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Spotting the Most Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect are unfortunately common issues at senior care facilities across the United States. If a loved one is living in a nursing home, it is important to do your due diligence in investigating the community before helping him or her move there. You should also watch for signs of nursing home… Read More »

What is Vehicular Homicide?

In some auto accident cases, the actions of the person who caused the crash may be classified as “vehicular homicide,” also referred to as vehicular manslaughter. In such a case, the accident involved the death of someone other than the driver due to either grossly negligent or intentionally malicious operation of a vehicle. The general… Read More »

Family Awarded $10 Million for Medical Malpractice After Patient Suicide

A jury in Staten Island has awarded $10 million to the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case. The judgement goes to the family of a man who committed suicide six years ago after a physician allegedly failed to properly diagnose and treat his severe anxiety and depression. The patient was 48-year-old Richard Shouldis, who reported… Read More »

What are the Most Common Reasons for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

A 2017 analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a survey by Medscape revealed the most common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits in the United States. Here were the top five results: Failure to diagnose: Approximately 31 percent of doctors surveyed in the Medscape poll said a failure to diagnose… Read More »

Four-Vehicle Crash on Long Island Injures 4 Students

On October 31, a four-vehicle accident on Long Island resulted in serious injuries to four students. The crash occurred at approximately 3 p.m. at Dutch Broadway and Elmont Road in Elmont. One of the vehicles involved in the accident left the road, hit a tree and a pole then struck the four children before flipping… Read More »

New York’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims

Any time you wish to file a personal injury claim, you must be sure your case falls within the statute of limitations. These limitations vary from state to state, and so it’s important to consult your attorney to make sure you’re eligible to file a claim. For medical malpractice in New York, you have two-and-a-half… Read More »

As Construction Soars in New York, So Do Workplace Accidents

New York City has seen a significant boom in new construction over the past several years. With it has come a notable increase in construction accidents. According to a report from the city’s Buildings Department, construction deaths doubled and injuries increased by 17 percent in the first seven months of the year. There were eight… Read More »

How You Can Start Saving Money Again After a Divorce

Divorce can be just as challenging financially as it is emotionally. The costs to consider include legal bills and prices of additional residences. However, just because the divorce process is costly does not mean you won’t be able to recover. In fact, it is possible to begin saving immediately after a divorce and continue working… Read More »

How Can You Best Divide Stock Options During a Divorce?

A stock option is an asset that gives the owner the choice of whether he or she wishes to purchase a specified amount of discounted stock at a specific price point within a specific time period. A big question that often arises during divorce disputes is whether these stock options are marital or separate assets…. Read More »

Key Tips for Protecting Your Retirement Accounts During a Divorce

If you’ve working on a nest egg for your retirement for many years, there are steps you should take to help protect your assets if you get divorced. Any retirement assets could be subject to the property division process which is known as equitable distribution in New York. If you are the party who maintains… Read More »