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Premises liability suit filed against hotel

If businesses in New York do not maintain their properties in good condition and customers are injured on their premises, these customers have the right to seek to hold these businesses accountable in civil court. In one out-of-state case, a woman has filed a premises liability lawsuit against a hotel. She allegedly suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident at the establishment.  

Trusts a valuable component of estate planning

When a person with a high-value estate in New York passes away, the surviving family members may find themselves at odds regarding how the estate should be handled. This is why estate planning is so critical. Through estate planning, people can create wills and also set up trusts to protect their assets and keep family relationships from becoming destroyed.

Medical malpractice suit filed after boy enters vegetative state

The carelessness of a hospital in New York may lead to permanent injuries to a patient, which is grounds for litigation. In one recent out-of-state case, a mother and father filed a medical malpractice suit against a pediatric office, alleging that the office left their boy in a vegetative state that is permanent. Their son is now 7.

Sexual abuse of patient is compensable medical malpractice

It is malpractice in New York and other jurisdictions for a doctor to sexually abuse a patient. According to a national investigation recently reported, the incidence of such sexual contact perpetrated by doctors is more than the public would think, and that is partly because some medical boards protect or shield the doctors from public scrutiny. In other instances, medical malpractice involving doctors does not get reported by embarrassed patients, or if it gets reported, the matter may be ultimately white-washed by a medical board.

Premises liability suit filed following explosion

When a business in New York does not keep its property secure and free of hazards, major injuries can result. One married couple in another state recently claimed that a waste treatment facility caused the husband to suffer injuries, as the facility failed to conduct its operations carefully. This alleged failure led to an explosion and an accident, according to the premises liability lawsuit the couple filed against the facility.

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