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Medical malpractice blamed for more than 250,000 deaths per year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently received a letter from researchers at a leading university concerning the astounding number of errors reported in the medical industry every year. In fact, the researchers say human error is to blame as the third leading cause of death in the nation. A professor of medicine at the school, along with three students, estimate that more than a quarter million people in the United States die each year (including some, no doubt, in New York) from medical malpractice situations that appear to have been entirely preventable.

Hit-and-run car accidents often devastating for New York families

Children, especially, are at risk for injuries when drivers don't watch where they're going. Distracted driving is a significant problem in many New York neighborhoods. Intersections, in particular, seem to be high risk locations for car accidents, as is evident in a recent tragedy.

Was your injury caused by medical malpractice?

Going to a doctor's office can be very stressful. Many people worry what their diagnoses will be, or they become afraid if they learn they need surgery for an adverse health condition. Anyone undergoing any type of medical treatment in New York or elsewhere must place his or her trust in health care providers, since there's no way to know what a particular outcome will be. If a doctor or other medical professional commits an act of omission or negligence while caring for a patient and injury results, that patient may seek justice for medical malpractice in a civil court.

Premises liability possible concern after elevator accident

One can only imagine the sorrow associated with learning of the untimely death of a loved one. When someone was simply going about his or her business by typical means and a mishap occurs, it often intensifies the grief of the situation, especially if negligence is suspected. When it appears a particular fatal accident in New York may have been prevented were it not for a person or party's failure to maintain safety in a particular area, justice may be sought by filing a premises liability claim in a civil court.

Child in New York suffers brain injury during holiday party

Many families in New York and throughout the nation recently gathered with loved ones and friends to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Some attended community affairs where fireworks displays were offered in public places. Others celebrated with barbecues, games and socializing closer to home. Two parents' lives were forever changed, however, when their 7-year-old son suffered a brain injury during their holiday party.

Thinking ahead may help prevent contested wills

Documenting final wishes and instructions for those charged with administering an estate is a common practice in which many New York residents engage. No two wills are exactly the same as execution is highly customizable to meet individual needs and long-term goals. There are several things estate owners can do to decrease chances of having their wills contested.

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