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3 tips for selecting a personal injury attorney

If you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident due to another person's negligence, then you likely have grounds for a personal injury case. It is right for you to seek the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering as a result of the injuries you sustained in the crash.

Mobile workers could be distracted drivers, study says

Many people in New York know about the dangers of distracted driving, as public awareness campaigns have highlighted the devastating crashes caused by people surfing the internet or texting while driving. However, while many people are aware that driving while distracted can be dangerous, it continues to be a serious problem on the roads. As mobile workers are increasingly expected to be always connected and in touch with their workplaces, these frequent drivers are also a greater risk for driving while their attention is diverted by their phones.

ACT initiative launched to decrease misdiagnosis

Approximately every nine minutes in New York and across the United States, someone dies in a hospital due to receiving an incorrect medical diagnosis or delayed treatment. Though the statistics have improved over the years, an estimated 40,000 to 80,000 individuals currently die each year due to delayed treatment or misdiagnosed conditions. An additional 12 million people are affected by errors when being diagnosed, and an estimated 4 million of these individuals experience serious harm due to being misdiagnosed.

Prostate cancer metastasis could be misdiagnosed

A popular PET imaging method for determining what stage of prostate cancer a person is at may not be entirely accurate according to a study that appears in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Some New York men may have undergone prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography imaging, which is used to identify the enzyme PMSA.

Late diagnosis of West Nile causes man to be paralyzed

New York residents should know that West Nile virus, a virus transmitted by mosquito bites, is a serious condition. Those infected by it will typically experience fevers, headaches, body tremors and sleepiness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that there is no specific antiviral treatment or vaccine for West Nile, but mild forms of the virus can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications or fever reducers.

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