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Gyms Are Not Protected From All Liability

December 13, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A lawsuit filed in New York State is drawing attention to the liability that might be incurred by a gym or other organization providing exercise equipment and classes.  The filing by a Mount Vernon woman alleges that she was injured when other members of her workout group rolled a heavy tire onto her ankle.

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Hazing an Ongoing Issue for Youth Sports

December 06, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Hazing is back in the news as four Maryland teenagers face potential life sentences in a case involving sexual assault by football players on younger teammates.  The incident took place in a locker room before practice on Halloween. The incident mirrors those which have occurred across the country for at least dozens of years, though rarely have these situations resulted in criminal charges.

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Recovery Facilities Failing to Provide Proper Patient Oversight

November 06, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A report in USA Today is drawing attention to dangerous practices in alcohol and drug recovery facilities across the country.  As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage America, more and more for-profit facilities have sprung up to address the needs of people looking to detox and quit their dangerous addictions for good.

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World Suicide Prevention Day Drawing Attention to Increased Risk Factors

September 13, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Each year, World Suicide Prevention Day occurs on September 10th, with the intention of drawing attention to what people can do to lower the risks of people they know taking their own lives.  The risk factors for suicide are well-established, with depression being one of the most common and causative.  Recognizing symptoms of depression in loved ones can literally save a life.

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Supervision Key for Camp Safety

August 27, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Summer camp is a time-honored tradition in many families.  Growing up, many parents spent days or weeks away at camp, and now those parents wish for their children to get those same opportunities.  Day camps are an option for children not yet able to spend the night away from family, and overnight camps can be a great opportunity for kids to learn new skills and develop friendships.

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Paying Attention to Food Allergies in Children

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

Multiple news agencies are reporting the story of Elijah Silvera, a 3-year-old boy who died at his nursery school after being fed a grilled cheese sandwich.  The young child suffered from a severe dairy allergy, and the cheese in the sandwich put him into anaphylactic shock.  Investigators are still at work determining whether or not the hospital could have done more to save him, but it is already clear the preschool badly mismanaged the situation.

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Guidelines in Place to Protect Student Athletes During Extreme Temperatures

August 26, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

As we have seen the past few years, the weather can be quite unpredictable. Coming off the hottest July in history, and with winter only a few months away, New York State has updated its guidelines for public schools when the weather runs exceptionally hot or cold. This is to help coaches and other school officials whose responsibility is it to protect students against conditions such as heat exhaustion and frostbite.

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Finding a Safe Summer Camp is a Priority for Parents

April 12, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The weather in the New York area has not been very spring-like lately so thinking about plans for the summer may not seem like a priority. The warmer weather will be here soon enough though and parents will be scrambling to schedule activities for their children once school is done for the year. Two of the most popular pastimes of summer are day camps and sleepaway camps. The most important decision for parents is to choose a camp that makes the safety of their children its number one priority.

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A Recess in Good Judgment: When Supervision Becomes Negligent

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

 

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