A city bus struck a charter bus in Flushing, Queens early on Monday, killing three people and injuring 16 more, according to news reports and reported by the Post-Gazette here. A 68-year old man who was a pedestrian on the scene was trapped beneath one of the buses and died while at the scene. A 55-year-old man and the 49-year old driver of the charter bus also died later of their injuries at local hospitals. The authorities are still investigating the accident, but the information released so far discussed just how tragic this accident was.

The charter bus was operated by Dahlia Travel and Tours, and reports say it crashed into the Q20 city bus at 6:15 a.m. The accident occurred at Northern Boulevard and Main Street when the charter bus apparently ran through the intersection and crashed into the turning city bus before slamming into a Kennedy Fried Chicken restaurant. There were no passengers on the charter bus at the time of the crash, but the city bus did have passengers at the time of the crash.

 

 

Most of the seriously and critically injured passengers were taken to the Queens New York Presbyterian Hospital, while those with non-life-threatening injuries were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment. While most of us understand that accidents can happen at any time, it is important to realize that accidents like this could have been avoided. The bus driver of the city bus and the passengers did not have to suffer the injuries they suffered, and someone should be held accountable for their injuries and the pain and suffering they now have to endure due to the accident.

According to New York City workplace accident attorneys, the bus driver may be able to file a lawsuit for injuries suffered in the crash, while the injured passengers may be eligible to file personal injury lawsuits as well. They may argue that the charter bus driver acted negligently when running through the intersection, or the charter bus company may have failed to properly train the driver or ensure that a safe driving requirement was followed.

Those who were injured in the accident may wish to pursue legal action against the party responsible for the accident to recover medical expenses, pain, and suffering lost wages, and other financial compensation. The company that runs the charter bus, the Flushing-based Dahlia charter group apparently had several violations that placed it in the bottom 20 percent of charter companies, and in fact, the company had been cited for its buses speeding by at least 15 miles per hour. The company seems to have a spotty record of safety to begin with, so it may be discovered that unsafe practices were encouraged or at the very least, overlooked.

For more information on this tragic accident, read the news story by the Post-Gazette here or check back with us on our blog for updated details about this accident. The law firm website that we linked to is also a good resource if you want to learn more about workplace injuries and what action the injured bus driver may be able to take, or the actions that the injured passengers may be eligible for if they decided to take legal action.


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There is always a risk in investing, in the sense that you may actually lose money because of fluctuating investment values. That is understandable. But there is another risk that is just unwarranted – being exposed to fraudulent investments.

Investment fraud occurs when an investor has been persuaded to invest in a particular company, stock, or any commodity, because of false information. This usually results into money loss, but unlike fluctuating investment values, this money loss is unnecessary.

You worked hard for that cash, and the last thing you want is to fall victim to a fraudulent investment operation and lose your money just like that. Here are some of the things you can do to avoid investment fraud.

Know the company

Before anything else, know the company you are planning to invest to. First, it is important to know if it is a legitimate company, complete with documents such as licenses and registrations. Second, it is also important to know what this company does, so you can at least have an idea on what you are getting into and how you are going to get returns.

Know the salesperson

You should also look into the person who is trying to persuade you to invest in that company. First, make sure that this person has a legitimate connection with the company and actually registered to sell the commodity. Second, it is also wise to investigate whether this person has a bad history, particularly regarding misconduct.

Be doubtful if it sounds too good to be true

The website of Erez Law mentions that one of the most common signs of investment fraud, particularly Ponzi schemes, is that it offers high returns with no risks. Usually, investments with high returns are extremely risky, so you should be doubtful if an investment promises high returns with little to no risk.

Be doubtful of unsolicited offers

Investment pitches that are unsolicited are shady, especially if they are using ridiculous tactics to persuade you, including good testimonials from unidentified individuals. Be more doubtful if this investment is overseas. Your money is very vulnerable outside of the country, because you have less control and power over it. If you lose your money, it will also be harder to track and retrieve.

 


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The health industry is complicated. There may be legitimate reasons for the patient’s worsening condition and the doctor’s failing treatment processes. But there are also times where these happen because of the incompetence or negligence on the side of the medical staff, such as when they have misdiagnosed the patient.

