For individuals driving on congested Staten Island roads, heavy traffic at intersections creates not only frustration but poses significant danger for driver's attempting to make left turns. At many intersections, drivers are forced to sit idly in traffic while others attempting to make left turns must wait for the oncoming traffic to pass.
Due to technological advancements in the medical world, disabled individuals today are becoming increasingly reliant on various prosthetic devices in order to lead normal daily lives. Indeed, the use of prosthetics and medical devices for many individuals directly implicates their ability to earn a living and lead an enjoyable life.
Despite strong support from the New York Assembly, State Senate, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, this past summer Senate majority leader John. J. Flanagan rejected a bill, Lavern's Law, that would have afforded many medical malpractice victims their opportunity to bring a cause of action.