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What Is a Misdiagnosis?

Misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare provider inaccurately identifies a medical condition or incorrectly interprets symptoms, leading to an incorrect diagnosis. This can involve diagnosing a different condition, failing to recognize an existing one, or attributing symptoms to the wrong cause. Shockingly, approximately 795,000 people in the U.S. are injured or killed due to misdiagnosis each… read more

What Are The Negligence Laws In New York?


Negligence laws in New York play a crucial role in determining liability and seeking compensation in various personal injury cases, including car accidents, slip and falls, and medical malpractice. What is Negligence? Negligence is a legal concept that refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care in a given situation, resulting in harm or injury… read more

Examples of Negligence In Nursing


Nursing is a noble profession that requires dedication, compassion, and a commitment to providing high-quality care to patients. However, like any field, nursing is not immune to instances of negligence. Negligence in nursing can have severe consequences for patients and legal implications for healthcare professionals. Here are some common examples. Medication Errors One prevalent form… read more

Changes To New York Personal Injury Laws In 2024


As of January 1, 2024, a new law (S1161-A/A2034-A) went into effect that significantly increases New York’s workers’ compensation minimum weekly benefits. This marks a notable change for worker rights.  New York Workers’ Compensation Minimum Weekly Benefit Rate Increase The minimum benefits for permanent or temporary partial disability will gradually rise, starting from the current… read more

The Most Common Construction Injuries In New York


Construction sites, while essential for building our cities, are also high-risk environments where various hazards can lead to injuries. Here are the most prevalent construction injuries construction workers face. Common Construction Accident Injuries Bone Fractures Any construction accident can cause severe breaks or bone fractures, but they are common in falls when a worker hits… read more