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Legal News Archive: May 2016

The Finz Firm Scores Multiple Verdicts Highlighted in the Top New York Verdicts of 2015

May 27, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Finz & Finz, P.C. is honored to be included in the New York Law Journal insertion of “Top New York Verdicts of 2015”.  The New York Law Journal is the most read legal daily newspaper in the country, and Top New York Verdicts is an annual supplement to the paper highlighting the top verdicts awarded to clients for the year. Stuart L. Finz, the firm’s senior trial attorney, is featured for having won the largest workplace safety jury verdict in New York State for the year 2015.

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Concern Continues Over Lead Poisoning in Children

May 23, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Since the water contamination in Flint, Michigan, made national headlines there has been a growing concern about the dangers of lead in water supplies, especially when it comes to the health and safety of children. Just this week a Long Island school district announced water fountains in six schools had elevated lead levels. Lead in the water might be receiving a lot of attention right now but we cannot forget that the dangers of lead paint are this a major problem in this country.

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Minor Injuries Become Major Issues with RSD

May 19, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Ask a person suffering with RSD about the injury that brought on the condition and you may be surprised by the answer. Many times the chronic pain associated with RSD does not originate from a major traumatic incident, but living with RSD can be traumatic indeed.

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Truck Accidents Cause Dreadful Conditions for Commuters

May 18, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When there is an accident involving a large truck on the road it is bound to cause problems for other commuters. The New York area was hit especially hard this week when two separate accidents involving tractor-trailers caused major headaches for a large number of both motorists and Metro-North passengers.

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Falling Debris is All Too Common in New York City

May 16, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Walking the streets of Manhattan can be hectic. People walking in all directions, cars and taxis clogging up intersections, and broken or uneven sidewalks are just some of the obstructions making it difficult for pedestrians. Residents and tourists quickly learn to look around and look down to try and avoid an accident. But what about looking up?

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When A Home Health Aide’s Help Turns to Harm

May 13, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When an elderly loved one needs to be cared for and does not want to go into a nursing home, the only other option for most people is to receive care at home. This is still not an easy decision, as arrangements need to be made for a skilled and trustworthy health care professional to come into your home in order to provide the necessary care. A Queens woman can attest to this, as her mother was restrained and wrapped in a bed sheet like a mummy by a home health aide hired to help and protect her.

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Additional Info: Restraint Injuries

Women Need To Take a Closer Look at Their Health

May 11, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When women are asked about their priorities, the top answers consistently lean towards work and family. Where does that leave a woman’s personal health issues? Many times women place their own well-being on the backburner to attend to life’s other demands. Which is why this week women are being reminded to look after themselves and concentrate more on their health as a part of National Women’s Health Week.

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Tornado Accidents Plague All Areas of the Country

May 09, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The month of May is considered prime time in tornado season, evident by the massive and destructive tornados which hit the mid-west and plain states over the weekend. Tornados in Oklahoma may be common, but residents of the town of Wray, Colorado, were stunned when an EF2 tornado measuring a half a mile wide caused severe damage to the small town about 170 miles east of Denver.

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Medical Errors Now the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

May 06, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Troubling news has hit the medical community and the public is now concerned more than ever about the medical treatment they receive, and the possibility of being a victim of medical malpractice. Researchers at John Hopkins University released a detailed study that shows if medical errors were classified as a disease, it would rank as the third leading cause of death in the country, only behind heart disease and cancer, and largely ahead of respiratory disease

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International Firefighters’ Day is a Way to Say Thank You

May 04, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

While May the 4th is most commonly known as Star Wars Day, it is more importantly known as International Firefighters’ Day. Firefighters respond to more than just building or house fires and deserve to be recognized for their bravery and service. Whether it is a report of smoke, toxic fumes, a possible gas leaks, an accident or a medical emergency, the fire department is there to assist the public any way they can.

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Playground Accidents Lead to an Increase in Brain Injuries

May 03, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When children see a playground, you would think there was a magnetic force pulling them to the area. Children are drawn to all types of playground equipment, and while their desire to play may be strong, a parent’s desire to keep them safe is even stronger. Parents are now becoming even more concerned as researchers have found a connection between playground accidents and a rise in traumatic brain injuries.

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Recycling Facilities: A Growing Location for Industrial Accidents

May 02, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Since the 1980s, the idea and practice of recycling has continued to expand. Gone are the days of simply placing your bottles, cans and newspapers in a bin at the curb for the sanitation to pick up. Everything from plastic to metal to batteries to electronics and so much more can now be recycled. And while you may feel great about doing your part to help protect the environment, it is important to realize what happens after those recyclables are picked up and the potential dangers awaiting the workers who process these materials.

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Bedsores Can Be a Warning Sign for Nursing Home Negligence

May 01, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult one. While you want the person to be comfortable and cared for, you know it is not something you can do alone. A person confined to a bed or unable to move around without assistance requires the help of a skilled professional. However, without the proper care in a nursing home, a person can develop bedsores that can lead to painful discomfort, infection and even death.

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