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Feds probe fatal shooting by cop

Study Shows Medical Malpractice Litigation Improves Healthcare

The debate in the New York State legislature in June 2013 around Lavern’s Law, so named for a Kings County Hospital patient who died due to a missed lung cancer diagnosis, centers around a quirk in the state’s patients in the Empire State must file suit within 30 months of a medical mistake occurring, creating… Read More »

Holy Crapnel!

Bike Accident Litigation: What Might Happen With City Bike Renters?

Just days after the City Bike Renters program launch from 330 kiosks throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, the CITI Bike program had its first accident. While that might be disturbing consider that in approximately the same period of time (the program’s first three days) about 6,000 rides were taken lasting an average 20 minutes with 13,768… Read More »

Tragic $4M MTA to Pay in Track Worker’s Fall on 3rd Rail

Hospitals’ $131M Errors

Subway and Train Crash Injury Claims Have a Short 90 Days Limit For Filing a Notice of Claim For Victims Entitled to Damages

The history of subway train transportation is wrought with examples of accidents which have caused death and serious injuries. Nine people died in a Washington, D.C. metro train in 2009 during a rush hour crash. Accidents such as Morningside Heights crash of the No. 1 train or the Metro-North crash in Bridgeport, Connecticut, both in… Read More »

When Trucks Kill: Drivers and Trucking Companies Often at Fault Entitling Victims to Damages

According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, more than 11,000 large truck crashes occur in the state in a typical year. In 2011, 89 of those crashes involved a fatality. But Statistics fail to convey the tragedy of the Truxton, New York crash at the end of May 2013, when seven passengers… Read More »

Scared to Death

First lawsuit being filed against Southwest airlines after rough landing

As reported in the New York Daily News: The first lawsuit against Southwest Airlines is being filed by Jacqueline Young of South Carolina in relation to the broken gear that caused Flight 345 to have a rough landing. A South Carolina woman who was injured evacuating the Southwest Airlines jet that landed on its nose… Read More »