Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Workplace accidents decrease due to new safety rules…in the Phillipines

According to a story at the website InterAksyon.com , workplace accidents and deaths have been decreasing in the Philippines due to new safety regulation and education. Since the new rules were enacted, incidents have fallen in the country’s two most dangerous occupations, mining and construction. Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), that underground mining accidents from 2012 to 2013 tallied only 27 incidents while seven accidents happened Read More →

Top 5 reasons people file medical malpractice lawsuits

An analysis of 250 000 medical malpractice cases published in the Journal of American Medicine found the top five reasons patients file medical malpractice lawsuits. Dr. Sandeep S. Mangalmurti, of the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York led the study of 250,000 closed cases. Here are the Top Five: Failure to correctly diagnose a patient’s medical condition. Breach of care due to other failures. Includes failure Read More →

Woman caught on tape lying about fall on MTA bus.

A woman who was awarded $9,000 in medical expenses by the MTA after she claimed an M15 bus driver closed the door on her arm, causing her to fall has been tripped up by a video which shows that she actually fell while running for the bus. She is now facing fraud and perjury charges She also testified she was already in the bus when the accident occurred. Read More →

How to find crime statistics for your NYC neighborhood

Many people don’t know it, but the NYPD puts weekly crime statistics online where residents can check by precinct number. It’s called Compstat and you can check it our here. They also give historical perspectives where you can track the increase or decrease in crime.  

Veteran’s widow sues for wrongful death resulting from VA hospital police beating

Recent news reports have exposed a scandal of long waits and medical malpractice at the nation’s VA hospitals. One of those long waits has resulted in a death.  Jonathan Montano, 65, was waiting for dialysis treatment for 4 hours with a shunt in his arm at a VA hospital in Loma Linda, California.  Tired of the wait he declared his intention to leave and seek Read More →

Wrongful Death Trial Opens in NYC Crane Collapse

A crane owner who was acquitted of manslaughter in 2012 charges in the deaths of two workers is now facing a wrongful death trial that started last week. Attorney for the plaintiffs said that  “James F. Lomma didn’t do what he was supposed to do.”  They claim Lomma allowed “a cheap, shoddy repair to a critical crane part and that the fix failed and sparked the collapse.” Read More →

Construction Industry commissions bogus study on Scaffolding Law

We’ve written about New York State’s Scaffolding Law before here and here and here. The law in a nutshell protects construction workers and has been in place since the late 1800s. Now the construction industry in alliance with insurance companies have joined forces to pressure Albany to repeal or gut the law. One of the newest weapons in their arsenal is a report issued by the Read More →

Don’t sign away your right to sue: Allstate screws their own agents

When insurance companies aren’t spending their time trying to deny you your benefits, they’re sticking it to their very own agents. The New York Times reports that a group of 6,200 agents got royally screwed by the insurance giant. They just pulled the rug out from beneath me,” said Mr. Littlejohn, now 65, who had two college-age children at the time. The company said the Read More →