Laborers, construction workers and contractors are often at a high risk for accidents on-the-job. However, New York Labor Law and other applicable laws set forth standards for workplace safety. Failure by companies to adhere to these requirements can leave workers at risk of injury or death.
The technological explosion of the last thirty years has led to advances in medical science unlike anything that our civilization has seen before. With that explosion has come a drastic increase in surgical procedures being used to enhance the quality of life for patients in a variety of ways. This has led to a growing concern about retained medical instruments, because leaving foreign objects inside the human body after surgery is completed can have drastic adverse health consequences for the patient. Among all the different errors that fall under this category, retained sponges are by far the most common.