January 2017 Archives

Car accident victims sue Apple over smartphone safety feature

Distracted driving accidents have become far more common on New York roadways as smartphones have become increasingly ubiquitous. A U.S. Department of Transportation study indicates that as many as 1.5 million American drivers are looking at cellphone screens at any given moment during the day, and NHTSA researchers have concluded that motorists who text are about six times more dangerous to other road users than those who drive after drinking.

Construction worker injury rates are declining

Construction workers in the New York City Metro area are a lot safer today than they were 25 years ago. According to a report, the number of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in that industry declined from about 55,000 in 1992 to slightly more than 18,000 in 2014. Despite the overall decline in WMSDs, work-related strains and sprains are still a significant problem in the construction field.

Thinking about life after a traumatic brain injury is a challenge

The inability to think clearly happens often with a traumatic brain injury. Whether this condition, and the others that accompany an injury to your brain, rectify themselves depends on the severity of the injury and the part of your brain that is affected. Fortunately, nearly 85 percent of those who suffer a brain injury recover, but if you are one of the 15 percent who does not make a full recovery, you could face lifelong challenges.

New York construction site accidents

Workers on New York construction sites have hazardous jobs that often involve dealing with working at great heights and with dangerous machinery, among other risks. Many of them suffer serious injuries as a result. If you have been injured in a construction accident, you might wonder what rights you have.

Yaz complications and lawsuits

Both prescription and non-prescription medication can have adverse effects on users. Women in New York and the rest of the nation who use YAZ, a birth control pill created by Bayer Healthcare, should be aware of its side effects and the current lawsuits that are pending against the company who makes it. On the federal level, the high number of pending Yaz lawsuits has been consolidated in one court in Illinois.

Many New York winter resorts use ageing ski lifts

Many New York residents are passionate about winter sports, and the Northeastern United States is home to some of the nation's best ski resorts. Getting to the top of the steepest slopes usually involves long ski lift rides, and some safety advocates are concerned about the age of the equipment used in many of the country's leading winter resorts.

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