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What Is The Child Victims Act?

Child sexual abuse has long-ranging impacts on victims. The experience can threaten their sense of self-worth, their relationships with others, their physical and mental health, and the circumstances under which they can succeed in life. Unfortunately, children and adults, who… See More

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What Constitutes Medical Malpractice In New York

When you suffer from an injury, illness, or chronic health condition, you rely on your doctor and other medical professionals to provide the care and treatment you need. This includes running the appropriate diagnostic tests, interpreting the results properly, and… See More

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Powers & Santola, LLP, Is Now Reviewing New York Child Victims Act Claims

ALBANY, NY – The nationally recognized attorneys of Powers & Santola, LLP, are now reviewing the cases of childhood sexual abuse survivors in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and throughout New York who are eligible to bring claims under the recently enacted… See More

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Monthly Non-Profit Spotlight: Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY)

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At Powers & Santola, LLP, we want to bring attention to the many amazing non-profit organizations that, every day, make a major difference in the communities that we serve. The goal of our “Monthly Non-Profit Spotlight” series is to highlight… See More

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Seven Things You Should Know About New York's 'Scaffold Law'

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If you work in construction in New York, you have probably heard about the “Scaffold Law.” The statute, New York Labor Law § 240(1), provides important protections to construction workers and others who work from heights such as roofs, ladders,… See More

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Where Do Auto Accidents Happen in Rochester?

Car accidents happen at a high rate in Rochester and surrounding communities in Monroe County. In fact, according to the most recent statistics from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in 2017 alone, there were: 13,526 total crashes… See More

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What Safety Rules Apply on Construction sites: OSHA or NYS Industrial Code Rule 23?

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The answer is that both set of rules apply. But, to understand how this affects safety practices on a New York construction site requires some basic information on just what the Industrial Code rules are. Long before OSHA became law,… See More

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What Is the New York Scaffold Law?

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New York State is the only state that makes all those who are in control of construction projects, the owners and contractors they hire, personally responsible for unsafe construction practices which result in injury to workers. It does this through… See More

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12 Tips for Driving in the Snow This Winter Season in Upstate NY

When the first major snow storm of the season hits Upstate New York, it is a good time to review what you can do to avoid getting into a car accident. This is true if you are new to the… See More

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What is the ‘Loss of Chance’ Doctrine in Medical Malpractice Cases?

Traditionally, the plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit must show that a medical professional’s negligence caused the person to suffer a specific injury. However, under another theory, a plaintiff can seek compensation if a doctor’s negligence diminished the plaintiff’s chance… See More

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