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Category Archives: Personal Injury

UFA Delegate Convention 2015 Updates!

Once again, we’re privileged to attend the annual UFA Delegate Education Seminar in Atlantic City, where we continue to learn about the various issues and challenges facing the firefighter community. Here are some important highlights we’d like to share with you. Social Media Dangers Whether it’s posting photographs or commenting about our latest adventures, we… Read More »

“Pill Mill” doctor not liable for killing committed by Patient

A drug addict shot and killed four people during a robbery to procure drugs at a pharmacy  in Suffolk County, New York.  In the ensuing law suits for wrongful death, the families of the victims claimed that a physician who had prescribed narcotics to the killer, was partly responsible for the deaths.  The families claimed… Read More »

Studies Show 2014 was the Safest Year for NYC Pedestrians in a Century

Mayor Bill de Blasio has made curbing the number of pedestrian deaths in New York City a huge priority during his tenure so far. His administration implemented the Vision Zero plan in early 2014 with the goal of bringing the number of pedestrian deaths down to zero over the course of the next decade. So… Read More »

Firm Attended UFA Delegate Seminar Program

Michael Barasch and firm partners Barry Salzman, Ed Marcowitz and Bruce Kaye  attended this week’s UFA Delegate Seminar Program.   Michael met with with IAFF President Harold Schaitberger (see photo) and IAFF VP Pete Gorman about their joint efforts to extend the Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund.  Schaitberger and Gorman recently joined Barasch and his client… Read More »

Claim against Quest Diagnostics for Misreading a tissue Sample Involves Medical Malpractice Not Ordinary Negligence

An appeals court has held that a claim against Quest Diagnostics for misreading a pap smear tissue sample sounded in medical malpractice, not ordinary negligence.  The ruling, in Annuziata v. Quest Diagnostics, resulted in the dismissal of plaintiff’s case because it was not brought within the 2 ½ year time limitation applicable to a medical malpractice… Read More »

Trial of Bus Driver in Fatal Accident to be Delayed

By now, the case involving a bus driver who was charged with a crime after a fatal accident under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan was supposed to have gone to trial. But that trial was put on hold as of late February, prompting speculation that prosecutors would soon drop it altogether. A Metropolitan… Read More »

Court Says an Extension Cord is not Proper Hoisting Equipment

An appeals court told the City of New York that it has to give laborers doing brick work at a public school suitable materials, such as a mechanical hoist, to raise and lower buckets of cement from one level of the work site to another. The plaintiff, who worked for the contractor renovating the school… Read More »

Questions of Consent in Case of 78-Year-Old Man Having Sex with his Wife

An elderly married couple has made national news after a 78-year-old man was charged with third-degree felony sexual abuse after he allegedly had sex with his wife, who was living in a nursing home, in May 2014. Staff members had told him eight days earlier they believed that due to her poor mental state caused… Read More »

Woman Struck by Cab in New York’s Times Square

A California woman who was visiting New York City for the funeral of a friend suffered a severe leg injury in a freak accident in Times Square. She was reportedly lifting her luggage into the trunk of a yellow taxicab when suddenly another taxi appeared behind and struck her, sandwiching her and pinning her legs… Read More »

New York Workplace Accident Statistics

Many people have seen some of the national statistics indicating that the construction industry remains the most dangerous and deadly sector in the United States in terms of overall worker death and injury totals. But what do some of these statistics look like in New York City? The following are some numbers from the Big… Read More »