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Are you employed as a commercial construction worker? Do you enjoy your job? Do you also realize that you could be injured at any point?

As a commercial construction worker, it’s a must that you do whatever you can to avoid trouble on the job. You should also expect your employer to take steps to prevent an accident.

There are many causes of commercial construction worker injuries, including but not limited to the following;

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An accident that results in a spinal injury is often a life-changing event. The change from being a healthy and active adult to suddenly having a disability can leave a person scared, confused and depressed. Regaining a semblance of normalcy is a very difficult process that can take months or years of therapies. This type of injury does not mean that you can no longer have a happy and fulfilling life. Coping with a spinal injury requires motivation and support.

If another person’s negligence has resulted in a spinal cord injury for you or someone you love, it is important to remember that you have options. An experienced Syracuse injury attorney can help you on the road to recovery after your accident. Here are some tips on coping with a spinal cord injury.

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At some point in our lives, most of us have been given a prescription for a liquid medicine. Liquid medicines, though generally as effective as pill-based medicine, do have one major drawback, it is up to the patient or his or her caretaker to measure out and administer the medicine. Unfortunately, this means that many people are being under- or overmedicated. Sometimes these medication errors can lead to serious injuries or even death.

One way in which patients can be improperly dosed is if a patient or caretaker uses a spoon to measure medicine. And if neither the prescribing physician or the pharmacist explains that it is important to measure out medicine in milliliters, some patients may not realize they aren’t taking the proper amount of medicine.

It would also be relatively easy to eliminate the risk of medication error if doctors and pharmacists would just prescribe a certain number of milliliters instead of in teaspoons. If the directions say to “take 5 milliliters” of medicine, patients would need a measuring container that lists various volumes. If the directions are listed in teaspoons, a patient may wrongly assume a kitchen spoon will be fine.

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Although many people in Oneida may believe they could never file a lawsuit against a friend, when a friend’s negligence causes serious injuries, they may change their minds. Of course no one wants to ruin a friendship, but when someone is facing numerous medical bills, missed work and a seriously upturned life, an individual may need to make a difficult choice. When injured in a friend’s home, consulting a premises liability lawyer first could help to determine whether a lawsuit is even possible.

Sadly, when it does come to a lawsuit, some friendships will be destroyed, much like one out-of-state woman’s following a dog attack. Nearly two years ago, she was visiting friends when their dog ran into the room and bit her leg. The dog caused serious damage and would not let go of the woman’s thigh for several minutes. 

Since the attack, the woman has undergone numerous surgeries, including some to remove muscle that had been infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. She can no longer work as a nursing assistant, as she cannot perform the heavy lifting required of her position. So, on top of the numerous medical bills, she is having difficulty earning the money to pay them.

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