According to the website of the Benton Law Firm, those who have been hurt because of medical malpractice incidents like misdiagnosis may receive compensation. This is just right, because the medical malpractice will result into significant financial damages. It may result into ridiculous medical bills, in the form of treatment and corrective costs. It also means that the patient may miss time to be productive, like going to work, school, or taking care of his or her family.

There are different kinds of misdiagnosis, and each possesses their own dangers:

  • A healthy patient has been diagnosed ill
  • An ill patient has been diagnosed healthy
  • A patient has been diagnosed with a wrong condition
  • A patient has been diagnosed with the wrong sub-type of a disease

A healthy patient determined to be ill may get unnecessary treatment, which may make complications to really arise. An ill patient determined to be healthy may experience worsening of his or her condition, and treatment may be delayed or in-existent. A patient diagnosed with a wrong condition or the wrong sub-type of a condition may receive unnecessary treatment and experience worsening symptoms. On the worst cases, these misdiagnosis incidents result into death.

To determine the viability of misdiagnosis claims, or medical malpractice claims in general, certain conditions are investigated, such as:

  • The legitimacy of the medical professional and patient relationship
  • The medical professional has duty of care toward the patient
  • The duty of care has been violated, either by action or inaction
  • The violation has caused any form of harm to the patient

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Failure to provide the quality of care a patient rightly deserves is the major contributing in of the many types of malpractice cases in the field of medicine. This failure, which is too common in so many hospitals and clinics in the U.S., is often the cause of prolonged or new illness, permanent disability, other life-threatening conditions, or death. Medical errors, however, can be prevented since these are merely due to negligence or carelessness committed by no other than medical professionals. According to the Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services, about 180,000 Medicare patients died in 2010 due to negligent or careless medical acts (an article printed in the Journal of Patient Safety, however, says that the number of deaths during the same year was between 210,000 and 440,000).

Surgical error is one example of medical mistake that can cause serious harm. Surgery, being a risky procedure, is resorted to by doctors only as a last resort – after all other attempts in treating an illness fail. A patient, who has been advised (by his/her doctor) to undergo surgery, puts a great deal of trust in his/her doctor’s ability, trusting that he/she has correctly diagnosed his/her illness and that surgery is a necessary part of treatment. In many occasions, however, instead of improving patients’ conditions, surgical procedures have only become harmful. An alarming thing, though, is the fact that a number of these surgical errors were committed by either by highly-respected medical professionals or doctors in some of the best hospitals in the country.

A few types of surgical errors listed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality include: wrong dosage of anesthesia; accidental puncture or laceration; wrong-person surgery; wrong-site surgery; incorrect surgical procedure; removal of wrong organ; a foreign body or surgical instrument left inside the body of a patient; improper suturing; hematoma or post-operative hemorrhage; respiratory failure, or pulmonary embolism; wound dehiscence (the rupturing of a wound along a surgical suture, which is a surgical complication that may be due to age, diabetes, obesity, poor knotting, or post-surgery trauma due to the wound); and, wrongful death resulting from complications from negligent surgery.

As explained by New Jersey personal injury lawyers of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, “medical malpractice and hospital negligence claims may be brought against all types of doctors and health care professionals, including:

  • Surgeons, who make mistakes in operating rooms;
  • Emergency room doctors and nurses, who commit errors in diagnosis or treatment;
  • Obstetricians and OB nurses, whose negligence results in avoidable birth injury;
  • Generalists, who fail to notice symptoms of serious illness;
  • Specialists, whose negligence results in failure to diagnose cancer, delay the appropriate diagnosis or other serious medical conditions; and,
  • Nurses, who make medication mistakes or other errors during in-patient care.

These accidents can be devastating and cause long-term injuries with debilitating side effects.”

It may be best for people who feel that their health only worsened after undergoing surgery to have their condition checked and, if something not right is made obvious, to seek legal assistance from an experienced personal injury lawyer for whatever legal action they may have a right to pursue.


