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July 2016 Archives

Joke between 2 paramedics shows why professionalism is necessary

When Schenectady residents see a doctor, they have every right to expect professional treatment. This is not always the case, however. In some instances, doctors, nurses and others in the medical profession have been found to treat patients with disrespect and sometimes outright derision. What they might think of as a harmless joke while a patient is under anesthesia is not only unprofessional, but could be devastating to the patients if they find out how they have been treated while they are unable to defend themselves.

What counts as a real product liability, vs. consumer fault?

You could read some news stories about a product causing an injury that cause you to worry about the safety of certain products, and other stories that make you wonder what the injured party was thinking. Where is the line drawn between a manufacturer being held responsible for an injury and the consumer being the one at fault? It can help for Schenectady residents to understand the factors that constitute a valid product liability case.

Minor injuries a minor miracle when crane collapses in New York

It was a scene straight out of an apocalyptic movie. A huge crane that was working on the new Tappan Zee Bridge fell over onto the old bridge, blocking all lanes and creating a traffic nightmare for the New York City area. While the accident was eye-catching, it was truly remarkable for another reason all together; nobody died.

New game app is another reason to avoid distraction

Distracted driving is a problem that has plagued motorists in Schenectady and elsewhere for decades. With mobile devices being so prevalent today, the issue is worse than ever. Drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and others put themselves at risk for injury every time their attention is focused on something other than their surroundings.

How to reduce your chances of getting whiplash in a crash

There are numerous injuries after a car accident that Schenectady residents can suffer from, ranging from minor bumps and broken bones to serious, life-threatening injuries. One of the most common injuries widely reported after collisions is whiplash. Many people discount whiplash as not being a big deal, but left untreated, it can result in ongoing pain and disability.

Am I liable if I give alcohol to a minor and someone is hurt?

Many people in Schenectady and elsewhere don’t think twice about providing alcohol to someone under the legal drinking age. After all, everyone does it, right? Are the consequences really that serious for hosting a party for teenagers or buying them alcohol?

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