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Legal News Archive: November 2014

Amusement Park Accidents: Harvest Carnivals and Bad Bounces

November 28, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Harvest carnivals are thrilling for children, and as parents we enjoy watching our little ones have a great time.  There are costumes and candy and wonderful games, just like when we were kids.  But times change, and there are new things to do every year.  One of the most popular and common of these relatively new activities is the bounce house.

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Workplace Accidents: A Good Deed by Utah

November 26, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Everything must begin somewhere, even in the most unexpected places.  Good news out of Utah is drawing attention to a tragically under-recognized problem that affects certain industries much more than others.  Now, maybe something will be done to protect employees whose companies consistently put them in dangerous situations.

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Bicycle Accidents: A Model Case

November 25, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Being pretty is no protection.  Some people seem to lead charmed lives, as if nothing can ever go wrong for them.  They are rich and attractive.  They have good jobs and wonderful friends.  They have beautiful spouses and take wonderful vacations around the world.  But none of these things offer protection against bad things happening to any of us.

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Drunk Driving: The Unhappiest Widow

November 24, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It should have been the happiest day of his life.  It should have been a new beginning, a day where he and his wife took their first steps into their new shared experience.  It should have been all those things, but bad choices led to a very bad outcome.  Instead of the happiest girl in the world, the new bride was left the unhappiest widow.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents: The Dangerous Comfort of Home

November 21, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When we are out in the community, we tend to be aware of every possible hazard.  We pay extra attention to our children, grabbing them by the hand to cross even the smallest span of parking lot.  We keep an eye out for people who might have bad intentions, and we keep a close eye on any potential environmental dangers.

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Nursing Home Abuse: The Caretaker Mentality

November 20, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

There’s only one good reason to get involved in providing care at your job: that is you are a caring person.  There are other ways to make money.  If your primary motivation isn’t taking care of those in need, then you probably won’t do a very good job.

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School Injuries: A School of No Thought

November 19, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

There is no outrage left. Despite years of proof, including improper maintenance of buses, letting bullies get more and more out of hand, and the fact we are graduating students who are unable to read, we all wanted to believe that schools were basically looking out for our children.  After a terrible tragedy in Georgia, there is no longer any way to believe that.

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Carbon Monoxide: Odorless and Almost Deadly

November 18, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Never jump to conclusions.  We tell ourselves this daily, and yet all too often we still jump to conclusions.  Thankfully a woman in Greeley, Colorado didn’t just jump to conclusions and asked the proper questions before an unimaginable tragedy occurred. Twelve people were sickened and one child was hospitalized, but it could have been much worse after a malfunctioning boiler pumped carbon monoxide into a YMCA.  The gas had built up to deadly levels before the woman, noticing she was becoming ill and weak, convinced her husband to evacuate the building.

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Medical Device Recall: May Cause Death

November 14, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

For once, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) couldn't be more honest.  Granted, it buries the truth in the second sentence of the recall rather than the first.  But there is no arguing with what is written.  "Use of this device may also cause death." 

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Amusement Park and Zoo Accidents: Dangerous Creatures

November 13, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Children love animals.  They especially love wild animals, the kind they can only see in zoos or in the movies.  Watching a lion or a tiger move or eat is a fascinating experience for children, and even adults are impressed to watch these magnificent beasts in action.

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Workplace Accidents: Lasting Responsibility

November 12, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Part time jobs, especially seasonal ones, are often the only entry level positions teenagers can find.  One of the fallouts of the Great Recession was many retirees being forced back to work, and many of the jobs teenagers used to get were filled by people with dozens of years more experience.

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Failure to Diagnose Scoliosis: A Plank to Build On

November 11, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A study performed at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, and published in a recent issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine City, offers exciting news for people suffering from Scoliosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that affects millions of people in the United States.  This affliction is often painful and can be severely debilitating.

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Failure to Diagnose Blood Clots: The Lasting Effects

November 07, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Deep Vein Thrombosis is only now starting to get the attention it deserves, despite the fact that it has been killing and debilitating hundreds of thousands for years. When the medical community ignores terrible illnesses the priority shifts for how to profit from them.  Now, with enough expensive treatments on the market, there is starting to be proper concern.

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Train Accidents: Trained for Rescue

November 05, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The protocol was followed.  When a passenger train broke down near Brentwood, Arkansas in October, a second train was sent out to provide assistance.  The location of the broken down train was communicated, and it should have been as simple as responding to the situation and making sure everyone was safe.  After all, the company had a plan in place to handle situations just like this.

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Jury Awards $2,200,000 to Finz & Finz, P.C. Client against Pediatrician Who Failed to Diagnose Scoliosis

November 05, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

After a two week trial in New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County, on October 28, 2014, a jury found that a Pediatrician was negligent and committed medical malpractice in failing to diagnose scoliosis in a young girl.  The jury awarded the now 17 year-old Plaintiff $2,200,000 in damages.

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Daycare Injuries: If Only They Had Stopped at Fraud

November 04, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It’s a strange sentiment, but defrauding taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars was definitely the least terrible thing a particular chain of daycares was doing in New York City. 

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Lung Cancer: Blaming the Victim

November 03, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It’s easy to blame the victim.  It has become accepted by a large percentage of Americans that those who suffer from lung cancer somehow brought it on themselves, as if a bad habit should be punished with a terrible disease.  There seems to be something wrong with the idea that smoking cigarettes deserves the death penalty.  But even if you accept that idea, there are still thousands of cases of lung cancer suffered by people with no history of those bad habits.

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