Medical malpractice is a fairly well-known area of personal injury legal practice, but what is less commonly known is just how many different forms of medical malpractice there are. Medical malpractice refers to negligent behavior or a mistake made by a medical professional that causes further injury. Many people take this to mean an error in surgery, for example, that results in other health complications. While such a mistake would qualify as medical malpractice, there are other types of negligent behavior that may not be so obvious.
If you live in New York City, you may want to start taking considerable care where you step. A sudden and dramatic increase in manhole incidents is becoming a serious risk of injury for all of the city's residents, and you never know which manhole might be next. New York residents may feel that manhole accidents are nothing new; the city averages more than 2,000 per year after all. But if the first few months of the new year are any indication, this year will greatly surpass the average.
When it comes to legal matters, the more preparation you do, the better off you will be. Much like going to the DMV, it is best to simply bring every document you can think of that might be remotely relevant to your issue. Of course, if you are unfamiliar with the litigation process, you may not know just how much information you need to bring. This is especially true in cases of medical malpractice, in which your entire medical history can be relevant.
When one thinks of traffic accidents, one cannot help but notice the obvious hierarchy of vehicles in a collision. At the top of the hierarchy sit large trucks carrying heavy loads, as any vehicle that strikes such a truck will suffer significant damage, while the truck itself will likely come out of the crash in rather good shape. As you continue down the list, you will come across large cars such as Suburbans or SUVs, then smaller cars including convertibles, and finally two-wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles or bicycles.
For some, winter may still be coming, but for those of us who live in the far northern states like New York, winter is already here in full force. Our planet's tumultuous climate has already slammed us with a newsworthy blizzard, and with that blizzard came foot upon foot of snow. While we may be more used to driving in hazardous weather conditions than other parts of the country, that does not mean by any stretch that it is safe to drive in such dangerous weather.
When people hear that products are faulty or defective, either by design or manufacturing mistake, they will likely wonder what products such terminology applies to. It may sound too good to be true, but the fact is that almost any product could be grounds for a product liability case as long as a fault or defect in the product has caused you harm. This applies even to medical devices such as pacemakers or metal hip replacements. As inhabitants of one of the largest cities in the country, there are undoubtedly many New Yorkers who make use of such medical devices.
While car accidents do not happen extremely often, one would not usually consider them rare either. Many people know that car accidents are a real threat, and they treat them as such. What are exceedingly less common but even more threatening are multicar accidents, which usually cause much more damage than a single or double-car accident, both to people and property. Such was the case recently in Queens, when a multi-vehicle crash injured 17 people, damaged two cars and a school bus, and also collided with a building.