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Carefully drafted wills may help to prevent family arguments

Parents in New York who focus on estate planning today may potentially prevent arguments among their adult children. How people allocate their estates through wills and trusts, no matter the amount, requires proper communication and planning. A few tips may help to navigate the process efficiently.

Premises liability claim filed against casino

When companies in New York are not careful to keep their premises free of debris that may cause injuries to members of the public, public members may quickly suffer harm. This may constitute grounds for a premises liability claim. One woman in a different state recently sued a casino after claiming that she suffered injuries on the casino's property.

Brain injury symptoms include memory problems

Traumatic brain injuries are responsible for 2.5 million deaths, visits to the ER and hospitalizations ever year in the United States, including in New York.  Brain injuries result from a jolt, bump or blow to a person's head. The month of March has been set aside for evaluating ways in which to better prevent as well as treat brain injury.

Wills, trusts, powers of attorney essential parts of estate plans

Estate planning in New York involves determining what will happen to one's property in the event of one's death. The estate planning process also enables people to determine what will happen to them if they were to become incapacitated and be unable to make decisions for themselves any longer. When estate plans, which may include wills or trusts, along with other documents, are not in place, situations that are already difficult for loved ones may be even worse.

Radiologists likely to be sued for medical malpractice

Sometimes doctors in New York fail to exercise reasonable degrees of care and patients end up becoming harmed as a result. This can happen in a wide range of medical specialties, including in radiology. In fact, radiology was recently named the eighth most likely service to be involved in a claim of medical malpractice. Ninety percent of radiologists are expected to be the subjects of lawsuits at least one time during their careers by the time they reach age 65.

Hotel faces premises liability suit over syringe

When a business in New York fails to maintain the safety of its property and an invitee is injured as a result, that individual has the right to take legal action against the property. In one out-of-state case, a hotel guest alleged that he was injured by a needle at the trendy Mondrian Hotel. He filed a premises liability suit against the hotel, also alleging negligence. His wife is also named as a plaintiff and is suing for loss of consortium.

Child with brain injury can benefit from early nutrition support

For children in New York and other states who have endured traumatic brain injuries, nutritional support early in the course of medical treatment has been associated better outcomes. More specifically, a child with a traumatic brain injury may experience the best results if he or she receives food within three days of being in the intensive care unit. This is based on recent research findings.

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