"Neglect" contributed to the death of a young man recently diagnosed with diabetes, who fell ill on what should have been a dream holiday to New York. Washington GP Dr Nadu Bhatt was "reckless" with the life of 21-year-old Shaun Dobinson, failing to carry out a "simple" medical test and not warning him against travelling to America after treating him in May 2016, an inquest heard. Shaun then suffered "appalling" care after seeking help from a doctor in New York when his health worsened. The doctor, who police are still unable to locate, should have rushed Shaun straight to hospital, but instead left him to take over-the-counter pills after demanding upfront cash he simply could not afford, even though he had insurance. Shaun had been a fit, healthy young man with dreams of joining the RAF. A recently-qualified electrical engineer, he loved cars, and had a close circle of friends. Thrilled about a 21st birthday shopping and sightseeing holiday to New York with best friend Matthew … [Read more...] about ‘Appalling’ care suffered by young man who died on New York holiday
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The friend of a newly-diagnosed diabetic who died while on a 21st birthday shopping trip to New York broke down in tears as he spoke of his final days. Matthew Foley, 26, told an inquest how his pal, Shaun Dobinson, had become increasingly poorly during what should have been a dream holiday in 2016. Shaun, of Porthcawl Road, Washington, had only recently been diagnosed as diabetic, before going on a Stateside trip with Matthew.Matthew told the inquest that Shaun had been “like a kid at Christmas” when they arrived in the city, taking to their hotel rooftop to take photos.However, he said a couple of days into the trip his friend began to complain of being unwell.He told the inquest, held at Sunderland Coroners Court: “We both just felt he must have eaten something dodgy or it was the heat getting to him.” I asked if they could keep him alive until I got there to see him Julie Dobinson However, his condition deteriorated and Matthew said he became pale and … [Read more...] about Friend breaks down in tears as he tells of pal’s tragic death on 21st birthday shopping trip to New York
Josh Hafner USA TODAY Published 12:35 PM EST Jan 3, 2019 New York City now offers a gender-neutral option on birth certificates for residents who don't identify as male or female. It's called "X." As of this week, adults over 18 can alter their birth certificates to "X" so long as they attest via a form that change "is to reflect my true gender identity." New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the move into law Tuesday, ABC reports. "To all trans and non-binary New Yorkers: We see you, hear you and respect you," the mayor said last week on Twitter. "Starting in 2019, all New Yorkers will be able to change their gender on their birth certificate to M, F or X — without a doctor's note." Prior to 2014, New York City let people alter their gender on a birth certificate only after gender reassignment surgery. After that, a doctor's note was required. Now parents can choose "X" for their children, and adults can select the marker … [Read more...] about New York City birth certificates now feature a third gender option: X
New York City is a place where attitude and strong opinions are in the DNA. New Yorkers might not agree on much, but there is one thing on which millions of them do agree: the subway is a mess. Trains are packed, breakdowns and delays are routine, some say it's gone off the rails. After an actual derailment last year injured more than 40 people, the governor declared a state of emergency. When it first opened more than a century ago, the New York City subway was considered a feat of American engineering, now it's another example of the country's ailing infrastructure. Luckily, there's a man with a plan, an Englishman in New York who proposes the city's largest infrastructure expenditure since the 1950s. More on that in a moment. First, if you have never ridden the sprawling New York City subway, welcome aboard. When the trains are moving, there's no better way to get around New York City, than on the subway. These 400-ton behemoths crisscross the underbelly of the city, zipping … [Read more...] about Why has the New York City subway gone off the rails?
USA TODAY Published 4:19 PM EDT Oct 8, 2018 In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 2018, Columbus, Ohio, decided not to celebrate. Welcome to The Short List. I'm editor Mary Nahorniak, bringing you the day's top news from USA TODAY. But first, how healthy is sparkling water? The bubbly stuff is about as hydrating as regular water, yet exponentially more delicious. So crack another La Croix and let us know how you pronounce it. Here are the headlines. Victim sent chilling text about limo's 'terrible condition' When a woman sent a text on Saturday that her limo was in "terrible condition," it became tragically prescient. The limo in the crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York had failed inspection last month and the driver didn't have the right license, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. It was "not supposed to be on the road," he said. Victim Erin McGowan, 34, sent the foreboding text just before the crash. The … [Read more...] about New York limo crash, Hurricane Michael, Columbus Day: The Short List