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Visiting the doctor, a medical specialist, a surgeon, or another healthcare professional only to walk away with more harm and complications than you started with can be unnerving. Unfortunately, such is the reality for hundreds of patients every year – in fact, medical errors are now a leading cause of injury and death throughout the …

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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 suffered sexual abuse when they were younger, are often too traumatized to speak about what …

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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 pursuing the best course of action based on the specific circumstances surrounding your case. Failure …

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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 Child Victims Act. “Thanks to the Child Victims Act, childhood sexual abuse survivors in New …

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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 the important services that these organizations provide. We also want to encourage others to support …

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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, and scaffolding. As one of New York’s leading construction accident law firms, we believe that …

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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 in Monroe County 41 fatal accidents 4,423 crashes resulting in personal injury. In other words, …

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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, New York gave its Industrial Commissioner the power to create rules to promote safety practices …

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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 a set of laws found in Chapter 31, Article 10 — Building Construction, Demolition and …

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