Injuries Archives

Disability following car accidents not always apparent

If you were driving to work in New York and a drunk driver veered across the center line of traffic, smashed into your car and caused you to suffer injuries, including broken bones, lacerations and contusions, anyone who would see you in the near aftermath of the accident would immediately notice your injuries. However, not all car accident injuries are so immediately apparent. If you were to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, for instance, many people may cross your path without realizing you were a recovering accident victim.

Did a dangerous medical device compromise your health?

When you have a medical device implanted, it is with the expectation that it will improve your health. When these devices are defective or dangerous, however, it can have detrimental consequences for your health and long-term well-being. If you suffered due to a defective medical device, it is critical to take steps to protect your rights and interests.

City pays biggest Rikers Island inmate lawsuit yet

The city of New York agreed on Sept. 27, 2016 to pay $5.75 million to settle a lawsuit resulting from the 2013 death of mentally ill Rikers Island inmate Bradley Ballard. At the time of his eventual rescue, Ballard was found covered in his own urine and feces after being locked in a cell with no water for six days. The settlement is the largest the city has ever paid to resolve a case of the death of an inmate in custody.

Law calls for more "guardians" against defective medical devices

A bill currently under consideration by Congress is calling for more guardians against defective medical devices. The term "guardians" refers more specifically to "covered device users", a legal term defined within the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. These users include those who are legally required to report defective devices to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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