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November 2019 Archives

Serious injuries can result from needless heart surgery

When a New Yorker and people across the nation are suffering from heart disease and other heart-related issues, they will take advice from their physician to address the problem. This can include many strategies including medication and surgery. However, while surgical procedures can be effective, there are dangers with them such as hospital-related infections and other serious injuries. Recent research indicates that people with certain heart issues who had surgery to treat it might not have needed to do so. For those injured or who died because of any potentially unnecessary surgery, it might be wise to file a legal claim for compensation.

Elderly man on bicycle dies after colliding with minivan

In New York City, if it seems as if there are an inordinate number of stories about bicyclists being hit by an automobile, suffering serious injuries and dying, it is no mistake. Bicyclists and pedestrians have grown more and more at risk in recent years. This is ongoing despite law enforcement and legislators seeking ways to make the roads safer for everyone to share them without worrying about a collision. Still, the accidents are continuing to a troubling degree and those who are affected should remember they have rights.

If only all motorists would be mindful to avoid drunk driving

You might be one of many New York residents who are getting excited about the upcoming 2019 holiday season. Have you already started planning your Thanksgiving menu? From the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade to many other festive events throughout the state, thousands of full-time residents, as well as many tourists and visitors are gearing up for a fun and hopefully, safe holiday season.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by turning school bus

The dangers faced by pedestrians throughout New York City has garnered significant attention as lawmakers and safety advocates seek strategies to reduce pedestrian accidents. Unfortunately, these accidents continue to occur and people are seriously hurt and even lose their lives on a regular basis. Many of these accidents involve vehicles that fail to yield or that hit a pedestrian in crosswalk accidents. Due to their vulnerability, pedestrians can suffer long-term damage and death in these collisions.

Danger of auto crashes increases with daylight saving

Daylight saving is an annual occurrence in New York and across the nation. People expect it and might be under the impression that they can make a seamless transition without significant risk accompanying it. However, there are statistical and practical dangers that people will face on the roadways when there is the "fall back" in autumn. Changing the time might make it feel as if a person is getting an extra hour of sleep, but there are still inherent dangers on the roads. Understanding these can be critical to avoiding auto collisions.

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