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What is a never event with regards to negligence?

As the name suggests, a never event is something that should never happen and if it does, it is indicative of a serious underlying issue. With regards to medical practice, a never event refers to a wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong- patient error. This means a patient has undergone a surgery intended for someone else, or an incorrect procedure altogether or surgery on the wrong body part.

What are some common defenses to medical malpractice?

New York's doctors and nurses are typically well-educated and well-trained. Yet, despite their years of preparation, nothing can fully prepare them for the unique and challenging circumstances that await them. Many medical professionals are able to rise to the occasion, but many others fail to even meet the applicable standard of care. When these doctors and nurses fail, innocent patients are harmed. In an attempt to recover their losses -- which may include lost wages and medical expenses -- these individuals may pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Labor Law Section 240 addresses scaffolding safety

Though it isn't supposed to be, working construction can be extremely dangerous. Workers may be asked to perform their duties at extreme heights, near fast-moving vehicles or near heavy and dangerous machinery. Fortunately, state and federal regulations seek to ensure construction workers safety.

New York City hospital accused of "extreme medical negligence"

A New York City woman began having contractions and was admitted to a Lower East Side hospital. After an examination, she was discharged. However, she woke up in the morning with much more powerful contractions and pain. She went into labor in the bathroom of her home; a neighbor delivered the child.

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