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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 off or placed in a new setting. These medical errors represent hospital malpractice. They can …

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 The medical malpractice verdict is the largest ever handed down in Warren County and is believed to be the largest for an adult in the history of the entire 11-county Fourth Judicial District. ALBANY, NY – James E. Bell, M.D. and Adirondack Radiology Associates, P.C. have been slapped with a record $11.6 million medical malpractice …

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Drunk driving accidents continue to be a major problem in New York State. According to the most recent statistics available from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2013, there were: Additionally, as a result of these crashes: Out of the 11,251 drivers involved in these crashes, 7,898 of them were reportedly driving …

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Some people refuse to leave home on New Year’s Eve because they are concerned that there will be too many drunk drivers and reckless drivers on the roads. Is their concern justified? The answer depends on how you look at it. The National Safety Council’s Safety + Health magazine recently analyzed driving accident statistics for …

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Globalfoundries held responsible for failing to provide needed safety equipment to prevent worker’s injuries during construction of its state of the art computer chip fab plant in Malta, New York. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence E. Kahn recently issued a 21-page decision (Lawler v. Globalfoundries U.S., Inc., and M+W U.S., Inc., Case No. 1:12-CV-0327 (LEK/RFT) …

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as part of its work to prevent construction site accidents, developed a program that it calls “Construction Focus Four Training.” This program is meant to teach site supervisors, superintendents, foremen and workers how to recognize and mitigate the four leading construction site hazards, which are sometime called the …

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