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Legal News Archive: September 2017

Uber Fails to Pose Driver Limitations

September 29, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The role of driver fatigue in increasing the risk of motor vehicle accidents is well established.  The more tired a driver is, the more likely it is they will be involved in a crash.  Because of this, more and more businesses that employ drivers have begun to crack down on the amount of time an individual spends behind the wheel.

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Incident at Long Island Festival

September 28, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

At least one woman is seriously injured after a Humvee plowed into a crowd at a Long Island Food Festival. The incident took place on September 23rd, 2017, when a display vehicle slipped gear and ran into a group of people who had gathered at the Long Island Bacon Bash.  The full extent of injuries is not yet known.

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Crackdown Attempts on Medical Fads

September 27, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Selling false hope to people suffering from significant medical issues is nothing new.  “Snake oil salesmen” traveled the Old West, peddling miracle cures that were often little more than alcohol mixed with whatever random substances the salesman had.  These “cures” never actually cured anything, but they made the huckster enough money to get by.

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The Importance of IV Monitoring

September 25, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

IV infiltration is insidious.  Many times, the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are completely unaware it has happened until serious damage has been done to the patient.  IV infiltration occurs when the IV fluids being administered leak into surrounding tissue either due to a misplaced IV or because the IV becomes dislodged.

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Crossing Guard Injuries Underline Pedestrian Risks

September 22, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Crossing guards have a lot of safety advantages that ordinary pedestrians do not.  Armed with stop signs and bright safety vests, and usually manning clearly marked crosswalks during school hours, crossing guards expect that most drivers will be going approximately 15 miles per hour and will be on the lookout for people crossing the street.

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Amtrak Accident Drive Dismissed on Charges

September 20, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The criminal justice system is depended upon to provide justice for the American people.  Whatever the crime and whoever the criminal, the system is supposed to be fair and impartial, and is supposed to make sure that the guilty are punished and the innocent go free.  But sometimes, relying only on the criminal justice system just does not work.

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Statins Increase Diabetes Risk Substantially in Older Women

September 18, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The link between statins and diabetes has been well-established for years now, but most studies have focused on the general population, without recognizing gender differences and the biological changes the body undergoes as we age.  Recent studies have begun to zero in on individual population cohorts, and we are beginning to understand that statins are particularly dangerous for certain people.

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Devastating Effects of Hurricane Irma on Nursing Homes Residents

September 15, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A harrowing story out of Florida is drawing attention to nursing home neglect.  Six people are dead and one hundred more could suffer heat related illnesses after a Hollywood, Florida nursing home’s power failed.  Though the facility had a generator, it was either broken, was not fueled, or was never turned on.

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Death Rate from Colon Cancer Trending Upwards in Young Men

September 14, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The New York Times is reporting that younger men are increasingly dying from colon cancer.  For the last year, scientific studies have indicated again and again that the incidence rate of colon cancer in this cohort was increasing, but doctors had theorized that this could have been the result of better screening processes detecting more cases early rather than an actual increase in number of cases.  But a rising death rate indicates there is more going on than just better diagnostics.

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Delay of Safety Rules Leaves Workers at Risk

September 13, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The EPA has failed to proceed with implementation and enforcement of an administrative rule designed to lessen the likelihood and impact of chemical explosions and toxic chemical releases from chemical factories.  The rule, EO 13650, was finalized on January 13th, 2017, but has been targeted for a two year delay by EPA head Scott Pruitt.

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No Excuse for Driver Fatigue

September 12, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Driving while tired poses significant risks, both to the person suffering from fatigue and to the other drivers on the road.  Fatigue has been shown to have as significant an effect on reaction times as alcohol.  A person who has not slept in 24 hours is as dangerous a driver as a person with a blood alcohol level sufficient to be arrested for extreme DUI.

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Forced Move After Elopement a Nursing Home Concern

September 11, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A nursing home in Hartford, Connecticut is one of many being fined for mistreatment of patients or violation of rules.  The fine was levied after the facility moved a patient without notifying her spouse.  The patient’s husband had protested the move because the new facility was too far away for him to be able to visit regularly.

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Added Insurance for Keeping Children Safe at School

September 08, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Student Insurance Plans for elementary through high school age students are not an entirely new invention, but the fact some school districts are starting to act as a go-between for these insurance companies is new.  There has been no widespread attempt to determine just how common it has become for schools to offer these types of policies, but a cursory search of the internet indicates they are becoming more and more common.

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Flash! Finz law firm Launches YouTube Channel “Finz Firm Real Case Stories”

September 08, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

How many times have you, a family member or friend been involved in a personal injury situation and wondered, “Do I have a case?” Now all you need do to gain a better understanding of different types of cases that can be brought is go to FinzFirm.com and click onto the YouTube icon in the upper right hand corner of the home page. That will take you to the YouTube channel, “Finz Firm Real Case Stories.” Each story is narrated by former New York State Supreme Court Justice Leonard L. Finz, who is peer reviewed, considered one of the most “Preeminent” lawyers “of America”, and founded our firm almost 35 years ago.

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Toxicity in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

September 07, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

By now everyone has seen images of the devastating flooding in Houston as a result of Hurricane Harvey.  A city of millions of people was rendered practically uninhabitable by the forces of Mother Nature.  At least 40 were killed and hundreds of thousands left homeless.

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When Too Much is Enough at Your Local Bar

September 06, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Having a few drinks with friends is a time-honored tradition for many adults, and neighborhood bars can be one of the best places to indulge and socialize.  Finding the right bar for you and your friend, or spending an evening bar-hopping, can be a wonderful bonding experience.  Though different establishments cater to different clienteles, a patron should have a reasonable expectation of safety at any bar.

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Rushed Radiology Results in Missed Diagnoses

September 05, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Veterans’ Administration Hospitals have been under fire for over a year after it was revealed that, in many areas, patients’ applications for service were intentionally lost in order to make it appear the hospitals were hitting enrollment requirements.  These enrollment requirements were used to justify large bonuses for many VA staff, who prioritized their own greed over the lives of military personnel.

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Finz Firm Attorney Spotlight: Todd Rubin

September 01, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Since 2004, attorney Todd Rubin has been an active litigator with the Finz & Finz law firm, managing a full docket of serious personal injury cases from inception through trial or settlement, which include the more complicated cases such as drug and device litigation, nursing home negligence, lead paint injuries, wrongful death and trucking accidents.  Todd also collaborates with Senior Partner Stuart Finz on the firm’s highest-exposure cases.

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