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Legal News Archive: October 2015

An Improper Diagnosis Can Be Life-Threatening

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

There are few things more stressful than knowing something is wrong with your health, but being unable to get an answer.  You do all the tests the doctor asks for, and then you wait for your results.  Sometimes it seems like the waiting is the hardest part, but there is something much more difficult awaiting many Americans.  The specter of the improper diagnosis.

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Manhattan Attorney on ATV Safety

October 29, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

All-Terrain Vehicles are a popular pastime for many Americans.  Taking a few ATVs out on the weekend, whether as part of an overnight camping trip or just for a few hours of fun, can help people work out some of the stress from a long work week.  But because ATVs are motor vehicles, it is important to treat them with the same safety and respect you would any other motor vehicle.

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School Bus Accidents Mean Bad Start to School Year

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

The school year has barely started and the country is already being overrun with school bus accidents.  Many parents struggle with the decision to have their child ride the bus, worried about all the things that could go wrong.  This recent rash of accidents will only make that decision more difficult.

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When a House Fire Ruins the Holiday Season

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

The holidays are here. Both celebrations and accidents will be on the horizon for many. Children are injured all the time at Halloween, and many a kitchen fire has started from a turkey left too long in the oven on the big day. And, with vacation rentals becoming increasingly more popular, what about the family who rents their home though a vacation rental service and finds a house burned to the ground upon their return? These incidents are not rare. 

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The Fast and The Dangerous: Be Careful on the Road

October 22, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The Fast and the Furious movies continue to be monster hits, and it seems the dangerous lifestyle depicted on screen is bleeding over into real life.  More and more cities are dealing with death and serious injury caused by young people engaging in illegal street racing.  Establishing clear causation between popular culture and real life is always difficult, but it seems reasonable to assume that the dangerous activities in movies are leading to dangerous behaviors in real life.

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Testing for Coronary Artery Disease

October 21, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Coronary Artery Disease can come on slowly, and many people who suffer from the disease don’t recognize the symptoms until they become severe.  Even good communication with your doctor is no guarantee of a timely diagnosis, as doctors have a history of failing to diagnose Coronary Artery Disease until the onset of severe symptoms.

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Manhattan Law Firm: Pay Attention to Warning Signs for Scoliosis

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

Scoliosis remains underdiagnosed in teenagers and children in America.  This is particularly problematic because many of the less invasive treatments, including the use of back braces to correct the spine curvature, are less effective for adults.  Doctors and nurses frequently miss the symptoms during physicals, even though scoliosis is more easily detectable than other debilitating illnesses.

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Research Leads to Possible Link Between Head Injury and Sports Drinks

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

Despite the best efforts of many parents, energy drinks don’t seem to be going anywhere.  Red Bull and Monster continue to see growth in sales, and sometimes it seems there isn’t a teenager in the country that doesn’t consume them on a regular basis.  Though these products have long been linked to negative health outcomes such as kidney stones, a new study shows they might be particularly dangerous for young people whose brains are still developing.

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Low Impact Crashes Just as Frightening

October 16, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Low impact is usually a good thing.  Low impact exercises are easier on our joints and bones.  Low impact living means less of an environmental concern for our day to day activities.  Low impact keyboards help with carpal tunnel and other medical issues.  But with car crashes, even low impact can be highly dangerous.

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Cautionary Advice for Off-Label Prescriptions

October 15, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Fourteen years ago, one of the most important clinical studies of the 21st Century was released.  Dubbed Study 329, it claimed to prove that the drug paroxetine (commonly sold by GlaxoSmithKline as Paxil) was safe to prescribe for individuals under the age of 18.  Using this data, GlaxoSmithKline marketed the drug to physicians for what are called “off-label” prescriptions, prescribing a drug for a use or to an age group where safety and efficacy have not been proven.

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New York Attorney on Medication Errors

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

2.58 per 100 shifts.  That’s the best case scenario, adjusting for the time of day of the shift, the number of people on duty, and the number of orders received.  The new study conducted in the Houston area regarding medication errors by pharmacists was intended to demonstrate how workload is the primary driver of medication error.  But the study actually revealed that medication errors are too common regardless of the circumstances.

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A List of Don'ts for Car Accident Victims

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

As human beings, we get very wrapped up in knowing what we should do after an accident.  Knowing what to do can be extremely important, especially if you or someone you love was injured.  But just as important, if not more important, is knowing what not to do.

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Early Indications of Problems with Bronchoscopes

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

Bronchoscopes are becoming more and more commonly used, both in hospitals and by ENTs (Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists).  Due to their small size and flexibility, bronchoscopes can be used to view areas of the throat, head, and sinuses that other tools simply cannot reach safety or effectively.  Bronchoscopes have allowed doctors to make better, quicker diagnoses of a number of diseases.

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Relief on Horizon for Some Burn Victims

October 08, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Illinois is providing some small measure of relief to those who have suffered disabling burns.  A peculiarity in Social Security Law has, for decades, left those who suffer serious debilitating injures waiting five months to begin receiving the Social Security income they are entitled to.  This is difficult for anybody who has suffered a disability, but is particularly difficult for those who suffer serious injuries that require significant medical attention.

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Table Saw Accidents Not Uncommon with Home Projects

October 07, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The sense of pride we feel when we create something on our own is like no other. For some that creation means culinary masterpieces or exploring fine arts. For others creativity means building or renovating a home— seemingly made effortless and doable by the DIY shows and magazines that have become so popular. But, building that home may come with a heavy price in the form of accident or injury from the tools like power saws and table saws that are used to make the renovation a reality.

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Bus Accidents in the Big City

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

Thirty-six hours is not a particularly long time.  There are times when it seems like thirty-six hours takes forever to pass, but for the most part a day and a half can slip by with us barely noticing.  A couple shifts of work, or a day of school, and time gets away.  Thirty-six hours is not a long time, but that is how long passes between bus accidents in the city of Chicago.

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New York Law Firm Warns About Manufacturers Cutting Corners

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

Corners should never be cut, because when corners are cut bad things happen and people get hurt.  This is especially true in the automotive business, where thousands of pounds of metal can destroy lives in a hurry.  Whenever we purchase a vehicle, we trust that the manufacturer has provided all the bells and whistles and safety features listed on the specifications.  Unless we are mechanics, and sometimes even if we are, we have no way to know if shortcuts were taken.

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Stuart Finz Named as New York Super Lawyers Honoree 9th Year in a Row

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

Super Lawyers is an organization that rates lawyers to determine which lawyers are considered to be outstanding in their practice areas. This is accomplished by selecting only those lawyers that have attained the highest-degree of peer recognition for professional achievement. Through the selection process only the top 5% of lawyers in each state are named as Super Lawyers. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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