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The Challenges Of Suing For Injuries Sustained On Abandoned Property

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According to some statistics, about 1 out of every 5 homes is vacant as the result of owners abandoning the properties once they went into foreclosure. Oftentimes, abandoned properties fall into disrepair, and many people have injured themselves as a result. Unfortunately, suing for compensation for injuries sustained on an abandoned property can be challenging. Here’s what you’re up against if you choose to sue the owner for a slip and fall injury you sustained while on the person’s abandoned property.…

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What You Need To Know If You Had A Seizure While Hospitalized With Traumatic Brain Injury After An Auto Accident

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Roughly 25% of people who have early post-traumatic seizures after a brain injury will have late post-traumatic seizures months or years later. Of those who have late post-traumatic seizures, roughly 80% of them will have yet another seizure. Having recurrent seizures is diagnosed as epilepsy, which can lead to significant changes in the patient’s life.  If you suffered a traumatic brain injury from being involved in a car accident and you had an early-post traumatic seizure in the hospital, it’s important for you to keep records of any symptom changes no matter how insignificant they may be.…

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Is a Legionnaire's Infection Compensable Under Workers' Compensation in New York?

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An investigation into the outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in New York has determined one of the city’s historic hotels was ground zero for the infection that has sickened 128 people so far. Testing of bacteria found in 25 patients matched the strain found in the hotel’s cooling tower. People catch Legionnaire’s disease by breathing in aerosolized Legionella bacteria. Unfortunately, if you worked at or around the hotel in question and became ill by the disease, you may not be compensated by workers’ compensation for your damage or losses.…

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