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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Trauma: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury in New York

Injuries to the brain or spinal cord are among the most devastating someone can suffer. Many of the injuries we see are caused by accidents involving force — car accidents, sports injuries, or a fall. Because the brain and spinal cord are the main components of the nervous system, damage to any part of the… Read More »

When to Go to Trial and When to Settle a Car Accident Lawsuit

Most auto accident lawyers strongly suggest you do not accept any settlement offers from an insurance company after a car accident until a full economic projection of your future costs can be made. You should also limit your conversations with insurers so as not to misstate matters of fault. Insurance companies are adept at leveraging… Read More »

The Right Cause – 17.9 Million: Rubenstein and Rynecki on Medical Malpractice

Horrific accidents happen every day — car and construction accidents, negligence on the street or in the workplace.  However, some of the most disturbing injuries are caused by medical malpractice.  Individuals who place themselves in the hands of trusted professionals find that trust misplaced — and life will never be the same. Any medical or… Read More »

Liability for Defective Medical Devices and Dangerous Drugs

Medical devices and implants are used to treat injury and disease. It is important for companies to perform adequate testing and regulate a device before placing it on the market. Individuals who have suffered serious injury or death as a result of a defective medical device may be entitled to money damages. The following potentially… Read More »

Criminal Wrong—Civil Right: Civil Cause of Action for Criminal Injury

Crime victims suffer from emotional trauma and oftentimes physical injury.  Criminal law empowers state and federal law enforcement to prosecute accused parties for violation of laws of society and seeks to punish those convicted through fines, penalties, and imprisonment. While restitution or victim compensation monies are sometimes available, funds are usually insufficient or uncollectable. A… Read More »

Dangerous By Design: When Unsafe Roads Cause Car Accidents in New York

Most drivers and pedestrians understand dangers of distracted, drunk or reckless driving.  But how many understand danger underfoot?  What happens when the road beneath your car is at fault for your accident? A non-profit transportation watchdog, The Tri-State Transportation Campaign recently released an analysis of dangerous roads for pedestrians in New Jersey, downstate New York,… Read More »

“They Missed It”: Serious Consequences of Misdiagnosis

Each day New Yorkers seek medical advice from physicians.  In emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and at clinics, people from all walks of life depend on advice and care from healthcare providers.  Usually advice and care is good, but when it is not — it may be medical malpractice. Misdiagnosis is a common form of malpractice… Read More »