brief interaction, along with some physician’s “I already know what’s wrong with you” attitude, often sets the stage for medical negligence. Doctors hear…Read the article
Safe (ish) Activities for Your Family During the Pandemic

Safe (ish) Activities for Your Family During the Pandemic

| Coronavirus
Far and away the best way for your family to stay safe and do some activities during the coronavirus pandemic is to stay at home, whether or not such an order is in place. Face masks and social distancing also slow the virus’ spread, but they are not as effective as sheltering in place. But…Read the article
How Do Masks Affect Facial Recognition Technology?

How Do Masks Affect Facial Recognition Technology?

| Personal Injury
Rest assured that Big Brother is still watching you. But, he has a hard time seeing past your surgical or other mask. Before the pandemic, most facial recognition software focused on the entire face. Now, there is a race to create a program which focuses on the area around the eyes. Retinal and other scanners…Read the article
Revel Puts Brakes on NYC Moped Leasing Service

Revel Puts Brakes on NYC Moped Leasing Service

| Personal Injury
The ridesharing company announced it was suspending service in the Big Apple due to issues with “rider accountability and safety measures.” After two Revel riders died in two separate incidents in less than two weeks, New York Mayor Bill deBlasio called the company’s safety record “unacceptable.” “Our people have been talking to Revel, and they’ve…Read the article
Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

| Personal Injury
This question affects many personal injury cases, as over two-thirds of New Yorkers regularly use social media platforms. As outlined below, Facebook posts and other social media posts and likes could have either a positive or negative impact on your claim for damages. So, if you were hurt in an accident, think before you hit…Read the article
Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

| Personal Injury
In a nutshell, the great outdoors (such as camping) are still pretty great, even during coronavirus pandemic, as long as you follow basic safe guidelines. A group of public health physicians rated outdoor camping as a relatively-low 3 on a 10-point risk scale. For comparison, they rated a gym as an 8 and a round…Read the article
What’s In A Name: The Different Types of Hospitals

What’s In A Name: The Different Types of Hospitals

| Medical Malpractice
In some ways, the three types of hospitals are quite different. In other ways, they are very much the same. For one thing, they all have a duty to treat patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Additionally, they all have the same legal responsibilities in terms of patient safety. The first incorporated hospital in…Read the article
Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen in Fall 2020?

Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen in Fall 2020?

| Coronavirus
As the coronavirus crisis continues, a consensus about at least delaying school openings is emerging. New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio recently unveiled a partial reopening plan for fall 2020. The proposal would stagger school openings and incorporate two or three days a week of remote learning. At least right now, this plan is at odds…Read the article
Spate of Attacks Highlights Twitter’s Vulnerability

Spate of Attacks Highlights Twitter’s Vulnerability

| Personal Injury
The largest hack in the platform’s history was just the latest in a long series of incidents. What implications does this lack of security have for ordinary New Yorkers? Hackers recently compromised some of the platform’s largest accounts and used them to promote a Bitcoin donation scam. Twitter is much smaller than Facebook and some…Read the article