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Understanding civil rights violations in New York

Every person in the United States has certain civil rights. This means that they have the right to be free from racial discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse, especially when it comes to any interaction with civil authorities.

Therefore, if you have an altercation or interaction with a police officer in New York that you believe was discriminatory in some way, it is entirely possible that your civil rights were breached. If you experienced an uncomfortable situation like this, it is important that you educate yourself on your civil rights so that you can take action and stand up for yourself.

Four things to avoid after a car accident

Let’s face it, car accidents can be jarring experiences. No one really gets into a taxi or Uber and actually expects to be in an accident. However, there are countless crashes in the tri-state area every day. While a large number may not involve serious injuries, it is not uncommon for tempers to flare after a fender bender.

Yes, accidents may bring out the worst in people and spark an instance of road rage. Some may feel a sense of guilt over what just occurred even though it may not be their fault. Regardless of the range of emotions that may be experienced, it is essential to avoid actions that may harm your legal position before you can seek a legal remedy.

Man dies in a "preventable" construction accident

Construction work is a hard, dangerous and necessary profession, that construction workersdon't get enough credit for doing. If you're a carpenter, plumber or electrician you know job sites can be dangerous so you take every precaution you can. Sometimes, however, the deck is stacked against you when the company you work for plays fast and loose with safety.

On December 18th 2017 a man was killed in Chelsea when a piece of scrap metal fell off scaffolding ten stories up and struck him in the head. According to the Department of Buildings, the accident was "completely preventable" and the construction site had been cited numerous times for safety violations in regards to the scaffolding specifically. When safety is ignored at the top, it's the worker on the ground that suffers.

Victims' advocates groups push for new medical malpractice law

Cancer is something no Garden City resident wants to hear they have. A cancer diagnosis can turn a person's world upside down. But, if the cancer is misdiagnosed, it can be an even more devastating.

Patients' rights advocates are pushing Governor Cuomo to sign a bill to make it easier for those who have suffered from misdiagnosed cancer to sue for medical malpractice. Over 60 groups sent a letter to Governor Cuomo to back the law called Lavern's Law. It would change the window of when a victim can file a medical malpractice case based on when the error was discovered, not when the mistake occurred, which is the current law.

Sex abuse compensation program created by LI diocese

Sexual misconduct by priests has been in the news for many years now. Many have suffered from those who are in the position of power. A recent announcement from the diocese hopes to bring the end of decades of suffering.

The Diocese of Rockville Centre announced that it is creating an independent compensation program for those who were the victims of sexual abuse by priests. The diocese sent letters to those who have filed complaints. The program is modeled after similar compensation programs established by Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Brooklyn.

Medical condescension kills people of color

There are many ways that medical professionals can cause or significantly contribute to the demise of their patients. Some commit overt acts such as administering the wrong medication. Others cause patients to die due to their negligence and inaction during medical crises.

One often-overlooked way that physicians, nurses and others in the medical field can contribute to a patient's deteriorating condition and eventual death is through medical condescension.

Woman leaving church hit by drunk driver


Most Garden City residents do not approve of those who drive after they have been drinking. Drunk driving accidents are completely preventable and only occur because someone makes the irresponsible decision to drive after they have been drinking. Another innocent person was injured recently when she was hit by a drunk driver.

A woman who was recently leaving church was struck by a drunk driver in Babylon. The man first hit a group of cars, which injured several people, and then hit the 76-year-old woman who is suffering from serious injuries. The Babylon man was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Report: Defective medical devices cost U.S. $1.5 billion


The advancement of technology in medical devices has improved the lives of millions of Americans. Many would almost certainly not be alive today without pacemakers, cardio defibrillators and other devices meant to keep the heartbeat steady. However, when a person's life depends on the proper function of a machine, any defect in the device can have catastrophic consequences.

Unfortunately, many devices do fail. According to a recent report from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, problems with seven types of medical devices cost the Medicare system $1.5 billion over a period of 10 years.

Brain damaged boxer receives million dollar settlement


Sports injuries have been in the news lately, both in New York and throughout the country. It seems like almost any sport can lead a player to suffer from a severe head injury. And, a head injury can lead to a lifetime of necessary care and expensive medical treatment.

A boxer and his family has received a large settlement from the state of New York due to injuries he suffered while in a fight at Madison Square Garden. In the first round, Magomed Abdusalamov was hit in the face and appeared to have trouble breathing out of his nose.

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