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Author Archives: Michael Barasch

Manhattan Parking Garage Collapses on Worker During Demolition

A routine demolition turned dangerous on W. 57th Street near 11th and 12th Avenues on Wednesday, February 25 in New York City. The parking garage that was being demolished on the site partially collapsed during the process, striking a worker and leaving him with injuries. Fortunately, these injuries were minor in nature and he was… Read More »

Autoimmune Study for Sick 9/11 First Responders

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is reviewing a study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American College of Rheumatology’s Journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology, and currently available online, regarding the risk of new-onset autoimmune disease in individuals with exposures related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade… Read More »

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kelly Ayotte Push for 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Extension

New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte will join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in offering a measure urging extension of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The act, aiding former Ground Zero workers in honor of James Zadroga, expires next year. The senators’ proposal is a nonbinding budget amendment, but aims to put lawmakers on record. Ayotte… Read More »

Lawmakers Propose Use of New Technology to Prevent Further Metro North Accidents

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney from the 18th district of New York is pushing for the use of new technology in the state’s mass transit system to prevent further accidents like the deadly Metro North crash that took place in early February. He and Rep. Nita Lowey of the 17th district have been working on a… Read More »

Truck Accidents Resulting from Faulty Tires

While the most common cause of truck accidents is driver error, another significant number of truck accidents are due to tire-related issues. When tires blow out, it becomes easy for the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which could lead to the vehicle tipping or careening into other cars on the road. Here are… Read More »

Not All Accident Injuries Show Symptoms Right Away

Car accidents are traumatic and stressful events — even the ones that initially seem minor. However, when you are involved in an accident that seems to be no more than a fender bender, you might not initially notice that you actually sustained an injury in the accident. There are a variety of reasons for this…. Read More »

The Passing of FDNY Captain John Graziano

Barasch, McGarry, Salzman and Penson is heartbroken to report the sad news that our friend, FDNY Captain John Graziano has passed away after a valiant struggle with cancer.  John was not just a heroic firefighter.  He was a wonderful man, a devoted husband and loving father.  It was an honor and a privilege to say… Read More »

Clinic That Treated Joan Rivers Sued for Medical Malpractice

The daughter of the late comedian Joan Rivers recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the outpatient clinic that treated her mother in the final week of her life. The clinic is the Yorkville Endoscopy Center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and treated Rivers in late August and of 2014, just days before… Read More »

Metro North Train Involved in Deadliest Crash in Railroad’s History

A Metro North train was recently involved in the deadliest crash in the history of the railroad as it made its regular pass through Westchester County on February 3. The train ran directly into an SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing. The resulting crash led to a fiery explosion that killed… Read More »

Four People Injured in Manhattan Bus Accident

Four people were injured recently in an accident involving a commuter bus in Manhattan. The bus was leaving the Manhattan Port Authority Bus Terminal when it suddenly crashed in to the wall of a nearby ramp nearby the Lincoln Tunnel. Fortunately, none of those four people suffered life-threatening injuries after the accident, but they were… Read More »