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FDA links 7 deaths to faulty EpiPens

Anaphylaxis is a severe, and possibly life-threatening, allergic reaction that can occur just seconds after an individual has been exposed to an allergen. Immediate treatment is crucial in these situations, and many New York residents who suffer from serious allergies rely on devices like the EpiPen to deliver measured doses of epinephrine quickly and simply. EpiPens are designed to be easy to use for those with no medical training, but they have been connected with seven fatalities so far in 2017 according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Using headlights in the day as a preventive accident tool

New York drivers might not be aware that a number of studies have linked the usage of headlights during daytime driving to a reduction in accidents. While there are already vehicles on the road with technology that makes this easier for the driver, there is no legislation in the U.S. that requires this.

Truck driver sleep apnea rule withdrawn

New York motorists may have heard that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn a new rule that would have established sleep apnea screening requirements for truck drivers. The agency issued a notice regarding the withdrawal in early August.

Accidents involving large trucks and buses

Some New Yorkers may have been involved in one of the 4,311 fatal accidents nationwide in 2015 that involved buses or large trucks. While the number was up 8 percent from the previous year, it is still not as high as the peak of more than 5,200 in 2005. Between 2005 and 2009, the numbers went down, but from 2009 to 2015, they increased again.

The dangers of trampolines

Some New York parents may be unaware that a number of children younger than 16 are injured on trampolines each year. According to one study, between 2002 and 2011, playing on trampolines resulted in more than 288,000 fractures. The total cost in emergency room visits as a result of trampoline-related injuries was estimated to be around $1 billion.

FMCSA establishes ruling for truck drivers applying for CDLs

On June 5, a ruling that sets training standards for all new truck drivers in New York and across the country effectively became law after the Trump Administration ordered regulatory reviews that delayed it for five months. The ruling gives trainers, carriers and additional stakeholders until February 2020 to act in accordance to the law.

GHSA releases worrying pedestrian fatality report

The number of deadly pedestrian accidents around the country increased alarmingly in 2016 according to figures from the Governors Highway Safety Association. A report from the nonprofit organization of state safety offices reveals that 5,997 pedestrians were killed on the nation's roads last year, and many of these accidents took place in New York. The figures mark the continuation of a disturbing trend. Pedestrian fatalities increased by 12 percent from 4,795 to 5,376 between 2006 and 2015, and the 2016 death toll represents an 11 percent year-over-year surge according to the GHSA.

How virtual second opinions can improve diagnoses

New York patients may be able to get a second medical opinion over the internet if a doctor is struggling to diagnose their illness. Telemedicine is a growing field, and it can allow for virtual consultations as well as for a patient to send information from a monitoring device to their electronic medical records. With a peer-reviewed journal reporting that around 12 million people are misdiagnosed annually, the ability to more easily get a second opinion could be critical in some cases.

Suing for PTSD

New York residents should know that they may be able to pursue financial compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder injuries that occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident caused by another motorist. However, there is a high bar for recovery, as the mental health injury may not be as readily apparent as other injuries, such as bruises or broken bones.

  • $2.05 Million Settlement Mother of Two Struck and Killed by Motorist

    StolzenbergCortelli LLP recently resolved a heart breaking wrongful death action. The mother of two was struck and killed, while she crossed a roadway.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Trip Over Nail Case

    Terrence and Howard settled a trip and fall case for $1,100,000. In this case, our client (a resident of Brooklyn) was a cleaning lady who was hired to clean the newsroom of the Wall Street Journal.

  • $750,000 Verdict Jane and John Doe v. Defendant Driver

    The names are redacted for privacy reasons. In this automobile accident case, the female plaintiff was injured and suffered seriously debilitating injuries.

  • $525,000 Settlement Injured When the Trailer upon which He was Standing Collapsed

    Our client was a teamster, working at a concrete plant in Westchester, when he was seriously injured. At the time, he was standing on a trailer, which is colloquially known as a "low boy", when the wooden slats upon which he was standing, collapsed.

  • $457,500 Settlement Car Accident Victim With Pre-Existing Neck Injury

    Settled a client's case for $457,500. The client suffered a significant cervical spine injury requiring a fusion surgery.He was t-boned by a car exiting Purdy's farmer and the Fish in Somers, New York.

  • $450,000 Settlement StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Construction Accident Case

    Howard Stolzenberg settled a case for $450,000 where a construction worker was forced to use an exterior fire escape ladder to access the top of the building all while carrying a one gallon bucket of paint. The worker fell and fractured his ankle.

  • $100,000 Settlement Teenager Hit From Behind

    We just settled a case for a young girl who was injured when she was struck from behind while waiting at a red light at an intersection near the entrance to the Saw Mill in Yonkers. She had hip and shoulder surgery.

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