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Powers & Santola, LLP, Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

In the spring of 1987, two friends from Albany Law School set out to build a personal injury law firm that would always strive for excellence and be fully committed to the well-being of its clients. We are proud to… See More

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Traffic Deaths Are on the Rise: Is Distracted Driving the Reason?

Our auto accident attorneys report if distracted driving is the reason for the increase in traffic deaths in the U.S.

During the early 2000s, motor vehicle accident deaths in the U.S. fell to the lowest levels seen in nearly four decades. However, in recent years, the numbers have gone in the opposite direction. Car accident deaths in the U.S. are… See More

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Can You Sue the Military for Medical Malpractice?

Our New York medical malpractice lawyers discuss if you can sue the military for medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice at military hospitals and medical facilities poses a major problem. However, due to a U.S. Supreme Court decision from the 1950s, active duty service members face great difficulty when it comes to bringing a medical malpractice claim against… See More

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Mistakes You Should Avoid After a Car Accident

Our New York car accident attorneys list the top mistakes you should avoid after a car accident.

If you get into a car accident, you face a potentially overwhelming experience. Due to your injuries and stress, you can easily forget to do a number of things that will be important as you pursue a claim for just… See More

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New Regulations Seek to Improve Quality of Nursing Home Care

Our Nursing home abuse lawyers discuss new regulations seek to improve quality of nursing home care.

Nursing homes provide care to people who can no longer care for themselves. The individuals in these homes may need around-the-clock medical attention or assistance with their basic daily living activities. Many nursing homes in Albany, Syracuse and throughout New… See More

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What Do Doctors Tell Patients (or Fail to Tell Them) After Medical Errors?

Our Albany medical malpractice lawyers report on what do doctors tell patients (or fail to tell them) after medical errors.

Most of us would agree: When serious medical errors occur, doctors should tell their patients. However, a survey published a few years ago revealed that many doctors do not share that view. In fact, many doctors actually think it is… See More

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By Advancing Their Skills, Can Doctors Cut Medical Malpractice Risks?

Our New York medical malpractice & personal injury attorneys asks if doctors can cut medical malpractice cases.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice still occurs far too frequently in the United States. Indeed, The Washington Post recently reported on a study that found that medical negligence is the third-leading cause of death in our country. Clearly, doctors, nurses and hospitals… See More

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Do ‘NRCM’ Industry Workers in New York Face a Higher Risk of Injury?

Our New York construction accidents lawyers look into reports that suggest ‘NRCM’ industry workers face a higher risk of injury.

A recent report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics presents workplace injury and illness data for workers in the natural resources, construction, and maintenance (NRCM) industries. The following considers the question of whether or not workers within the NRCM… See More

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Miscommunication Plays Role in Many Preventable Medical Errors

Our medical malpractice lawyers report on how miscommunication plays a role in many preventable medical errors.

Medical errors caused by miscommunication are one of the leading causes of death in hospitals in New York and across the country, research shows. Miscommunication-related medical errors can include mistakes made by doctors and nurses after a patient is handed… See More

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