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Traumatic Brain Injury Increases the Risk of Dementia

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Sep 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a landmark study, published this spring in Lancet Psychiatry, researchers have established a definitive link between traumatic brain injury and a higher risk of developing both Alzheimer's disease and dementia. According to researchers, this is the first study on the subject which offers a suf...

Three Common Medical Malpractice Errors

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Sep 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to a recent study at Johns Hopkins, medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers reviewed medical death rates over an eight-year period and found more than 250,000 death each year were attributable to medical errors. We have previously discus...

Help Your Children Stay Safe on the Playground

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Sep 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Playground safety is a topic all too often overlooked until it's too late. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated in emergency departments each year for playground-related injuries. About 10 % of those children are t...

Assault in New York State

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jul 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Assault charges can be very serious. In the state of New York, there are three levels of criminal assault someone may be charged with. The degree of assault is dependent on the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged incident. These three types of assault charges are discussed below. Ass...

June is National Safety Month

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jun 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Safety Council (NSC) has declared June as National Safety Month. One of the four areas the NSC is focusing on in June is preventing slips, trips, and falls. Did you know that falling, even from a standing position, can be deadly? In facts, falls are the third leading cause of uninten...

Self-Defense in New York State

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jun 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the State of New York, self-defense can be a defense to certain crimes. While the conduct involved in self-defense, specifically, the use of physical force, would generally be considered an assault, in certain, very specific circumstances, that same conduct is legally permissible. Who May Use...

The Importance of Temporary Guardians

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have children, you already know that selecting a guardian for your children in the event of your death is an important part of any estate plan. Many parents struggle to figure out who would be the best person to raise their children. Consequently, it is not uncommon for people to put this ...

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Safety Council has declared May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. Whether you are a driver of a motor vehicle or a motorcyclist, take this opportunity to learn a bit more about motorcycle safety. Motorcycle Collision Statistics More than 88,000 people reported injuries in motor...

Understanding the Equitable Distribution of Property

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the many sources of difficulty in divorce cases is the division of property. Property division is often misunderstood. Below is a basic discussion offered as a starting point for property division in a divorce. Understanding “Marital Property” In New York, “marital property” refers to pr...

Medical Malpractice Basics in the State of New York

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Apr 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured as a result of a doctors error or misconduct in New York, you may have a basis for a medical malpractice claim. Malpractice in General Generally, medical malpractice involves a doctor or other medical professional who breaches the standard of care and the patient susta...

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Apr 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spring is on the way and summer is soon to follow. Now is the time motorcyclists start thinking about getting the bike out of storage and start planning for adventures on the open road. While motorcycling can be an enjoyable pastime, there is always a risk of personal injury when riding. Below ar...

Theft Charges in New York

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Mar 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Theft” is the lay persons term for “larceny,” which is the term the state of New York uses when referring to most theft crimes. Types of theft covered by the larceny statutes may include the following. Stealing cosmetics from a drug store. Entering a big box store with the tools needed to d...

Understanding the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Mar 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees, among other things, the right to have the assistance of counsel in the defense of criminal cases. The Fifth Amendment provides people with the right to be free from self-incrimination. The right to an attorney and the right to be f...

Troy Drug Raids Lead to 9 Marijuana Possession Arrests

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Feb 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

SWAT teams from across the Capital Region raided a number of homes earlier this month as part of a lengthy drug investigation. The raids resulted in arrests and the seizure of cocaine, cash, surveillance equipment, drug paraphernalia, ad 6.5 pounds of marijuana. FBI, state police, Colonie PD, Re...

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