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New York Medical Malpractice: What is a Birth Injury?

Parents have the fair and reasonable expectation that obstetricians (OB/GYNs), nurses, and other medical professionals will do all they can to ensure that birth is as safe as possible. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, infants are harmed as a result of the negligence of medical providers or healthcare professionals. Through a birth injury claim,...

New Smart Traffic Signals Proposed for Amherst, NY—Hopes for Pedestrian Improved Pedestrian Safety, But Fears Over Privacy

According to reporting from The Buffalo News, Amherst Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa recently introduced a plan to bring smart traffic signals to the town. The goal is to better manage traffic flow and, even more importantly, improve pedestrian safety. However, some Amherst residents have raised questions about their right to privacy. Here, our Buffalo pedestrian...

Brain Injury Claims and Future Medical Care: What You Need to Know

Recovering from a brain injury can be a long, difficult process. The adverse effects could even be permanent. An important part of any personal injury claim is ensuring that future medical costs and necessary rehabilitative treatment are properly considered.  You should never agree to settle a serious injury claim without a comprehensive treatment plan that...

Can I Still Bring a Mesothelioma Claim If the Responsible Company Went Out of Business?

As explained by the New York State Department of Health, the rate of mesothelioma exploded in our state in the 1970s and 1980s. The majority of these increased incidents of mesothelioma were linked to long-term asbestos exposure—often in the workplace. Sadly, many companies negligently exposed their workers to conditions that they knew or should have...

What is the Average Wrongful Death Settlement in New York?

There is nothing more heartbreaking or devastating than losing a loved one in an accident—especially one that should have been prevented. Under New York law (EPT § 5-4.1), the personal representative of the victim can hold the responsible party liable through a wrongful death claim. While no amount of compensation can ever make up for...

Can I Sue a Dentist for Medical Malpractice in New York?

Yes. Dentists and dental hygienists owe a duty of care to their patients. If they cause harm by providing substandard professional care, then they can be held liable for the resulting damages through a malpractice claim. Unfortunately, dental malpractice is a serious issue. According to statistics from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), dental malpractice...

Will My Personal Injury Claim Go to Trial

If you were hurt in an accident in Western New York, you may be wondering: Is my personal injury case going to go to court? The answer is “probably not”—while a trial is always a possibility, most personal injury claims are resolved outside of the courtroom. That being said, it is still crucial that you...

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