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Queens residents sue Metro Transit Authority for lead paint risk

A small group of Queens residents filed a class action lawsuit on Monday, May 22, 2017 against the New York Metro Transit Authority (MTA). They allege that the commuter rail system has repeatedly failed to protect residents and business people from being showered with specs of lead paint as they walk under the MTA's 7 line railway as they move about their Jackson Heights neighborhood.

Queens man's hand amputated at hospital after pneumonia diagnosis

A Queens resident held a press conference on Thursday, June 22, 2017, to announce that he has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Elmhurst Hospital. He alleges that, although he entered the hospital initially to be treated for a case of pneumonia, he ultimately walked out of the city-run facility with a hand amputation because of his caregiver's negligence.

Common construction accident injuries

Construction accidents happen in so many ways in Queens. A worker might fall off a faulty ladder, a hardhat might get burned by a piece of hot machinery, a painter might slip after paint gets spilled in his work area, or a drywall installer might fall off an unfinished third story. Accidents can happen in an unlimited variety of circumstances.

What are my rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act?

The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act became law in 1970. It was created to increase worker safety in the United States by preventing serious and fatal on-the-job accidents. Under the OSH Act, employers must ensure that their employees are working in environments free of known dangers.

What is loss of consortium?

There is a simple reason why people get married. It's because a marital relationship provides specific benefits to those who enter into the agreement. That's why, when a debilitating injury alters the nature of a marital relationship, both sides of the marriage will suffer immensely. This suffering can be emotional, just as much as it can be financial in nature.

3 things to know about slip-and-fall accidents

Babies learning to walk fall a lot. Those little tykes usually don't suffer any lasting effects of those falls. As you get older, falls seem to become more dangerous. You can suffer from injuries that range from minor to life-threatening. Consider these three points after suffering from a fall injury.

Who is liable when a dog bites your child?

New York has beautiful parks, ample sidewalks and myriad opportunities for your child to become the sudden victim of a dog bite attack. From animals running loose in the street to dogs off their leash in the park, it only takes a few seconds for something traumatic to happen.

Does your home health care employer have work comp insurance?

If you're a caregiver providing home health assistance, you have specific employment rights. Nevertheless, you could find yourself working in dangerous conditions, and you could find yourself getting hurt on the job. However, if you're working for a home health care company that isn't licensed or doesn't have liability insurance or workers' compensation insurance, you might be putting yourself at risk.