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November 2014 Archives

Medical malpractice reform may interest New York doctors

Many New York doctors and other medical professionals go into the field of medicine in order to help people who are sick or injured. They often do everything they can to ensure that procedures are performed the way they are supposed to be. Unfortunately, some patients may feel that a doctor or other hospital staff member did not perform duties to the best of his or her abilities, and that staff member may need to defend against medical malpractice allegations.

Throwing a company holiday party? Please mind these safety tips

Thanksgiving is coming up next week. And although parts of northern New York may be chest-deep in snow right now, the roads will eventually be cleared and people will be in the mood to celebrate the holiday season that runs from Thanksgiving through the end of the year.

At fault in a no-fault state? Cause of fatal crash still unknown

A week after the crash, investigators have a better understanding of a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Rensselaer. Seven cars were involved, most of them parked; in addition to the woman who died, three people suffered injuries. Their condition has not been disclosed. However, police have said that the woman was about eight months pregnant at the time of the crash. A few days after the accident, CBS 6 News in Albany reported that the baby had died as well.

How do I protect my business from winter accident liability?

As winter approaches, so will an increase in ice and snow related accidents. These accidents, of course, are not limited to individuals' personal residences. They occur frequently in parking lots and sidewalks of public establishments, businesses and municipal buildings.

Hospital personnel may be spared lawsuit in Ebola victim's death p2

We have been talking about the tragic death of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebola in early October. The well-publicized details of his care included an emergency room misdiagnosis. Could the emergency room team be held liable for that mistake?

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