Winters in New York can be brutal. Snow and ice can accumulate in dangerous amounts, leading to traffic gridlock on highways and slippery surface roads. The danger doesn't end when you're out of a vehicle, however. Many people every year suffer slip and fall accidents due to ice or snow that has not been removed by a property owner. Those accidents can be painful, costly, and financially devastating, depending on the extent of the injuries sustained during the fall.
A recent study by the ECRI, a nonprofit organization dedicated to studying medical issues with a goal of improving patient care, found that patient mix-ups are not uncommon.