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[Study] The Most Dangerous School Zones for Pedestrians and Bicyclists in NYC

January 13, 2020 in
On October 24, 2014, an 8-year-old girl was killed outside of her school, Luisa Pineiro Fuentes School of Science and Discovery, when a parked vehicle reversed onto the curb and struck her. Nine other pedestrians were injured, including a 9-year-old girl who had just...
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Decades of Self-Regulation in the Talc-Based Consumer Product Industry Leads to More Intensive Testing by the FDA

December 17, 2019 in
After decades of lax regulation of talc-based products and cosmetics, the FDA has decided to improve testing to eliminate the risk of cancerous carcinogens in consumer goods. This issue, outlined in a recent Reuters report, brings into question the validity of self-regulation in the...
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Medical Device Malfunction Reports Found in Hidden FDA Database and Kept From Public Eye

December 17, 2019 in
Medical device manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe for public use, and that the public is informed of potential malfunctions. When manufacturers fail to meet these standards, serious physical harm and even death can occur. Here, the medical device attorneys at...
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SPBMC Member David J. Dean Recovers $1 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

November 1, 2019 in
SPBMC Member David J. Dean recovers $1 million settlement after a pregnant mother was given an improper spinal injection, leading to a damaged nerve and blood vessels in her leg. Woman Suffers Nerve and Blood Vessel Damage After Spinal Injection Mr. Dean’s client, a...
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What is the Locality Rule and Is It Used in New York Medical Malpractice Cases?

October 30, 2019 in
When determining the applicable standard of care in a medical malpractice case, there is a concept followed in New York known as the “locality rule.”  This rule places an importance on taking into account the standards of care within the geographic community (locality), in...
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