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.
Technology is an amazing thing that has made many improvements in the medical industry, especially when it comes to surgery. Many delicate surgeries in New York City hospitals and other large medical centers are now done through the use of robot surgeons but it is important to understand that surgical errors can still happen and do occur in these types of surgeries. The question then comes up of what victims of surgical mistakes made by a non-human can do in terms of compensation.
When patients become the victims of nursing home abuse, it falls on their family members to take legal action against the care center that was supposed to care for them. Nursing homes are expensive options and are often used as a last resort when a person is no longer able to take care of themselves and requires constant assistance. Most occupants are older citizens who are unable to speak up when they are a victim of abuse such as malnutrition, physical or sexual assault or neglect.