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  • New York, Slow to Act on Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations

    If you or a loved one was abused or neglected in a nursing home how long do you think it would take the State to investigate? 1 day? A week? A month? A recent audit released by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shows it takes the state an average of 228 days to complete investigations into complaints.

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  • Taking a Lesson from the Yankees

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    For decades safety advocates urged the MLB to require all stadiums to add protective netting around the ballfield, and for decades those pleas were ignored.

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  • Shipping New York Slumlords Off to Rikers

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    During a sentencing on Tuesday, October 3rd, a New York City landlord (who earned a place on NYC’s “Landlord Watchlist” worst landlord list) found out he'd officially call Rikers Island home for the next year. He was convicted of multiple felony charges, including grand larceny.

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  • Did You Purchase a Vehicle with an Open Recall?

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    You’ve likely heard of CarMax, a nationwide retailer of new and used cars. CarMax has grown to become the largest retailer of used cars in the United States, but a new report suggests the organization has seriously lacking safety protocols in place.

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  • Property Owner Fails to Clean up After Storm, Case Settles for $450,000

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    Our client, a Yonkers man, was walking home when he slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk. The icy conditions were caused by a storm that had passed approximately 14 hours prior, yet the owner of the property neglected to salt or sand their sidewalk.  Our client suffered serious injuries in the fall… click here to continue reading.

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  • What You Need to Know about Lavern’s Law

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    Currently, victims of medical malpractice have a relatively small window of opportunity to pursue a medical malpractice case. Under New York State law, you have two and a half years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit after being injured or harmed.

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  • Walkability Scored, Why We Earned an ‘F’

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    Walking is a popular means of exercise across the country, but for New Yorkers, walking is unavoidable. According to data from the United States Census Bureau more than 10% of New York City workers walk to work and more than 50% walk to some form of public transportation. For many of us who walk New York City streets and see the risks firsthand it’s not a surprise to learn the U.S.

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  • EpiPen Safety, Avoiding Potential Issues

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    Recently the FDA sent a scolding letter to EpiPen manufacturers, siting blatant flaws in their production process that could have negative and even fatal consequences for those who depend on the life-saving device.

    Consumer Reports recently published an article aimed at protecting EpiPen users from suffering adverse effects.

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  • Divorce and the Effects on Children

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    It is not uncommon for married couples with children to avoid beginning the divorce process due to concern about their children’s wellbeing. While every family is different, studies show that staying together may actually have negative impacts on youngsters (depending on the dynamic between the couple).

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  • International Day of Peace, Specials Thanks to Bronx Pioneers of Peace

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    Today on International Day of Peace we’d like to recognize our Bronx heroes, whose work has brought peace and hope to our community.

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