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Hit and Run Accidents Leave Evidence Behind

October 16, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A woman in Milford, Connecticut is facing charges following an October 1st, 2017 hit and run accident.  Hit and run accidents can be very difficult for police to investigate, but in this situation, determining the vehicle involved was easy because the woman left the bumper of her car behind when she fled.  When police confronted her, she admitted to being the driver and was arrested.

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What to Know About Parking Lot Carnivals

October 12, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It has only been a few months since the terrible accident at the Ohio State Fair, but already memories of that awful tragedy are beginning to fade.  People are flocking back to amusement parks, State Fairs, and other places where thrill rides are offered.  Many of these are static locations, such as Disneyland or the Six Flags parks.  Some, like State Fairs, travel but stay in each location for multiple days or even weeks.  But there are other purveyors of these attractions that are much more mobile.

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Instagram and Plastic Surgeons Not a Good Combination

October 11, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Plastic surgery is a cut-throat business, with thousands of practitioners competing for customers.  Generating business is the key to generating revenue, and many plastic surgeons are motivated as much by their bottom line as by a desire to help people.  This is not true of all of them.  Some plastic surgeons specialize in reconstruction of facial abnormalities such as cleft palates, and many of them don’t even need to advertise.  But a profit motive is common.

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Missed Heart Attack Diagnoses Still Far Too Common

October 10, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

For years the media has been reporting on missed heart attacks, where a heart attack occurs but is not diagnosed for hours, days, or even weeks.  These episodes are particularly worrisome because prompt treatment is so important for positive outcomes in the case of cardiac arrest or other cardiovascular events. 

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Prompt Treatment Lacking at Some Medical Facilities

October 06, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It’s been over three years since Angel Rivera was left to die in the waiting room of the ER at Lincoln Hospital in New York.  On July 19th, 2014, Mr. Rivera was brought in after suffering a head injury.  Head injuries are recognized by medical professionals as particularly dangerous, in part because so many symptoms can be hidden until it is too late, and because of the high likelihood of death or disability if prompt treatment doesn’t take place.  This is particularly true of brain bleeds and subdural hematomas, which may have few if any visible signs.

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Bullying at the Next Level Puts Children at Risk

October 05, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Bullying has become an epidemic in American schools.  Every day, hundreds of thousands of students are subjected to humiliating experiences by their classmates or, in some cases, by teachers and administrators.  Though steps are being taken nationwide to address this issue, many school districts and individual schools are woefully behind the times in instituting common sense precautions to minimize the effects of bullying.

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Unsafe Tour Bus Practices Post Danger to Passengers

October 02, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

If you were to sit down and design the most unsafe situation for a passenger on a tour bus, you would look at three things: the driver, the bus, and the environment.  Evaluating each, you would determine what details each might possess that would increase the risk of a dangerous accident occurring.  And, even if you tried, you might fail to create a situation as dangerous as the one that left 3 dead and 18 injured in New York City on September 18, 2017.

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Uber Fails to Pose Driver Limitations

September 29, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The role of driver fatigue in increasing the risk of motor vehicle accidents is well established.  The more tired a driver is, the more likely it is they will be involved in a crash.  Because of this, more and more businesses that employ drivers have begun to crack down on the amount of time an individual spends behind the wheel.

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Incident at Long Island Festival

September 28, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

At least one woman is seriously injured after a Humvee plowed into a crowd at a Long Island Food Festival. The incident took place on September 23rd, 2017, when a display vehicle slipped gear and ran into a group of people who had gathered at the Long Island Bacon Bash.  The full extent of injuries is not yet known.

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Crackdown Attempts on Medical Fads

September 27, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Selling false hope to people suffering from significant medical issues is nothing new.  “Snake oil salesmen” traveled the Old West, peddling miracle cures that were often little more than alcohol mixed with whatever random substances the salesman had.  These “cures” never actually cured anything, but they made the huckster enough money to get by.

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The Importance of IV Monitoring

September 25, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

IV infiltration is insidious.  Many times, the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are completely unaware it has happened until serious damage has been done to the patient.  IV infiltration occurs when the IV fluids being administered leak into surrounding tissue either due to a misplaced IV or because the IV becomes dislodged.

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Crossing Guard Injuries Underline Pedestrian Risks

September 22, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Crossing guards have a lot of safety advantages that ordinary pedestrians do not.  Armed with stop signs and bright safety vests, and usually manning clearly marked crosswalks during school hours, crossing guards expect that most drivers will be going approximately 15 miles per hour and will be on the lookout for people crossing the street.

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Amtrak Accident Drive Dismissed on Charges

September 20, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The criminal justice system is depended upon to provide justice for the American people.  Whatever the crime and whoever the criminal, the system is supposed to be fair and impartial, and is supposed to make sure that the guilty are punished and the innocent go free.  But sometimes, relying only on the criminal justice system just does not work.

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Statins Increase Diabetes Risk Substantially in Older Women

September 18, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The link between statins and diabetes has been well-established for years now, but most studies have focused on the general population, without recognizing gender differences and the biological changes the body undergoes as we age.  Recent studies have begun to zero in on individual population cohorts, and we are beginning to understand that statins are particularly dangerous for certain people.

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Devastating Effects of Hurricane Irma on Nursing Homes Residents

September 15, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A harrowing story out of Florida is drawing attention to nursing home neglect.  Six people are dead and one hundred more could suffer heat related illnesses after a Hollywood, Florida nursing home’s power failed.  Though the facility had a generator, it was either broken, was not fueled, or was never turned on.

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Death Rate from Colon Cancer Trending Upwards in Young Men

September 14, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The New York Times is reporting that younger men are increasingly dying from colon cancer.  For the last year, scientific studies have indicated again and again that the incidence rate of colon cancer in this cohort was increasing, but doctors had theorized that this could have been the result of better screening processes detecting more cases early rather than an actual increase in number of cases.  But a rising death rate indicates there is more going on than just better diagnostics.

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Delay of Safety Rules Leaves Workers at Risk

September 13, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The EPA has failed to proceed with implementation and enforcement of an administrative rule designed to lessen the likelihood and impact of chemical explosions and toxic chemical releases from chemical factories.  The rule, EO 13650, was finalized on January 13th, 2017, but has been targeted for a two year delay by EPA head Scott Pruitt.

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No Excuse for Driver Fatigue

September 12, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Driving while tired poses significant risks, both to the person suffering from fatigue and to the other drivers on the road.  Fatigue has been shown to have as significant an effect on reaction times as alcohol.  A person who has not slept in 24 hours is as dangerous a driver as a person with a blood alcohol level sufficient to be arrested for extreme DUI.

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Forced Move After Elopement a Nursing Home Concern

September 11, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A nursing home in Hartford, Connecticut is one of many being fined for mistreatment of patients or violation of rules.  The fine was levied after the facility moved a patient without notifying her spouse.  The patient’s husband had protested the move because the new facility was too far away for him to be able to visit regularly.

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Added Insurance for Keeping Children Safe at School

September 08, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Student Insurance Plans for elementary through high school age students are not an entirely new invention, but the fact some school districts are starting to act as a go-between for these insurance companies is new.  There has been no widespread attempt to determine just how common it has become for schools to offer these types of policies, but a cursory search of the internet indicates they are becoming more and more common.

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