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NYC Scaffolding

Time Limit on How Long Scaffolding Can Remain in Place


Posted on January 27, 2017 by

When you are walking down the street in New York, you see a copious amount of scaffolding on the buildings. When buildings are repaired, scaffolding is put up to support work crews as well as shield pedestrians below from potential hazards like falling bricks and equipment and even exposure to dust particles from the work being done.

Sometimes, scaffolding remains in place for months, even years. This could change if a proposed bill sponsored by Councilman Ben Kallos is passed, which would require scaffolding to be taken down within six months of being placed. Ideally, this would not only reduce the structures that many consider to be an eyesore, it would reduce the number of construction accidents suffered by pedestrians.

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Summer Driving Accidents

Summer Driving Accidents


Posted on July 25, 2016 by

Summer is here, and that means a lot more drivers are on the road! But there is nothing worse than an automobile accident to spoil your summer fun. Although an accident is never optimal; there are special circumstances that make summer driving unique:

• Many summer travelers are busy looking for locations on their travel agenda and may be unfamiliar with the area;
• Students are out of school and on the roads, many of whom are inexperienced drivers;
• Car engines and tires are under extra stress, and heat-related breakdowns are inevitable;
• Motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are out and about, oftentimes with unpredictable actions;
• Heat-related factors may impact the number of emergency vehicles on the road.

Despite being on the lookout for danger signs, what happens if you do end up in a collision? This is when the experienced accident attorneys at the Brooklyn office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum can help.

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What to do After a Sidewalk or Stairwell Accident


Posted on July 19, 2016 by

Who doesn’t love going to a New York water park or beach on a hot summer day? But what if your fun in the sun is decimated with a fall on an uneven sidewalk? Or perhaps a fall on some stairs occurs because insufficient handrails are available. That’s when it’s time to call the experienced accident attorneys at the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum.

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America’s Evolution of Workplace Safety


Posted on June 21, 2016 by

Workplace safety has changed drastically over the years. Were the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, established in 1971 by Congress never created there would likely be increased work-related accidents, increased sick leave by employees, higher workplace mortality rates, and a decrease in employer revenue. OSHA is responsible for assuring the work environments of men and women are healthy and safe. It does so by setting and enforcing workplace safety standards. Other services provided by OSHA in its effort to ensure workplace safety include training, education, outreach and assistance. Since its creation in the 1970s OSHA has joined forces with states, employers and advocates across America to impact workplace safety.

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Settle a Car Accident Claim

How to Settle Your New York Car Accident Claim


Posted on March 31, 2016 by

Almost 300,000  car crashes were reported in New York in 2014, according to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles website. Of those, more than 118,000 resulted in non-fatal injuries and over 180,000 caused property damage. New York drivers and passengers alike who have been involved in a car accident should learn about the state’s laws and insurance requirements because they affect property damage and injury claims that can be made and, should it come to litigation, settlement negotiations.

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What to Do if You Are in a Workplace Accident


Posted on November 17, 2015 by

brooklyn injury attorneyAcross our great nation, approximately 94 percent of employees – about 140 million workers – are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as of November 2015, New York workers’ compensation has paid more than $412 million in compensation to claimants. Medical expenses were more than $17 million in addition to this prior number. Approximately 12,000 workers’ compensation claims are filed each year by claimants living in New York while worksites located in New York accounted for tens of thousands of additional claims.

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Worker Killed in NYC Building Collapse


Posted on November 10, 2015 by

Brooklyn Accident Lawyers Building Collapse

Twenty-six-year-old Pedro Bacillo who was working on the interior of a midtown Manhattan building tragically died when the five-story townhome crumbled with him and other workers still inside, according to a recent ABC News report. It took three hours for emergency crews to dig out one other worker while 17 were able to escape uninjured. Investigators are looking into what caused the collapse, which occurred on a construction site that had been taking adjacent buildings down – floor by floor – for several months prior to the disastrous accident. Continue reading

