Category Archives: Health

Knee, Hip, and Back Pain Caused by Your Job

Did you know some people are more susceptible to periodic and chorionic pain due to exercise and strenuous activity required by some jobs? Certain people have naturally weaker muscle groups, specifically gluteal muscles and hip flexors. These people maybe be more easily injured or likely to experience pain if they are pushed too hard at -->

Tragic Death of a Toddler During Potentially Unnecessary Surgical Procedure

Just months ago a 14 month old Texas toddler died while undergoing a dental procedure. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the child’s death and are now questioning why treatment was performed at all. “One can only speculate as to why any treatment was performed considering no indication of dental disease or pathology was -->

Non Profit Hospitals in New York, Millions Being Spent on Staff As Oppose to Patients

A number of alarming issues surrounding New York State hospitals have recently made headlines. While activists, victims, and concerned citizens ban together to push for better quality healthcare, some non-profit doctors and execs are enjoying extravagant perks, like first class plane tickets, chauffeurs, and country club memberships.  “On picket lines, union workers have complained that -->

New Yorkers Rallying For Patient Safety

On May 6th cities across the State of New York held rallies calling for the passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act. “The Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act (S.782/A.8580-A) is a bipartisan bill in the State Legislature with wide support that calls on hospitals to maintain a responsible number of nurses to -->

The Cause of E. Coli Outbreaks at Chipotle Still a Mystery

The Center for Disease Control released a statement summarizing their investigation into the cause of the Chipotle Outbreak that sickened 60 people in 14 states was inconclusive. There were no deaths associated with the outbreak but 22 of the victims were hospitalized.  Chipotle responded to the disastrous situation by implementing new safety protocols to reduce -->

New York Couple Receives Major Settlement in Surgical Negligence Case

An Ulster County family was recently awarded 1.75 million dollars in compensation in a surgical negligence law suit. The victim in this case suffered complications after a scheduled muscle repair surgery. The damage caused during the initial surgery resulted in a series of corrective surgeries.  The suit alleged hospital personnel failed to meet the required -->

FDA Exploring Possible Implications of Caffeine Laced Foods

FoodSafetyNews.com recently published an article highlighting the FDA’s inquiry into a peanut butter product manufactured by “STEEM,” a Greenfield, MA company. You’ll fine many of the expected peanut butter ingredients in “STEEM” with an exception: green coffee extract. Each serving packs as much caffeine as up to two cups of coffee.  According to the company -->

The Effects of Kernicterus

Kernicterus is an uncommon type of brain damage which occurs in newborns who have not been diagnosed with or received proper treatment for Jaundice (a build up of the chemical bilirubin in a newborns blood.)  Jaundice is common amongst newborns. Luckily treatment is often effective and noninvasive. Its only when symptoms are missed, or misdiagnosed -->

Recent News Regarding Inferior Venous Cava Filters (IVC’s). What You Should Know

Since 2005, the FDA has received over 900 adverse event reports involving IVC filters.  Some of these events led to adverse clinical outcomes in the patients in which they were implanted What is an IVC filter:An IVC is an inferior vena cava filter.  It is a small filter like device that is inserted into the -->

FDA Warning: Painkillers May Increase Chances of Heart Attack/Stroke

The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to think carefully about taking painkillers, like ibuprofen, since recent studies link the drugs to an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. Eric Pahon, FDA spokesman, told NBC News “They used to say they might cause risk of heart attack or stroke. Now we are saying they do -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP