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Legal News Archive: July 2018

Hundreds of Children Exposed to Lead Paint Risks

July 16, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Since investigative reporting first revealed the New York City Housing Authority had failed in its duty to monitor apartments and homes for lead paint, the city and Mayor have consistently attempted to downplay the extent of the problem.  Yet as reporters have continued to dig, indications are that the initial reports actually understated the number of children at risk.  New reports have revised the number of at-risk children up to approximately 800 kids.

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Cause of Pool Accidents Not Always Evident

July 12, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Of the four people who entered the Durham, North Carolina pool just after midnight on June 19th, 2018, only one emerged alive, and police are questioning the survivor in hopes of determining precisely what was responsible for the deaths of the three others.  The three bodies were discovered floating in the apartment complex pool by residents at approximately 3:30 am.

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Car Companies Cut Corners on Recalls

July 11, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A Toyota dealer has filed a lawsuit against the car company that provides the vast majority of his inventory, alleging Toyota performed subpar repairs in response to a problem with cars stalling out unexpectedly.  Rather than replace the inverter on the Prius models in question, the company simply had dealers perform a software update that left many vehicles still under-performing.

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Forceps Pose Risk of Birth Injury

July 10, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

During labor and delivery, the doctor makes many choices that drastically affect the long-term health prognosis for both mother and child.  Choosing the method of delivery is one of the most pivotal decisions a physician makes.  Though mother and father should have input on this decision, in the stress of the moment the doctor is often free to make the choice on his or her own.  And if the parents do protest, the doctor can claim a medical emergency requires certain interventions.

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Hospitals Turn to AI to Fix Human Error

July 09, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Hospitals around the country continue to grapple with an ongoing problem with patient falls.  Each year, hundreds of thousands of inpatients suffer unnecessarily due to falls, and despite changes in practices and policies and procedures, nurses continue to arrive too late to prevent these injuries.

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