Fall Festivals May Result In Death Or Serious Injuries

festival accident lawyer New YorkEach year, fall festivals are held where patrons are able to enjoy food, music, and rides such as the Ferris wheel. While many believe these fall festivals are family-friendly and safe events, there have been a growing number of incidents resulting in death or serious injuries. In 2016, a study conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USPC), found that 31,000 people were injured on rides at festivals and fairs. Many of these injuries occurred due to ride malfunctions.… Read the rest

Improper Loading Or Overloading Of Trucks Results In Death Or Serious Injury

truck accident lawyer NYCAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,900 deaths involved tractor-trailer accidents in 2012. Motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers are extremely dangerous due to a truck’s weight and size. According to the NHTSA overloading and improperly loading trucks is a key contributor to motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers.… Read the rest

Public Servants Are Now Protected In The Line Of Duty

NYPD injury lawyerRecently, a New York statute has been created to safeguard the interest of those who put themselves at risk of injury in the interest of public safety. Even though law enforcement officers are eligible to receive benefits while injured in the line of duty, this will now provide additional protections to these public servants as well as to their families. According to reports, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has had more officers injured and killed on the job than any other police department in the country. While those injured may be entitled to disability and medical care, often times … Read the rest

Bedsores In Nursing And Assisted Living Facilities

New York nursing home abuse lawyerWith the elderly population continuing to grow, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are playing a more vital role in today’s society. Many elderly residents have medical problems ranging from long-term illnesses to cognitive impairments. Oftentimes, the staff members in these facilities fail to provide proper care to the patients for ailments such as bedsores.… Read the rest

Improper Restraint Of Children In Car Seats

defective car sear lawyer New YorkProper use of car seats and seat belts are essential to protecting the lives of children in motor vehicles. A recent study has revealed that one in five children involved in fatal car accidents were either unrestrained or improperly restrained. Recently, it was reported that the Graco My Ride 65 convertible car seat may be defective due to its failure to restrain a child in a car accident.… Read the rest

What Is A Wrongful Death Action?

wrongful death lawyer New YorkA wrongful death claim arises when someone dies as a result of another person’s negligent act. A representative or agent of a deceased person’s estate may file a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased against the person responsible for the death. Wrongful death actions arise from personal injury claims, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and construction accidents, among others.… Read the rest

Use of Pitocin Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Claim

product liability lawyer New YorkPitocin and Syntocinon are brand names for the drug Oxytocin, which is a synthetic hormone used to speed up the process of childbirth. The drug is administered intravenous and delivers concentrations of calcium to a layer of the uterine wall. This helps to promote uterine contractions.… Read the rest

Hotdog Recall!

product liability lawyer NYSummertime is finally here! It is the best time of year for a family BBQ, which oftentimes involves hot dogs, hamburgers, and steaks. The most common staple at every summer cookout is hotdogs because they are quick and easy food to make. Recently, a popular hot dog brand company had its “dogs” recalled, due to concerns about safety.… Read the rest

Jury Awards a $110 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

talcum powder injury lawyer New YorkRecently, a St. Louis, Missouri jury awarded a $110 million verdict to a Virginia woman who claimed that she developed ovarian cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-based powder products for decades. This is the largest verdict to arise out of about 2,400 lawsuits that accuse the company of breaching its duty of care to customers by not informing them about the cancer risks associated with its talc-based products, including the most notable Johnson’s Baby Powder. Additionally, the company’s talc supplier was held partially liable for the plaintiff’s damages and was ordered to pay a portion … Read the rest

How the Protect Access to Health Care Act of 2017 May Cost You

medical malpractice lawyer New YorkA proposed medical malpractice reform may soon put patients’ health care at risk. H.R. 1215, the Protect Access to Health Care Act of 2017, would place a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases for anyone who has health care coverage under a federal program, subsidy, or tax benefit. This includes those who are covered under the Affordable Care Act, service member and veteran health plans, as well as Medicaid and Medicare. The federal reform will supersede any state law regarding claims of non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, including joint and several liability. The proposed reform may … Read the rest