March 2017 Archives

Breast implants may lead to cancer in New Yorkers

According to information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, nine people have died as a result of a type of cancer that is associated with breast implants. It is not a type of breast cancer; however, it has been found around breast implants. Known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, this cancer impacts cells in the immune system and may be located on lymph nodes or the skin.

Complex skateboarding liability

Skateboarding is a common recreational activity in New York. It is also considered a relatively high-risk sport, and there is a possibility of serious injury while skateboarding. This risk has given skateboarding a great deal of legal attention as premises liability laws may factor into a lawsuit related to skateboarding injuries.

Nursery products can result in serious injuries

New York parents may be interested to learn that an estimated 66,000 infants and toddlers under the age of three end up in the emergency room each year after being injured by nursery products. A study conducted by an Ohio children's hospital looked at data from between 1991 and 2011.

How autonomous cars may change the type of claims filed

New York motorists who have been following news regarding autonomous vehicles likely know that several prototypes have already hit the roadways. While the technology in these vehicles may make them more safe by taking human drivers out of the equation and reducing the number of traffic accidents, it could also have an impact on the different types of claims that may arise.

Volvo recalls more than 5,500 vehicles

New York residents who drive 2017 model year Volvo XC90 SUVs, S90 sedans or V90 Cross Country wagons may soon be receiving recall notices in the mail. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Feb. 16 that the Swedish car maker was recalling approximately 5,500 vehicles to address possible issues with their curtain airbags. Volvo dealers are expected to begin working on the recall on April 1.

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