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Legal News Archive: December 2015

The Link Between Head Trauma and School Sports

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

A major part of parents’ daily routine is bringing their children to sports practices and games after school and on the weekend. Concussions have become a growing concern in youth sports, with soccer being one of the most popular among both young boys and girls. Now, new guidelines are being put into place to help protect kids against concussions and head trauma, and to give mothers and fathers some peace of mind.

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Vulnerable Persons in Daycare Incidents

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

The signs can be particularly difficult to see.  Daycare abuse is staggeringly common in the United States, and many types of abuse leave very visible marks.  If your child is punched, kicked, or pushed, there is likely to be a bruise.  Scratches and cuts can be telltale signs that abuse is taking place.  But one of the most devastating forms of abuse often leaves few physical marks behind.  It takes an experienced doctor to find the proof of what has been occurring.

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Premature Birth Injuries Still a Problem

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

World Prematurity Day was celebrated on November 17th, 2015.  Premature labor remains a major problem in the United States and worldwide, with the March of Dimes announcing that complications of preterm birth is now the foremost killer of young children.  Though America is a first world nation in every way, the United States continues to have preterm labor rates more similar to third world countries than other first world nations.

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Driving Without Permission Puts Others at Risk

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

An 11 year old girl and her mother were killed when a car driven by a fourteen year old rolled over after the driver lost control.  The driver, with only a learner’s permit, had very little experience with highway driving when the accident occurred.

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The Link Between Hackers and Medical Malpractice

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

Bloomberg is drawing attention to an underappreciated risk facing the American medical establishment.  At a white hat hacking conference (white hat hackers infiltrate systems to show vulnerabilities that need to be fixed, black hat hackers hack for their own personal gain), researchers demonstrated how vulnerable hospitals and other medical facilities are to hacking.

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New York Attorney Advises on Uninsured Drivers

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

When Gretchen Seth was struck by a car during the Sea & Sky Spectacular Air Show at the Beaches, she did everything right.  According to WJCT news, she spoke with the sheriff’s officer who arrived at the scene, and she didn’t have any harsh words with the woman driving the SUV that struck her.  Even though she’d had the right-of-way, Ms. Seth didn’t push the issue, knowing little good could come of it.  Instead, she waited for the ambulance that would carry her to a five night stay in the hospital.

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The Devastating Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury

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

Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating injuries a person can experience.  The spine can be damaged in a variety of ways, including sports related injuries, car accidents, falls, disease, or physical assaults.  Gunshots are an increasingly common cause of spinal cord injuries.

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Partial Accounting To Blame for Bridge Accident

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

A terrifying bridge collapse on October 8th in Corona, California left at least eight workers seriously injured.  Now, those workers are struggling to get by as they wait for answers determining the extent of their injuries and whether or not they can ever return to the jobs that provided their livelihood.  So far, only a partial accounting of the accident has taken place.

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Risks with Charter Buses and Travel

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

Sometimes nobody wants to drive, or there are so many people attending the same event that a caravan of cars is environmentally unfriendly.  Sometimes a large amount of people need to get to the same far-off place for the same reason, or the company you work for would rather shuttle everybody to the convention than pay separate mileage for each car.  In those situations, hiring a charter bus can be a wonderful opportunity for everybody to sit back and have a fun trip.

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Non-Refundable Concerns with Cruise Ship Accidents

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

Cruise tickets are frequently non-refundable, especially once the ship has set sail.  Though not something travelers are happy about, most people understand that the cruise line company has to make a profit, and so long as it was the person’s own fault that something went wrong and they missed their trip, people accept not getting their money back.

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New York Attorney on Motorcycle Accidents

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

Riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car.  If you get into a car accident, your chances of surviving with minimal injuries are much higher than if you are on a motorcycle.  And unfortunately for motorcyclists, many car drivers do not pay proper attention to motorcycles on the road.

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Holiday Driving Means Holiday Danger

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

According to the Andy Williams song, we are in “the most wonderful time of year.” The holiday season is a time for shopping, celebrations and visiting family and friends. Did you know though that it is also the most dangerous time of year to be a motorist on the road? The increase of vehicles on local and state highways during this busy time leads to an increase in serious accidents as well.

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Look Down and Look Out! How Fallen Leaves Can Cause Slip & Fall Injuries

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

Now that the leaves on the trees have fallen to the ground it is important to watch where you walk, as the leaves could pose a danger to pedestrians. If leaves are not cleared away from sidewalks they can cover up hazards such as broken or raised concrete, or even storm drains just below the curb. The risk of injury increases if the leaves are wet, becoming dense and slippery, making it much easier for someone to slip and fall.

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Appropriate Blood Clot Diagnoses Still Lacking

December 10, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The vacuum is one of the most useful devices to have around the house.  With the ability to suck dirt from crevices, the vacuum has long been a staple in most American homes.  The basic technology is simple:  a fan blows in the vacuum cleaner, creating a pressure differential that is the basis of the vacuum suction.  There’s a reason the vacuum is the go-to staple for housecleaning: it’s efficient and it’s effective.

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Vehicle Safety Profiles Do Not Guarantee Perfect Design

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

Two years ago, on November 30th, 2013, actor Paul Walker and a friend, Roger Rodas, were killed after Rodas lost control of the Porsche Carrera he was driving.  The two had been at a benefit hosted by their racing team.  The car struck a power pole and nearby trees.  Neither man died instantly, instead succumbing to a combination of significant bodily trauma and fire.

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Investigators at Risk in Drunk Driving Incidents

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

Drunk drivers are the scourge of the roads, causing thousands of unnecessary deaths and disfigurements each year.  No driver is ever completely safe from drunk drivers, as there is no neighborhood or time or day where drunk drivers are not on the road.  Pedestrians are not always safe, as crossing the wrong road at the wrong time can get one killed.  Bicyclists must be constantly vigilant against be sideswiped by a drunk driver.  Now, it is clear that even accident investigators are not safe.

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Farm Accidents Far Too Common

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

A terrible blight has struck Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but the devastation is not destroying the crops.  Instead, children on farms are being killed at an alarming rate.  Machinery is responsible for the deaths of these children, and grieving communities barely have time to cope with one death before the next occurs.

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Manhattan Attorney on House Fires and Negligence

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

Just two years ago, a massive wildfire in Texas wiped out 1600 homes and killed two people.  Entire towns were devastated, and dozens of people were left homeless.  The scars of the burn still stretch across the land, reminding everyone of those terrible days.  Now the same area is suffering another giant fire.  Even as 200 firefighters are struggling to contain the blaze, investigators are trying to determine what caused it.

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Growing Universities Could Yield More Workplace Injury

December 01, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Everything having to do with college is getting bigger.  Tuition is getting bigger.  Student loans are getting bigger.  And all that money coming in means the universities themselves are getting bigger, buying up land and expanding outwards.  And when they can’t expand outwards, they expand up.

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