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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 . . .


Monday, February 26, 2018

The Complexities of New York City Toxic Tort Claims


Q: Can I sue my landlord for exposure to mold, asbestos, and other toxic substances?

In New York, personal injury lawsuits can be based on many different scenarios, all of which require an injury and the victim’s ability to prove it was caused due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions of another person or entity.

Under the doctrine of premises liability, a residential or commercial building owner is responsible for maintaining their premises in a safe manner so that those on the premises won't be harmed by its unsafe or dangerous condition.
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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.


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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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