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What Types of Injuries Are Commonly Caused By Car Accidents?

Every year, approximately 1.3 million people die from injuries sustained in road accidents. According to the world health organization, 20-50 million more suffer non-fatal injuries with being life altered.  In 2022 alone, over 42,900 Americans died in road accidents, with approximately 5 million others suffering injuries. Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. But some types of injuries are more common than others.  This guide highlights injuries that have a high prevalence in car accidents. Common Car Accident Injuries That May Warrant Compensation Whiplash Whiplash is an injury to the tissues and tendons around the neck area. It occurs due to a sudden back-and-forth...

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What is the Role of a Medical Billing Expert?

The proper billing of healthcare is essential to prevent the abuse of patients’ finances, often at a time when they are at their most vulnerable. Rules regarding correct billing for medical services are codified in the United States, yet it is not always clear to laymen whether or not they are being adhered to. In this article, medical billing expert Rebecca Reier explains how reasonable healthcare rates are determined in the US and the need for patients to be vigilant against unlawful upcoding of services. Can you give us a brief overview of what a medical billing expert is required to do? The...

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Lawmakers Seek to Compensate Emotional Loss Through Overhaul of Wrongful Death Statute

Lawmakers in New York are seeking to expand the state’s wrongful death statute to allow compensation for things like grief or loss of love and companionship in this year’s legislative session. The state’s current laws only allow individuals to seek compensation based on the amount of potential income lost from the death of a loved one, which can often place limits on litigation. “Essentially, our legal system values the life of wealthy individuals more than a child or a senior, or a person with a disability," State Sen. Brad Hoylman said. By Dan M. Clark [Law] ...

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Establishing a Private Right of Action in Personal Injury Cases

Navigating through statutes and legislative history to successfully plead a viable private right of action in a personal injury or wrongful death case can be time-consuming and ultimately disappointing. But the ability to recover enhanced damages or even any damages at all through a private right of action may make such efforts worthwhile and explains why there are a multitude of recent judicial decisions on this topic in many areas of law. A private right of action allows a private plaintiff, in contrast to a government or a public agency, to bring an action seeking judicial relief from injuries caused by...

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This Is Why Personal Injury Cases Are Getting More Complicated

According to a new report, wearable technology is complicating what used to be simple personal injury cases. The devices we choose to wear are capable of capturing all sorts of information, including health-related vitals like heart rate and blood pressure, but also more unbelievably, new devices can help users “hear” music through their skin. The potential applications are endless, and the limitations are almost nonexistent. Better yet, the batteries are getting better. Microchip technology is getting exponentially cheaper. The technology is becoming more popular. Wearables seem poised for the mainstream more than ever before. They can even be placed in articles...

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24 Hospitalized After Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at NYC Church

Two dozen people went to the hospital for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning after they were evacuated from a church in Manhattan. Firefighters responded to Saint Malachy's Church on West 49th Street in Midtown on Tuesday morning for reported elevated levels of the gas. The elevated levels of carbon monoxide were first detected in the basement of the church where the nonprofit Encore Community Services offers meals and other assistance to senior citizens. "The seniors weren't feeling well, a bunch of the staff specifically were passing out and were verbally unresponsive," said Encore Community Services intern Gabrielle Morales. By the time firefighters arrived, most of...

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Boat Crash Kills 2 Women, Injures Several Others

Two women were killed in separate crashes in the water off Long Island on Sunday, officials said. An 18-year-old woman was on a Jet Ski when it crashed into a 35-foot boat around 10:30 a.m. off of Baldwin Harbor, a hamlet in Hempstead, Nassau County police said. The victim, later identified as Caitlin Rose McDonald of Rockville Center, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Later Sunday afternoon, another woman died when two boats collided in Moriches Inlet, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Three people were aboard a 50-foot Sea Ray boat when it struck a drifting boat occupied by the woman and her...

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Disney Recalling ‘Toy Story 4’ Toy Over Choking Hazard

Disney yanked thousands of the plush toy “Forky” — featured as a sidekick in “Toy Story 4” — from the shelves because they pose a choking hazard, officials said Tuesday. The company recalled 80,000 of the stuffed characters over their detachable “googly” plastic eyeballs, which pose a threat to youngsters who could swallow them, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Parents can return the 11-inch, $20 toy to any Disney Store or Disneyland Resort theme park retail store for a full refund, according to the firm, which issued a voluntary recall, officials said. Along with its eyes, the plush toy has Gumby-like poseable arms,...

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Stagehands Injured by Falling Debris in Midtown Theater

Falling debris injured three stagehands, one critically, inside a theater in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday morning. Emergency crews responded to the scene outside the Golden Theatre on 45th Street just after 11 a.m.The stagehands were working on a catwalk in the rear of the theater when the accident happened. They were taken to area hospitals. One victim was in critical condition, while the other two suffered moderate injuries. [ABC7]...

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E-Cigarette Explodes in Teen’s Mouth, Breaks Jaw, Blows Out Teeth

The health hazards of e-cigarettes are still being studied, but one danger seems clear: Sometimes, they explode. That was the case for a teenage boy who was seriously injured when an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth, breaking his jaw, according to a new report of the case. The 17-year-old arrived at the emergency room 2 hours after the explosion, according to the report, published today (June 19) in the The New England Journal of Medicine. The patient had extensive wounds to his mouth, several missing teeth and a broken lower jaw, said Dr. Katie Russell, a pediatric trauma surgeon at the University of Utah and Primary...

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