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The owner or general contractor of a New York construction project can be held liable for a worksite accident under a number of different legal principles. One is what is known as common law negligence. Essentially, the courts have long recognized that a project owner or employer has a basic duty to provide a “safe …

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If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you probably could not care less whether the hospital that mistreated you was privately or publicly owned. Unfortunately, this distinction can make quite a difference when it comes to actually filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York. That is because there are special rules that …

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Diagnostic errors are unfortunately quite common when it comes to detecting cancer in patients. While these errors may be rectified later, any delay in a correct cancer diagnosis can seriously harm a patient. Indeed, a delayed diagnosis often means a delay in starting treatment, which can lead to further complications and potentially death. At the …

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Construction accidents often occur in just a few seconds. But the victims can sustain potentially deadly or life-long consequences as a result of their injuries. So it is critical to hold contractors, subcontractors, and third parties legally accountable when their negligence leads to a preventable construction accident. Indeed, it is important to remember that construction …

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Personal injury cases in New York are based on a defendant owing some legal duty of care towards the plaintiff. For example, a business that opens its premises to the public owes a certain duty of care to keep the property in reasonably safe condition. And someone who operates a motor vehicle owes a duty …

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Wrongful death lawsuits provide critical support to certain family members who have lost a loved one in either an accident or a violent attack. At Powers & Santola, LLP, our goal is to obtain as much compensation as possible for lost services, loss of financial support, and other damages. However, one impediment to receiving maximum …

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Construction accidents are often the result of negligence and an inadequate focus on safety. Some accidents, however, stem from violent attacks. Indeed, about 9% of workplace deaths are the result of violent attacks, and thousands of workers are injured each year in violent confrontations. Attacks at construction sites are increasing. What can you do if …

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Painting might seem like one of the least dangerous jobs on a construction site. Typically coming in only at the tail end of a construction job, painters nonetheless confront many of the same hazards as other workers. They can fall off ladders or scaffolding, and workplace safety might become laxer as the project nears completion. …

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Dementia is increasingly common in the United States. Thanks to continued improvements in medical care, people are living longer. And many dementias increase in prevalence as people age. According to the Centers of Disease Control, the number of Americans with dementia is expected to almost triple by 2060. Dementia is a medical term for impairments …

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