New Yorkers are typically very accustomed to dealing with cold-weather conditions in the winter. When the temperatures dip and precipitation falls from the sky, be it in the form of snow, sleet or rain, the streets and sidewalks can become extremely treacherous. And while you may know what you need to do to reduce the risk of slipping and falling, we are all subject to the laws of gravity and if you lose your footing you could go down hard and suffer a serious injury.
The ramifications of traffic deaths are massive. One would hope New York City would see as few of these tragic incidents as possible.
In spite of the fact that a company can face large fines and be forced to pay for damages to injured customers, potentially deadly products find their way from manufacturing factories and into the hands of consumers. An apparent case in point being defective airbags produced by a company called Takata.
Among the many things that occur at hospitals are rotation-related transfers of patients. This is when a patient is transferred from one medical team to another at a hospital due to a shifting of clinical rotations. As with all aspects of patient care, it can be very important for hospitals to take appropriate steps to protect patient safety in relation to such transfers. A recent study suggests that patient safety concerns can come up in connection to such transfers.