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New York's Grieving Families Act: A Second Chance for Justice

New York's Grieving Families Act

The Grieving Families Act was meant to correct a longstanding injustice that has been enshrined in New York's constitution for 176 years. However, the bill suffered a setback in Albany, which led to its failure. The good news is that the Grieving Families Act can and should be given another chance, without changes that would seriously undermine its intent.

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Tylenol Risk of Neurological Conditions

Tylenol Risks

According to recent studies, taking Tylenol or Acetaminophen while pregnant can increase the risk of neurological conditions that affect the development of the baby's brain. These conditions include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Seven Signs of Potential Negligence by Construction Contractors

Seven Signs of Potential Negligence by Construction Contractors

In construction, a contractor typically refers to a company that is hired to build, remodel, repair, restore, or demolish a building. Along with the people who own the construction site, they are the ones primarily responsible for ensuring that it is safe to go forward with construction. Thus, they are also often one of the primary culprits when so...

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Suing the State or a Municipality for Your Personal Injury

Suing the State or a Municipality for Your Personal Injury

Sometimes your personal injury may be caused by the negligence of the State of New York or a municipality. But suing the government is not is not the same as suing other defendants. Because there are strict notice requirements, time is of the essence. Here are some things you need to know about suing the government in New York. • If you are suing t...

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A New Problem Sounding the Alarms

A New Problem Sounding the Alarms

If you have ever been to a hospital, you know that there are many noises associated with the institution. The beeps of a monitor, the buzzing of a machine, and the other sounds of the instruments are all just a part of a busy hospital unit. However, as nurses and doctors become accustomed to hearing the every-day sounds of their workplace, a very s...

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A Famous NHL Player’s Death…Was it Wrongful?

A Famous NHL Player’s Death…Was it Wrongful?

No matter the circumstance, losing a loved one is one of the hardest situations to go through in life and can be traumatic to say the least. However, if the death was caused by the negligence of another party, the grief can be exceptionally harder. Wrongful deaths in New York often involve fatal car accidents, but may involve many other types of de...

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A Store's Responsibility to the Safety of its Customers

A Store's Responsibility to the Safety of its Customers

As the holiday season approaches, the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping will also commence, leaving many stores, malls, shopping centers, and outlets in a state of organized chaos. But have you ever wondered what responsibilities the store owners have to protect its store patrons from harm? Well, you should. Unfortunately, the family of 10-year...

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Reckless Driver Jumps Curb and Ends the Lives of Two Pedestrians in Queens, NY

Reckless Driver Jumps Curb and Ends the Lives of Two Pedestrians in Queens, NY

 It is a well-known fact that drivers should be on alert when driving, since the road is a dangerous place, but now the same may be true when individuals simply walk down a side walk. Police are investigating after a 22-year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed into a phone booth, lamp post and parked cars before jumping the curb and...

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CT Man Sues New York City and Citi Bike

CT Man Sues New York City and Citi Bike

It is likely that anyone who has traveled through New York City in the last year has noticed an increase in cyclists throughout one of the busiest cities in the world. This increase is the direct result of New York City's public bike-sharing program named Citi Bike. The program, which sparked controversy in 2013 for its potential dangers and hazard...

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New York’s Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases

New York’s Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases

It is devastating to have a medical condition that is made worse at the hands of an incompetent doctor. If such a case arises, a patient can bring a suit against the doctor for malpractice for the injuries they caused. However, patients must be aware that New York imposes strict time limits on medical malpractice cases called statutes of limitation...

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Distracted Drivers Cause Accidents

Distracted Drivers Cause Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the odds of getting into a collision are two times more likely when a person takes his or her eyes off of the road for just two seconds. Recently, the University of Utah conducted a study which found that a motor vehicle's navigation system is extremely distracting to a driver. Accord...

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