Leaving behind the rental market in favor of home ownership is a major decision, especially in New York City. When competition is high, buying a house or condo can not only be expensive, but it can also take time.
When you enter into a hospital or surgical center in Queens for a procedure, you likely do so assuming that the environment in which your surgery will be performed is sterile, and that the instruments being used will have been cleaned and sanitized to the strictest of standards. Many others may share this same assumption, yet clients keep coming to us here at Futterman, Sirotkin and Seinfeld LLP having suffered surgical site infections. This could be due to the fact that even though there are suggested guidelines for the cleaning of surgical instruments, some of them may be just that: suggestions.
Strokes remain one of the most common causes of natural deaths both in New York City and throughout the rest of the U.S. Information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one person dies from this condition very four minutes in America. The CDC also reports that the most common type of stroke is an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot inhibiting blood flow to the brain. The most effective treatment for an ischemic stroke is administering tissue plasminogen activator, which works to dissolve clots and minimize the damage done.
After you close on your new home you should apply for the NYS STAR tax credit with the New York State Tax Department. To be eligible to receive this Basic STAR credit, the home must be your primary residence and the total annual income of you and your spouse combined cannot exceed $500,000.00. New applicants will receive a check directly from New York State. (Previously owners received a school property tax exemption.) To apply, download an application at www.tax.ny.gov/star or call the STAR exemption office at (212) 639-7675.
If this is your first pregnancy, then you may likely have loads of questions for your New York City doctor. Most of those may primarily involve the health and well-being of your baby. However, are you fully aware of the changes that your pregnancy is causing in your own body? One of these may be the onset of a condition known as preeclampsia, which the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development estimates to effect between 3 to 5 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. The complications caused by preeclampsia can range from issues such as preterm labor and low birth weight to potentially life-threatening complications like placental abruption.
Finding that right apartment, condominium or co-op unit in New York can be akin to searching for the Holy Grail. Once you find the property that meets your requirements for location, layout and price you may need a moment of silence to celebrate.
Most in Queens may agree that while modern healthcare has turned what once may have been considered life-threatening scenarios into very treatable outcomes, there may still be medical cases that may have no answer. However, for the family and friends of those patients who suffer sudden and seemingly inexplicable failures in their health, that may not be an easy answer to accept. If medical evidence seems to point to the possibility that fatal outcomes may have been prevented had early warning signs been recognized, then the desire to hold those who missed such signs accountable may be understandable.