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Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Sheraton hotel leads to lawsuit

Residents of New York should know that an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has led to Georgia health officials investigating some 75 cases of infection. Of these, 12 have been confirmed. The outbreak led to the death of one 49-year-old woman as well as a lawsuit from a 67-year-old photographer who covered a conference at the hotel. All of the victims either visited the hotel or stayed there.

Wayne Newton sued over injuries from alleged monkey attack

New York fans of longtime entertainer Wayne Newton might be interested to learn that a woman has filed a lawsuit against him over an alleged monkey attack that took place in his former Las Vegas home. The incident reportedly occurred in October 2017.

The various factors in slip-and-fall claims

Slip-and-fall claims in New York can arise due to many different reasons. What they all have in common is an accusation of negligence against the property owner and the claim that this negligence contributed to the injury of a lawful entrant. After all, property owners have a duty to keep guests, customers and employees reasonably safe.

Keeping attractive nuisances under control

Without being aware of it, many property owners in New York might have an attractive nuisance or two on their land. These objects draw in kids while also being potentially dangerous. A property owner could be liable if an accident happens, so it is helpful to know what attractive nuisances are and how to keep everyone safe and avoid issues.

Women injured at concert files suit against venue

On Aug. 8, 2016, at a concert in New York, a 24-year-old woman from Staten Island was violently struck by a beer bottle thrown by another concert attendee. She sustained a traumatic brain injury and reportedly suffers periodic seizures as a result, preventing her from completing medical school. Now, she is filing a lawsuit against Madison Square Garden, Live Nation, an employee and the rapper holding the concert.

Determining liability in a dog bite case

Victims of dog bites in New York and across the country may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. Damages may be paid in one lump sum or as part of a structured settlement. Structured settlements may be tax-free while an individual may be liable for taxes when taking a lump sum award. Typically, a judge will need to approve any type of settlement before it becomes official.

Possible gas explosion injures 21 at shopping center

New York residents may have heard that around 21 people were injured on July 6 at a shopping center in the city of Plantation, Fla., in what may have been a gas explosion. The roof of one section was blown off in the blast, and debris was sent out hundreds of yards, raining down on passers-by. People from miles away reportedly heard and felt the explosion.

After appeal, woman who fell in grocery store granted new trial

In New York and across the U.S., property owners must ensure the safety of others. Issues such as a wet floor, hazardous condition and a lack of repair can cause injuries and even death. After an accident, those who were hurt have the right to seek compensation in a legal filing. However, in some cases, there is a dispute about evidence, making it necessary to appeal to higher courts.

Preventing slips, trips and falls with floor maintenance

The owners of commercial facilities in New York may want to review what they have done to address the risk of slips, trips and falls on the property. Slips, trips and falls are the number one cause of workers' compensation claims with falls from the same level being the second most expensive workplace injury in general. These types of injuries also account for the most days taken off work.

How supermarket owners are keeping safety risks in check

Grocery store owners in New York are aware of the various dangers their property can pose to customers. Slip and trip hazards like liquids, food and even coupons on the floor are a great concern for many owners, so it is standard that owners regularly change out slip-resistant mats, ensure the right floor treatments and have employees mop up floors immediately after spills.

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