Former Tennis Star James Blake Tackled by Police: Mistaken Identity


Posted on October 14, 2015 by

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Tackled by undercover law enforcement, slammed on the ground, handcuffed and detained – this was not the experience former tennis star James Blake was expecting when he was en route to attend a U.S. Open event in Flushing. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened, according to a recent Time Magazine report. Mistaken for an identity theft suspect, 35-year-old Blake reports not one of the plain-clothed Caucasian officers identified themselves when they tackled him in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown. The Harvard-educated former professional athlete was waiting for a car ride and had just finished an interview with a magazine writer. Continue reading

Deadly Bacteria Spreads with the Help of FDA Approved Endoscopes


Posted on September 17, 2015 by

Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer Endoscope

 

Two patient deaths at a UCLA hospital have been linked to two medical scopes that still carried deadly bacteria, despite being properly disinfected, according to a recent CNN News report. Seven hospital patients have been infected with the superbug, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (“CRE”), at the hospital including the most recent deaths. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CRE can kill up to half of the patients who contract this deadly bacterium.

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Why Rating Hospitals is a Good Idea


Posted on August 29, 2015 by

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The ranking of hospitals is beneficial to the consumer public, according to a recent U.S. News & World report. With just under 100,000 patients admitted to U.S. hospitals on a daily basis, it is important to know how the facility you may be visiting compares to others. Hospitals are ranked nationally and regionally, according to the report. The reason why hospitals are ranked is because almost two million people annually need the services of inpatient hospital care for a number of medical conditions that, when treated, may pose an increased risk of harm or even death. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the negligence of another, contact a skilled and experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer right away.

How the Hospitals Ranked

The rankings were based on 16 specialties in which hospital care is given and included:

• Cancer;
• Cardiology and heart surgery;
• Diabetes and endocrinology;
• Ear, nose and throat care;
• Gastroenterology and GI surgery;
• Gynecology;
• Geriatrics;
• Nephrology;
• Neurology and neurosurgery;
• Orthopedics;
• Pulmonology;
• Urology;
• Ophthalmology;
• Psychiatry;
• Rehabilitation; and
• Rheumatology.

The first 12 specialties were rated on data, while the last four were ranked solely based on reputation. A total of 4,716 facilities were analyzed using this information. The hospitals that were ranked regionally listed the facilities that were best in states and major metropolitan areas. The national rankings found that only 137 U.S. hospitals performed well enough to be nationally ranked in at least one specialty; 220 were found to be high performing in one or more specialty; and only 15 qualified for an honor roll ranking. The factors considered included reputation with specialists, patient survival rate, patient safety, and other care-related indicators.

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While the rankings are helpful to consumers, it’s important to understand that they are a starting point for patients. In fact, each year thousands of people are injured or killed as a result of negligence. In fact, New York State ranks top in the nation for medical malpractice payouts according to a study, ranking above Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut in this area. Medical malpractice is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

According to New York law the time in which a lawsuit may be filed before it is forever banned, known as the statute of limitations, is 2.5 years from when the injury occurred or at the end of continuous treatment during which the act that caused the injury occurred. There is an exception to this rule, however. When a foreign object is left in a patient’s body after surgery, patients must bring a medical malpractice claim within one year from the date the foreign object is discovered. There are other exceptions that may apply so contacting a reputable personal injury lawyer in the Bronx immediately following the incident is always a good idea.

Personal Injury Lawyers: Bronx

The most knowledgeable personal injury lawyers Bronx residents can rely on will help you recover compensation due to you if you have experienced medical malpractice. Personal injury affects millions of Americans each day. Unfortunately, liability is not always clear as these types of cases can be as unique as the individuals or organizations involved. For this reason, if you or someone you know has been the victim of personal injury due to the negligence of another especially if that negligence was committed by the very people that were relied on for healthcare, contact one of the most aggressive and experienced personal injury lawyers Bronx has to offer. The lawyers at the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum provide legal services throughout New York, including Brooklyn and the Bronx and handle several different types of accident cases. Click or call (718) 237-5586 today to schedule your initial free case consultation.