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Legal News Archive: March 2015

Train Accidents: A Train of Thought

March 31, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Guard rails exist for a reason.  Warning systems exist for a reason.  Computer monitored braking systems exist for a reason.  Track warnings exist for a reason.  In fact, all of these things exist for the same reason, to keep people in trains safe.  But despite these safety measures, terrible things can still happen, especially when safety protocols aren’t followed.

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Coronary Artery Disease: The Heart of the Matter

March 30, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A study published on the website of the National Center for Biotechnology Information stands to upend everything we thought we knew about Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).  If the study is verified by other doctors and researchers, most of the causes commonly associated with CAD are not actually responsible for the devastating disease.

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Medical Malpractice and Diabetes: Not So Fast

March 27, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It’s so easy to point the finger.  As diabetes rates continue to rise in the United States, both among adults and children, so many people chalk it all up to the American diet.  We eat too many carbs.  We eat fast food too much.  We drink too much soda.  As far as some people are concerned, diabetics are to blame for their condition.

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Workplace Accidents: Over and Over Again

March 26, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Two years and a major fine later, it is difficult to know for certain whether anything has changed.  When OSHA inspected Gateway Extrusions in 2013, they found a number of serious safety issues.  The most dangerous of these were:

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Hospital Malpractice: The Worst is Over

March 25, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The worst is over.  At least that is what you tell yourself.  If you suffer significant trauma that requires amputation, you convince yourself that at least the worst part has passed.  Now you can start the process of healing, both your body and your mind.

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Product Liability and Recalls: A Scanner Darkly

March 24, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

For twenty years they’ve been on the market.  For twenty years they’ve appeared on television and in movies, and even people who have never experienced an MRI firsthand still have a basic understanding of the machines.  One of the most important rules, one that almost everybody knows, is how important it is that the person undergoing the scan not wear any jewelry or other metal objects.

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Pedestrian Accidents: Controversy on the Street

March 23, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

New York City sometimes seems to be the center of the world, and because of that status, little things can be amplified.  Sometimes it seems like everything has to be a controversy, just so the newspapers have something to talk about.  But something as simple as pedestrian safety shouldn’t be controversial.

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Daycare Injuries: A Front for Illegal Activity?

March 20, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

There’s always at least a little bit of worry when we drop our children off at daycare.  Though we have done everything we can to make sure the daycare is a safe place staffed by friendly and knowledgeable people, there is really no way to be certain that everything is actually on the up and up.

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CT Scans: Know the Risks

March 19, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Consumer Reports has finally addressed a long-standing problem within the medical field.  For too many years, doctors have ordered a large number of CT scans for a wide variety of potential conditions.  This type of scan, though useful from a diagnostic perspective, is not without risks, including the fact that large doses of radiation can lead to the patient suffering a variety of cancers.

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Failure to Diagnose: Moyamoya

March 17, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A profile in a British newspaper is drawing attention to a rare, but devastating, illness.  Claris Diaz, now in her mid-30s, first realized something was wrong when she suffered a series of minor strokes in her childhood.  Doctors were baffled, and she began to hide her symptoms for fear of what she might learn if she shared them.

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Hospital Malpractice: Outbreak

March 13, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Multiple stories from major news outlets are finally drawing attention to terrifying outbreaks of a drug-resistant infection that has killed or sickened hundreds.  The most recent outbreak in California at the University of California Los Angeles is just the newest epidemic to be associated with the same device.

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Hospital Malpractice: Taking the Fall

March 11, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The Wexner Medical School at the Ohio State University is trying to address a tragically under-recognized health issue.  Despite the number of serious falls at hospitals and other medical facilities increasing at an incredible rate (150 percent increase in the last few years), few facilities are doing anything to address this major problem.

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Medication Errors: Researching Fraud

March 09, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A terrifying article in Slate magazine goes to the very core of problems with American medicine.  Charles Seife, a university professor, and his students, went through the database of the FDA inspection files to determine just how common medical malfeasance is.  Not only did they find countless examples of doctors being responsible for death and dismemberment, but they discovered a pervasive issue that allows dangerous medications to become available to the public when they should not be.

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Finz & Finz, P.C. Wins Motion in Premises Liability Case

March 06, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

In a personal injury action stemming from a trip and fall on steps at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, defendant made a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the steps did not constitute a dangerous condition and that plaintiff should have seen the steps because they were open and obvious. 

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Lung Cancer: A Breath of Fresh Air

March 05, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

We all know about breathalyzers. They exist to make sure that drunk drivers don’t drive drunk, either as an interlock device for repeat offenders, or as a method for police to measure Blood Alcohol Level and make sure dangerous drivers stay off the streets.  Drunk drivers are responsible for thousands of deaths and millions of dollars in damages every year.

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Dog Bites: A Well-Trained Dog is No Guarantee

March 04, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Many people insist their dogs are friendly and well-trained, and there is no risk at all to have children around them.  Pet owners insist their animals have never been aggressive toward anyone, and that the uncomfortable feeling large dog get around small children is unreasonable.  People insist that few dogs are actually dangerous.  People are often wrong.

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Finz & Finz, P.C. Wins Motion Dismissing Defendants’ Appeal of a Seven Figure Medical Malpractice Verdict

March 03, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

After a two-week trial, Finz & Finz, P.C. obtained a seven figure verdict on behalf of a client who was injured as a result of medical malpractice that occurred during the course of a cardiac catheterization procedure. 

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Failure to Diagnose: Childhood Diseases and PTSD

March 02, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A greatest fear for many parents is for something terrible to happen to their children.  There are so many things that can go wrong, it can be difficult not to dwell on all the awful events that could seriously injure or even kill children.  No matter how healthy a child seems, those thoughts can be unshakeable.

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