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In common law jurisdictions, such as New York State, the term ‘tort’ is used to describe “civil wrong.” In effect, it is a legal action for civil wrongdoing, other than a breach of contract. A personal injury lawsuit is a type of tort claim. Most personal injury cases are based on the theory of negligence—but …

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Accidents happen every day. According to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39.5 million Americans seek professional medical attention for injuries each year. If your accident was caused by the carelessness or recklessness of any other party, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation through a personal injury case.  A …

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If you suffer from a health problem such as cancer due to exposure to hazardous materials at a superfund site, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim against the party that is responsible for this exposure. A superfund site is a site designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a …

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Nurses sustain more on-the-job injuries than construction workers, yet many hospitals don’t do enough to protect them, an NPR investigation recently found. Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that 35,000 nurses suffer back and other injuries every year, many of which stem from lifting and turning patients. Those injuries are serious enough …

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A newly published study explains that a system of waste removal unique to the brain can be damaged by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and leave the victim more susceptible to degenerative brain disease and premature death. It is well-understood that a serious TBI can eventually lead to degenerative brain disease. But a study in the …

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  The holiday season has arrived, and people throughout New York State are putting up decorations. It is crucial that they do so with safety in mind. Holiday decorations can present injury risks – specifically fire and burn injuries. As the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported last December, between 2009 and 2011, fire …

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