New York and many other states around the country must utilize snowplows in the winter months to clear their roads and highways. Certainly, specific training must be given to the drivers of such vehicles to ensure safe operations. Unfortunately, a mistake in the operation of a snowplow led to a catastrophic brain injury and other traumas to a man in another state over two years ago. It was reported recently that this state agreed to settle a lawsuit less than two weeks before the trial was scheduled to begin.
All work environments in New York pose safety hazards, regardless of the industry. Many workers do not realize that a traumatic brain injury can be suffered in a seemingly safe workplace. Authorities say that most traumatic brain injuries are caused by work-related falls, and sadly, many of them are fatal. Common causes include wet spills or leakages, uneven surfaces and debris or random objects that cause trip hazards. Damaged stairways and fire escapes also cause fall accidents that result in head trauma.
Construction sites in New York or elsewhere around the country can be hazardous areas, regardless of the size of the facility being constructed. Heavy materials, operating equipment and the locations themselves all contribute to the potential hazards. Construction workers' accidents can result in serious injury and, unfortunately, in some incidents, death. A man recently lost his life in another state following an accident at his workplace.
Concussions and their potential long-term effects have been a topic of discussion in recent months in New York and all across the country. While new headlines may report on the brain injury of a professional football player, the issue reaches into small towns in addition to large cities. Studies continue to show that trauma to the brain due to sports-related injuries occur at every level, from the National Football League down to local youth sports programs.
Many New York residents and others around the country have their children in after-school programs. These programs engage students in a variety of activities after school is done until parents are finished with their work days. One father was shocked to discover that his son had suffered a brain injury while participating in one of these programs.
Millions of children participate in youth football programs in New York and throughout the country. Parents have traditionally encouraged participation in activities like these to foster teamwork, learn discipline and acquire skills. However, concerns at every level of play are becoming more prevalent as the long-term effects of concussions are debated. The mother of a participant in a popular youth sports' league has brought a lawsuit against the organization, claiming her son suffered a brain injury due to their negligence.
New Year's Eve is a traditional night for partygoing and celebration. Many New York residents and others around the country choose to partake of alcoholic beverages at the parties they attend. Despite pleas to not drink and drive, some make the decision to get behind the wheel after imbibing. Unfortunately, a man in another state has suffered a brain injury following a crash involving a drunk driver.
No parent ever wants to receive a phone call about his or her child being in an automobile accident. It would be natural to be concerned about possible injuries and their likely prognoses. There would also be a tendency to think ahead to the time when the injured person would fully be able to get back to normal activities. Unfortunately, not all victims of car accidents completely recover on a given timetable. An upstate New York family is grappling with the effects of their son's brain injury following a head-on collision.
Rotating restaurants provide unique dining experiences for patrons in New York or in several other states in the country. These establishments often provide spectacular panoramic city views along with delectable cuisine. What should have been a memorable family experience in such a restaurant in another state turned deadly for a family when their son suffered a fatal brain injury. His parents have recently filed a lawsuit against the restaurant and the hotel in which it is located.
Playing pee-wee football is often a rite of passage for New York families with young children. When parents decide to sign their children up for contact sports, they may not give much thought to what the hidden risks may entail -- including the possibility of a brain injury. Two mothers recently filed a lawsuit against a youth organization that they claim bears responsibility for the deaths of their sons.