While cycling is quickly being adopted as the preferred mode of transportation by many in the U.S., countless people in New York City have relied on their bikes to get them where they need to go for years. The city's unique layout makes it ideal for a thriving bicycle transportation network. However, entering on to the city's roads on a bike is not without its hazards. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 467,000 bicycle-related injuries occurred in the U.S. in 2015 alone. Most might assume that those injuries were due to collisions with cars, yet an equally hazardous threat faces bicyclists that travel on roadways: potholes.
Although this story is not directly related to medical malpractice but is more a medical or pharmaceutical product liability issue, it is none the less important to New York patients of pain clinics and other medical facilities that utilize injected steroids in its practice. No doubt many New York residents have seen the numerous reports involving tainted steroids and the deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis spreading across the country. Now the officers and executives behind the company, New England Compounding Center, responsible for the outbreak have been named as defendants in a civil lawsuit aimed at freezing their personal and business assets.
It helps to have the data. In our statistics-driven culture, there's no substitute for having the numbers to quantify the scope of a problem.
GOOD THING TO KNOW: New Law: If a patrol car is pulled over to the side of the road, you have to change to the next lane (away from the stopped vehicle) or slow down by 20 mph. Every state except Hawaii , Maryland and D.C. has this law. In California , the "Move-over" law became operative on January 1, 2010. Please let everyone you know that drives about this new law. It is true, see details at the following web address: http://www.moveoveramerica.com
Personal injury and medical malpractice law change fast. Each day, state legislatures and judges make numerous decisions that impact the way cases are prepared and presented for court. At Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we know that it's important to stay current with legal issues. That's why we follow the legal stories that will have an impact on the strategies we use while protecting your rights.