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What Exactly Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

It’s somewhat common for patients to suffer from injuries or medical conditions resulting from the errors of doctors or healthcare professionals. However, just because a person is harmed when receiving medical care does not mean that the physician has committed medical malpractice. There has to be a clear indication of negligent or reckless action on… Read More »

Man Sentenced to Minimum of 25 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

A 46-year-old man was convicted in February on one count of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of second-degree manslaughter related to a hit-and-run accident that killed a 21-year-old couple and their newborn son. On April 13, he received his sentence: 25 years to life in prison. The sentence was unusually harsh for this type… Read More »

Judge Rules Nassau County Man May Proceed with False Imprisonment Law Suit

An Eastern District judge recently decided that a man who was shot multiple times by a police stun gun during an involuntary hospitalization will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit that includes allegations of false imprisonment, municipal liability and excessive force. According to the judge, the case, Greenaway v. County of Nassau, has enough… Read More »

One Person Killed in New York City Crane Accident

An April 24 crane accident at a New York City construction site led to the death of one person, according to reports from the New York Fire Department. The construction site was on East 44th Street in Manhattan between Second and Third avenues. A representative from the fire department told the media that the accident… Read More »

Failure to Diagnose Cancer Could Be a Type of Medical Malpractice

The ability to properly treat cancer often depends on diagnosing it in its early stages. If doctors fail to diagnose cancer in a patient in a timely manner or at all, it could constitute medical malpractice, depending on the circumstances. A doctor has an implied duty of care to provide a quality of treatment consistent… Read More »

New York’s Citi Bike Continues to Expand as Injury Issues Persist

New York’s new Citi Bike program has largely been a success since it was launched at transit stations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn in 2013. The program has led to the city having one of the highest bike share rates in the world, as every bike in New York is ridden approximately 8.3 times per day…. Read More »

Girlfriend of NYPD Shooting Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On November 20, 2014, NYPD Officer Peter Liang fatally shot 28-year-old Akai Gurley in a darkened stairwell of the Pink Houses in East New York. The incident reportedly occurred when Gurley opened a door into the stairwell and startled the officer, who fired his weapon and hit Gurley in the chest. Gurley’s girlfriend, Kimberly Ballinger,… Read More »

New York Lawmaker Pushes for Emphasis on Outlaw of Chokeholds by Police

In early summer of 2014, a story from Staten Island made national news when a New York Police Department officer put civilian Eric Garner into a chokehold while arresting him for a petty crime. The officer kept the hold locked in too tightly and too long, and it led to Garner’s death. This was not… Read More »

Premises Liability Cases on Rental Property

Premises liability cases can occasionally become complicated if the property owner is different than the occupier, such as in residential and commercial rental properties. So who is liable if there is an accident on a property owned by someone other than the occupier? There are varying rules to determine potential liability based on the type… Read More »

When Are Dog Owners Liable for Injuries Caused By Bites?

Dog bites can result in serious injuries, and depending on the circumstances of the bite or attack, the owner of the dog could be held liable in an injury case. Consider the following situations in which the owner could be considered liable: The owner let the dog run free despite existing leash laws in the… Read More »

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Scott Rynecki was selected a 2013 Super Lawyer by other injury attorneys. This honor is only given to the top 5% of attorneys.