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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dancing Surgeon Sued for Malpractice

Q: What constitutes medical malpractice?

An online video of a dancing doctor has gone viral. Unfortunately, it was apparently taken during a cosmetic surgery procedure in an operating room. Not surprisingly, the state medical board wasn't impressed with the doctor’s alleged conduct. Neither were the nine patients who have reportedly sued the doctor for


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Monday, June 11, 2018

New York Dog Bite Lawsuits

Q: Can I sue a dog owner for a dog bite injury?

The director famous for "Raging Bull" and many other movie blockbusters is involved in a new project that could be titled "Raging Terrier". But it's not a Hollywood film, it's a New York dog bite lawsuit for personal injuries allegedly caused by the director’s dog.

A former home nurse claims she was attacked in the director’s Park Avenue townhouse by what is believed to be the family's now-dead dog, Desmond.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Brooklyn Carwash Accident Claims Husband on Wedding Anniversary


Q: Are damages for a victim’s physical and psychological pain recoverable in a wrongful death action?

Most New York City car accidents happen while vehicles are traveling on the roadways—rather than in the carwash.

But a carwash accident can give rise to a personal injury lawsuit as well as a Read more . . .


Monday, May 21, 2018

Off-Duty Cop Charged in Fatal Pedestrian Accident


Q: Can an off-duty police officer be liable for personal injuries in a car accident?

While the vast majority of police officers serve and protect the public and are role models off-duty as well, others fall short. When that happens, officers sometimes find themselves accused of police brutality and police misconduct.

Sometimes police officers exercise poor judgment when they're off duty as well.
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Bronx Sanitation Truck Accident Claims Pedestrian’s Life

Q: Can a driver be sued for personal injuries if criminal charges aren’t filed against him?

A neighborhood reeling from a Bronx trucking accident involving a pedestrian last month is calling "garbage" upon recently learning that the sanitation truck driver who allegedly ran over and killed a beloved neighborhood man was reportedly responsible for running over and killing another man six months earlier. He was reportedly working for the same private sanitation company at the time of both fatal incidents.

Outraged community members are calling for accountability for the "reckless rubbage collector" who they feel should not have been allowed to drive after the first alleged incident.


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Monday, April 30, 2018

Alleged Molestation in a New York Ambulance


Is a sexual assault grounds for a personal injury lawsuit?

Imagine feeling sick enough to call an ambulance. When it finally arrives, there's a sense of relief that help is here, that the professionals will take care of you. That you are safe.

Now imagine that the ambulance doors close and the paramedic molests you. That's what one woman accused an on-duty FDNY paramedic of doing to her in a Read more . . .


Friday, April 20, 2018

Dropping the Ball on Diagnosis is Basis for Medical Malpractice Suit

Q: Can I sue a doctor for his failure to diagnose a medical condition?

When many people think about medical malpractice in New York, they often think of a botched medical procedure that harms a patient. While that may often be the case, medical malpractice can also result from many other situations including but not limited to misdiagnosis of various serious medical conditions, experimental drugs, cosmetic surgery procedures, birth injuries, medical device injuries, and negligence on the part of a hospital, surgeon, or other healthcare worker, to name a few.

The standard that is applied when determining whether medical malpractice was committed is whether there was an injury that resulted from medical treatment that deviated from accepted standards of practice.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Pitbull and Grandma Face Off on Bronx Playground


Q: Who can be sued in a dog bite attack?

An unleashed pit-bull on a playground led to a possible Bronx dog bite case recently when a grandma reportedly put herself between her grandkids and the animal before it allegedly attacked her.

In the Bronx, personal injury lawsuits for dog bites can be commenced when someone suffers an injury or harm as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions of another person or entity. If it can be established that a person (such as a dog owner) and/or an entity (such as a property owner, landlord, management company, or government agency), was negligent and their negligence caused the injury, the injured party or parties may be entitled to compensatory damages.
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sudden Medical Emergency Defense in New York


Q: Is a driver who suffers a sudden medical emergency responsible for injuries in a car accident?

Sometimes it's easy to forget it celebrities are just like the rest of us and aren't immune to tragedies like a pedestrian car accident in New York City. Recently, a pregnant Tony award-winning actress and her 4-year-old daughter were walking in a Brooklyn neighborhood with her friend and the friend’s 1-year-old son who was in a stroller when tragedy struck.

They were run down by a car that reportedly slowed or stopped at a red light before allegedly suddenly accelerating and crashing into them.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Brooklyn Boy Killed by Alleged Driver with Suspended License


Q: Can a parent sue for wrongful death of a child?

Trucking accident attorneys in New York see firsthand the damage large trucks can inflict upon the occupants of smaller vehicles with which they collide. And when a truck it's a bicycle, the outcome is usually catastrophic. 
A young Brooklyn teen was tragically killed while riding his bike recently when a man operating a Mack oil truck with a suspended license struck him.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

When Police Misconduct Causes Injuries


Q: Can I sue an off-duty cop for personal injuries received?

While in the vast majority of cases, NYPD officers conduct themselves honorably and serve and protect the public well, New York police brutality and police misconduct lawyers sometimes see an uglier side of the shield. 
In fact, sometimes the behavior of police officers, whether on-duty or off-duty, can injure or kill people and result in a Read more . . .


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