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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 »

$5.5 Million Dollar Claim For School Beating By Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

Filing of Notice of Claim against the Department of Education for $5.5 Million Dollars in damages on behalf of Kristoff John a 15 year old High School student who was assaulted and beaten by George Westinghouse Career and Technical High School Shop Teacher and Security Dean Stephen Hudson. A shocking video surfaced of a 15… Read More »

Workers Compensation Benefits

In a Worker’s Compensation claim, no one party is determined to be at fault. The amount of benefits that a claimant receives is not decreased by his/her carelessness or negligence. Nor is the amount increase by an employer’s fault. However, a worker loses their right to Worker’s Compensation if the injury results solely from intoxication… Read More »

$16 Million bully claim filed against New York City, which resulted in the loss of eye sight of a 14 year old boy.

New York junior high school student files a sixteen million dollar claim against the city of New York and the department of education for damages all supervision resulting in him being bullied and assaulted causing him to lose sight in his left eye. On June 5th, Kardin Ulysse was left blind in one eye after two… Read More »

Right of Patients to Medical Records

When you go for a doctor’s visit, especially when seeing a new doctor for the first time, be prepared. Anticipate being asked questions about your medical and family history, preexisting conditions, and medications you are taking. Make sure you advise your medical provider of the nature and extent of all your current complaints and symptoms…. Read More »

Dying to Talk: Distracted Driving in New York

Cannot make it home without texting a friend?  Need to call home to check on plans?  Just need to send one last text?  Save it. Distracted driving is a leading factor in traffic accidents and fatalities in the United States.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates drivers using hand-held cell phones are four… Read More »

New York City settles on $2 Million Dollars in retribution for the wrongful death of a Rikers Island inmate

“Our Criminal Justice System failed this young man not once but twice causing his wrongful death. First, the Probation Department violated him and sent him to jail for working overtime at his job. Second, the Correction Department by allowing “The Program” a shakedown operation run by correction officers to exist at the Robert Davoren Juvenile Detention… Read More »