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Birth Injuries Due To Improper Prenatal Care

halperin&halperin Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice

An average pregnancy lasts 280 days. Maintaining good health habits during this almost-10 month period can be the key to a safe pregnancy and childbirth. Unfortunately, many injuries and birth defects that do not become evident until birth could be caused by inadequate prenatal care and not necessarily a birth injury. To win a New York medical malpractice case based on prenatal …

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Navigating A Fatal Semi-Truck Accident Claim

halperin&halperin Truck Accident, Wrongful Death

Every year, commercial truck accidents claim more than 4,000 lives in the U.S. When semi-truck accidents are fatal, it’s usually the person in a smaller vehicle or on a motorcycle or bicycle who dies. These statistics sadly illustrate the incredible imbalance of size and velocity between a small vehicle (or no vehicle) and a multi-ton truck. Dealing with the aftermath of …

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Civil Rights Claims: Police Misconduct And Brutality

halperin&halperin Civil Rights, Police Misconduct

Civil rights claims alleging police misconduct have garnered substantial attention over the past few weeks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest. Civil Rights Claims: The purpose of the nation’s civil rights laws is to protect its citizens from abuses by the government, including police misconduct. A primary purpose of civil rights claims, in particular, is to redress and to …

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Navigating Through A Wrongful Death Claim

halperin&halperin Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

When a loved one is killed in an auto accident, the next weeks and months can be a grief-stricken blur for the surviving family members. You may feel lost and unsure of how to proceed. However, if another person’s negligent or reckless behavior contributed to this accident, you may be able to fight for your loved one’s rights even after …

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11 Most Common Types Of Birth Injuries

halperin&halperin Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice

The birth of your child is a milestone moment you will never forget. But while every parent hopes that their child’s birth will be smooth and free of complications, medical complications do sometimes occur. As it turns out, every year 7 out of every 1,000 newborn babies in the United States will suffer a birth injury. More than 30,000 birth …

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Will Nursing Home Negligence Increase In New York Due To COVID-19?

halperin&halperin Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, New York Executive Order 202.10 has granted nursing homes and other healthcare providers protection from civil and criminal liability, so long as they make some effort to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Executive Order may seem like a good idea in protecting nursing homes during an unforeseen event like this; however, it will likely create …

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Heavy Machinery Accidents: What Do I Do?

halperin&halperin Construction Accidents, Personal Injury

If you work at a construction site, manufacturing factory, or industrial facility, you are likely to be regularly exposed to the use of heavy machinery. Whether you work with, on, or near heavy equipment, you are at risk of an injury. Safety should be the primary concern in the construction and manufacturing industries, where there is a higher risk for …

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Understanding Social Host Liability

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Social host liability – also known as underage drinking liability is often overlooked by parents and teenagers; however, failure to address this issue can have grave legal and financial consequences. Who is at Risk? In New York State, under state-enforced social host laws, it is illegal for any social host to knowingly and willingly allow underage drinking in their home. …

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Take It Slow: Avoid A Fall On Ice Or Snow

halperin&halperin Personal Injury, Slip and Fall

Up to 74 percent of injuries sustained during winter weather events occur when people slip and fall on ice. Slick conditions can occur in cold climates, and you should protect yourself whether you’re at work, at home or around town. A quick fall could lead to a serious injury, such as a broken bone or head trauma. Learn how to stay safe …