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Details Emerge About Deadly Car Wreck

Details Emerge About Deadly Car Wreck

| Personal Injury
As he was fleeing from officers, a Quogue man was driving over 100mph when he crashed head-on into a Prius, according to evidence obtained from the vehicle. The crash killed four people who were inside the Prius. Another passenger was critically injured. According to Village Police Chief Christopher Isola, a Quogue officer spotted a Maxima…Read the article
The Five Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The Five Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is more than a poor result or an unintentional mistake. Instead, medical negligence is a lack of care. Doctors have one of the highest duties of care in New York law. In the words of one legal scholar, their fiduciary duty requires them “to always put the well-being of their patients first and…Read the article
Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, is a claylike mineral that is mined from deep underground. Because of its water resistant properties and softness, it is a flexible mineral that is often utilized in consumer products. Most notably, it is used in talcum powder and cosmetics, such as blush and eyeshadows. Talc has been…Read the article
Does Zantac Have a Cancer-Causing Agent?

Does Zantac Have a Cancer-Causing Agent?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
A Zantac lawsuit is the legal claim for financial compensation by a plaintiff or group of plaintiffs who took the heartburn medication Zantac and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer. Does Zantac have a cancer-causing agent? Zantac and its generic counterpart ranitidine have been found to contain NDMA—a known carcinogen. Studies linked the compound to cancers…Read the article
Does A Language Barrier Affect Your Access to Justice?

Does A Language Barrier Affect Your Access to Justice?

| Personal Injury
Access to women’s health services and polling places have been in the news recently. Access to the court system, although it rarely makes the headlines, might be an even bigger issue. Roughly a fifth of people speak a language other than English when they are at home. This proportion has tripled since the 1980s. Most…Read the article
Is Rikers Island in New York Safe?

Is Rikers Island in New York Safe?

| Civil Rights
All Democrats in the New York City delegation to Congress recently asked President Biden to stop a “humanitarian crisis” on Rikers Island, which they claim Mayor DeBlasio is not adequately addressing. The detention center is already under federal supervision. That monitor recently told a court that Corrections Department officials should complete “basic correction 101” after…Read the article
Baby Deaths Prompt Nationwide Pillow Recall

Baby Deaths Prompt Nationwide Pillow Recall

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Colorado-based Boppy Co. recalled over three million loungers after eight infants died as they rested in the company’s baby furniture products. The affected products are the Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers, Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. According to the government, infants can slip onto their sides or stomachs and suffocate.…Read the article
Lights, Camera, Action in the Operating Room

Lights, Camera, Action in the Operating Room

| Medical Malpractice
Although the proposal has been pending for several years, the fight over AB 863, which would allow patients to record surgical procedures, is just now heating up. Could this progressive proposal spread to other progressive states, like New York? South Korean lawmakers recently passed one of the world’s first laws allowing surveillance cameras in operating…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
Appeals Court Reinstates MTA Access Lawsuit

Appeals Court Reinstates MTA Access Lawsuit

| Personal Injury
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit by disability advocates which claimed that the subway system didn’t provide equal access to everyone, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Earlier, a judge threw out the 2017 lawsuit, after the MTA submitted evidence that subway elevators were accessible over 95 percent of the…Read the article