August 01, 2016
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In 2010, 264 of the 774 total fatalities in construction were due to falls. Further, greater than 10,000 workers were injured as a result of construction falls. Falls are preventable, however, and OSHA – in conjunction with the American Society of Safety Engineers and The National Institute for Occupational Safety ... Read More >
August 01, 2016
A recent study found that the results of medical tests done right before a patient is discharged from a hospital often go unread, and, as a result, can lead to serious health consequences for patients, including missed diagnoses and readmission. The Australian study was published in August in the Journal Archives of Internal Medicine as a research letter. Its findings are also of concern for U.S. patients as evidenced by ... Read More >
August 01, 2016
In the past several weeks, our attorneys have fielded many calls from property and business owners, struggling to get their insurance companies to pay damages claims resulting from Superstorm Sandy. Not surprisingly, given the expense, insurance carriers are often unwilling to pay damage claims resulting from flooding, and may “disclaim” any obligation to cover the losses. Flood damage is excluded in many insurance policies, and is covered by separate flood ... Read More >
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