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There are many reasons that people riding a motorcycle than any other form of vehicles. First of all, it is convenient. It allows the driver to cut through traffic and reach their destination quicker than other vehicles. But while it offers convenience, it also puts drivers at a huge risk. Due to their size, motorcycles are susceptible to accidents.

No matter how safety conscious you are, you can still get involved in motorcycle accidents. According to the website of Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic which could often result to injuries or worst death. When involved in an accident, there are certain things that you can do after an accident to reduce its effects on you.

1. Secure yourself

First things first, you need to get yourself out of harm’s way. Get yourself out of the roadway and the incoming traffic. Likewise, watch out for other things that may cause additional harm to you such as vehicles that are leaking gasoline, vehicles or structures that are on fire, structures that could collapse, roadside cliffs or drop-offs.

2. Check yourself for any injuries

Once you have gone to safety, check if you and other people are injured. It is rare for motorcycle riders to leave accidents without incurring any kind of injury. If you or other persons seriously got hurt, you may need medical attention right away. Call 911 immediately. Injuries in the chest and abdomen tend to be the most serious ones.

3. Keep your cool

While staying cool after an accident is unlikely, you need to do so cause it wil only make matters worse. Avoid getting into an argument with the other parties involved in the accident or find fault.

4. Report the accident

A police report can come in handy if you intend to file a case against the other persons involved in the accident. Give as much information as you can. Likewise, the police can help control traffic flow in the area of the accident.

5. Never leave the scene of the accident

Leaving the scene of the crime is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. If you do so, you could find yourself in hot water against the law and charged with “hit and run” especially if there is an injury.


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In 2013, as many as 5 million Americans were said to living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2015, the number of Alzheimer’s patients went up to 5.3 million.

Alzheimer’s, which is a progressive disease that affects that part of the brain that controls thought, memory, and language, is the most common form of dementia, a general term that refers to loss of memory and other intellectual abilities. Alzheimer’s begins with memory loss and could possibly lead to loss of the ability to respond to the environment and carry on a conversation. Scientists are still trying to learn what exactly causes Alzheimer’s disease and thought they know that its best known risk factor is age, they are also aware that the disease is not a normal part of aging.

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s first become manifest after age 60. With no known cure, this disease only worsens with age. Its known symptoms include loss of memory, inability to plan and solve problems, confusion or disorientation, difficulty completing routine tasks, difficulty in forming words (spoken or written), difficulty understanding spatial relationships, poor judgment, and mood shifts. According to the website SeniorAdvice.com, the risk of harm to those affected with Alzheimer’s make Memory Care an important part of medical treatment.

Memory Care, the site continues, is a medical program centered on providing patients with on-site support and supervision. It houses patients in a community, where they are taken care of by doctors, nurses, counselors, dietitians, speech therapists, and other trained professionals; other services, like medication monitoring, personal grooming, meal plans, housekeeping and laundry services, are also provided to patients.

Housing a patient in a community specializing in memory care requires expensive fees, though. While families of patients can always shoulder costs of patient residency from their own savings, there are other sources of funds that may be available for them, like insurance or government assistance, namely Medicaid and Medicare. Seniors, children, and those of low income, who may qualify, may be able to avail of long-term assistance from Medicaid, while qualified patients 65 years old or older may avail of Medicare.


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You’ll find likely few issues more tragic than a child being afflicted by delivery incidents that have long-term effects. Aside from the truth of the immediate discomfort and suffering of the kid, the emotional (as well as monetary) affect the parents tend to be considerable.

In line with the website of the Driscoll Firm, delivery incidents happen more regularly than a lot of people imagine even yet in nowadays of modern medicine. Typically, it’s assumed that as much as three start incidents arise each hour in America alone. If one thinks about it this is so usual. After all, labor remains among the most painful activities of individuals, also it doesn’t take much for something annoying to take place. Maybe it’s because of continuous labour, poor prenatal care, breech-birth, cephalopelvic disproportion, or negligence. One beginning damage which happens in as much as 2 out of every 1,000 births is Palsy called Brachial Plexus Palsy.

