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Monday, February 19, 2018

New York Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Change


Q: How has the New York medical malpractice statute of limitations changed for misdiagnosis of cancer cases?

Medical malpractice occurs when an injury results from medical treatment that deviates from accepted standards of practice. The negligence can come at the hands of a doctor, nurse, surgeon, hospital, or any other healthcare worker.

The misdiagnosis of cancer malpractice lawsuit in New York is only one of many different types of medical malpractice.
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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Heat is On in Glenn Frey Wrongful Death Suit


Q: What constitutes medical malpractice?

When the Eagles tour returns to Madison Square Garden this fall, one of the band’s members will be noticeably absent. That’s because about two years ago, in a hospital just a short subway ride from the arena, the late co-founder of the Eagles, Glenn Frey, died.

Just prior to the statute of limitations running out his widow reportedly commenced a wrongful death lawsuit in New Yorkagainst the hospital and a gastroenterologist for the treatment he received during the last few months of his life.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Bronx Apartment Fire Investigation May Spark Wrong Death Suits


Q: Who is responsible for the deadly Bronx apartment building fire?

It's been described as the deadliest fire in New York City history in over 25 years. As the investigation continues, preliminary findings suggest that Bronx wrongful death lawsuits may likely be filed.

The question is…against which defendants?

Just days after Christmas a 5-story Bronx apartment building went up in flames, killing 12 people who ranged in age from seven months to 58 years old, including a soldier on holiday leave who perished while trying to rescue others, according to witnesses.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Cop Seriously Injured in New Year’s Day Crash


Cop Seriously Injured in New Year’s Day Crash

 

While New York City police brutality lawsuits often make headlines, there are far more heroic cops than problematic ones. And there are many times when police officers are victims of circumstance or crime--just like regular civilians.

An example would be when they become victims of a car accident and find they need a Read more . . .


Monday, January 22, 2018

New York City Teen’s “Wild Rampage” Leaves Pedestrian Injured


Q: Are criminal charges against a driver a prerequisite to a personal injury lawsuit?

It's tough to be a teen these days. It's even tougher to cross paths with a teen whose apparent angst shifted into overdrive, and caused a New York City car accident with a pedestrian jogger.

But that's what police say happened in Brooklyn when a teen reportedly went on a "wild rampage" that involved him driving three different cars – two of them allegedly stolen – – and crashing into the jogger and other vehicles before the one-day spree was finally stopped.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Chemistry Class “Fireball” Injures Four in Bronx High School


Q: Do schools have a duty to provide protective gear to students in lab classes?

Holy Bunsen burner!

A Chemistry experiment allegedly demonstrating how an atom goes from ground state to excited state got a little bit too exciting in one all-girls Bronx Catholic high school recently--raising questions as to whether a personal injury lawsuit related to the mishap may be forthcoming.

When the Chemistry class experiment went awry on the day before Thanksgiving, four sophomores-- who were allegedly not wearing protective gear--were injured by the resulting "large fireball".

Reportedly, the students were taken to the hospital, "three with burns, the fourth with respiratory-related issues" after the flame in the experiment… which allegedly did not involve hazardous materials…"got too large".
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Homeless “Daredevil” Killed by Garbage Truck in Bronx


Q: Are all fatal pedestrian accidents automatically the fault of the driver?

When people hear about a fatal Bronx trucking accident involving a garbage truck and a pedestrian, they might assume the truck driver was at fault. After all, drivers are often guilty of distracted, aggressive, or impaired driving. And truck drivers are subjected to many additional safety regulations which might have been ignored.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Speed an Apparent Factor in Fatal Bronx Car Accident


Q: Am I limited to “no-fault” insurance if I’m seriously injured in a car accident?

A "horrific" multi-vehicle Bronx car accident claimed the life of the 18-year old driver of one of the cars involved and reportedly critically injured his teenaged passenger.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Death After Police Taser Incident Stuns Bronx Victim’s Family


Q: Is a stun gun death a wrongful death?

Third time's a harm.

That's apparently the thinking behind a Bronx wrongful death lawsuit that a grieving sister says the family is bringing against the NYPD and the police officer who allegedly used a stun gun to subdue her brother, who then died from cardiac arrest.

It's common for personal injury or wrongful death cases stemming from altercations between civilians and police officers to result in allegations of police brutality or police misconduct.
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Policeman Injured on Way to Bronx Parade


Q: Can a police officer sue for personal injuries?

Being a police officer can be a dangerous job, even when you pull duty working the Bronx Columbus Day parade.

Bronx motorcycle accidents happen all the time. An on-duty NYPD officer on a two- wheeler scooter was struck by a car as he was attempting to make a routine turn.


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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Halloween Horror Hit-and-Run Incident in NYC


Q: Can I sue for personal injuries if someone intentionally hurts me?

Some kids come home on Halloween with a load of candy. Others with a personal injury lawsuit.

Halloween can be frightening and dangerous at times.
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