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Archive: January 2020

If you've been injured in an accident or on the job, the attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP have the knowledge, skills, and experience required to hold the party responsible for your injury accountable.

Nursing Home Abuse How to prevent bedsores

Bedsores are alarmingly common in American nursing homes. According to a National Nursing Home Survey performed by the CDC, about 11% of nursing home residents had a pressure ulcer or bedsore. Bedsores occur when a patient is immobile for an extended period and are therefore more common in people with a physical disability, the elderly, and […]

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Defective Products The New York class action lawsuit legal process

If you have been injured by a defective product, harmful drug, or another unexpected incident that has likely affected others in the same way, it may be in your best interest to band together with other victims to file a class-action lawsuit.  What are the benefits of filing a class action lawsuit? In many instances, filing […]

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Nursing Home Abuse, Slip and Fall How can nursing homes predict and prevent falls?

When we send a loved one to a nursing home, we expect that they will receive the highest quality of care and attention from their nurses and caretakers. This includes being vigilant of fall-risk residents and taking preventative measures to reduce the risk of residents falling and injuring themselves. A fall could be debilitating to […]

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Medical Malpractice Erb’s palsy: What is it and can I sue if my baby has it?

Erb’s palsy is paralysis of the arm caused by damage to the upper group of the arm’s nerves. This nerve damage is usually the result of complications during birth. The baby’s shoulder can get caught on the mother’s pubic bone during a difficult birth, leading to a strain or break of the nerves. Other common […]

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Car Accidents What is the New York “joint and several liability” law?

New York has a special “joint and several liability” law that drivers should be aware of, especially if you were involved in an accident. There are a few components to this rule that must be understood, including how many people were involved, how much in auto insurance each party possesses, and what percentage of fault […]

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Workplace Injury Signs and symptoms of CRPS

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a type of chronic pain that can develop after someone gets injured, undergoes surgery, experiences a heart attack, or a stroke. This type of pain is relatively uncommon and still not well-understood by physicians. Usually, it is diagnosed simply by ruling out […]

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Construction Accident Does your immigration status affect your construction accident lawsuit?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of construction jobs in New York City. Some construction workers, as in many other professions, either do not have citizenship or might be undocumented. So when an accident happens on the worksite, they might be told that they have no right to file a lawsuit if they don’t have […]

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Personal Injury What are the most common mistakes people make after an injury?

It is important to know what steps to take — and what mistakes to avoid — after sustaining an injury if you plan on pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Some mistakes could make it more difficult for you to claim compensation down the road, and knowing how to avoid these legal pitfalls will give you […]

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Defective Products What should I do if my car is recalled or a part is defective?

It’s common to hear about car parts being recalled because they didn’t perform the way the manufacturer intended, or might be outright dangerous to passengers. If a part of your car has been recalled, you might have questions about what to do next. Maybe you aren’t sure whether it is still safe to drive your […]

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Nursing Home Abuse, Slip and Fall Why are hip fractures so devastating for elderly people?

We often hear of older relatives or family friends falling and injuring their hips, but many people are not aware that this injury is often devastating for the victim. This article explores the reasons why elderly people are more susceptible to these types of injuries, what complications are associated with hip fractures, and what symptoms […]

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