Erb’s palsy is not instantly an injury that is critical. A network of nerves located in the throat area, from excessive dragging during start if the birth is difficult because the child is too big or injury may arise if you find stress on the brachial plexus. Palsy is actually a type of paralysis; because the brachial plexus is damaged, an action is restricted. The brachial plexus largely handles voluntary activities while in fingers and the supply. Nonetheless, generally palsy can be a condition that is momentary, and also the baby might regain motion within the affected limb within 90 days. In cases where the damage to the brachial plexus is severe, such as for instance when some portion is avulsed or absolutely split, a disability that is whole or subsequently incomplete of that limb for motion that is voluntary becomes permanent. Since the harm occurs at birth, the development of the affected limb is caught, so the problem is literally evident. In such cases, the leg that is fragile is something the delivery injury’s prey must dwell with their lifetime.

It becomes nearly criminal when it’s as a result of medical negligence, although delivery accidents are truly sad incidents. It’s the best of the parents to get a settlement for their child from your liable functions, not merely for costs and that actual discomfort, also for the psychological and mental impact. On obtaining justice to your kid consult well a birth injury lawyer in your town get going.


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A no-zone area is just like the blind spots for your car, only a no-zone is a blind spot for a large commercial truck, such as an 18-wheeler. A Massachusetts personal injury attorney may say that these areas are large enough to easily fit the average sized car, so it is important to be aware of these locations in order to stay safe.

No-zones are located immediately in front of and behind the truck, as well as an area to either side right behind the driver and passenger doors. These areas are not visible to the trucker even with their mirrors. The truckers are forced to physically turn around in order to check their bind spots before changing lanes or turning. Unfortunately, many truckers chose not to check these areas or forget to check them and accidents occur. An accident between an 18-wheeler and the average car can cause little to no damage to the truck but absolutely demolish the smaller vehicle. These types of accidents are severe and cause very serious injuries.

There are a few things you can remember to do and keep in mind while driving near these large trucks in order to stay away from unsafe situations. Remembering the locations of the no-zones and staying out of these areas is important. However, you also need to remember that large vehicles like these take much longer to slow down, so it is smart to keep a good distance between you and the truck if in front of or behind them. These large vehicles have a very wide turn radius and often have to swing left before making a right turn. Make sure to give them room on either side.

Truck drivers are aware of how large and cumbersome their vehicles are and try their best to drive safely. Most often accidents between a truck and car are at the fault of the driver of the car. Being aware of these unsafe areas will help to keep you safe and reduce accidents.


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Penalties for drug-related violations have been consistently aggressive across all 50 states in American. This is particularly true for substances like cocaine, which is widely accepted to be highly addictive. In Texas, the Health and Safety Code classifies cocaine as a Schedule I drug. This means that the drug is considered to have a high potential abuse. As such, getting charged with cocaine possession could to lead to harsh punishment and penalties.

A legal firm focused on criminal defense in Houston, should be aware that the penalties of a drug conviction can be difficult to face. Specifically with cocaine possession, convicted individuals may have to pay thousands of dollars in fines and spend a considerable amount of time incarcerated. If you get caught with any amount of cocaine in your possession, you will have to prepare yourself for significant consequences.

Similar to most cases of drug possession violations in Texas, penalties for cocaine possession is primarily determined by the amount carried by an individual. Possessing less than a gram of cocaine could lead to a $10,000 fine and 180 days to 2 years in a state jail facility. A similar fine could be required of those with 1 to 3.99 grams of cocaine. However, they will also have to spend 2 to 10 years in prison. Meanwhile, anyone carrying 4 to 199 grams of cocaine could be subject to a $10,000 fine and a prison stay of 2 to 20 years.

Penalties become even more serious for individuals caught with larger amounts of cocaine. At 200 to 399 grams, perpetrators could pay a $10,000 fine and spend 5 to 99 years in prison. Cocaine possession at 400 grams or more could meet a $100,000 fine and anywhere between 10 to 99 years in prison. Grave violations could also be punished with life imprisonment.

Facing drug-related charges will never be a walk in the park. If you have been charged with cocaine possession, you will need expert legal advice to navigate through the process. It’s best to seek legal counsel immediately. Seek out a lawyer with significant experience in criminal defense to learn your best options.


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