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Legal News Archive: August 2015

Not All Car Accidents and Rear-End Collisions are the Same

August 28, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

There are a variety of different types of car accidents, including T-bone accidents, rear-end collisions, and head-on collisions.  Each of these are more likely to occur under certain circumstances, and knowing those circumstances can help you avoid being in an accident. Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of accidents, much more common than head-on collisions.  Rear end collisions occur at a variety of speeds and in a variety of circumstances, from high-speed highway accidents to the accidents that occur in parking lots.

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Getting to the Backbone of Failure to Diagnose Scoliosis

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

Scoliosis is a debilitating disease that can cause serious disability.  Unfortunately, the causes of the disease are not completely understood.  Doctors commonly understand scoliosis as having four causes, and those causes are:

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Prevent Injury at Work by Evaluating Accommodations

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

During the Great Recession, many people who thought they had a safe retirement secured were forced back to work by the stock market collapse.  Many of these individuals were older, but their significant experience and excellent skill base allowed them to find opportunities in the workforce.

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New Developments for Cancer Treatments

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

The recent move to open diplomatic and economic relations with Cuba has not been without controversy, and next in line may revolve around a promising lung cancer treatment. Previously, Americans were unaware of a major potential benefit for sufferers of lung cancer.  CimaVax has not been available to Americans until this recent decision, despite a history of working very well in Cuba.  Now, CimaVax might be one of the first major medical benefits from this deal.

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Medication Taken By Mothers Puts Babies at Risk Warns New York Law Firm

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

Pregnancy is often an emotional roller coaster.  For women who suffer from depression, this can be even more true.  The body releases so many hormones during pregnancy that disrupt the already delicate chemical balance of the body.

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Videotaping at the Scene Hinders Medical Care

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

These horrors are becoming more commonplace as social media, smartphones, and other electronics seem to be desensitizing a generation to violence.

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Vaccinations May Put Children At Risk if Not Monitored

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

“Shots for Tots,” a program providing vaccinations in Salem County, New Jersey, has been operating for twenty-five years.  No one knows just how many people have been vaccinated by the program, though thankfully only 25 people received shots this year.  It could have been much worse considering how many errors occurred with just those 25 people.

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Dangers on the Road with All Types of Vehicles

August 18, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It only stands to reason that a motorcycle accident is more dangerous than a car accident.  After all, a car has many safety features that a motorcycle can’t, such as shoulder safety belts and air bags.  But not all motorcycle riders are aware of just how much more dangerous motorcycle accidents are than accidents involving passenger vehicles.

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No Excuse When It Comes to Your Health

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

Medication errors happen all the time, and some are more excusable than others (though none are truly excusable).  Some of these medication errors are of commission, where an unnecessary or dangerous medication is given.  Some are of omission, where a needed medication is not given.  There are a variety of circumstances that lead to both of these very important issues.

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Hack Attacks Prompt Vehicle Malfunction

August 14, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It sounds like science fiction, but it’s just another symptom of the design problems that cause all too many accidents. Andy Greenberg was piloting his SUV down the freeway when suddenly the car began to slow.  There were a number of potential explanations, but most people never would have guessed the actual reason.  His SUV had been hacked, and the hackers had brought it to the stop in the middle of the busy street.

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Manhattan Attorney Gives Advice for Fireworks Use

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

The dangers of fireworks are finally making national news, but only because this year multiple famous athletes suffered serious, potentially career-ending injuries.  Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants lost at least one finger, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cornerback C.J. Wilson lost two fingers and has already announced his retirement.

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DNA Damage Through Negative Consequences of Medical Procedures

August 12, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It’s been long established that the radiation from CT scans can have negative consequences.  The most commonly experienced side effect of the radiation is the development of cancer.  Because of this, some doctors and hospitals have moved away from this procedure, though it remains one of the most common types of imaging used for diagnosis.

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Negligent Landlords Put Others at Risk

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

Water and electricity don’t mix, a fundamental fact made very clear by a story out of Montgomery County, Maryland.  A mother and her daughter were forced from their home by severe flooding of the basement caused by extreme weather.  The mother and daughter were waiting outside their home in a stairwell, where standing water had also pooled.  Police are still investigating the cause of the electrical current in the water, though suspicion is that a faulty sump pump might have been to blame.

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Back to School: A Playground for Accidents and Injuries

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

School bells have either already rung or will ring soon for millions of children across America.  As summer break draws to a close, children will be returning to their schools, or attending new schools entirely. Sending your child off to school is difficult for any parent, but it is especially difficult when your child is going to a new school.  You don’t know the faculty, you don’t know the school layout, you don’t know much of anything about the people and place you are trusting with your kid’s safety.

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Taking Precautions with Coronary Artery Disease

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

Coronary Artery Disease is a devastating illness.  Unfortunately, the early signs of Coronary Artery Disease are often ignored by physicians, or dismissed as something else.  Few doctors bother to run the necessary tests or ask the necessary questions to determine whether or not their patient is suffering from the early stages of Coronary Artery Disease.  It is only when the illness progresses that the doctor notices, and by that time many of the worst outcomes cannot be avoided.

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New York Law Firm Provides Pedestrian Accident Advice

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

As our children grow, they want to take on more and more responsibility.  Often, the first few steps into young adulthood occur around the house, as we give our children chores to do and perhaps provide them with an allowance.  But as the months pass, our children seek more and more responsibilities outside the house.  One of the privileges often sought by children is being allowed to walk to school.

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